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Sunday, 14. December 2014

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Flotsam and Jetsam #89

Delphi-losophy – A little while ago, I wrote an article on VSoft’s command line arguments library.  Since then, I’ve discovered a couple of other solutions that might be of interest.  First is from John Kaster, TCommandParser, which has an EDN article (it’s mentioned in there, don’t worry) and a ...
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Saturday, 13. December 2014

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Attribute-based Command Line Parsing

The Delphi Geek – Oh, command line parsing, the old enemy of mine! In ye olden days, when I was learning Pascal, I did some programming on VAX/VMS systems, where you could (and should) leave the job of command line parsing to the DCL – the command line interpreter (something like CMD.EXE on Windows). You just wrote a ...
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Designing Multi-Device Applications with FireUI and TMultiView

Delphi Insider – In this session, we cover how to design user interfaces for multiple platforms using the new FireUI Multi-Device Designer and TMultiView component.This is a video replay from the CodeRage 9 online developer conference.Register here for access to all of the CodeRage replaysClick here for the latest ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 17:00

Friday, 12. December 2014

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Turbo Pack: A Short Video

Marco's Tech Blog – For a VCL migration session I recorded a short video covering some open source components recently upgraded to XE7 compatibility and collectively called "Turbo Pack". I blogged about these components last October on blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2014-october-turbopack-xe7.html. You can find the projects ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 17:38
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Castalia - the killer IDE productivity plug-in for Delphi developers - Free for XE7 until 31 December

JT @ Embarcadero – Jacob Thurman, from TwoDesk (makers of Castalia), demonstrates some of the killer editor features that are part of the Castalia Suite bonus pack in XE7 during our most recent Rad In Action webinar. ...

Thursday, 11. December 2014

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TLKCenteredList – An Array with Negative Indexes!

OTAPI – Have you ever wanted (or, more likely, needed) to assign items to the left-hand side of an Array, and had to deal with the nuisance of shifting all elements to the right in order to squeeze the new item in (a process with the annoying exponential performance degradation of O(n))? Well, the LKSL ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Simon J Stuart @ 22:30
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RAD Studio Tour Live Online - Thursday, December 18 - 9am and 12noon Pacific Time

Sip from the Firehose – Did you miss the recent RAD Studio XE7 tour stops? Join David I as he gives a live online version of the event. RAD Studio XE7 is the single biggest jump forward for 32-bit and 64-bit VCL and FireMonkey applications! Get tips for modernizing your VCL applications and extending them to mobile and the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 21:56
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VCL Features You Might Have Missed

Marco's Tech Blog – If you are still on older versions of Delphi and C++Builder, there are many features you are missing, including some important VCL features you don't hear much about these days. Let me focus on those, after recapping some major features. Great VCL Features Added Recently Improved ...
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Delphi and RAD Studio December Offers End Soon - Don't miss out!

Delphi Insider – Act Now!Upgrade from any versionwith Bonus Extras & FREE Training!Don't Miss Out! Offer Extended plus Exclusive Training Session Don’t miss out on your upgrade discount up to 45% offFor a limited time, users of any earlier version qualify for the upgrade price. Upgrade eligibility for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 16:00
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"Modernize Your VCL Applications Today" webinar, Dec 16th, 11am CET

Pawel Glowacki – If you have an existing VCL application and you want to modernize it to the latest technologies included in Delphi XE7, C++Builder XE7 and RAD Studio XE7 - this webinar is for YOU! Next week on Tuesday, December 16th, 11am Amsterdam time, I’m going to do a live, demo-oriented technical free ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 13:15

Wednesday, 10. December 2014

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Delphi Blogs of the Week #23

Marco's Tech Blog – Another round of activities... over the past two weeks. News, technical blogs, and more. Parallel Library and More Technical Blog Posts A great series of Parallel Library blogs posts by Malcolm Groves: WTF is a Future? What happens after ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 22:52
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Which Delphi extensions to (not) put in version control: Delphi File Extensions – Delphi Programming (via Delphi.wikia.com)

The Wiert Corner – Convenient list to decide what to put in your version control system: Delphi File Extensions – Delphi Programming. –jeroenFiled under: Delphi, Delphi 1, Delphi 2, Delphi 2005, Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi 3, Delphi 4, Delphi 5, Delphi 6, Delphi 7, Delphi 8, ...
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Updating the UI from a Task

Malcolm Groves – While we’re talking things Parallel, the other part of the same demo from last post showed spawning a single task that slept for awhile and then called ShowMessage. [crayon-5487ca8014a99917719341/] Note the comment. The non-threadsafe part is the call to ShowMessage. Any update of the UI ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Malcolm Groves @ 05:00

Tuesday, 9. December 2014

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Free Delphi and RAD Studio Object Pascal Online Training with Marco Cantu

Delphi Insider – You're invited to attend a free three hour training on Delphi and RAD Studio, focusing on the Delphi / Object Pascal language, with Marco Cantu. This training is free if you own RAD Studio or Delphi XE7 or if you download a free trial of RAD Studio or Delphi XE7.The Ins and Outs of Delphi’s ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 20:22
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Five popular myths (misconceptions) about C++

JT @ Embarcadero – In a recent iscocpp blog post, Bjarne adresses 5 misconceptions many developers have about C++. In this post he covers the first 2 of the 5 topics: “To understand C++, you must first learn C” “C++ is an Object-Oriented Language” “For reliable software, you need Garbage Collection” “For efficiency, ...
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