I’ve had a few questions from people around the Git integration that was just introduced into AppMethod, C++Builder and Delphi, so I recorded a quick video showing you how to get it setup and how to get started using it.
FireMonkey does a lot of work to allow you to write one set of code that compiles and runs on different platforms.
Not only that, it also does a lot of work to make many of the coding patterns that some of you are used to from the VCL on Windows, work unchanged on other platforms.
That’s great, but in some cases, re-using old patterns is not desirable. ShowModal is a case in point. Read On…
In Perth last week I was showing the new FieldOptions property on datasets. As part of the demo, I had to create a calculated field, and when I brought up the New Field dialog an audience member suggested I create an InternalCalc field instead.
I’d never heard of an InternalCalc field at the time, so later I did some research into what they are. In FireDAC they do everything a normal Calculated Field does, but in addition, you can define the value using the DefaultExpression property of the field, rather than having to write an OnCalcFields event handler.
I was in Perth on Tuesday night, showing RAD Studio XE6 to a bunch of developers. Afterwards, one of them came up to me and said (edited for profanity):
“I’m on XE5 and I don’t think it’s fair that I pay the same to upgrade to XE6 as someone on XE4 or XE3. I’ve given you money more recently than they have, so I should pay less!”