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Wednesday, 21. January 2015

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Embarcadero Acquires Castalia and Usertility from TwoDesk Software

Stephen Ball – I did a blog post recently about Castalia which includes a video demoing some of the additional features Castalia adds to super charge the RAD Studio IDE. Having played with it for over a month now, I’m really excited that it will have tighter integration in the future following the ...
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Embarcadero Acquires Castalia and Usertility

Marco's Tech Blog – I'm very pleased to let you know (unless you've already seen the announcement, of course) that Embarcadero has acquired Castalia and Usertility from TwoDesk Software. The official press release is at www.embarcadero.com/press-releases/embarcadero-acquires-castalia-and-usertility-from-twodesk- ...
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XE7 Beta Hotfix for TForm HighQuality on iOS

Marco's Tech Blog – Another hotfix in beta version (that is still pending further testing on our side) for a regression in FireMonkey forms on iOS. The HighQuality setting for the TForm.Quality property should now support higher resolution graphic as expected. The issue is only on the iOS platform. Download (only the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 10:11
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Think twice before raising exception in constructor

The Programming Works – Recently prolific Delphi writer Nick Hodges declared a war on the use of nil pointers. It is arguable whether nil pointers usage is bad or not, but the point is the “Guard Pattern” proposed is really an antipattern. Here is a simple demo: program Project11; {$APPTYPE CONSOLE} uses ...
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Sydney Meeting – January 2015

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Wednesday 28th January 2015 at 6 for 6:15pm start. List Processing with Generics and Anonymous Methods: Functional Programming in Delph – Colin Johnsun In many Delphi applications, it is not uncommon to find code used to manipulate lists of things. It could be a list of numbers or strings or ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Mathias Burbach @ 07:04
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Run Outside the Handler or Making a Non-Blocking Call

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Have you ever had some code you wanted to run outside of the event handler that causes the code to run? If not, then this blog post isn’t for you. I’m not here to debate why you would want to do that, or if it is a good idea or not. I just know there’ve been times I’ve needed ...
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Never return nil? Maybe!

Delphi sorcery – I admit - such headlines are getting old - at least for those that know a bit about functional programming. But for those of you not familiar with the term monad it might be new. But don't be scared though by all that functional programming gibberish in that Wikipedia article.Today after Nick's ...
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Tuesday, 20. January 2015

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Delphi IDE Colorizer – New Version Released

The Road to Delphi – I just released a new version (0.6.1.0) of the Delphi IDE Colorizer (DIC)  which fix a bug affecting to the XE6 and XE7 RAD Studio IDE’s , causing which the IDE  crash on the exit or continue loaded on memory. DIC FAQ DIC Features Rodrigo.
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WideOrbit is hiring C++ and Delphi developers

The Delphi Hacker's Corner – Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ...
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On the Use and Acceptance of nil

Delphi-losophy – Yesterday I made the following tweet: Never pass nil to a method, and don’t let your methods accept nil as a parameter value. — Nick Hodges (@NickHodges) January 19, 2015 and it started and interesting little discussion on Twitter.  (I was actually honored that the great Mark Seemann himself ...
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FireDAC Skill Sprints every Thursday start this week!

Pawel Glowacki – I’m very excited to host the first FireDAC Skill Sprint this week! For the next 10 weeks there will short, 20 minutes long free webinar focused on different aspects of FireDAC, the best database access library for C++ and Object Pascal applications, both VCL and Multi-device, FireMonkey! There ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 15:27
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3 Weekly online events this quarter - RAD XE7, FireDAC, Technology Partner Spotlight

Sip from the Firehose – We have three weekly online events this quarter that developers will want to register for and attend. Each Tuesday we have our RAD Studio XE7 Developer Skill Sprints. Each Thursday we have the new FireDAC Developer Skill Sprints. Each Friday, we have the new Embarcadero Technology Partner ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 14:46
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Double Series of Skill Sprints on RAD XE7 and FireDAC, Starting Today

Marco's Tech Blog – Two series of of Developer Skill Sprints starting today, one general for RAD XE& and another focused on FireDAC and database development. Developer Skill Sprints: Explore the Flexibility of RAD Studio XE7 Live sessions every Tuesday: January 20 - March 24, 2015 ...
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Favorite Documents extension for Visual Studio 2010 and up

The Wiert Corner – This used to be a great Delphi-only feature that I missed in Visual Studio, but I found the downloadable free extension Favorite Documents extension. It is a by Sergey Vlasov, who has a whole bunch of free and paid Visual Studio add-ins, extensions and tools. –jeroenFiled under: Delphi, Delphi ...
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Monday, 19. January 2015

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Embarcadero Community Webcast – Episode #3 - January 19, 2015

Sip from the Firehose – Embarcadero Community Webcast – Episode #3 Monday January 19, 2015 A weekly Embarcadero Community webcast, by David Intersimone "David I", covering recent Embarcadero and Industry news, upcoming events, blog posts, articles and Community Questions and Answers. The recording appears on the ...
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