[Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute] Marc Hoffman has confirmed that “Nougat” is to Mac/iOS as “Cooper” was to Java. Some have speculated that this will be based on Mono, but Oxygene has had Mono covered for some time already, so I strongly doubt that this is the case.
[Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes] In the comments on yesterdays initial post in a series following the experiences of porting an Objective-C sample to XE2, a number of people have asked why I didn’t use the TCFString record type in System.Mac.CFUtils to get the CFStringRef references that I required. The reason is embarrassingly simple.
[Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes] On the NZ DUG email list (yes, we still have those here) a question was recently posted asking for help with getting some FTP code working on OSX, using XE2. This coincided nicely with my reaching a point in my Objective-C learning where this sort of exercise was of interest to me also, so I decided to try porting the CFFTPSample from the Apple Developer reference materials as a learning exercise.
[Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute] Because System.IsConsole is hardwired to TRUE on MAC OS:
[Estimated Reading Time: 12 minutes] Today I was fortunate to be present in Auckland at the World Premier of the launch event for RAD Studio XE2. There is so much good to report that I really don’t know where to begin, so apologies if this post is a bit of a disorganised ramble. But here goes.