Monday, 24. April 2017

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TMS FixInsight and the inline directive

TMS Software Blog – The Delphi compiler allows functions and procedures to be tagged with the inline directive to improve performance. If the function or procedure meets certain criteria, the compiler will insert code directly, rather than generating a call. Embarcadero docwiki gives a list of conditions under which ...

Saturday, 22. April 2017

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Keep Threading in Mind

The PodCast at Delphi.org – In my interview with Martin he talked a lot about the importance of performance, which is one of the reasons he uses Delphi for his real-time lighting control systems. He said something along the lines that if you are not programming with threading in mind then you are never going to get good ...
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Friday, 21. April 2017

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Delphi Relax Web Scripting on Linux

Marco's Tech Blog – I've finished porting my Delphi Relax web scripting library to RAD Studio 10.2, adding Linux support. I also added a new set of unit tests. The library is available at https://github.com/marcocantu/DelphiRazor/ and we are considering adding it to GetIt as well. In two weeks I'm going to host a ...
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The Niagara Falls Lighting Episode

The PodCast at Delphi.org – This episode is extra special in that it include a case study of the software behind the lights for Niagara Falls. Nick and I spoke with Martin Searancke of Dream Solutions, Ltd. in New Zealand, who is the architect of the Light Factory software used by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board to ...
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InterBase Developer Survey 2017

Stephen Ball – Have your say on the future of InterBase Following the release of InterBase 2017, it is now time for the InterBase Developer Survey for 2017 – open now until the 14th May. Help shape the future of the award winning InterBase database by taking the InterBase Developer Survey 2017 and telling us ...
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Thursday, 20. April 2017

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Gunny Meets Uncle Bob - Part 1

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – The last few days have been very interesting. It started when my friend Jon Aasenden posted a link to a you tube video called "SOLID Principles of Object Oriented & Agile Design" by some guy named Uncle Bob. This wasn't the first time I heard about Uncle Bob. Nick Hodges made a reference to ...
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Wednesday, 19. April 2017

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When BRCC32 throws `Fatal error Illegal macro definition in command line or defines page.` in a DUnitX project

The Wiert Corner – I had a Fatal error Illegal macro definition in command line or defines page. thrown by BRCC32.exe in one of my Delphi projects. As cgrc.exe could build the .rc file [source in Russian; WayBack], I reproduced it from the console with an Empty.rc file that has no content. That way I could rule out ...
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Linux ClientDataSet libmidas.so Now Available

Marco's Tech Blog – To use the ClientDataSet component on Linux Delphi applications you need to distribute the libmidas.so library, the Linux equivalent of midas.dll. We failed to deliver it as part of the 10.2 Tokyo release, and it has been made separately available at: ...
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Tuesday, 18. April 2017

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Introducing Hydra 5

RemObjects Blogs – Today, I'm happy to announce the immediate availability of Hydra 5, the next major version of our beloved library for mixing and matching development platforms. For two versions now, Hydra has been the go-to solution for developers looking to mix Delphi and .NET code in the same application (among ...
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Jan Barendregt is Looking for programmers to maintain existing Excel add-in software

The Wiert Corner – Jan Barendregt is Looking for programmers to maintain existing Excel add-in software. The reason is no fun (cancer without curative treatment and prognosis till death likely months). Please follow-up on the forum if you can be of help: [WayBack] Embarcadero Discussion Forums: Looking for programmers ...
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Reasonable User Interface (UI) Automation

blog.gurock.com – The stories I hear about UI automation are often fantastic or tragic. Some of those fantastic projects have thousands of tests running on parallel virtual machines that start with every new code check in. These stories usually involve sophisticated tools to discover whether a test is flaky, or if ...
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Something something Delphi, something something Hanselman...

Glooscap Software – Ah, the age-old question; Who is still using Delphi? As it turns out, the original answer still applies; Lots of people. There are some great, current examples in Embarcadero's case studies and in their Cool App competition (past winners are here). And there are the well known Good Quality ...
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Delphi and the joy of Compiler Intrinsics – I cant use “Length” as a TFunc…

The Wiert Corner – One of the reasons I favour using RTL based functionality over Delphi Intrinsic Routines like Length, Abs and others is that you cannot use compiler intrinsics in Generics. For instance Length is not compatible with TFunc<string, Integer> unless you declare it yourself like function ...
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Monday, 17. April 2017

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Delphius and Basicus Each Struggle with a Problem

Delphi-losophy – Delphius and Basicus were both working on problems.  Delphius was trying to fix his roof, and Basicus was trying to repair his front door.    Both found their problem difficult. Delphius was unable to come  up with a good solution for his problem.  After a brief time of ...
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Hidden/Hard to Find Deals on Parallels Desktop Pro

Te Waka o Delphi – For some years now I’ve been running a Mac as my main development system, using Parallels Desktop to run Windows in VM’s on that hardware. I like the Parallels software, but not their licensing policy, which requires me to license each machine I use rather than the “No ...
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