Logging in Android

From the Code Partners blog: RAD Studio’s ability to do remote debugging of Android apps on device is fantastic for tracking down issues. However sometimes you have issues where the debugger can’t help. Case in point is one of the projects we were doing for a customer recently. The Android portion included a Service, which […]
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Delphi Blogs of the (Week) Month #53

Embarcadero News Embarcadero Partners with CData to Offer Enterprise Connectors (press release at http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170621005319/en). You can read more on this blog post from Sarina, https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/new-enterprise-connectors-for-delphi-and-c-builder-join-the-beta. The beta of the components can be found in GetIt for Tokyo customers (Professional and above), in a new "Connectors" category. You can use them to connect with over 70 different business, enterprise and social web services. Very nicely integrated with FireDAC and the IDE. A patch for Tokyo focused on Android is available, http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2017-june-102-android-patch.html Books, books! Cary Jensen has a new FireDAC book out. See the announcement at http://caryjensen.blogspot.it/2017/05/delphi-in-depth-firedac-is-now-available.html and a review by Stephen at https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/firedac-book-using-interbase. Dalija has a new book project focused on Delphi Memory Management, as you can read at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DalijaPrasnikar/posts/Kkund4GXpXv and https://plus.google.com/+DalijaPrasnikar/posts/CbEnZdx6fNY. Blog Posts Visualize JSON using TTreeView at https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/visualize-json-using-ttreeview New FireDAC Database Status Page at https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/new-firedac-database-status-page Using the Google Cloud Platform APIs at http://​https://blog.grijjy.com/2017/01/13/using-the-google-cloud-platform-apis/ FireMonkey and VCL Style Packs from DelphiStyles.com at https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/fmx-and-vcl-style-packs-from-delphistyles-com Third Party Tools MIDAS dropbox library at http://www.midaconverter.com/dropbox.html PasLibVlc - use VideoLAN player in Delphi at http://prog.olsztyn.pl/paslibvlc/ The Light End Delphi developers use spaces, right? https://stackoverflow.blog/2017/06/15/developers-use-spaces-make-money-use-tabs/
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RAD Studio 10.2 Patch for Android Released

As Sarina already mentioned in the community site, last week Embarcadero released a second patch for Delphi and C++Builder 10.2 Tokyo. The first patch was focused on tool chain issues, while this new one addresses several issues for Android platform support. Namely, some of the fixes relate with the platform changes in editing (causing problems when using the backspace key) while other address regressions (and performance issues) introduced in 10.2 Tokyo and caused by platform changes in threading support. You can find a list of open Quality Portal issues the patch addresses in the download page at https://cc.embarcadero.com/item/30781. This patch is available also for trial customers. The matching source code is available only for registered users at https://cc.embarcadero.com/item/30782. Notice that the source code includes changes that affect multiple platforms, but we haven't released the updated DCU files for those other platforms. In other words, PAS and DCU will most likely be out of synch either with or without the source code patch, depending on the target platform, and you should consider enabling this new source code for Android specific projects or using it as reference only. We know this is no ideal and this patch is intended as a temporary solution, while we complete and test a full update of the product, including all internal fixes and all platforms.
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June Offers Are Ending – Act Now!

Only a few days left – RAD Studio SPECIAL OFFERS!! Act Today!

RAD Studio 10.2 “Tokyo” has been around for over three months, generating thousands of downloads. We already implemented several quality patches to further enhance performance.

It has never been a better time to join the RAD Studio revolution and deliver to your customers amazing application experiences.

We know that the cost of tools is not a huge factor when deciding to upgrade or approaching a new project. It should not be! However, we want to help you make that decision easier and have put together some really attractive promos for June. There are only a few days left… make your decision early next week and save BIG$$$! You will have some left-over for the beach 🙂 ! 

#1 Buy One RAD Studio, Delphi, or C++Builder Professional and Get One Mobile Add-On Pack for FREE (Up to 703$ in $avings)!

Start building cross-platform apps today that will work on Windows, Android, iOS, or Mac. With Update Subscription included you will be one of the first to access our Free Beta for CData Enterprise Connectors, as well as free source code for a variety of apps, from games to complex solution templates.

How to to get? Just buy from the PRO license from Web Store, Embarcadero Sales or Partners and use the Serial Number on the Promo Page to get your FREE items. EASY!

Contact Sales>>   Buy Online >>  Find A Partner>>

#2 Buy One RAD Studio, Delphi, or C++Builder Architect and Get One Unlimited Users RAD Server (up to 4995$ in $avings) – Unbelievable right?

This is a huge one! With Architect you already get an awesome bundle, including the best development suite and additional database modeling tools. Now you get an unlimited RAD Server to deploy. Compared to similar competitive solutions with pricing anywhere from $50 to $100 per user per month, you will be saving thousands and you will get the speed of development and deployment that are unmatched. We did a simple benchmark to build a Salesforce app and the RAD Studio with RAD Server solution was over 10x time less expensive and it took far less time to build.

You get a number of bonus features, such as Beacon Fence, Free Source Code for RAD Server Solutions, and Customizable Bootstrap JS Portal.

You can check-out Sarina’s latest RAD Server blog for more details, but ACT FAST. This will NOT be available after June.

How do you get it? Just buy the Architect license from Web Store, Embarcadero Sales or Partners and use the Serial Number on the Promo Page to get your FREE items. EASY!

Contact Sales>>  Buy Online >>  Find A Partner>>

#3 Buy PRO and get 20 IB Licenses! But Enterprise and get 100 IB Licenses!

Interbase 2017 is here and you can get variety of options to save big with this promo offer. We recently did a comparison of alternative solutions  and IB 2017 delivered the best value, especially if you require Change Controls. If you want a secure and scalable solution IB 2017 is for you

Contact Sales>>  Buy Online >>  Find A Partner>>

To learn more about the all special offers that are ENDING SOON (Including terms & Conditions), go to the special offer pageIf you have any specific questions or need further help, send me an email (info@embarcadero.com) or leave a comment to this article.

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Generating customer loyalty cards, event tickets, coupons, boarding passes for the smartphone with TMS PassKit

With iOS 9 and iPhone 6, Apple introduced the digital wallet on your smartphone. It is a system that holds passes to redeem rewards, get movie tickets, use discount coupons, get boarding passes for transport, offer prepaid cards etc.. An introduction t… … Read More

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Bug fixes from both sides for “Windows 10 Creators update and Delphi debugging don’t go well”

It looks like Microsoft and Embarcadero solved their ends for [WayBack] Windows 10 Creators update and Delphi debugging don’t go well… : [WayBack] Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16215 for PC + Build 15222 for Mobile – Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog [WayBack] The Issue with Delphi Runtime Packages and Windows 10 Creators Update The issue was caused […] … Read More

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Announcing Delphi Developer Days 2017 Special Edition Database Workshop

I am pleased to announce that registration is now open for Delphi Developer Days 2017 Special Edition Database Workshop with Bob Swart and me, Cary Jensen, which will be held this fall in the U.S. and Europe.Unlike our traditional Delphi Developer Days events, which include a broad range of topics, this workshop focuses exclusively on database development. It begins with a detailed look at connecting to data and configuring FireDAC, and continues with a look at some of FireDAC’s more advanced features, including Array DML, the SQL command preprocessor, and cached updates. The workshop continues with an in-depth discussion of multi-tier development. Topics include creating DataSnap servers and using Embarcadero’s RAD Server. Here you will learn how to access your data from mobile applications, how to support both Delphi and non-Delphi clients using REST (REpresentational State Transfer), and how to create RAD Server microservices with Delphi.Both days of this workshop are taught jointly by me and Bob. You are encouraged (though not required) to bring a laptop in order to follow along with the provided code samples.Each attendee will receive a Delphi Developer Days course book, which includes a special edition of my latest book Delphi in Depth: FireDAC, along with material on DataSnap, mobile development, and RAD Server written by Bob (Dr.Bob) Swart.Here are the cities and dates for this fall tour:Chicago, 25-26 September 2017Antwerp, Belgium, 9-10 October 2017Frankfurt, Germany, 27-28 November 2017In addition to the course book, attendees also receive lunch on each day and all code samples covered during the workshop. Due to the nature of this workshop format, seating is limited. Register now to save your place in this special edition database workshop and receive a substantial discount for early registration. For more information, visit http://www.DelphiDeveloperDays.com.The Delphi Developer Days 2017 Special Edition Database Workshop is taught in English.Note that we will return with the traditional Delphi Developer Days event in the spring of 2018, where we present both joint as well as separate sessions on a wide variety of Delphi topics.
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The April 2017 Tokyo Hotfix Works with the new Xcode & iOS

Apple pushed out a new Xcode and iOS this week with WWDC. Naturally I updated and tried it. Xcode version 8.3.3 (8E3004b) and iOS version 10.3.2 (14F89). I’m running 10.2 Tokyo with the April 2017 Hotfix and it all worked as expected. I deployed to my iPad and the iPhone simulator (I don’t have an iPhone anymore, upgrade to a Pixel XL!) Are you running Toyko 10.2 with the April 2017 Hotfix? There are updates coming too. Check out the roadmap to see what is planned for 10.2.1 & 10.2.2. Great new features and a lot of fixes too!
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May Cool App Winner: Ofertas do Dia

The cool app Winner for May comes from Brazil. It is Ofertas do Dia, or “Daily Offers” for us English speakers. This cool mobile app runs on iOS, Android and Windows Desktop. It collects all the daily offers from the bigger brazilian online stores and provides them in a clear easy to use app! So every day you can access everything from various sites just in one touch.

  • You can share the offers
  • You can share the app
  • You can search offers using words or the barcode scanner
  • You can receive remote push notifications about offers

Besides all the time and internet traffic it saves because it user no longer has to visit every site that publish “daily offers.” Some of what else that makes it cool is all the impressive technology it includes. Built on the Enterprise Edition of Delphi using FireMonkey it uses regular expressions to extract products and offers from web pages. The data is stored in a FireDAC TFDMemTable. The display uses a custom ListView appearance. The push notifications are supported through Rafael’s own solution that doesn’t require a 3rd party push notification provider. 


This cool app is offered by Agile Consultoria de Informática and the developer is Rafael Ribas Aguiló

For Rafael’s bio he says “I’m a Delphi developer since its version 1 and love the Delphi productivity.” For more information on Ofertas do Dia you can check out the Google Play Store.

To see some of the other cool app entries, or to enter your app, visit the Cool App Competition

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