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Tuesday, 21. March 2017

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What’s In a Name and Advocacy Defined

The PodCast at Delphi.org – When I started at Embarcadero, David I. asked me what I wanted my title to be. I went with Developer Evangelist since that was David’s title, and then he added Engineer on because of my years as a Software Engineer. I traveled the world and The cool thing is I’ve gotten to contribute a ...
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Monday, 20. March 2017

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Would you like to help write the next Parnassus plugin?

Parnassus – I’m busy. Really busy. And I have an amazing new plugin I want to finish and have not had the time to work on since June last year. Would you like to help? I’m looking for a Delphi developer to take on in a contract/consulting role to help finish the plugin tentatively titled Parnassus ...
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Navigator and Bookmarks for RAD Studio 10.2 are coming

Parnassus – It’s been a long time since there’s been a Parnassus update, and you may be wondering why. One part is that I have a new and amazing job and work over forty hours a week, some days until midnight, and yes, that has had an impact on writing plugins and other now spare-time activities. ...
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The Varying (and Variant) Value of True

Te Waka o Delphi – My most recent posts have prompted a bit of discussion, and it seems some concern, regarding the implementation of Boolean values in Delphi. The concern at least I think is unwarranted, as long as you avoid explicitly comparing a Boolean value to the True constant and allow the compiler to logically ...
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Forward record declaration

The Delphi Geek – Forward declaration is not really a new concept. It was already present in the original Wirth Pascal where it allowed the programmer to do one thing and one thing only – call procedure A from procedure B and procedure B from procedure A. Remember – in ye olde times of good old Pascal we had no ...
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Introducing functional derivatives is easy

TMS Software Blog – The unique feature of Analytics library is symbolic derivatives calculation. The library provides the simplest way to get a symbolic derivative expression for almost any complicated expression. There are predefined derivative for all standard functions: trigonometric, hyperbolic, logarithmic and ...
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Perth Meeting – March 2017

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Tuesday 21th March 2017 at 6pm, first presentation 6:15pm   WHERE Artifactory  8/16 Guthrie St, Osborne Park WA 6017 FOOD  $1.50 pizza slice.  $1.50 drinks Main Presentation Farshad Mohajeri from FMSoft will present on uniGUI for developing web applications with Delphi http://www.unigui.com ...
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Sunday, 19. March 2017

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My Top 10 Aurelius Features - #1 Maturity

TMS Software Blog – Finally, My Top 10 Aurelius Features series has come to an end. And the number 1 of the list is Maturity. Aurelius has been first released in early 2012. Since then, in five years, it has received 33 releases! With the user feedback received during all the time, I’m confident that ...
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Delphi/Object Pascal at #9 in Tiobe March 2017 index - Swift enters top 10

Sip from the Firehose – The March 2017 Tiobe programming language index report is out. Delphi/Object is at number nine in the report. Swift enters the top ten for the first time. From the Tiobe index post: "This month Swift enters the TIOBE index top 10 for the first time. About 3 years ago Apple announced that it would ...
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Friday, 17. March 2017

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RAD Studio Tokyo 10.2 Live Preview events in Rome and Milan

Daniele Teti's programming blog – Yesterday and the day before, I was been the presenter for the RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo Live Preview in Rome and Milan. There were a lot of interested people. As we all know, the Linux support was really awaited for the last 15 years or so (since the kylix time frame) all this interesting was awaited. ...
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Meet the Tokyo Engineers & MVP

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I got to sit down with some of the engineers in Tokyo to talk about C++Builder, RAD Studio and Delphi. C++Builder is big in Japan. Maybe even bigger than Delphi (which is saying a lot.) It was great to put faces with the names of these great guys who I’ve only corresponded with over email or ...
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Delphi for Linux is Coming

Marco's Tech Blog – Does Linux Matter? I'm personally going to switch my current server from Windows to Linux, and save quite some money in the process, but this is what other developers told us: https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/why-is-delphi-for-linux-important Getting Ready In case you ...
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Making the Huge World of Delphi Small Again

The PodCast at Delphi.org – The world of Delphi is HUGE. It love seeing all the different types of apps being built and seeing users all over the world. This week I was in Tokyo for their #0315inTokyo event announcing 10.2 Tokyo coming soon. In a surprising turn of events Eric Bonilha of Digifort from Brazil was in Tokyo on ...
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Melbourne Meeting – March 2017

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Monday 20th March at 6 for 6:15pm start. Grahame Grieve from Health Intersections will talk on “Lessons learned maintaining an open source restful server in Delphi”. Note: Venue Melbourne Men’s Shed. No Catering We now meet at the Melbourne Men’s Shed, situated in the Federation ...
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Thursday, 16. March 2017

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(True = 1) and (True = ‘-1’) ?

Te Waka o Delphi – It has been observed that the Delphi documentation states that the constants True and False have the values 1 and 0 respectively, not the -1 and 0 that the default string conversions apply. This does actually make sense but also lays a trap for the unwary. True, True, Wherefore Art Thou -1 ? In the ...
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