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Sunday, 28. December 2014

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Never Assume Your Paths Have Ending Delimiters

Delphi-losophy – I think I’ve mentioned that I have a “challenging” codebase that I deal with in my day job.  It’s a classic Delphi legacy app, worked on by numerous different people over the years with multiple different styles and techniques. Part of the product includes the use of an Address Engine – a third- ...
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Saturday, 27. December 2014

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Endianness issue

The Programming Works – TForge 0.68 is released. TForge 0.68 is a maintenance release which fixes memory leak in THMAC implementation, fixes endianness issue for non-crypto hash functions such as CRC32 and adds minor improvements to ByteArray type. Previous releases were returning message digest values for non-crypto hash ...

Friday, 26. December 2014

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Use Bluetooth to Connect your App to the Internet of Things

Delphi Insider – Internet of Things Using Bluetooth and RAD Studio XE7The Internet of Things is upon us! Join the movement and explore one of the new features in RAD Studio XE7, Bluetooth. Watch this video featuring David Intersimone to see a demonstration of using Bluetooth for App Tethering. See how to:Discover ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 17:00

Thursday, 25. December 2014

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Blast from the past: Turbo Pascal raytracer

The Delphi Geek – Paweł’s recent post reminded me of a veeeeeery old raytracer I wrote in years 1985/89. (Yes, young ones, we had computers then!) Header states: 1985-07-10:  Computer: VAX-11/750  Language: Pascal V2  Graphics: VT100 1988-02-03:  Computer: IBM-PC  Language: Turbo Pascal 4.0  Graphics: EGA 640 x 350 ...
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David I's "The Developer Twelve Days of Christmas"

Sip from the Firehose – Back in 2010, I wrote a blog post with a simple Delphi VCL program "The Developer's 12 Days of Christmas" which displayed the traditional lyrics and my attempt at some updated technology based lyrics. For 2014, I've created a FireMonkey version of the same application. Similar to the original ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 16:05

Wednesday, 24. December 2014

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Exclusive Savings and Bonuses when you Upgrade to RAD Studio XE7 by December 31, 2014

Delphi Insider – On XE2 or Earlier?Act now to qualify for Upgrade pricing and save up to 45%!Act Now! Offer Ends December 31, 2014Don't miss out on your upgrade discount of up to 45% offUsers of any earlier version qualify for the upgrade price. Upgrade eligibility for registered users of XE2 or earlier ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 16:00
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Castalia IDE Plugin Free with XE7 (ends soon)

Stephen Ball – One present I’m going to be playing with over Christmas is the Castalia IDE plug in. If you want to know why, check out the 10 minute demo here of some of the cool refactoring and IDE tools that Castalia provides. Don’t forget if your latest version is XE2 your last chance to qualify for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 13:07
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Spelunking Delphi RTL new Features since XE2

Marco's Tech Blog – What's new in the Delphi (and C++Builder) run time library (or RTL) in XE7, compared to the classic Xe2 version? There is likely way more than you thought! While I don't have time to delve into each and every of these new features, this is a summary, based on a direct unit to unit comparison. ...
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Tuesday, 23. December 2014

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Creating Highly Connected Apps with Bluetooth and Kinvey using Object Pascal

Delphi Insider – In this session, we show how to discover and interact with a Bluetooth LE device, such as a heart rate monitor, and track and store the received data in the cloud using a backend as a service (BaaS) provider such as Kinvey, Parse or App42. You'll also learn how to query existing cloud data using ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 17:00
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Plugin Spotlight – Delphi Dev Shell Tools

OTAPI – In this article, we’re going to take a look at the infinitely-useful Delphi Dev Shell Tools by Rodrigo Ruz. What is “Delphi Dev Shell Tools”? Delphi Dev Shell Tools (referred to here-forth as “DDST”) is a truly remarkable Windows Shell Extension specifically for Delphi ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Simon J Stuart @ 14:59
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Episode 215: Gang of Four – 20 Years Later : Software Engineering Radio

The Wiert Corner – If you are into serious software development, then this is a 75 minute PodCast you must listen to: Episode 215: Gang of Four – 20 Years Later : Software Engineering Radio. Abstract Johannes Thönes talks with Erich Gamma, Ralph Johnson and Richard Helm from the Gang of Four about the 20th anniversary ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 12:00
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Last Minute Christmas Shopping Ideas

The PodCast at Delphi.org – If you still have a few people on your Christmas gift list that you just don’t know what to do for, check out the RAD Offer page. You’ll save some serious money, and they will get the best development tool for building highly connected multi-device native apps. Get Free Bonuses with the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 02:21

Monday, 22. December 2014

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"RasterrainObjPas" - Simple Ray Tracer in Object Pascal

Pawel Glowacki – I always wanted to implement a ray tracer in my favourite Object Pascal programming language. The thing is that it is not trivial, especially when you start reading books like "Physically Based Rendering" you realize that implementing a ray tracer might take a lot of time and work. Recently on ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 16:26

Sunday, 21. December 2014

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Get Castalia for Delphi free with purchase of RAD Studio or Delphi XE7 until Dec 31, 2014

Delphi Insider – Jacob Thurman, from TwoDesk (makers of Castalia), recently demonstrated some of the great editor features of Castalia for Delphi during our most RAD in Action webinar.The Castalia Suite (a $249 value) is one of the awesome Bonus Pack items (a combined total of over $800 USD in value) that are ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 16:30
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Programming and (human) languages

TURBU Tech – StackOverflow just announced that they’re opening up yet another foreign language version of SO, this one in Japanese.  They’ve already done this in Portuguese, and now it appears they’re continuing on the same path.  When people point out that the “convenience” that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 07:06
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