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Monday, 5. January 2015

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Embarcadero Community Podcast by David I - Episode 01 - January 5, 2015

Sip from the Firehose – Embarcadero Community Podcast – Episode #1 Monday January 5, 2015 A weekly Embarcadero Community podcast, by David Intersimone "David I", covering recent Embarcadero and Industry news, upcoming events, blog posts, articles and Community Questions and Answers. The recording appears on the Embarcadero ...
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Little Things that make a difference. Part II. DA LINQ String Operations

RemObjects Blogs – One thing that DA LINQ lacked until recently was support of the sting data comparison operations. This means that there was no easy way to properly express SQL statement like: SELECT Id, Name FROM dbo.Customers WHERE Name > 'Alpha' using DA LINQ. Even worse – a lot of .NET languages ...
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Nick Hodges: Man, the chapter on Multi-threading is going to be seriously hard to write.…

The Wiert Corner – A very nice thread around multi-threading in Delphi is evolving at Google Plus: Nick Hodges: Man, the chapter on Multi-threading is going to be seriously hard to write.…. –jeroen (I also tagged it XE8, as by the time such a book arrives, that Delphi version has most likely come out given the ...
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Sunday, 4. January 2015

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Delphi XE7 Feature Matrix

Delphi Insider – Need help choosing which edition of Delphi XE7 is right for you? Want to see the additional features you get when moving up to a higher edition? Then check out the Delphi feature matrix for all of the details on what you get in each edition. Learn more about Delphi | Download a free trial
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Most Frequently Used Shortcuts By Delphi Programmers

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – Here is a list of the most frequently used shortcuts by Delphi programmersCtrl+SpaceCode Completion (window resizeable/sortable)VideoCtrl+Shift+CClass Code Completion at CursorCtrl+Shift+VDeclare VaiableCtrl+Shift+DDeclare FieldCtrl+Shift+SpaceCode Parameter Hints (invoke tooltip ...
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Saturday, 3. January 2015

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Encapsulate Your Data

TPersistent.com – What I always fail to understand is why developers (especially Delphi devs), tend to write programs using datasets with the normal RAD approach when all the benefits of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) are lost by doing so.  Datasets were used back when I wrote Clipper programs in 1992.  Clipper ...
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How to get size of adjacent record’s fields correctly?

The Programming Works – Suppose we have two record types TRecA and TRecB declared as shown below; in a sense the TRecB type is ‘inherited’ from TRecA. The goal is to write a general method which clears all TRecB fields which are not ‘inherited’ from TRecA. The code below propose 3 candidate ...
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Blast from the Past: `TThread` got introduced in Delphi 2

The Wiert Corner – Thanks Nick Hodges for asking, and Uwe Raabe for answering: Yep! Delphi 2 had TThread while Delphi 1 did not. It resulted in an interesting thread including topics like cooperative multi-tasking and named pipes under DOS by using Turbo Pascal. Boy, I remember the \pipe\ days and releasing a time ...
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Friday, 2. January 2015

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More Coding in Delphi

Delphi-losophy – First of all, I want to once again thank all of you who have purchased, read, or otherwise supported my book Coding in Delphi.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again  — the response has been overwhelming and humbling.  The book has been more successful than I could have ever ...
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Thursday, 1. January 2015

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Delphi XE7: The new Tasks / Parallel Computing Library. Like any library, it is not a magic bullet!

The Wiert Corner – In Delphi XE7, Embarcadero introduced a new Parallel Computing Library. Programmers – human as they are – see this as a silver bullet, thinking using such a library will take away all your performance issues without having to know about solving race conditions. Boy are they wrong. The ...
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Modernizing Object Pascal VCL Applications

Delphi Insider – Form style to task bar buttons, from parallel library integration to BDE migration, from better coding styles to RTL new features: a collection of suggestions for migrating Windows VCL applications to Windows 8 and modernizing them alongside.This is a video replay from the CodeRage 9 online ...
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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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