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Monday, 4. August 2014

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Delphi Blogs of the Week (or Month) #15

Marco's Tech Blog – It has been a while, among business trips and some vacation. Here is a collection of noteworthy links, covering most of July. Embarcadero and Related InterBase 2014 Roadmap at edn.embarcadero.com/article/43963 Using C++ on Mobile (by JT) at betanews.com/2014/07/22/why-c ...
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Spring4D: How is the GlobalContainer intended to be used? Are there important don’ts? – Google Groups

The Wiert Corner – Short answer: do not use the GlobalContainer. Long answers are in this Spring4D thread: How is the GlobalContainer intended to be used? Are there important don’ts? – Google Groups. Especially read this message by Stefan Glienke that shows you to setup your main program without using ...
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Friday, 1. August 2014

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Static Typing Still Matters

TURBU Tech – I ran across a very interesting story yesterday.  Apparently genetic researchers are having some real trouble with their spreadsheets: important data is being wrongly interpreted by Excel as specific data formats and ends up getting mangled irreversibly, leading to data corruption.  For example, the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 17:43
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Top 10 Delphi Skill Building Tips from the RAD Studio Community

Delphi Insider – Want to learn top Delphi and RAD Studio skill building tips from some of the most well known members of the Delphi community? Join us for the August/September series of Skill Sprints - quick online sessions that last 30 minutes or less.Presenters for the new series include Alister Christie, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 17:00
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Your Flying Car is Ready: Amazing Programming Tools of the Future, Today!

Craig Stuntz's Weblog – That’s the title of my presentation at Dog Food Conference 2014, 29-30 September, in Columbus, Ohio. If you found my post on "Test-Only Development" with the Z3 Theorem Prover was interesting, then you’ll love this. What if simply writing "unit tests" was enough to produce a program ...
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TFireMonkeyContainer: VCL drag/drop, IDE support and package improvements, and more

Parnassus – A number of improvements to TFireMonkeyContainer have been checked in over the past day.New to TFireMonkeyContainer? It is a small open-source VCL component to host a FireMonkey form inside a VCL form, as though it was a normal component. Read more about TFireMonkeyContainer here.What’s ...
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Thursday, 31. July 2014

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Did you get the Memo ?

Te Waka o Delphi – People looking for a cheap Android tablet have a new option from a respected player: The Asus Pad 7 Although not exactly falling over themselves in excitement (it is an entry level, budget device after all), reviewers are finding a lot to like in this device. But Delphi developers hoping to sell ...
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AES encryption envelope and Xamarin PCL

RemObjects Blogs – Recently I’ve been asked a question about how the AES encryption envelope can be used with a PCL build of Data Abstract, the issue being that PCL doesn’t expose the needed cryptography API. Although I don’t known the reason for this, I am still going to provide a solution. Before ...
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New link for Ray Konopka webinar

Glooscap Software – I previously posted about Embarcadero's Developer Skill Sprints, and in particular, today's session with Ray Konopka. Unfortunately, if you registered for the skill sprints, the confirmation you received may be for sessions that begin on September 5th, skipping today's sessions. Here is the direct ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Bruce McGee @ 15:37
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Developer Skill Sprint: Effectively Using Delphi Generics with Ray Konopka

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Join us for the Developer Skill Sprint: Effectively Using Delphi Generics with Ray Konopka today! Register for a session now: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM PDT Thu, Jul 31, 2014 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT Thu, Jul 31, 2014 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
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Wednesday, 30. July 2014

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Learn about generics from Ray Konopka

Glooscap Software – Over the past couple of months Embarcadero has been hosting Developer Skill Sprints.  Each one is a short presentation concentrating on a specific topic or feature, followed by a Q&A session. There is a new skill sprint every Tuesday and Thursday which is shown at 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM PDT. ...
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Final days for RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE6 July Offers

Delphi Insider – There are just a couple days left for the July 2014 special offers on RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE6.Recharge from XE5 to XE6 - get the low recharge price and get a free Bonus Pack of additional software including VCL and FireMonkey Style Packs, Mida Converter, and the popular Coding in ...
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Tuesday, 29. July 2014

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Delphi: workaround for when you loose many of the ModelMaker Code Explorer keyboard shortcuts

The Wiert Corner – ModelMaker Code Explorer (MMX for short) stores the keyboard shortcuts in the registry. I’ve had it occur once that somehow most (about 95%) of the shortcuts got lost. Two thinks I learned from resurrecting the shortcuts: MMX writes these settings when you exit Delphi Only a few keys (with ...
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Movie #104 - Loops with Guard Clauses

LearnDelphi.TV – Sometimes loops can get quite complex with lots of conditional logic and deep nesting.  Have a look at this video for a technique to reduce this complexity.
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Sunday, 27. July 2014

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Introducing VSoft.CommandLineParser for Delphi

VSoft Technologies – Command line parsing Pretty much every delphi console application I have ever written or worked on had command line options, and every one of the projects tried different ways for defining and parsing the supplied options. Whilst working on DUnitX recently, I needed to add some command line options, ...
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