Thursday, 27. April 2017

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Some Quick Delphi Opinions

Delphi Code Monkey – A few quick bits of opinion, and a question for my readers:1.  Be it resolved that third party tool companies that offer fantastic support are an essential part of any small shop (that uses Delphi or otherwise).  Be it resolved that RemObjects is about as awesome in the support department ...
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Rapid Prototyping Mobile Projects with Arduino and Open Hardware

The PodCast at Delphi.org – These are the slides from my Mobile Dev and Test session on Rapid Prototyping Mobile Projects with Arduino and Open Hardware in San Diego. I’ll update later with links and more resources. slides download (v0.9) SlideShare Visuino Links Main Site – www.visuino.com Documentation – ...
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FMX.Dialogs basically blocks mixing VCL with FMX…

The Wiert Corner – Nice find: Stefan Glienke+4 Look into the initialization block of FMX.Dialogs. The call to ActivateClassGroup(TFmxObject); turns off all the TRegGroups that don’t contain at least one type that inherits from TFmxObject which also happens to be the group that you register your form class to. ...
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New VCL Styles from DelphiStyles.com

The Road to Delphi – A few days ago KSDev launched a new site, DelphiStyles.com,  this new place offers new FMX and VCL Styles.   I tested the VCL Styles  bundle and are just great,  the themes  looks modern, sleek  and polished. So if you are looking  for a  professional looking FMX/VCL styles for you application this ...
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Wednesday, 26. April 2017

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Melbourne Meeting – May 2017

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Monday 15th May at 6 for 6:15pm start. Brian Watson from desktop EDA, Tony Bryer from Greentram Software and Ian Krigsman from Discovery Systems and will talk on different aspects of XML in Delphi. Brian will talk about using XML Binder to read XML without a schema, Tony will talk about using ...
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Sydney Meeting – April 2017

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Wednesday 26th April 2017 at 6 for 6:15pm start Your ADUG Best Software competition entry – Anyone Anyone who wants to enter their software in the inaugural ADUG Best Software competition can do so by demoing it at this meeting. All that involves is talking about your software for around 10 ...
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Some Great Women of Programming

The PodCast at Delphi.org – It frequently puzzles me that programming seems to be dominated by men when the founders of programming and many of the greatest programmers were women. I read an article that this may be contributed to by early home computers being advertised as game systems for boys, which tipped the scales ...
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Tuesday, 25. April 2017

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Expressive If and Case …

Te Waka o Delphi – A quick post on a small but hugely useful little language feature in Oxygene… if expressions. Many people will be familiar with the so-called ternary operator. Delphi developers will also be aware that there is no direct equivalent in Delphi. In ‘C’ and other languages we can write ...
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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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