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Delphi XE2 FireMonkey: the reason you should not have used assembly

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/09/09

Right now, I’m porting a bunch of stuff over to FireMonkey in Delphi XE 2 so it can run cross platform.
(Be sure to attend the RAD Studio XE2 World Tour when possible, this stuff is way cool!)

Having avoided Windows x86 assembly in my own sources for years, I’m astonished by the number of 3rd party libraries that do.

Right now, third party libraries that you want to use with FireMonkey need these requirements:

  1. In order to run on x64 or OS X:
    Don’t rely on x86 assembly instructions, or provide alternatives for other platforms than Windows x86
  2. In order to run on the an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch iOS device (which all run on Arm), or iOS simulator from the iOS SDK (which is not an emulator, it runs x86):
    Be compatible with Free Pascal 2.5.1.

And the fact that you should have separated your business logic from your UI logic years ago :)

Of course that was what the Future proofing your Delphi apps seminar from Simon Stuart was about.

What baffles me is that so little 3rd party code adheres to that.



Today and tomorrow I’m be at the German conference; I’ve already met a lot of people in the Delphi XE2 tutorial and look forward to meet more tomorrow.
Contrary to what the schedule says, my session on a pragmatic Delphi code generator will be in German, I’m sure most attendees will like that.

Sunday I’ll fly to SFO to speak at the conference in San Jose, CA.
There, my preconference tutorial on Delphi Certification and sessions on XML and XSLT will be in English, as I’m sure more people there understand that better than German :)

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Camtasia Studio and Snagit available to MCTs FREE – Microsoft Certified Trainers Group: News Discussion | LinkedIn

Posted by jpluimers on 2009/09/03

If you are a Microsoft Certified Trainer like me, then you can get a free (as in gratis)  license key for Camtasia Studio and Snagit from TechSmith.

A quote from what Tjeerd Veninga wrote in this LinkedIn MCT group message:

From: Tjeerd Veninga TechSmith’s Camtasia Studio and Snagit are available to MCTs now FREE of charge. Simply go here and request an activation key.

A few MCT’s thought they didn’t receive their activation mail, but in fact it got in their SPAM box.

The activation mail will be sent from, in my case from the host,, so make sure your anti-SPAM measures allow for that.

Note you need new activation keys for each new release full version of Snagit/Camtasis.

Download links:


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