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Monday, 26. May 2014

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Flotsam and Jetsam #83

Nick Hodges – Del Yocam is a former Borland CEO, a purchaser of $30,000 couches, the creator of the immortal “Inprise”, a lover of pizza, and apparently a check kiter. I have decided to take the advice of some commenters and leave the site pretty much alone.  I removed a bunch of the ads that weren’t ...
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Friday, 23. May 2014

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Software developers and the generation gap

Delphi sorcery – Today I have a rather unusual topic because it's not that technical as usual. But something that has bothered me for a while.I want to talk about different kinds of developers - but as the topic might imply it is less about the actual age but more about the mindset of software developers.On the one ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 21:39
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Don't forget to install and register your RAD Studio, C++Builder or Delphi XE6 Trial for a chance to Win

Delphi Insider – Embarcadero is running some promotions where people who install and register a free 30-day trial license of RAD Studio XE6, Delphi XE6 or C++Builder XE6 are eligible for a chance to win a free iPad or other prizes.Remember that just downloading the trial isn't enough. You have to install and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 17:59
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Clone from GitHub in Delphi IDE

The PodCast at Delphi.org – There are a lot of interesting Delphi projects showing up on GitHub. GitHub offers a convenient Download ZIP function, not to mention a very easy to use Windows Desktop Client that has full support for managing local repositories, syncing them to GitHub and accessing GitHub projects via Cloning in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 14:39
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@Appmethod and @InterBase in Sweden

Stephen Ball – Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking at the 2014 Dev:Mobile event in Gothenburg on Navigating the enterprise road to mobile with @Appmethod and also around Secure Multi-platform database development with @InterBase. StephenBall at DevMobile Gothenburg 2014 The sessions had lots of Interesting ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 12:53
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Memory management: still a non-issue

TURBU Tech – I got assigned an interesting bug to fix today at work:  Performing a certain operation in our program caused an enormous memory leak, producing a FastMM report file that weighed in at over 150 MB, representing a serious amount of RAM in our program.  A bit of debugging made it obvious that a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 04:39

Thursday, 22. May 2014

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Delphi Sensors on Windows 8 Tablet

The PodCast at Delphi.org – New in XE6 is support for VCL Sensors. What better way to show these off then on the 8″ Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Tablet. The VCLSensors sample ships with RAD Studio XE6. I simply deployed it to the Dell Venue 8 Pro and it runs great. I added one of the VCL Styles to it as well. You can ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 19:26
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Recharge your XE5 License

Marco's Tech Blog – Owners of Delphi, C++Builder, and RAD Studio XE5 can recharge their version to XE6 for half the upgrade price. To be more precise, you are going to pay a little less than 50% of the upgrade price, so even by buying a recharge twice in the year (for each release) you'll spend a little less than doing ...
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Delphi Developer Days in Frankfurt: May 26-27

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – Cary Jensen and I have just completed our two US cities for Delphi Developer Days, and are about to start in Europe with Frankfurt, Amsterdam and London.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Bob@eBob42.com @ 11:53
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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Delphi Component

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I took my code I previously used to control the Parrot AR.Drone and turned it into a reusable component. I added some more functionality to it as well, although there is a lot more to cover. The component is available on GitHub. It should work with Delphi, C++Builder, Appmethod and RAD Studio on ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 03:28

Wednesday, 21. May 2014

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ReEnabling the GExperts Procedure List (Ctrl +G)

TPersistent.com – If you are like me, you use GExperts in your IDE.  IMHO much of the functionality GExperts offers should be part of the stock IDE.  Once you start using it, there is no going back.  Many thanks to Erik Berry and company for putting all this together and keeping it supported through so many releases ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 18:39
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Background operations on Android and Change the FMX mouse cursor

Sip from the Firehose – Two items that should be of interest to Delphi developers: Marco Cantu’s recent blog post, "Background Operations on Delphi Android, with threads and timers" and Alistair Christie’s LearnDelphi.tv video "Delphi Programming Tutorial #99 - Mouse Cursor in Firemonkey" Also, the "RAD in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 17:15
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Background Operations on Delphi Android, with Threads and Timers

Marco's Tech Blog – You should never do slow, blocking operations on mobile. You should probably avoid those also on desktop, but on mobile the scenario is worse as your app will own the entire screen. In fact, the Android OS does complain almost immediately if your app is not responsive. To better explain the scenario ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 11:48
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Changing the Cursor in FireMonkey

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I just watched a video on How to Change the Cursor in FireMonkey by Alister Christie. As I watched this video I learned just how much of a Delphi noob I really am. I had no idea you could go from in-line code to class to interface.Thank you Alister for a great video and mind-opening ...
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Delphi XE6 is on Fire

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Remember the demonstration I did showing how Delphi works great with Ouya? Well, there is a new set top box in town, the Amazon Fire TV. Just like the Ouya, it is a Android powered set top box. So, does it support everyone’s favorite Android development tool? Turns out it works great with ...
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