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Monday, 25. August 2014

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String Hashing Shootout

DelphiTools – Following a recent post by A. Bouchez about an optimized CRC32 hash, I took it as an opportunity to re-run a small String Hashing Shootout on the worst hash function collision torture test I know: ZIP codes in UTF-16 (Delphi’s default String format). Contenders CRC32 using the SynCommons CPU ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 12:01
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Small Post, for a (Very) Small App

Te Waka o Delphi – On Saturday I was out and about with my family and found myself inspired to write an app. By Sunday evening, it was done and in the Google Play store. We were in an area of Auckland called Parnell and needed to park the car on street, where a fairly standard “pay and display” system ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jolyon Direnko-Smith @ 09:16

Sunday, 24. August 2014

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VCL Styles Utils – New Feature : Non Client Area Controls

The Road to Delphi – I’m very pleased to introduce a very cool new feature to the VCL Styles Utils project. This is the support for controls in the Non Client Area of the forms through the TNCControls component. Check the next form with the Auric Vcl Style applied. Now the same form but with a set of NC Buttons ...
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Saturday, 23. August 2014

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Nullable Types. Not!

Te Waka o Delphi – I recently mentioned that RemObjects have placed their OS X native IDE – a.k.a. Fire – into public beta. I haven’t been using it myself (yet) but have been following developments in the RemObjects Talk forums with interest, and a new feature in the Elements 8.0 compiler (also part ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jolyon Direnko-Smith @ 02:04

Friday, 22. August 2014

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RAD Studio XE7 World Tour in September

Glooscap Software – Lately there have been more and more hints that RAD Studio XE7 is about to be released, and if you buy XE6 before Sept 5th, you automatically get the upgrade to XE7. That might be a pretty good hint that a release is pretty close. Of course, an even bigger hint would be announcing the launch tour. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Bruce McGee @ 17:18
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RAD Studio Tech Preview Webinar September 4

Delphi Insider – Tech Preview Webinar: RAD Studio, Delphi and C++BuilderSee what’s coming for VCL/Windows and FireMonkey multi-device development in RAD Studio and get ready to take your app development to the next level.Thursday, September 4, 20146AM San Francisco / 9AM New York / 2PM London / 3PM Milan11AM ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 15:30
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TMS software at Delphi Tage 2014 in Bonn, Germany

TMS Software Blog – We're looking forward to be present at the Delphi Tage 2014 in Bonn, the community event for Delphi enthusiasts.For Delphi Tage 2014, TMS software will: 1) Sponsor the community evening on Friday 5 Sept, so you can have more drinks & food. 2) Exhibit on the conference day on Saturday 6 Sept. 3) ...
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TMS iCL native iOS peer 2 peer communication

TMS Software Blog – We've created a short (8 minute) presentation / demo video to show you how our newest native iOS peer 2 peer communication component in TMS iCL works. It shows how you can send an object and text via Bluetooth or local WiFi to nearby peers. Underlying, everything is done via 100% native iOS APIs, ...
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JEDI.INC got updated a few months ago: Delphi XE7 seems to be ahead…

The Wiert Corner – While updating a project to a more recent version of Delphi, I also updated the JEDI.INC reference. Note that since writing Delphi – finding the VERxxx define for a particular Delphi version: use JEDI.INC, the Delphi JEDI project moved from SoureForge to GitHub. The fun thing: JEDI.INC got updated a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 08:54
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Embarcadero's forums are down.

Delphi Code Monkey – Embarcadero's forums have been down for a while now, they are working on bringing them back up.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 02:42

Wednesday, 20. August 2014

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Making Delphi 64 Bit/Large Address Aware

TPersistent.com – In the 18+ years Delphi has been out, some rather large applications having been built.  Between the number of units developers are using, the size of the component sets installed in the IDE and the transition to the Galileo IDE with .NET subsystems, Delphi now requires more memory than ever.  What ...
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DataSnap "CUSTOMERS" FireDAC JSON Reflection Demo Code

Pawel Glowacki – My "RAD in Action: Build Modern Apps with Enterprise Mobility Services" webinar is happening right now. During my 50 minutes session I’m demonstrating using DataSnap framework for building multi-tier database application with FireDAC JSON Reflection framework. That’s very powerful and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 21:20
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When deadlocks become livelocks (via: Do deadlocks cause high CPU utilization? – Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – Depending on how you organize locks (for instance via waiting on semaphores or mutexes or spinlocks), deadlocks can become livelocks: Inability to make forward progress because of conflicting spinlocks is usually referred to as ‘livelock’. Thanks to Martin James for reminding me of that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 13:00
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Visual Studio Pro for Just $45 !!

Te Waka o Delphi – It’s true. Visual Studio Professional can be had for as little as $45, though it can take a little digging to find this option. And there is a catch (or two). It’s available at this price through Visual Studio Online. And the first catch is… it’s a subscription. That $45 is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jolyon Direnko-Smith @ 09:14

Tuesday, 19. August 2014

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Fix for Buffer Overflow in VCL Bitmap Processing Code

Marco's Tech Blog – A potential buffer overflow condition in the VCL bitmap processing code (specifically in the function PaletteFromDIBColorTable) could be potentially used to inject malicious code into an application. So this is a serious issue and you are recommended to apply the patch to your new and existing ...
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