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Wednesday, 5. November 2014

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Windows software developers – High DPI awareness: the developer Y2K (or is it EUR introduction) of our time.

The Wiert Corner – An interesting statement by Steve Maughan: Looking at how many High DPI awareness or lack of is the developers Y2K of our time. Looking at the trouble Windows and Windows applications in general have with High DPI (more in general: resolution independence). I think it rates even higher: as the EUR ...
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Delphi; Conditional defines in the .dpr: FastMM4 disappearing – via: G+ I’ve got an old problem, in which the IDE…

The Wiert Corner – Vin Colgin posted on G+: The kind of text that the Delphi IDE often removes in a .dpr file. FastMM4 and lines in the *.dpr I’ve got an old problem, in which the IDE will take the lines required out of the “uses” clause in the *.dpr. Something I’m sure we’re all aware ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 12:00
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VCL Styles Utils – Major Update (Dialogs, ProgressBar, DateTimePicker, ListView and more)

The Road to Delphi – A Major updated was made to the VCL Styles Utils project. This version include several fixes and new features. Vcl.Styles.Hooks The Vcl.Styles.Hooks unit is the most updated part of this new release. This unit is the responsible of hook some of the UxTheme and WinApi methods like ...
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Developing on the Samsung Gear Live Smart Watch

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Previously I created a blog post about using Delphi and RAD Studio XE7 to develop for the Moto 360. The new FireUI Multi Device Designer (MDD) makes is a breeze to design for the new smaller UI. I’ve since updated the FireUI Devices project on GitHub to cover the Samsung Gear Live & LG-G ...
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Tuesday, 4. November 2014

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RAD XE7 Tour Coming to 10 Additional US Cities

Delphi Insider – RAD Studio XE7 World Tour - North AmericaSee the biggest release since 64-bit for RAD Studio! RAD Studio XE7 is the single biggest jump forward for 32-bit and 64-bit VCL and FireMonkey applications!Join Embarcadero’s David I, Jim McKeeth, Sarina DuPont, Al Mannarino ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 15:51
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IBLite example from CodeRage 9

Stephen Ball – The Object Pascal programming source code for the IBLite example from CodeRage 9 that I demo’ed is now available from Embarcadero’s Code Central http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/30035 The C++ programming version demo’ed requires the data module from the Object Pascal code, so once ...
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Brisbane Meeting – November 2014

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Thursday November 6th at 5:30pm to 9pm. Door Prize Winner Charles Hacker The following activities will occur: – For my photography collection, I have in mind to create a small utility for moving pictures and movies into a user-defined structure. At the meeting, the project idea will be ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eivind Bakkestuen @ 14:30
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Delphi; Reminder to self: “Parallel Programming Library” in XE7 is the end result of “Delphi Parallel Library” – Google Search. “Delphi Parallel Library” by Allen Bauer

The Wiert Corner – Like any long term project (Spring4D took about 5 years to release version 1.0 and still needs a lot of mobile polising) the “Delphi Parallel Library” took a long time to complete. It got incorporated as the “Parallel Programming Library” in Delphi XE7. Since the ...
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Delphi, C#, VB.NET and SQL all have escapes to use reserved words as identifiers

The Wiert Corner – Normally you would not want to use a reserved word as an identifier. But sometimes it can be very convenient, for instance for a code generator that wraps remoting calls or does ORM. Both Delphi and C# have an escape for this: & prefix for Delphi. @ prefix for C#. [] embedding for VB.NET. ...
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Monday, 3. November 2014

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Developer Skill Sprints are resuming

Glooscap Software – After taking a short break for CodeRage, Embarcadero has announced their next series of Developer Skill Sprints. These are short, bite sized tutorials, each focused on a specific feature or topic. There is a new sprint scheduled for every Tuesday between tomorrow (November 4th) and the end of the ...
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Dabbling in BASM

The Programming Works – TForge 0.67 adds SHA-256 algorithm BASM optimization (applies also to SHA-224 which is based on SHA-256). Now the library contains BASM-optimized implementations of MD5, SHA1, SHA224 and SHA256 algorithms for Win32 and Win64 platforms. Here are some benchmarks; I measured the time required to hash ...

Saturday, 1. November 2014

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Movie #107 - Become Your Own Art Department (CodeRage 9)

LearnDelphi.TV – Finding suitable and consistent images for buttons, menus and splash screens can be a difficult task - why not make your own?  In this video we focus on how we can draw our own images for Delphi applications (or indeed any application) using Inkscape and other tools.  This video was part of CodeRage ...
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Friday, 31. October 2014

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Book Review – Delphi Cookbook by Daniele Teti

OTAPI – Full Disclosure In the interests of transparency, I want to make it clear from the outset that I expressed an interest in reading and reviewing Delphi Cookbook, and was sent a copy free of charge from the publisher (Packt Publishing). The only condition of this agreement was that I publish a review ...
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Why I dislike GoToWebinar by Citrix: 0 stars out of 5.

The Wiert Corner – Last week, I viewed to webinars. A smaller one Geek Fest – Automating the ForgeRock Platform Installation about Ansible installation of Unix machines, and the first 70% of the last day ofCodeRage 9 | Free Development Event by Embarcadero. Both had a bad experience because of GoToWebinar has a ...
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Thursday, 30. October 2014

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CodeRage 9 Q&A: Creating Beautiful Animations in your Desktop and Mobile Applications (Boian Mitov)

The Wiert Corner – Session: Creating Beautiful Animations in your Desktop and Mobile Applications The session demonstrates how to create beautiful timeline-based animations in Object Pascal using the Mitov Software’s AnimationLab. Level: All Boian Mitov – Mitov Software Q&A: Welcome to CodeRage 9 ...
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