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Friday, 6. June 2014

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Emerging Languages Camp Part 4: Nimrod and Dao

Craig Stuntz's Weblog – This is the fourth post of my notes from Emerging Languages Camp last year. If you haven’t seen it already, you might want to read the Introduction to this series. Nimrod: A new approach to meta programming Andreas Rumpf Homepage · Slides · Presentation Nimrod’s creator, Andreas Rumpf, ...
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Thursday, 5. June 2014

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RawByteString type explained

The Programming Works – With the introduction of Unicode support Delphi also introduced magic RawByteString type; the word ‘magic’ here means that you can’t implement a type with RawByteString functionality without hidden compiler support. A common misunderstanding about the RawByteString type is that instances of ...
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RawByteString type explained

The Programming Works – With the introduction of Unicode support Delphi also introduced magic RawByteString type; the word ‘magic’ here means that you can’t implement a type with RawByteString functionality without hidden compiler support. A common misunderstanding about the RawByteString type is that instances of ...
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Buy RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder, Get Another Tool Free offer

Delphi Insider – If you have been waiting for a special offer before you buy or upgrade to RAD Studio, C++Builder or Delphi XE6, now is the time to upgrade.Buy One Tool, Get a Second Tool FREE!Offer ends June 30, 2014! For a limited time, with each qualifying Embarcadero RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder product ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 17:21
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AppTethering Leaderboard - Passing Objects Remotely and using Resources

Stephen Ball – AppTethering opens up a range of powerful features for coupled applications. Beyond the basic features for calling remote actions (which is rather cool and quick to setup) it is also possible to share resources between applications. To give you an example I have built a Scoreboard that records the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 13:52
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How to convert an object to JSON and back with a single line of code

Stephen Ball – Ever wanted to take an Object into a format that is easily persisted and back? Well now you can. New in XE6 is the REST.JSON unit. This allows you access to TJSON a class with some very helpful class methods. Using TJSON you can convert an object to a JSON string and back with a little help from ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 12:48
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I officially hate hate hate the WITH statement.

Delphi Code Monkey – This hilariously awful piece of code is from FooBars (fobar.pas), the name of the vendor has been removed so I can feel better about placing it up here to be openly criticized:procedure TfooBarPainter.BarDrawMarkArrow(ABarControl: TfooBarControl;  DC: HDC; MarkR: TRect);var  P: array[1..3] ...
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Wednesday, 4. June 2014

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Implementing generic interfaces in Delphi

The Programming Works – Delphi supports generic interfaces; for example we can declare a generic interface type IChecker<T> = interface function Check(const Instance: T): Boolean; end; and use this generic interface as follows: unit UseDemo; interface uses GenChecks; type TDemo<T> = class ...
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Implementing generic interfaces in Delphi

The Programming Works – Delphi supports generic interfaces; for example we can declare a generic interface type IChecker<T> = interface function Check(const Instance: T): Boolean; end; and use this generic interface as follows: unit UseDemo; interface uses GenChecks; type TDemo<T> = class ...
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Xcode 6, iOS 8, Yosemite, Swift, and You

RemObjects Blogs – As you’ve probably heard by now, Apple release a whole lot of goodness for developers on Monday. As an Oxygene or RemObjects C# (or even a Data Abstract for Cocoa) developer, you’re probably asking yourself how these changes affect you. Obviously, there’s a lot of things we cannot talk about ...
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C++Builder XE6 multi-tier database app with FireDAC JSON Reflection

Pawel Glowacki – Welcome to The C++Mobile Day webinar! Right now I’m listening to David I explaining basics of building native mobile apps for Android and iOS from the same C++ codebase with C++Builder XE6. In less than three hours there will be my, prerecorded session "Create C++ Secure Mobile Applications ...
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EMBT gets a Swift Kick in the Assetts

TPersistent.com – In case you haven’t heard yet, Apple has created a new language meant to be more friendly than Objective C.  They call it Swift, and it is aptly named judging from the benchmarks which show it to be significantly faster than Objective C even though it uses the same run-time and is compiled ...
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Tuesday, 3. June 2014

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Developer Skill Sprints - Remote control a Windows app from a mobile device

Sip from the Firehose – Today’s (June 3, 2014) Developer Skill Sprint by Jim McKeeth shows you how to use App Tethering to control a Windows app from a mobile device. From the DocWiki: The RTL provides new App Tethering components to give your applications the ability to interact with other applications running ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 23:23
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Delphi multithreading and DLL exports: watch your exceptions (via: Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – Talking about Dnny Thorpe: he also posted a nice hint on threading methods for ancient Delphi versions that equally applies to DLL exports in any Delphi version, even any programming environment. Recently, I had to do some surgery in such a Pre-Delphi 6 application, and I was really happy to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 07:00

Monday, 2. June 2014

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Castalia 2014.6 is now available

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – I’ve just released Castalia 2014.6, the latest version of my advanced code editor for Delphi programmers. In the last few weeks, I’ve done a major rewrite of my integration/functional testing system, and written literally hundreds of new tests. This makes Castalia 2014.6 the most ...
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