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Wednesday, 13. August 2014

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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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Movie #105 - Refactoring Skill Spring

LearnDelphi.TV – This video is a replay of the Skill Sprint that I produced for Embarcadero.  Refactoring is a set techniques for modifying existing code without changing its external behavior, this allows you to improve the quality of existing code without breaking it or to modify existing code to make adding a ...
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Fix to conflict between the Delphi Dev. Shell Tools and AVG Antivirus.

The Road to Delphi – I just detect a conflict with the AVG Antivirus 2014 Shell extension . This cause which the Delphi Dev. Shell Tools menu is not show. To fix this issue you must disable and enable the AVG Antivirus Shell extension. Please follow the next steps to fix. Download and Run the ShellExView utility ...
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Friday, 8. August 2014

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Delphi XE6 XML, SOAP & Web Services Development

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – Today, I'm pleased to announced the immediate availability of my Delphi XE6 XML, SOAP & Web Services Development courseware manual in PDF format.
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Thursday, 7. August 2014

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Delphi XE6 Development Essentials

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – I have finally completed the first edition of my Delphi XE6 Development Essentials courseware manual in PDF format, which has been sent to all my customers of Delphi and RAD Studio (with out without subscription).
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Delphi: a memento that executes any code at end of method

The Wiert Corner – Following up on yesterdays Delphi: using IInterface to restore cursor at end of mehod (prelude to a memento that executes any code at end of method) here is the memento I meant. They are based on anonymous methods, which in Delphi are closures: they capture location. The location is kept just as ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 05:00
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How to Get Answers to Your Questions

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I love helping people out with technical challenges. I don’t always have as much time as I would like to dive into the details of their code though. Occasionally I get requests for help that are completely unactionable on my part. A while back Eric S. Raymond wrote a great guide for How to Ask ...
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Wednesday, 6. August 2014

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Jens Fudge’s two passions come together using App Tethering

Sip from the Firehose – Jens Fudge, Delphi developer in Denmark, sent me a link to his latest blog post. The post starts out with "I have two passions. I really love archery and I really love programming." How can you not continue reading? Jens then talks about using XE6 to create a FireMonkey app that runs on Windows and ...
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