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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 :)

Posted in About, Certifications, Conferences, Delphi,, DelphiLive, Development, Event, FireMonkey, Personal, Software Development | 6 Comments »

Speaking at DelphiLive! 2011 in San Jose, CA, USA from September 12th to 14th 2011

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/08/04

I’ll be speaking at a few conferences this fall.

The furthest for me will be DelphiLive! 2011 in San Jose, CA, which will be held from September 12th to 14th (slightly more than a month from now).

Note that if you want to come, the early bird discount is until augusts 15!

Part of the sessions and speakers lists are already published, but it will be extended shortly (some nice Delphi XE2 sessions are in the pipeline), followed by a workshop tutorials list, and agenda.

My sessions are going to be these:

Not everything for those sessions is set in stone yet, so if you have ideas for things I should include, exclude, emphasize or understate, please let me know.

I’m looking forward to meet (often again!) a lot of attendees and speakers.

The social part of conferences is very important too.
Last year, after the conference, a few speakers, attendees and other people had a marvelous steak dinner. Great fun!

Hope to see a few of my blog readers at one conference or the other.


PS: Like last year, the conference will be held at Crowne Plaza Hotel San Jose Downtown, 282 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95113, USA (it has a special room rate of USD 139 per night for conference attendees).

PS2: Some more events will follow shortly.

Posted in Conferences, Delphi, DelphiLive, Development, Event, Software Development | 1 Comment »

Speaking at Delphi Live 2010 USA and EKON 14 Germany

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/08/18

Next week, I’ll be speaking at Delphi Live 2010 in San Jose, California., USA.
At the end of september, I’ll be speaking at EKON 14, in Darmstadt, Germany. My 14th appearance at EKON!

Delphi Live (sessions in English):

EKON 14 (Sessions auf Deutsch / in German):

Hope tho see some of you people at one of those events.

I will bring some USB audio equipment, so I might do a bit of geek stuff doing ASIO audio on those events too.


Posted in Conferences, Delphi, DelphiLive, Development, EKON, Event, Software Development | 5 Comments »

Spoken @ DelphiLive ‘09, May 13-16, San Jose

Posted by jpluimers on 2009/06/11

I finally had time to get the downloads of the DelphiLive sessions I gave or participated in done.

During DelphiLive, my conference VM containing Delphi 2009 blue-screened, so I had to to use a production Delphi 2009 VM to demo, and get my conference stuff installed on it.
Luckily, I had recent copies of my materials with me.

Back home, work, more conferences and some construction work on our house held me back doing a restore of the conference VM, which I needed for doing a proper merge and upload of the materials.

At last, here are the downloads, see also the page Conferences, seminars and other public appearances:

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Posted in Component Development, Conferences, Delphi, DelphiLive, Designer Development, Development, Event, Package Development, Software Development | 1 Comment »

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