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RemObjects Elements: mix and match languages and platforms as you like

The world of software development has changed profoundly in the last decade or so. Once it was a matter of mainly desktop Windows development for the client, mainly Java for server-based applications with web or Windows clients. Then came mobile and cloud – the iPhone SDK was released in March 2008, kicking off a new … Continue reading RemObjects Elements: mix and match languages and platforms as you like

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Embarcadero launches free Community Edition of Delphi and C++Builder for mainly non-commercial use

A new Community Edition of Delphi and C++Builder, visual development tools for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS, has been released by Embarcadero. The tools are licensed for non-commercial use or for commercial use (for up to 5 developers) where revenue is less than $5000 per year. It is not totally clear to me, but I … Continue reading Embarcadero launches free Community Edition of Delphi and C++Builder for mainly non-commercial use


AWS embraces hybrid cloud? Meet Snowball Edge

Amazon has announced Snowball Edge, an on-premises appliance that supports Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), AWS Lambda (“serverless” computing) and S3 (Simple Storage Service), all running locally. Sounds like Microsoft’s Azure Stack? A bit, but the AWS appliance is tiny by comparison and therefore more limited in scope. Nevertheless, it is a big turnaround for … Continue reading AWS embraces hybrid cloud? Meet Snowball Edge


Using the Xamarin WebView for programmatic display of HTML content

Xamarin Forms is a key framework for C# and .NET developers since it lets you target Android, iOS and to some extent Windows (UWP and therefore Windows 10 only) with maximum code reuse. I have a longstanding interest in embedded web browser controls and was glad to see that Xamarin Forms supports a capable WebView … Continue reading Using the Xamarin WebView for programmatic display of HTML content


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