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Wednesday, 31. December 2014

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Flotsam and Jetsam #91

Delphi-losophy – It’s #Code2014 time again! Time to tweet out what languages you used for the year.  Just list your languages and include the hashtag `#code2014`, and they’ll do the rest.  Of course, you can include Delphi all you want.  I won’t mind. Looks like Ray Konopka will be replacing Dr. Bob ...
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My Year in Cities, 2014

Marco's Tech Blog – Following a long tradition of this blog, dating back to 2006 (and continued in 2007, 2008, 2009 ,  2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013)  here is my year 2014 seen through the cities I've been to, mostly for work, occasionally for vacation. The rule is: Places I've ...
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Tuesday, 30. December 2014

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Castle Game Engine 5.1.1 release - Spine (2D animations), Android, more!

Pascal Game Development – We proudly present a new official release of Castle Game Engine 5.1.1. Castle Game Engine is a modern cross-platform open-source 3D/2D engine for FPC/Lazarus. See http://castle-engine.sourceforge.net...?id=2014-12-30 for links and full release announcement. The main features of this release are: ...
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Making people’s lives better… in 4 years.

TURBU Tech – I don’t think anyone can argue that technology makes many aspects of our lives simpler and more convenient, but it often brings complications with it as well, as we all know.  But every once in a while, something comes along that just unambiguously makes things better.  Stuff like the vaccine, ...
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Delphi memory managers – via Tommi Prami G+

The Wiert Corner – There is a nice Delphi memory thread at G+ initiated by Tommi Prami for which I added some links to the memory managers: FastMM (No signs of the Version 5) ScaleMM – Interesting (two versions) SynScaleMM – Fork of the previous SapMM – Just found out about this, but tries to tackle ...
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Monday, 29. December 2014

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Mobile Push Notifications without a BaaS

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE7 include support for mobile push (remote) notifications via a Parse and Kinvey BaaS providers. This makes it really easy to send push notifications to your users on mobile devices. Both Parse and Kinvey offer free service levels (as well as paid), and you can ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 23:32
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How to get Android 4.4.x style for your XE7 dialog boxes

Sip from the Firehose – Over the holidays, Hebron posted a question using the Embarcadero Community 3.0 Answers section. He asked "Why all the dialogs are using the "old" Android 2.x style? And how to force my Android app to use the 4.4.x style in all the dialogs like date picker and MessageDlg? Using StyleBook and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 20:40
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #24

Marco's Tech Blog – Another bi-weekly installment of my weekly column... but making 24 of these posts in 2014 was a good pace and I hope it helped. Anyway, heres comes the last round of the year. A Prize RAD Studio named "Best of 2014" in the Mobile Star Awards. See the award site and our press release. ...
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Setting the default XML DOM in Delphi XE7

Stephen Ball – Managing the default XML DOM Scanning the whats new in RAD Studio XE7 (Delphi, C++ Builder) it covers the introduction of a new XML Dom (OmniXML) meaning there are now 3 XML DOMS to choose from when setting the default XML DOM. MSXML ADOM OmniXML The XML Dom defines which engine in essence is used ...
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How to Display Menu Item Hints in Delphi Applications (Revisited)

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – Last week I decided I wanted the main menu hints and popup menu hints to display in a tooltip window just like the hints for all the other controls. I figured it shouldn't be that difficult, right. Microsoft does it all over the place so why shouldn't my applications.Wow did I under estimate what it ...
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Sunday, 28. December 2014

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Never Assume Your Paths Have Ending Delimiters

Delphi-losophy – I think I’ve mentioned that I have a “challenging” codebase that I deal with in my day job.  It’s a classic Delphi legacy app, worked on by numerous different people over the years with multiple different styles and techniques. Part of the product includes the use of an Address Engine – a third- ...
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Saturday, 27. December 2014

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Endianness issue

The Programming Works – TForge 0.68 is released. TForge 0.68 is a maintenance release which fixes memory leak in THMAC implementation, fixes endianness issue for non-crypto hash functions such as CRC32 and adds minor improvements to ByteArray type. Previous releases were returning message digest values for non-crypto hash ...

Friday, 26. December 2014

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Use Bluetooth to Connect your App to the Internet of Things

Delphi Insider – Internet of Things Using Bluetooth and RAD Studio XE7The Internet of Things is upon us! Join the movement and explore one of the new features in RAD Studio XE7, Bluetooth. Watch this video featuring David Intersimone to see a demonstration of using Bluetooth for App Tethering. See how to:Discover ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 17:00

Thursday, 25. December 2014

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Blast from the past: Turbo Pascal raytracer

The Delphi Geek – Paweł’s recent post reminded me of a veeeeeery old raytracer I wrote in years 1985/89. (Yes, young ones, we had computers then!) Header states: 1985-07-10:  Computer: VAX-11/750  Language: Pascal V2  Graphics: VT100 1988-02-03:  Computer: IBM-PC  Language: Turbo Pascal 4.0  Graphics: EGA 640 x 350 ...
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David I's "The Developer Twelve Days of Christmas"

Sip from the Firehose – Back in 2010, I wrote a blog post with a simple Delphi VCL program "The Developer's 12 Days of Christmas" which displayed the traditional lyrics and my attempt at some updated technology based lyrics. For 2014, I've created a FireMonkey version of the same application. Similar to the original ...
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