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Tuesday, 19. August 2014

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Delphi: (ab?)using managed types to help guarantee initialisation of stack record (via: Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – I mentioned Delphi managed types is in Delphi “Variant Records”, a few notes indicating they are special. Managed by the RTL, you can use them to your advantage when you have record types that – when on the stack – are only partially initialized by the RTL: only the managed types are ...
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Monday, 18. August 2014

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Appmethod nominated in the "CTIA Awards Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms" category

Sip from the Firehose – We’ve just heard that Embarcadero’s Appmethod has been nominated as one of 5 finalists in the CTIA Awards "Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms" category. The Super Mobility Week conference takes place September 9, 10 & 11, 2014 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 19:01
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DataSnap "Simple Calculator" REST demo

Pawel Glowacki – It was so much fun to create one of the "Developer Skills Sprint" sessions last week. During the live Q’n'A session I have promised to make the source code of my DataSnap "Simple Calculator" REST server and client projects available. Here it is! It is now available from the Code Central at ...
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Friday, 15. August 2014

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EditorLineEnds.ttr – IDEFixPack users are not affected

Andy's Blog – With the latest Windows updates (KB2982791, KB2970228) Delphi 8-2010 can’t be started twice without a reboot because the IDE wants to create the file %TEMP%\EditorLineEnds.ttr that is now locked by the system. The IDE extracts a FONT-resource to %TEMP%\EditorLineEnds.ttr and then loads it with ...
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Thursday, 14. August 2014

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Windows update disable Delphi 2007 .. 2010

Daniel Magin's Weblog – With a new windows update Delphi 2007 to Delphi 2010 did not start anymore. you get a error delphi can not create ...Temp\EditorLineEnds.ttr most important information by microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2982791  Known issues with this security update After you install this ...
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Compiling the JWA and JWSCL

TPersistent.com – Recently I decided to try to incorporate Windows Job Objects into a project to artificially limit the amount of memory available to an application so I could test it’s behaviour under such circumstances.  Originally I had intended on using M$’s Application Verifier for that purpose, but ...
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Wednesday, 13. August 2014

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What About Blackberry?

The PodCast at Delphi.org – One of the most common questions we get when we talk about new features in Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio is “What about Blackberry?” which is almost as common as similar questions about Windows Phone or Linux. iOS and especially Android rule the smartphone OS market, but Blackberry ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 19:08
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Making a Noise About on a Thread

Te Waka o Delphi – I’m working on an Android app at the moment, and for a bit of fun I decided to add a startup sound to brighten the day of every user that launches it. Which gives me another opportunity to present some of the advanced language features in Oxygene that make threading such a breeze. First of ...
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Which Windows Resource Editor do you use?

The Wiert Corner – In the past, I used the XN Resource Editor, but it hasn’t been maintained for a while. Which resource editor do you use? Take Our Poll Based on a few links I found, I will be trying these: IcoFX – The Professional Icon Editor (commercial, still being maintained). ResEdit Resource ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 05:00

Tuesday, 12. August 2014

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Developer Skill Sprint: Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) with Roman Yankovsky

Sip from the Firehose – Today’s developer skill sprint is "Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) with Roman Yankovsky". Roman Yankovsky is one of our Embarcadero MVPs in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Roman gave an overview of his DelphiSpec library for automated testing and also mentioned Gherkin "a Business Readable, Domain ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 14:46
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The dreaded with… Debugging today, I found another gotcha (: – via: Lars Fosdal

The Wiert Corner – In the With Statement series: Lars Fosdal – Code Rants The dreaded with… Debugging today, I found another gotcha. In this case, both Self and DisconnectedClient has a property named ClientIdentifier. Note the difference for the mouse-over and the evaluation. –jeroen via The ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 11:00
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Delphi: interesting unit uExecFromMem from DelphiBasics.info: start an executable from binary memory image

The Wiert Corner – A long while ago, DelphiBasics.info (they are hosted on Google Sites) posted a very interesting via: uExecFromMem unit. It was only a code snippet, not much usage info. One of the things you can do with this unit, is load the memory image of an executable from a database BLOB, then execute that. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 05:00

Monday, 11. August 2014

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Embarcadero’s CodeRage 9 Online C++ & Object Pascal Developer Conference - October 28-30, 2014 - Call for Papers now open

Sip from the Firehose – You’re invited to be a part of the CodeRage 9 Online C++ and Object Pascal Developer Conferences (http://www.embarcadero.com/coderage/) to be held October 28-30, 2014. The theme for this year’s CodeRage conference is "You are the Developers of Things; Everything!" The conference will ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 20:35
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DWScript happenings and new logo

DelphiTools – Long time, no post here, but not no happenings on the DWScript front Behold a “cleaned up old logo” for DWScript, which will replace the old one until a better one is made The DWS source saw mostly bug fixes and small improvements during the last months, as I became absorbed in the ...
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Delayed POST Response

Te Waka o Delphi – Way back in September last year, Mason Wheeler blogged about his first experiences with developing for Android using Oxygene. I said at the time that I would look into reproducing his efforts and respond. I didn’t get around to that right away and, as I think I have mentioned previously, then ...
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