Tuesday, 16. January 2018

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Changing component class at run-time on demand for older Delphi versions need a bit more magic than you’d expect

The Wiert Corner – Just in case I ever need to do heavy Delphi 2007 magic to change the component class of an object instance: [WayBack] Quite unusual compiler behaviour (for older compilers) as seen here:http://stackoverflow.com/questions/41181767/patching-instance-class-requires-base-… – David Heffernan ...
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Monday, 15. January 2018

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Join us for a LIVE Video Episode of the Podcast at Delphi.org

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Tomorrow will be a live episode of the Podcast at Delphi.org You can join us live on YouTube with your questions and comments, or catch the replay posted here. Stay tuned tomorrow for details on how to join. Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:00 am PST UTC-8 hours 12:00 noon CST UTC-6 hours 01:00 pm ...
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Saturday, 13. January 2018

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Playing With Fire(Monkey)

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – If you are like me and have been apprehensive about using FireMonkey let me offer you a renewed sense of hope. It's unfortunate that this hopefulness comes as the Delphi community morns the loss of Pawel Glowacki. However, Pawel will continue to influence at least this Delphi programmer, perhaps ...
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Friday, 12. January 2018

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WebAssembly: Swift, C#, Java and Oxygene in the Browser

RemObjects Blogs – Over the past few weekly builds, we've been rolling out support for WebAssembly, our next major compiler target for the Elements. Built upon our Island platform, this now allows you to write Oxygene, C#, Swift or Java Language code that runs in the WebBrowser parallel to and interacting with ...
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chakracore-delphi initial release

Delphi and stuff – The initial release of chakracore-delphi is out, published under the MIT license. Short summary: Comments, ideas and of course pull requests are very welcome. Cheers!
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Testing Challenges in the Future World of IoT

blog.gurock.com – The Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding. According to a report published by IHS, the IoT space is expected to grow by a factor of 5 over the next 10 years. The rate of growth is reminiscent of the early days of the Internet. The grow growth of IoT devices is expected to grow 5x in the next 10 ...
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Thursday, 11. January 2018

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MockJSONAPI Server

Daniele Teti's programming blog – Let’s say that you need to develop a REST client (e.g. mobile app, web client, web SPA or a desktop thin client) and you need some endpoints to use. The usual problem in this case is that you need to start to develop the server before you can show something to the end user. MockJSONAPI server ...
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Move #125 - IDE Tips And Coding Shortcuts (CodeRage XII)

LearnDelphi.TV – This is a fast paced look at short-cuts, customization, configuration, and tips to make your life within the Delphi IDE happier and more productive.  You can watch it on YouTube or EmbarcaderoAcademy (which also has the Q&A).  It's over 45 minutes long.
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Get Ready for the New Programmers!

The PodCast at Delphi.org – U.S. News an World Report just ranked Software Developer as the best job for 2018. They use data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics to rank jobs based on pay, job security, mental engagement, stress, room to advance, satisfaction, and work-life balance. Since you are here, you most likely ...
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Wednesday, 10. January 2018

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Law of the Instrument and Curse of the Programmer

The PodCast at Delphi.org – If you aren’t familiar with the Law of the Instrument, otherwise known as Maslow’s hammer/gavel, or the golden hammer it is often expressed as If your only tool is a hammer, you treat everything as if it were a nail. My understanding is that the law of the instrument means you are ...
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Delphi: playing Chimes.wav as an external file or embedded WAVE resource in Delphi XE5.

The Wiert Corner – Recently I had to play some notification sounds in a Windows Delphi application where the application deployment should be as easy as possible: preferable copying the EXE around. Playing a sound file seems easy, especially if it is a WAV file: just use the PlaySound or the (older) sndPlaySound API ...
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Damned ! var Comp : function(const s1, s2: string): Boolean; begin if CheckB…

The Wiert Corner – One of my main gripes about lots of RTL/VCL/FMX code: conventions are often lacking. Which means one of the below functions starts with Ansi (but does a Unicode operation) and the other has the parameters in reverse. var Comp: function(const s1, s2: string): Boolean; begin if ...
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Regression Testing: What is it and How Does it Help You?

blog.gurock.com – There’s something dubiously iconic about the software defect. Companies spend months, or even years, building a piece of software. Then they put it into production, and at least something goes horribly wrong at some point. It’s probably some kind of immutable law of the universe. If ...
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Autoregister attribute for Delphi | Jon L. Aasenden

The Wiert Corner – Interesting idea: [WayBack] Wouldn’t it be nice if Delphi has an attribute that automatically registers your class for you? – Lennart Aasenden – Google+ Source at [WayBack] Autoregister attribute for Delphi | Jon L. Aasenden –jeroenFiled under: Delphi, Development, Software ...
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Melbourne Meeting – January 2018

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Monday 15th January at 6 for 6:15pm start. We will have three presentations on different types of inter-process communication. Brian Watson will talk about MailSlots. Tony Bryer will talk about named pipes, semaphores and mutexes. John McDonald will talk about sockets.… Continue reading ...
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