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Thursday, 7. August 2014

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How to Get Answers to Your Questions

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I love helping people out with technical challenges. I don’t always have as much time as I would like to dive into the details of their code though. Occasionally I get requests for help that are completely unactionable on my part. A while back Eric S. Raymond wrote a great guide for How to Ask ...
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Wednesday, 6. August 2014

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Jens Fudge’s two passions come together using App Tethering

Sip from the Firehose – Jens Fudge, Delphi developer in Denmark, sent me a link to his latest blog post. The post starts out with "I have two passions. I really love archery and I really love programming." How can you not continue reading? Jens then talks about using XE6 to create a FireMonkey app that runs on Windows and ...
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Staring into the Fire: The Build Process

RemObjects Blogs – This post is part of a series in which I want to take a closer look at some of the features and functionality in Fire, our new IDE for the Mac. Fire is designed to be light-weight and “get out of your way”, and one of the parts where this shines thru is when you build. Compiling your project is a ...
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Workshop in Denmark

The Delphi Geek – DAPUG, the Database Application Programmers Users Group (aka Danish Embarcadero User Group) is one of Delphi user groups which organizes great events twice a year. I’m very proud that they have invited me to speak in October, even though I’ll miss ITDevCon because of that :( (A note to ITDevCon ...
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Delphi: using IInterface to restore cursor at end of mehod (prelude to a memento that executes any code at end of method).

The Wiert Corner – A long while ago, I wrote about a (then overdue post) on .NET/C#: Using IDisposable to restore temporary settrings example: TemporaryCursor class. I had been using a similar technique in Delphi since before I found out about the TRecall class and thought: I think my TTemporaryCursor is smarter, as ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 07:00
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VCL Styles Utils – New feature

The Road to Delphi – I just uploaded a new release of the VCL Styles Utils project improving the support for ListViews and TreeView controls. When you uses a TListView setting the CheckBoxes property to True and with the VCL Styles enabled the control will look like so As you can see the Checkboxes is using the ...
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Tuesday, 5. August 2014

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August Series of Developer Skill Sprints

Marco's Tech Blog – After the success of the June/July series, mostly done internally by Embarcadero folks, the Developer Skill Sprints gets back with an August series including many MVPs. If you haven't attended these webinars in the past, these are 20-minute online live tutorials on software ...
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Word API Documents collection documentation: moved and changes with the introduction of Word 2013

The Wiert Corner – I’ve done a bit of WinWord automation and came across different locations for the API: New Style: Word 2013: Documents Object (Word) – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ff840891(v=office.15).aspx Word 2010: Documents Collection Object (Word) – ...
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Monday, 4. August 2014

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Staring into the Fire: Search and Replace

RemObjects Blogs – This post is part of a series in which I want to take a closer look at some of the features and functionality in Fire, our new IDE for the Mac. In this post, I’d like to look at Search and Replace. Search and Replace is a core feature of any development environment, so of course Fire has ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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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