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Wednesday, 3. December 2014

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Hotfix for FireMonkey Controls Resize Issue

Marco's Tech Blog – There is a hotfix for Delphi and C++Builder XE7 Update 1, related with a resizing bug in FireMonkey controls. The hotfix is available at cc.embarcadero.com/item/30070 and must be applied on the Update 1 version of XE7, not the original release (which didn't have the issue, by the way). The problem ...
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What happens after TParallel.WaitForAny returns?

Malcolm Groves – I was showing off the new Parallel Programming Library (PPL) at a recent event, in particular the demo where we spawn off a couple of tasks and then wait for only one of them to finish. The code in question looked like this: [crayon-547e816e57374727034704/] As you can see, we’re creating two ...
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Tuesday, 2. December 2014

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Plugin Spotlight – Bookmarks by Parnassus

OTAPI – In this article, we’re going to take a look at a wonderful RAD Studio IDE Plugin from David Millington called “Bookmarks”. What is “Bookmarks”? Bookmarks is a radical re-imagining of the way we navigate between important areas in our code. While the RAD Studio IDE has ...
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Monday, 1. December 2014

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Danny Thorpe active on various Bitcoin reposiories – via: Best C# Article of October 2014 Nicolas Dorier – NBitcoin : Build Them All…

The Wiert Corner – Via Best C# Article of October 2014 Nicolas Dorier – NBitcoin I learned that dthorpe (yes, that is indeed Danny Thorpe many people know him from the Delphi, C# and Google world) is active as Contributors to NicolasDorier/NBitcoin and on quite some Bitcoin related repositories. When we met last ...
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Book review: Delphi Cookbook by Daniele Teti, Packt publishing

The Wiert Corner – After speaking on EKON 2014 and ItDevCon 2014, the last month has been extremely busy on both the work and family side of things. So it took longer to write my review of the Delphi Cookbook by Daniele Teti, Packt publishing (ISBN 978-1783559586). Before the review, first two ways to see for yourself ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 12:00
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Delphi version and Build numbers

The Wiert Corner – Every vendor should publish version numbers like this to make it easier for their customers to check if they are current or not. I can’t promise to have a complete list, or the latest versions, but I will update with the versions I have used. Delphi XE 15.0.3953.35171 = Update 1 Delphi XE2 ...
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Friday, 28. November 2014

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Castalia for Delphi XE7 Users, Now with Show Debug Variables

Marco's Tech Blog – The latest version of Castalia, 2014.11, adds a very interesting feature, "Show Debug Variables". As you step in the code while debugging, you get to see the values where the variables are used. Truly in this case, a picture is much better than a description: Now even better for ...
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Flotsam and Jetsam #87

Delphi-losophy – Yet again, I’d like to thank all of you who have bought my book or received it as an upgrade incentive.  Once again I’ll say that the book has been more successful than I ever imagined.  So successful, in fact, that I’m going to work on another one along the same lines.   By ...
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Making "Color to Gray" conversion algorithm parallel

Pawel Glowacki – One of the most important new features in RAD Studio XE7 is new "Parallel Programming Library". It is available for both Object Pascal and C++, and for both VCL and FireMonkey, multi-device projects. During the recent CodeRage 9 virtual conference there were two very informative sessions on parallel ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 17:19
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WTF is a Future?

Malcolm Groves – Of the abstractions introduced in the Parallel Programming Library, the IFuture<T> seems to be the one that many people have difficulty understanding. Both TTask and TParallel.For seem reasonably easy to understand conceptually, even if you don’t understand all the details. TTask is ...
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Thursday, 27. November 2014

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OmniThreadLibrary 3.04 beta 1 – testers needed

The Delphi Geek – I have (finally!) implemented support for more than 60 simultaneous tasks in the OTL thread pool and for more than 60 waitable events in the IOmniTaskControl. This also enables support for massively parallel execution in OtlParallel abstractions. IOW, Parallel.ForEach will run correctly on machines ...
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Tools used to develop IDE Fix Pack

Andy's Blog – I use and have used the following tools when I work on my IDE Fix Pack plugin. BDS 2006/2007, RAD Studio 2009-XE7 + Debugger WinDbg .NET CLR Debugger, ildasm, Reflector/ILSpy for ErrorInsight patches in 2006-2010 HxD (hex editor) to find byte sequence or parts of it from one Delphi version in the ...
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Melbourne Meeting – December 2014

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Monday 15th December Lets Move an Application To FireMonkey – Roger Connell – Innova Solutions A look at ActionLists and ImageLists in the Dunit VCL Form and converting such forms to FireMonkey. Roger wants to have access to the Green Light DUnit testing interface when he comes to ...
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Reminder: rebuild my Nullable Types based on Class Operators in Delphi

The Wiert Corner – Class Operators in Delphi have been introduced in the ARM compiler in Delphi XE4 for iOS support. By now it has been in the ARM compiler for Android too, and hopefully it will (soon) be in the x86 compiler as well. So it is time to look at my Nullable types again, and see if I can port them over to ...
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Wednesday, 26. November 2014

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Object Pascal Opening Keynote from CodeRage 9

Delphi Insider – With the sweeping technical changes we are witnessing, from the huge growth of mobile to the gadgets explosion, Delphi remains a centerpiece with its solid Windows and VCL roots and its unique multi-device development capabilities. Listen to the Product Manager's view of where the product is today ...
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