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Happy New Year from Team Grijjy!

Best wishes to all fellow Delphi developers and the team behind Delphi! Let’s have some fun with FireMonkey! The little video above is a recording of a small (3D) FireMonkey app. You can test it out yourself by cloning our JustAddCode repo. There, you will find it in the HappyNewYear subdirectory. For those of you… Continue reading Happy New Year from Team Grijjy!

Foundation · Libraries · Tips & Tricks · Uncategorized

Build your own Error Reporter – Part 3: macOS Intel

A while ago, I started a small series about trapping exceptions and turning them into an error report for consumption by your development team. This enables you to get information about errors that happen out “in the field”. The first part focused on the iOS platform and the second part on Android. In this part… Continue reading Build your own Error Reporter – Part 3: macOS Intel

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Deployment Manager now Open Source

The Grijjy Deployment Manager (DeployMan) is a tool to simplify the deployment of files and folders for iOS and Android apps written in Delphi. It is especially useful if you need to deploy a lot of files, such as 3rd party SDKs. Information and Usage The Deployment Manager (DeployMan) was first introduced in the blog… Continue reading Deployment Manager now Open Source

Libraries · Optimization · Tips & Tricks · Uncategorized

An XML DOM with just 8 bytes per node

I present a small XML library that parses or creates XML documents with an extremely light-weight DOM that uses just 8 bytes per node. This post shows some of the interesting algorithms that make this possible. Another XML Library? I know what you are thinking: not another XML library! And you would be right, especially… Continue reading An XML DOM with just 8 bytes per node

Libraries · Tips & Tricks · Uncategorized

Wrapping C(++) APIs with Custom Managed Records

Delphi 10.4 introduced Custom Managed Records. In this post we show how you can use this new language feature to wrap third party C(++) APIs in an easy to use model. We also compare this method to some other ways you may have interfaced with C(++) in the past. Ways to interface with C(++) For… Continue reading Wrapping C(++) APIs with Custom Managed Records

Optimization · Tips & Tricks · Uncategorized

Boost Mac performance with Metal and Delphi 10.4

Is your Mac app a little unresponsive or does it feel sluggish? Does your MacBook laptop turn into a lap-heater when running your app? Then the new Metal support in Delphi 10.4 may be just the thing for you and your customers! I have been given permission by Embarcadero to blog about this new feature… Continue reading Boost Mac performance with Metal and Delphi 10.4

Patterns · Tips & Tricks · Uncategorized

Mapping Delphi Types to Indices at Compile Time

Say what now? In this post I will show you how you can use generics and class variables to generate unique incrementing indices for any Delphi type. For example, the Integer type could map to index 1 and the TStream type to index 2 etc. The values of these indices will be determined (partially) at… Continue reading Mapping Delphi Types to Indices at Compile Time