Wednesday, 4. May 2016

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Melbourne Meeting – May 2016

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Monday 23rd May at 6 for 6:15pm start. RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin – Malcolm Groves  – Code Partners Malcolm went to Berlin to attended the launch of RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin (including Delphi and C++Builder 10.1 Berlin) so he is well qualified to give us the heads up.… Continue reading ...
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Tuesday, 3. May 2016

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Revisiting persisting app settings in the cloud

TMS Software Blog – Back in 2013, I wrote a blog on persisting application settings in the cloud like Google Chrome for example does. The solution presented at that time was using the DropBox cloud service. The technique was quite simple. Persist settings in an INI file and automatically store and retrieve this INI ...

Monday, 2. May 2016

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The Parsing Problem

TPersistent.com – One of the major stumbling blocks Delphi tool developers have to overcome is the parsing problem.  Any add-in that allows re-factoring of code at any level must first parse it accurately enough to provide the additional functionality.  While Visual Studio has a VSIP (Visual Studio Integration ...
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RAD Studio Quality Update After 10.1 Berlin

Marco's Tech Blog – The release of RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin marks another step towards improving the overall product quality and the company process of managing customer reported issues. Issues Fixed in Berlin Let me focus on 10.1 Berlin first. As we stated publicly (see slide below), in this release the team ...
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Hensel’s lifting

The Programming Works – Number theory is full of gems that turn into effective algorithms demanded in cryptography. Consider the congruence where N is odd, and R > N is a power of 2. Probably the most effective algorithm to solve it is based on the Hensel’s lemma; the corollary that applies for our congruence is: ...

Sunday, 1. May 2016

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Previous Post Now Fixed

Te Waka o Delphi – Something made me check the post I published yesterday and it’s a good job I did because I found that WordPress had severely truncated it (perhaps something to do with the update to 4.5.1 that I did later on ?). In any event, that previous post has now been restored (fortunately the previous ...
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Saturday, 30. April 2016

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Relight My Fire

Te Waka o Delphi – I’m not sure how many more song inspired Fire references I can keep coming up with, but here at least is one more. In response to my previous post Wouter commented that he had a much simpler cross platform solution to the random number problem: Which is very pithy but actually makes a very ...
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Writing an IDE Expert (Toronto Delphi User Group, April 2016)

Delphi Code Monkey – Meeting notes including links to sample code for writing your own IDE wizards is over on the Toronto Delphi user group site:http://www.tdug.com/2016/04/april-meeting-follow-up-2/That article has links to some open source repositories with my starter expert dll and wizard bpl code ...
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Friday, 29. April 2016

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InterBase Array Fields and FireDAC

Stephen Ball – InterBase Array Field The IoT Award Winning database InterBase, has for a long time supported the ability to store data in an array field type. This was originally introduced as a new field type to reduce API calls and speed up data write time for a specific Boeing project many years ago. Writing ...
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Navigator and Bookmarks now available for Berlin

Parnassus – Parnassus Bookmarks and Parnassus Navigator are now available for RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin. I apologise for the delay – Berlin has been out over a week now and I normally aim for a 24-hour or 48-hour-max turnaround for new releases. There were a variety of technical reasons, now all ...
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Quick Tip: Implement Zoom In Virtual TreeView Using CTRL + / CTRL –

Zarko Gajic – Most Windows applications I use in my daily work (email clients, browsers, text editors) have a handy feature allowing to make the text larger by increasing (or smaller by decreasing) the font size. Increasing the text size in a web browser is something I got accustomed to doing frequently – to ...
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Faster FileStream with TBufferedFileStream

Stephen Ball – Buffering the File Stream in Delphi / C++ Builder Part of the very fast FireDAC database component library over recent releases was TFDFileStream,a class that allowed the streaming of large data (typically blobs) from the database server. Well, it seems it was too good to keep hidden and with the ...
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Thursday, 28. April 2016

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Weak and Unsafe Interface References in Delphi 10.1 Berlin

Marco's Tech Blog – Delphi 10.1 Berlin adds a couple of features to the Delphi language, bridging gaps between platforms and extending the Win32/Win64 interface reference model. This is not the only change to the language, but clearly the most relevant one. Another, focused on mobile, is the introduction of the native ...
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BigInteger support in DWScript

DelphiTools – DWScript now has support for the BigInteger type, which supports numbers with as many decimals as the memory allows. This support comes in two flavors, either through a MPIR dll (a GMP fork) or through Rudy Velthui’s BigIntegers unit. The support can be added by having a reference to the ...
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MVP of the Week: Yilmaz Yörü

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Dr. Yilmaz Yörü was born in 1974, Eskisehir-Turkey. He graduated from the department of Mechanical Engineering of Eskisehir Osmangazi University in 1997. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the same department/university. Some of his interests are Programming, Thermodynamics (Exergy), Fluid ...
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