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Friday, 5. December 2014

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Plugin Spotlight – Bookmarks 1.2 Released!

OTAPI – Following up on my (very) recent spotlight feature on David Millington‘s Bookmarks plugin, I’m pleased to see that David has released Bookmarks 1.2, an update providing bug fixes and new (useful) features. Updating (for existing users) Pretty simple, really. Just download the updated ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Simon J Stuart @ 22:58
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Bookmarks version 1.2 released

Parnassus – I’m very pleased to release an update to the Bookmarks plugin. This updates fixes a few bugs and adds a new feature:New feature: Bookmarks can now be assigned a custom name / descriptionBugfix: List out of bounds exception viewing a form as textBugfix: All bookmarks were removed from a unit ...
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“But what happens if…” : The Joy of Race Conditions

Malcolm Groves – In my last post, I was trying to highlight the fact that just because you have done a WaitForAny and one of your Tasks has ended, the others don’t just all magically stop somehow. It’s good form for your Task to be checking if it has been Cancelled, and to quit as soon as possible, ...
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Thursday, 4. December 2014

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Plugin Spotlight – MonkeyMixer (VCL and FMX in the same project)

OTAPI – In this article, we’re going to take a look at the MonkeyMixer IDE Plugin from LaKraven Studios Ltd (that’s us, in case you didn’t know). What is “MonkeyMixer”? MonkeyMixer is an IDE extension for Delphi XE2 to XE7 (and beyond) enabling you to use both VCL and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Simon J Stuart @ 21:16
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Write Your Paper

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – Make a timeline. British classes and creative writing can in fact be exciting for your learners when the trainer gets somewhat innovative as well. Another traditional novel that learners enjoy Harper Leeis To Destroy a Mockingbird. Compose a newspaper, firewood or record from the point of view of a ...
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InterBase XE7 has Been Released

Marco's Tech Blog – A new version of the InterBase server, XE7, has been released yesterday. Details of the announcement and core features are described in details by Stephen Ball in his blog at delphiaball.co.uk/2014/12/03/interbase-xe7/. The most notable feature to me is Change Views, a whole new and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 12:05
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MVVM, MVP, MVC, OOD, etc: it is all about structure and using common sense.

The Wiert Corner – I’ve done partitioned programming (using various layers for different kinds of functionality) for ages. The first time I can remember of official terms for it, I already used patterns like that for a couple of years. Back then the parts were from Object-Oriented Design: Peter Coad, Edward ...
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Wednesday, 3. December 2014

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InterBase XE7 now available!

Stephen Ball – InterBase XE7 – It’s Live! I am especially proud today to blog about the launch of InterBase XE7! As the Product Manager for InterBase, I have seen the planning, development and delivery of some amazing new developments over this last year or so, and today you can get your hands on them! ...
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Obey Postel’s Law in Your Code

Delphi-losophy – Jon Postel was a guy that wrote an early specification for the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), one of the core protocols of the Internet protocol suite.  You use it every day to surf the web, send emails, etc.  One of the guiding principles that he used when writing it was this: Be ...
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Video: FireUI and the Multi-Device Designer

Delphi Insider – FireUI and the Multi-Device Designer revolutionize how you develop apps. This session covers Behavior Services, TMultiView, the Multi-Device Designer, and creating and using a custom view. Take your multi-platform development to the next level with FireUI.This is a video replay from the CodeRage 9 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 17:00
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 15:48
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Simon J Stuart @ 23:17

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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 12:00
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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 ...
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