FireMonkey

According to http://www.appmethod.com :

“Appmethod is the complete app development platform for building fast multi-device apps 5x faster to build fast apps fast for Android, iOS, Windows, and OS X. With Appmethod’s object oriented languages, extensible, cross-platform component based APIs and visual development environment; developers can deliver multi-device apps incredibly fast.”

The good news is that there will be a free version.  The better news is that if you are programming with FM in RAD Studio you already have the skills needed to use appmethod.

Stay tuned for more!

On February 14th Delphi will be 18. Looking back it sure came a long way from version 1. I remember when I first walked into a Compusa store and bought my first copy of Delphi. I was beside myself with excitement. Moving from Turbo Pascal to Delphi, moving from DOS to Windows development. That was a very challenging and interesting time indeed.birthday-cake

I am proud of have been a part (as a developer) of that journey. Being a Delphi developer wasn’t always easy. But I am very happy I stuck to my conviction that this is the best tool to develop in and didn’t stray away from it.

Exciting times are ahead, as exciting as picking up my very own copy of Delphi 1. I say that because the future looks very promising and exciting. Cross-platform is here and mobile development are just around the corner.

What better time to be  a Delphi developer? I can proudly answer, now!

So raise your glasses and salute our dev tool! Happy Birthday and many more returns!

And thank you to all the people that made a positive difference in making Delphi what it is today!

 

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The other day I started to play with the multimedia components included on FireMonkey. I went to the web and found a couple of demos from Embarcadero. Took my time to look at the demos and followed the steps to build the demo. Cool! It worked fine! No surprises there I suppose.

However, I got to think, can I do more? What if I hack together on a form two media players – can I have two media players on form? Can I play two media players at once? Continue reading

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What is FireMonkey?

FireMonkey is cross-platform Framework developed by Embarcadero. FireMonkey was originally designed by Eugene Kryukov in the company “KSDev” as VGScene.

In 2011 Embarcadero acquired the rights to the software and renamed it to FireMonkey.

FireMonkey is included, along with the traditional Visual Component Library (VCL) in Delphi and C++ Builder. Continue reading