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Monday, 3. March 2014

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Delphi types that cannot be used for TypeInfo

The Wiert Corner – When writing the Spring4D unit tests for GetTypeSize to include as many TTypeKind values, I came across a few types that either did not compile, or were not supported by TypeInfo. I listed them below as I could not find them in the documentation. I included a test named ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:00

Sunday, 2. March 2014

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Flappy Bird Clone Source Code For Delphi XE5 Firemonkey On Android And IOS

Sip from the Firehose – FMXExpress posted an article with links to the source code for a Flappy Bird clone for Delphi XE5 that runs on iOS and Android. There are links to three source code projects: Flappy Firemonkey Prototype Source Code For Delphi XE5 Flappy Firemonkey 3D Prototype Source Code For Delphi XE5 Firemonkey ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 23:56
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Java student builds 3D Othello game on FireMonkey in 3 days

Stephen Ball – In the week before Mobile World Congress, Daniel Messias joining us in the UK office on work placement. Daniel is a 17 year old student who has been programming some Java for a couple of years and is looking to study computing at University. It was great while he was with us that he transitioned ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 22:19
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Announcing Elements: Oxygene 7 and RemObjects C#

RemObjects Blogs – Dear readers, we’ve shipped some pretty significant releases this past weekend that i wanted to take a moment to talk to and update you about. First, and probably most interesting to our existing users, we shipped version 7 of Oxygene. This is a pretty significant new release of our Oxygene ...

Saturday, 1. March 2014

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Persistent form with F11 to fullscreen

Behind the connection – This article shows how to create a persistent form having the ability to go real full screen. A persistent form is one which remember his size and position. Real full screen means the form use all the available screen area without having border nor title bar. The form goes to full screen using the ...
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Friday, 28. February 2014

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RAD Studio XE5, C++, iOS etc … in Slovenia

The Delphi Geek – This Tuesday (March 4th) Embarcadero and Marand are organizing a RAD Studio XE5 presentation in Ljubljana. We’ll be showing great features that were implemented in RAD Studio in the past few years – from 64-bit Windows compilation, Unicode support and styling to multiplatform development, ...

Thursday, 27. February 2014

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My Views on Mobile World Congress 2014 (or Nokia is doing Android)

Marco's Tech Blog – I've spent the last few days in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress, the world largest gathering of vendors mobile devices and services. My focus, of course, is that of a development tool product manager... so don't expect a review of the devices announced. A Huge Conference The ...
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BackgroundWorkers in DWScript

DelphiTools – An utility that was added to the DWScript sample WebServer during the 4 TeraPixel Mandelbrot experiment is the BackgroundWorkers API. This is a rather low-level threading facility that can work well with Global Queues to handle background tasks or serializing tasks. BackgroundWorkers static class ...
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Tuesday, 25. February 2014

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The OS X 10.9.2 (Mavericks) fix for the SSL issue is out; Apple’s #gotofail weekend – Ashkan Soltani.

The Wiert Corner – As a follow up of When using Apple Hardware, be prepared for security updates. iOS already there, OS X and others will follow. #gotofail: This is a must read: Apple’s #gotofail weekend – Ashkan Soltani, and cortesi – Exploiting CVE-2014-1266 with mitmproxy. especially since the OS X Mavericks ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 22:42
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Automate Word document print using Delphi

Behind the connection – Automating Microsoft office Word from Delphi is really easy. I already blogged on the subject. This time, I will show you how to select a specific printer in your Delphi application and instruct Word to use that printer. Using Delphi, create a new VCL forms application and drop a TComboBox, a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 21:23
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Link clearance: history of Pascal / Object Pascal / Delphi Language / FreePacal / …

The Wiert Corner – This post lists a lot of links related to the history of Pascal / Object Pascal / Delphi Language / FreePascal / etc. No mentioning of Pascal should start without Niklaus Wirth. At the time of writing he is still alive, hopefully he still is a the time of publication. Link clearance. Quote on ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 06:00

Monday, 24. February 2014

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Packages and initialization

Delphi sorcery – Packages are an approved concept and they have been working fine for over a decade now, right? Well yeah, they should be. However my coworkers and me have been bitten by them not only once. Especially since our software consists of lots of DLLs that are linked against the RTL/VCL, 3rd party and some ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 23:34
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DWS Externals progress

TURBU Tech – I’ve been working on the stub-building JIT for external routines in DWS lately, and I just checked in a bunch of updates.  The JIT will currently handle parameters of most basic types, and return values of integer, enumerated, or object types.  (Still working on the rest.)  So it’s not ...
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CodeRage C++

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Tomorrow is the start of CodeRage 8 C++, which is a lot like regular CodeRage, but with an emphasis on C++Builder. This time there is a lot of coverage on the new iOS support, as well as the new REST Components and FireDAC data access. It all starts with JT’s opening keynote at 6:00 AM Pacific ...
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Coding in Delphi available in printed form: USD $40 + shipping

The Wiert Corner – On my way back from France, I noted the printed edition of Coding in Delphi has become available through CreateSpace (which is Amazon’s self publishing mechanism): Coding in Delphi is a new programming book by Nick Hodges that covers a variety of powerful Delphi programming features and ...
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