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Monday, 10. October 2016

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XE+ Plus Pack – discount applied without coupon required

JED Software Blog – Seems Share-It doesn’t want to provide some users with the ability to enter a coupon. To avoid further confusion I’ve reduced the price by 40% without the need for the coupon. This makes the price 23.20 Euro If anyone wants to recommend a payment gateway that has an admin interface that ...
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Melbourne Meeting – October 2016

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Monday 17th October at 6 for 6:15pm start. Peter Postmus will give a presentation on his experiences with the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3. Then Geoffrey Smith will discuss various aspects of computer security.   Note: New Venue, No Catering We now meet at the Melbourne Men’s Shed, situated in the ...
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Saturday, 8. October 2016

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XE2 Plus Pack discount code

JED Software Blog – As mentioned previously: 42% off “XE2 Plus Pack” for Delphi – http://www.jed-software.com/xepp.htm. Coupon “THE-ANSWER”. Ends 2nd November 2016. It’s been on twitter for a while: @jedsoftware.

Thursday, 6. October 2016

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Faster backups for large SQLite databases

DelphiTools – Despite having “lite” in its name, SQLite can handle very large databases quite efficiently. The single largest I am currently dealing with just passed 100 GB, and occasionally when backing it up with the SQLite standard Command Line utility it would take many hours. After some asking on ...
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Real nullable types will probably never make it to the language, but wel can still dream

The Wiert Corner – Allen Bauer (ex Delphi R&D team) wrote the brilliant piece about a year and a half ago. We can still dream, right? Allen Bauer, May 25, 2015 Current working theory of Nullable<T>. Nullable<T> = record … property Value: T read FValue; default; … end; Using the ...
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Wednesday, 5. October 2016

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In `System.SysUtils`, `class function TCardinalHelper.Parse` throws errors for valid Cardinal values

The Wiert Corner – Oh nice System.SysUtils.TCardinalHelper.Parse: class function TCardinalHelper.Parse(const S: string): Cardinal; begin Result := StrToInt(S); end; Which means you get this nice EConvertError with message ''4294967295' is not a valid integer value'. with this simple test (which doesn’t even ...
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New Windows 10 Style Calendar Control Coming Soon

Marco's Tech Blog – RAD Studio 10 Seattle introduced several new VCL UI controls that mimic the WinRT UI controls. Two more are coming in Update 2, a new calendar control and a matching calendar picker. The first set of VCL controls specifically introduced to mimic the WinRT UI part of Windows 10 were ...
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TMemIniFile have non-virtual SetStrings procedure. To add support processing of…

The Wiert Corner – TMemIniFile have non-virtual SetStrings procedure. One of the classic Delphi RTL examples of Delphi team members  not reading Delphi Component Design by +Danny Thorpe  You can still get it for a few dollars, used: http://www.amazon.com/Delphi-Component-Design-Danny-Thorpe/dp/0201461366 –jeroen ...
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FireMonkey vs. VCL

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Frequently when I am talking about the VCL or FireMonkey I get some of these common questions: Is VCL deprecated? Which is better FMX or VCL? If I am starting a new app today, should I use VCL or FMX? The first is easy to answer, the other two are a little harder. The VCL (or Visual Component ...
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Delphi XE8 [dcc32 Fatal Error] dcc32_F2084_C2359.dpr(30): F2084 Internal Error: C2359

The Wiert Corner – Fails in Delphi XE8 with a nice [dcc32 Fatal Error] dcc32_F2084_C2359.dpr(27): F2084 Internal Error: C2359 It is fixed in Delphi 10.0 Berlin, but of course a C2359 search does not reveal that as Quality Portal is behind a wall. So for future reference the bug: [RSP-13471] Int64 for loops can ...
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Tuesday, 4. October 2016

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If you thought you could do multi-threading, then play “The Deadlock Empire” games

The Wiert Corner – Slay dragons, learn concurrency! Play the cunning Scheduler, exploit flawed programs and defeat the armies of the Parallel Wizard. Source: The Deadlock Empire Via: Face the dragon. Learn the ropes of concurrent programming. – Lars Fosdal – Google+ Source code is available and focuses on ...
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Saturday, 1. October 2016

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3 Webinar Replays: Windows 10, Cool Apps & Migration

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Last week was a busy one with 3 major webinars. Those replays are all available now. Cool Apps and Case Studies Look at lessons learned from some cool apps developed with Delphi or C++Builder. Windows 10 Features Learn about the latest features for Windows 10 in 10.1 Berlin Update 1, specifically ...
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Friday, 30. September 2016

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Delphi and iPhone helping vision impaired people

TMS Software Blog – We released earlier this week a major update of the TMS FMX Cloud Pack. This new version adds a lot of new components covering seamless access to all kinds of interesting cloud services. Among the new services covered, two services from Microsoft stand out and open up new ways to enrich our Delphi ...
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Resuming the DelphiRazor Library Project

Marco's Tech Blog – Given I've updated the library for 10.1 Berlin for a personal project, and also added a few new features, I decided to make my Delphi Razor HTML scripting library public again. DelphiRazor is a limited close on ASP.NET Razor notation by Microsoft. In short, you can use spacial tags in your HTML ...
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Thursday, 29. September 2016

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TODO: Check if Continua CI parsesl DUnit XML FinalBuilder emitted XML when using pure DUnit tests and TRepeatedTest ones

The Wiert Corner – On my TODO list. References: Is the new 1.5.1.0 build of Continua CI supposed to be able to read the DUnit XML FinalBuilder emitted XML? Reproduced with just DUnit code. by jpluimers · Pull Request #4 · VSoftTechnologies/DUnit-XML 28239 XMLTestRunner for NUnit compatible output from DUnit This in ...
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