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Saturday, 3. January 2015

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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 16:30

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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 06:00
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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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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 12:00

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 ...
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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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