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Delphi: considerations regarding rendering performance improvements for FireMonkey applications (via: +Simon Stuart)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/09/15

Simon Stuart yesterday posted a very interesting post on G+ that explains on this (edited) topic:

#Rendering   I was having a conversation last night … with +David Berneda regarding rendering performance improvements for FireMonkey applications.
Specifically, custom drawing/rendering on a FireMonkey Canvas.

I just want to summarize the points I raised, and some of the conclusions I’ve come to having been working with rendering in FireMonkey since the end of June this year.


via: Simon Stuart rendering performance improvements for FireMonkey applications. Specifically, custom drawing/rendering on a FireMonkey Canvas.

Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE5, Delphi XE6, Delphi XE7, Development, FireMonkey, OS X FMX, Software Development | 3 Comments »

At #SXSW 2014 this week, Embarcadero Launches Appmethod, A New Multi-Device Development Platform For Native Apps (via: @TechCrunch)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/06

The @appmethod secret.

The @appmethod secret.

Wow. Out of the blue, I just read Embarcadero Launches AppMethod, A New Multi-Device Development Platform For Native Apps | TechCrunch. And I’m impressed.

In short:

At SXSW 2014 (which is running now, its agenda has a schedule from March 7th till March 16th), Embarcadero announces appmethod, to be released in beta on March 18th, 2014 for building native cross platform applications. Many have found out you can apply for the beta at

More and more people are bumping into the appmethod link, for instance on FaceBook, on Google Plus, at Delphi Bistro and #Appmethod starting with the @appmethod secret by Joy Ruff.

Below are a few my observations from following all of the above links. Read them, especially the TechCrunch. I expect interesting posts from others to follow really soon now (:.

I’m only a few hours ahead of you readers, but I’m having a positive vibe just for these reasons: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Android, C++, Delphi, Delphi XE5, Development, iOS Development, JSON, Mobile Development, Object Pascal, OS X FMX, Pascal, SOAP/WebServices, Software Development | Tagged: , , | 15 Comments »

Some great Delphi XE4 iOS push notification demos by Luis Felipe González Torres done in English by Anders Ohlsson

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/06/20

On the blog from Embarcadero MVP Luis Felipe González Torres are some great Delphi XE4 iOS demos.

However, the blog is Spanish (that’s probably why he is not on DelphiFeeds), so if you do not understand that you had to live with the Google Translate versions of the pages.

Until CodeRage Mobile that is: Anders Ohlsson gave a English presentation:

Creating Apple Push Notification Services (APNS) for your Mobile Applications

iOS supports the Apple Push Notification Services (APNS) This session will show you how to create a push notification services as part of your mobile application. APNS is service for sending information to iOS and OSX devices. This session will show you how to create server and device applications that create notifications containing the device token and JSON payload property list.

via CodeRage Mobile – Conference Sessions.

Basically he covered these Spanish blog posts where you can download the source code (Google translation in parenthesis):

  1. Delphi XE4 iOS. Adicionando soporte a Notificaciones Remotas (Video y Código Fuente) |.
    (Delphi XE4 iOS. Adding support for Notifications Remote (Video and Source) |)
  2. Delphi XE4 iOS. Flexibilizando el Soporte a Push Notification. Solucíon mas elegante! |.
    (Delphi XE4 iOS. Easing the Push Notification Support. More elegant solution! |)
  3. Delphi iOS XE4. Apple Push Notification. Capturando la notificación cuando la aplicación no se está ejecutando. |.
    (XE4 iOS Delphi. Apple Push Notification. Capturing the notification when the application is not running. |)
  4. Delphi iOS XE4. Apple Push. Configuración del Ambiente (Muy importante) |.
    (XE4 iOS Delphi. Apple Push. Environment Settings (important) |)

Important things:


Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE4, Development, FireMonkey, iOS, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

CodeRage Mobile day 2 QA

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/06/19

I had a bit of trouble getting into CodeRage Mobile: somehow the confirmation email never reached the servers. After retrying today, @EmbarcaderoTech sent a GotoMeeting link that worked.

Later I will try to trace back about the mail issue (:

I’m in now, and since I usually loose the QA information, here is a dump of the QA for today so far.

Will try to find time for post editing and getting the URLs clickable.

Welcome to CodeRage Mobile! Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE4, Development, FireMonkey, OS X FMX, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

FMX is not a VCL replacement

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/01

This is more elaborate English version of a short Dutch message I recently sent to explain the differences between VCL and FMX:

Do not regard FMX as a replacement for VCL: they are different kinds of frameworks.

VCL is a wrapper around Windows Controls. In itself, it has not much functionality: it exposes the underlying Windows functionality. The exception are data aware controls that provide basic functionality for writing data aware applications. There is a huge 3rd party market for extending VCL support, for instance providing extra Windows functionality, enriching data aware behaviour (look at all those fancy data aware grids), and many more.

FMX  is the FireMonkey X-platform framework. Major functionalities are vector based 2D, 3D drawing and controls, and support for styles and composition.

When introducing FMX in Delphi XE2, Embarcadero also introduced a new way of data binding that is shared with FMX and VCL. FMX extends this a bit to some basic data aware controls.

Gone are most of the platform specific features like drag & drop, full blown Windows Shell ListViews, etc. There are some controls that manifests themselves differently on each supported platform (like Pickers), but most of that is currently left to the 3rd party FMX component market.

So if you want FMX to replace VCL, then be prepared for quite some shopping in the 3rd party market.

CLX tried to be a full blown cross platform VCL replacement, but that didn’t work very well.


Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Development, FireMonkey, OS X FMX, Software Development | Tagged: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »


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