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Wednesday, 26. March 2014

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Emerging Languages Camp Part 1: Introduction and Gershwin

Craig Stuntz's Weblog – Emerging Languages Camp is an all day event held before Strange Loop. There were 11 presentations on new and unusual programming languages in varying stages of development. Production-ready languages like C#, Ruby, Clojure, and Haskell don’t just spring to life out of nothing. There exists a ...
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Tuesday, 25. March 2014

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WideOrbit is hiring JavaScript, .NET and Delphi developers

The Delphi Hacker's Corner – Do you want to switch gears and work for a very cool company that manages billions of ad impressions per day? How about tens of billions of ad revenue dollars per year?It's never been a better time to send me that resume of yours! Email it to aohlsson at wideorbit dot comYou must be able to work in ...
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Delphi `TParser` links

The Wiert Corner – I needed to modify some code that had been amended from the Delphi TParser class (which parses DFM files, but can be amended to other sources as well), so here are some links I found during my research: CodeToHTML parser (with really nice flow diagrams). What is this TParser thing and how do I use ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 17:13
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Delphi: TRttiContext.GetType versus TRttiContext.GetTypes is not about singular versus plural, but about all versus public types

The Wiert Corner – I’m so glad I just bumped into the below quote of at Delphi sorcery: CodeRage 6 feedback and DSharp news: He put an entire class into the implementation part of a unit registering it to the container in the initialization part of the unit. I mentioned the dependency on the container in that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:00
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Simple benchmarking framework, or how to enumerate published methods in Delphi

The Programming Works – The article describes an old trick of enumerating and invoking published methods of a class. The trick is used in DUnit testing framework, and I came to the same idea while trying to bring some order into my benchmark routines. So the idea was to declare benchmark routines as published methods of a ...
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Simple benchmarking framework, or how to enumerate published methods in Delphi

The Programming Works – The article describe an old trick of enumerating and invoking published methods of a class. The trick is used in DUnit testing framework, and I came to the same idea while trying to bring some order into my benchmark routines. So the idea was to declare benchmark routines as published methods of a ...

Monday, 24. March 2014

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Evans Data Developer Relations Conference 2014 - developer demographics

Sip from the Firehose – I am attending and presenting at the 2014 Evans Data Developer Relations Conference here in Santa Clara. This is a great conference for any company that has or is trying to build a developer program around their products, services and more. In her opening keynote, Janel Garvin, CEO and Founder of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 20:08
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InterBase Report - Mobilizing Enterprise Data: Top 5 mistakes and how to avoid them!

Delphi Insider – If you're using InterBase or if you're building applications that include database access, you will want to check out this new report on mobilizing enterprise data.Mobilizing Enterprise Data:Top 5 mistakes and how to avoid them!Many businesses today are looking to identify opportunities to increase ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 15:30

Sunday, 23. March 2014

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Sorry Uncle Bob - but NO!

Delphi sorcery – I just came across this article and was very shocked by the code and so I decided to travel back in time to read the original article by Robert C. Martin and I have to say:I sincerely have to disagree with you, Uncle Bob!Let me explain whyWhile he is trying to separate DI ...
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Optimizing Delphi build speeds (via; Vin Colgin – Google+; IDE FixPack; DelphiSpeedUp, Microsoft KBs with speed fixes)

The Wiert Corner – An interesting thread by Vin Colgin – Google+ – IDE FixPack 5.4.1 shows 36.5% increase in BUILD speed under…. The post and discussion covers these topics: using IDE FixPack to increase performance (note: for older Delphi < XE versions, use DelphiSpeedUp to improve Delphi speed) ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 17:02
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #9

Marco's Tech Blog – I skipped last week (as there wasn't much content), while this was a week with quite some interesting material. Embarcadero Press Coverage R eviews of Appmethods (like this one on sdtimes, this one on thenextweb, and this one on pcworld On CA-ERWin aquisition: wwpi, ...
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Friday, 21. March 2014

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Windows XP End of Support is on April 8th, 2014

JT @ Embarcadero – I just fired up a VM with Windows XP for some quick testing of some old code and look what I found? Have you thought about your migration path off of XP and modernizing your XP applications? If not, check out the replay Marco Cantu’s recent webinar: ...
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Hotfix 5 for RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE5 Update 2

Delphi Insider – Hotfix 5 for RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE5 Update 2 is now available.Download Hotfix 5 for RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder XE5 Update 2This Hotfix resolves the ITE issue "Resource not found".See the install instructions included in the download .zip file for more information.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 16:00
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Delphi: make sure you show the `ExceptAddr` and `ClassName` if you display in exception in DEBUG mode.

The Wiert Corner – When handling `Application.OnException` add the `ExceptAddr` to in Delphi the menu `Search` -> `Goto address` has a chance of working, and the `ClassName` so you know what happened. You might want to always do this, depending on how scared your users get from HEX values in error messages. This ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 11:18

Thursday, 20. March 2014

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End of Windows XP Support is April 8: Resources for Modernizing your RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder apps

Delphi Insider – On April 8, 2014 Microsoft will end support for Windows XP, one of the most popular operating systems ever. Industry experts estimate that Windows XP is still being used on nearly 30% of PCs. An estimated 500 million computers, kiosks, ATMs and other systems are still running XP. A massive shift ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 19:00
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