Hacking Delphi to Let Older Phone Work with Tokyo.

As explained earlier a Galaxy Pocket Neo (GT-S5310B) enabled testing of normal FMX form applications in Seattle and Berlin but did not render 3D applications correctly. While the Android version is claimed as still supported In Tokyo in fact the simplest form application fails to render and terminates.
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Problems Connecting Android Devices to Delphi – Tokyo

I recently ran into head winds making use of my newly acquired Mobile Development environment on Tokyo. In this article I explain some of these issues and how they were finally resolved in the hope it might help others.
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A Database of the Australian Federal Parliamentary Members

It is one of the great things about Delphi that you are able to keep enhancing and reusing the same code base so my latest project builds on many years of software development. I had an obsession with the engineering and science representation with our parliament and thought I would use Delphi to analyse the CVs of our MPs and publish the results.
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Playing with Colors Bitmaps and Textures in Delphi

I have been exploring Textures in Delphi 3D and this required an understanding of colors and at a later time will require the construction of very specific Bitmaps modeled on the one used by Anders Ohisson in his Maths Function Demo. Here I discuss two simple demo projects and a library of functions for creating bitmaps and textures in Delphi for Delphi. Continue reading “Playing with Colors Bitmaps and Textures in Delphi”

Innova Solutions Object DB Now Supports Mobile

Finally I have Innova Object DCUs for all platforms. I have been able to test on Android and the iOS Simulator. DCUs for other iOS platforms are provided but as yet are not tested. These are available for both Berlin and Seattle versions.
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Innova Solutions Object Database – Delphi DCUs

Delphi as a product provides easy integration with various relational databases for storing your data but there are other alternatives.

Innova Solutions generally chooses not to use a standard relational database but persists business objects in an “Object” database implementation.
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Under “AutoRefCount” Pointers, Records and Integers clash with “Object” Properties

Integers Stored in a components “Objects” field and the use of Dynamic Records, ClassReferences and Pointers enables developers to extend components beyond the “Data Aware” mindset of basic Delphi. These original building blocks of the Pascal Language became to be considered “Unsafe” tricks and porting such code to the latest “NextGen” compiler environment becomes problematic.
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Checking Object Lifetimes with
AUTOREFCOUNT

AutoRefCount is mandatory with the new generation compiler, this theoretically removes the obligation and necessity of managing object lifetimes. {ARC} However for any system which has any sort of complex object relationships this does not work and the task of making sure objects are freed becomes more difficult with ARC than without it.

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