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Thursday, 22. January 2015

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Looking at Radiant Shapes

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I’ve been playing with Raize Software‘s new Radiant Shapes components this week. These are the brand new primitive shape component set for FireMonkey on all platforms: Windows, OS X, iOS and Android. I’ve been a long time fan of Raize Components because of their attention to ...
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RosettaCode: cool way to improve your coding skills

The Wiert Corner – Wow: I feel like having lived under a stone for 8 years, as RosettaCode has been alive since it was founded in 2007 by Mike Mol. The idea is that you solve a task and learn from that, or learn by seeing how others have solved tasks or draft tasks. So in a sense it is similar to the Rosetta stone: it ...
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Wednesday, 21. January 2015

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Episode #55 – Interview with JT

The PodCast at Delphi.org – An interview with John Thomas “JT”, Senior Director of Product Management over RAD Studio and Delphi with Embarcadero Technologies.This episode was recorded almost a year and a half ago, right after the XE5 release added Android support, but is still a relevant conversation today. It is ...
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A few nice G+ threads on Castalia and Usertility being acquired by Embarcadero, and Jacob Thurman staying active on them

The Wiert Corner – Uwe Raabe was the first one to suggest that it might just be so that Castalia got acquired by Embarcadero. In the thread rumoured Usertility might as well been, or that Jacob Thurman might be responsible for IDE stability. So today Uwe Raabe confirmed it (in a private post) by pointing to an ...
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New RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder Webinars - Just Announced

Delphi Insider – You’re invited to join Embarcadero for some amazing new webinars and Skill Sprint series. Build your development skills and learn something new. Just click the links below. The forms will be pre-filled with your information, so it only takes a minute to register. There’s something for everyone.RAD ...
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Embarcadero has acquired Castalia and Usertility

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – There have been rumors, and some of them are true…. I’m excited to announce today that Embarcadero Technologies has acquired Castalia and Usertility. The official press release is here: http://www.embarcadero.com/press-releases/embarcadero-acquires-castalia-and-usertility-from-twodesk- ...
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Free FireDAC training online

Stephen Ball – Free FireDAC training online FireDAC is the Universal Data Access library for developing applications for multiple devices, connected to enterprise databases. Starting tomorrow you can join the embarcadero team for free FireDAC training online in these special sessions, where you will be taken from ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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