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Monday, 14. April 2014

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TLiveIni – Custom Delphi INI Implementation

Zarko Gajic – Text and code by Ron Maupin. I had to build my enhanced INI class that replaces the database. My Modula-2 version used a doubly-linked list (section) of doubly-linked lists (key/value pairs) for the INI. Delphi’s generics made this much easier, and I now use the TDictionary, although it ...
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Refuge for Automated Build Studio Users

VSoft Technologies – SmartBear recently discontinued development of Automated Build Studio and deleted pretty much all references to it from their website. Within hours of the smartbear email going out to ABS users, we started getting questions about crossgrade discounts, and we're more than happy to help.   If ...

Saturday, 12. April 2014

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Safe-casting Pointers

The Delphi Geek – You cannot safe-cast a pointer. This will fail:ptr as TProjectYou can only cast pointers the unsafe way:TProject(ptr)That is, unless you use this neat trick:TObject(ptr) as TProjectThis will also catch programming errors, specifically a pointer that doesn’t point to an object. --- Published under ...
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Continua CI and the OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability

VSoft Technologies – By now you have  probably heard or read about the OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability  (unless you have been living under a rock for the last week)! We have had a few customers ask us whether Continua CI is vulnerable to this exploit.  The short answer is No.  Continua CI itself ...

Friday, 11. April 2014

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What You Need To Know #1

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Do you know the song “Video Killed The Radio Star“? It seems like today it is “Twitter & G+ killed the blog post.” I thought I would summarize some of the recent news I’ve posted elsewhere. bit Time Lab has a video showing off their multi-touch bluetooth app that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 18:42
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Become a Glass Explorer on Tues April 15 - still only US for now

Sip from the Firehose – Several of us have Google Glass and are building and testing apps using the devices. Google posted a message on their Google+ Glass page, announcing that "Next Tuesday, April 15th at 6am PDT, we’re opening up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program. Any adult in the US* can become an Explorer by ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 16:04
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The internet: A ship lost at C

TURBU Tech – 34 years ago, Tony Hoare gave a very interesting, and somewhat prophetic, Turing Award lecture.  In case anyone’s not familiar with him, he’s one of the great pioneers of computer science.  Among other things, he invented Quicksort, and the CASE statement. He talks about his work on ...
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Thursday, 10. April 2014

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Delphi Developer Days 2014 Tour Featuring Bob Swart and Cary Jensen

Sip from the Firehose – Register now for two days of intense Delphi sessions. Hear about Android and iOS mobile development, exploring platforms for cross-platform development, FireDAC and database connectivity and advanced techniques, object-oriented programming and component design, data-awareness in FireMonkey ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 23:04
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On turning “W1025 Unsupported language feature: ‘customattribute’” into a compiler error.

The Wiert Corner – On turning W1025  into an error: Fabian S. Biehn – Google+ – Why is “W1025 Unsupported language feature: ‘custom…. –jeroenFiled under: Delphi, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Delphi XE6, Development, Software ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 20:35
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OpenSSL and InterBase = all is OK!

Stephen Ball – I am sure many of you have seen in the news this week the well publicised vulnerability in OpenSSL that has been named Heartbleed. https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20140407.txt and http://heartbleed.com/ InterBase is not affected by this issue. InterBase encryption uses OpenSSL version 0.9.8g ...
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RAD Studio XE6 First Look on April 16th

Marco's Tech Blog – First Look Webinar of the XE6 version of RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE6 coming next Wednesday, April 16. I'll join JT in presenting the product, showing what’s coming for VCL/Windows and FMX multi-device development in XE6 and get ready to take your app development to the next level. ...
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OS X FullDebugMode support added by Sebastian Zierer (Thanks!) in FastMM / Code / Commit [r67]

The Wiert Corner – I just discovered that almost 2 weeks ago, the FastMM code repository added support for these defines in Mac OS X in Commit [r67].: FullDebugMode LogErrorsToFile LogMemoryLeakDetailToFile This is great news! Note: this is not a full FastMM release, but since the original change by Sebastian Zierer ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 09:06
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XP Support ended Yesterday : What changes?

Delphi Code Monkey – For many people nothing changes, the day Microsoft says they won't patch XP anymore.  However, if some major virus spreads like wildfire throughout the remaining XP system population on the internet, you can be Microsoft will release a "free" out of band patch for that vulnerability. It would ...
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Wednesday, 9. April 2014

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DDDebug Memory Profiler heading towards 1.0 (via: Stefan Meisner – Google+)

The Wiert Corner – Just in case his blog is not yet on DelphiFeeds, there is this interesting post by Stefan Meisner – Google+ – DDDebug Memory Profiler heading towards 1.0 Version. A license is only EUR 79! –jeroenFiled under: Delphi, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Development, Software ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 19:52
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Important SSL Update Available for Indy

Olaf Monien – As you might have heard a pretty dangerous bug in OpenSSL has recently been discovered. See OpenSSL’s vulnerability page for more information. This serious bug has been fixed in OpenSSL version 1.0.1g As mentioned by Jeroen, updated SSL builds for Indy are already available at fulgan.com ...
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