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Wednesday, 15. February 2017

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Generic TObjectList layout has changed

TURBU Tech – I ran across a really strange bug at work yesterday: Access Violation when performing a certain operation in the program. These are usually really simple.  Easy to reproduce, and the debugger takes you right to the problem, and there you are, confronted by a nil that someone forgot to initialize ...
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Shameless Plug: uArm Swift

TURBU Tech – I just ran across this on IndieGoGo.  Everyone remember the cute lab robots from the first Iron Man movie?  Well, the people at uFactory are trying to actually build them.  (More or less.) They’re building robotic arms with modular, interchangeable tools on the end and multiple methods to ...
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Love is in the air….

Stephen Ball – Yesterday, was Valentines day and marked the 22nd Birthday of Delphi, originally launched Feb 14th 1995. All around the world, developers were tweeting and blogging about Delphi.  From product directors to 3rd party component vendors an awesome amount was being shared – including this fun ...
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HashLib4Pascal is a Delphi/FPC compatible library that provides an easy to use interface for computing hashes and checksums of strings (with a specified encoding), files, streams, byte arrays and untyped data to mention but a few.

The Wiert Corner – One day I will need lots of hashing in Delphi: Xor-el/HashLib4Pascal: HashLib4Pascal is a Delphi/FPC compatible library that provides an easy to use interface for computing hashes and checksums of strings (with a specified encoding), files, streams, byte arrays and untyped data to mention but a few. ...
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The Craig Chapman IoT Episode

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Talking with Craig Chapman about Internet of Things, high altitude balloons, Linux server configuration, enumerating data sets and 4K displays. Links from today’s episode . . . The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained Tiobe Index – Delphi back in ...
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Tuesday, 14. February 2017

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Cross platform messaging made easy with TMS MQTT

TMS Software Blog – Last week we released a new product, TMS MQTT. MQTT is a standard lightweight machine 2 machine messaging protocol. This enables the instant exchange of binary or text messages between code running on various operating systems. To fully take advantage of this, we developed our TMS MQTT client to ...
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MahdiSafsafi/delphi-detours-library: Delphi Detours Library

The Wiert Corner – I didn’t know about the MahdiSafsafi/delphi-detours-library: Delphi Detours Library [WayBack] until this question turned up: Does anybody have a version of Delphi Detours (https://github.com/MahdiSafsafi/delphi-detours-library) that works with Delphi 2007?  – Primož Gabrijelčič – ...
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22 Years of Delphi and it Still Rocks

Marco's Tech Blog – To celebrate another year of success for Delphi. I dug a bit in my archive. Here are a few old images, mostly ads from Borland, before and after the product release. You can find a higher resolution version of these images at https://goo.gl/photos/WeWa3wEL9xDYAp179. Here are smaller versions, with ...
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Anonymous Classes: Dynamic Objects

Te Waka o Delphi – There is another use case for anonymous classes even simpler than that of providing implementations of interfaces: Dynamic objects. I am not referring not to the notion of a dynamic object which involves runtime allocation of objects as opposed to static allocation. In Delphi terms this distinction ...
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Monday, 13. February 2017

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#ILoveDelphi How About You?

The PodCast at Delphi.org – February 14th is Delphi’s birthday (and some other holiday). What a great time to talk about how much we love Delphi. I moved from Basic to Turbo Pascal back in the DOS days, and then started using Delphi with version 2. Since then I’ve used a number of other development tools, including ...
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Delphi High-DPI Road: Ensuring Your UI Looks Correctly for TImage, TColorBox, Owner Drawn TComboBox , TStatusBar and some more

Zarko Gajic – So you want to go down the high-DPI road? Feeling alone? I did The classical answer “it works on my machine” will not be sufficient here. Your non high-dpi aware Delphi application might look nice on your development machine, but it certainly looks super small or ugly stretched on your client’s ...
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Sunday, 12. February 2017

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Movie #119 - TcxTextEdit from DevExpress

LearnDelphi.TV – I'm going to be taking a look at some of the controls offered by DevExpress, who commercially produce 3rd party controls for Delphi.  Check out this 10 minute introduction to TcxTextEdit.
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Delphi for Linux: Enterprise / Architect Only + ARC Imposed = … ?

Te Waka o Delphi – With the lack of any easily available information from Embarcadero, in yesterday’s post I had to speculate as to the cost that might be involved with the new Delphi for Linux. According to comments it seems that I was being overly generous by suggesting that only a Pro Edition of Delphi would ...
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On Delphi for Linux…

Te Waka o Delphi – It has been difficult to avoid the fuss being made about the “new” Linux support in Delphi. It’s almost as if they didn’t have a Linux offering more than 15 years ago. I refer of course to Kylix, which failed in no small part due to the quality and the cost of the tool, for ...
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Friday, 10. February 2017

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Anonymous

Te Waka o Delphi – A few years ago (2011 to be precise) someone asked a question on StackOverflow about support for anonymous classes in Delphi. The reason for the question was that the poster was trying to use Delphi to develop for Android and on that platform the widespread use of callback interfaces makes anonymous ...
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