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Friday, 7. November 2014

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Windows .RES/Resource editors

The Wiert Corner – While researching the manifest problem I will post about next week, I made a short list of free Windows Resource Editors: ResEdit Resource Editor – free resource editor for Win32. Resource Editor | MelanderBlog. (the download there is broken, but you can find it using Google; not maintained ...
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Thursday, 6. November 2014

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ITDevCon and EKON session materials on Delphi Unit Testing + Build Automation and Continuous Integration on-line

The Wiert Corner – The last couple of weeks I taught two sessions at both ITDevCon 2014 in Milano, Italy and EKON 2014 in Köln, Germany. The EKON materials are slightly more up to date and elaborate (sessions there were 75 minutes), so below are all the links. Notes: I’ve switched to Markdown for presenting as ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 12:00
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Delphi and Batch Files

The Wiert Corner – Two interesting links today about Delphi and Batch files. Using batch files to streamline your build process. This is a really long post explaining a system of batch files to facilitate continuous integration using Batch files and the Delphi commandline compiers. A workaround for calling batch ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 06:00
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XE7 VCL Events in Asia Pacific During November

Malcolm Groves – We have a bunch of RAD Studio XE7 events coming up in APAC over the next month or so. They are free, half day sessions focussed on modernising existing VCL applications, where you’ll learn topics such as: New VCL components, such as TaskBar and JumpList and how to easily add them to existing ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Malcolm Groves @ 02:26

Wednesday, 5. November 2014

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Windows software developers – High DPI awareness: the developer Y2K (or is it EUR introduction) of our time.

The Wiert Corner – An interesting statement by Steve Maughan: Looking at how many High DPI awareness or lack of is the developers Y2K of our time. Looking at the trouble Windows and Windows applications in general have with High DPI (more in general: resolution independence). I think it rates even higher: as the EUR ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 18:43
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Delphi; Conditional defines in the .dpr: FastMM4 disappearing – via: G+ I’ve got an old problem, in which the IDE…

The Wiert Corner – Vin Colgin posted on G+: The kind of text that the Delphi IDE often removes in a .dpr file. FastMM4 and lines in the *.dpr I’ve got an old problem, in which the IDE will take the lines required out of the “uses” clause in the *.dpr. Something I’m sure we’re all aware ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 12:00
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VCL Styles Utils – Major Update (Dialogs, ProgressBar, DateTimePicker, ListView and more)

The Road to Delphi – A Major updated was made to the VCL Styles Utils project. This version include several fixes and new features. Vcl.Styles.Hooks The Vcl.Styles.Hooks unit is the most updated part of this new release. This unit is the responsible of hook some of the UxTheme and WinApi methods like ...
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Developing on the Samsung Gear Live Smart Watch

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Previously I created a blog post about using Delphi and RAD Studio XE7 to develop for the Moto 360. The new FireUI Multi Device Designer (MDD) makes is a breeze to design for the new smaller UI. I’ve since updated the FireUI Devices project on GitHub to cover the Samsung Gear Live & LG-G ...
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Tuesday, 4. November 2014

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RAD XE7 Tour Coming to 10 Additional US Cities

Delphi Insider – RAD Studio XE7 World Tour - North AmericaSee the biggest release since 64-bit for RAD Studio! RAD Studio XE7 is the single biggest jump forward for 32-bit and 64-bit VCL and FireMonkey applications!Join Embarcadero’s David I, Jim McKeeth, Sarina DuPont, Al Mannarino ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 15:51
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IBLite example from CodeRage 9

Stephen Ball – The Object Pascal programming source code for the IBLite example from CodeRage 9 that I demo’ed is now available from Embarcadero’s Code Central http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/30035 The C++ programming version demo’ed requires the data module from the Object Pascal code, so once ...
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Brisbane Meeting – November 2014

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Thursday November 6th at 5:30pm to 9pm. Door Prize Winner Charles Hacker The following activities will occur: – For my photography collection, I have in mind to create a small utility for moving pictures and movies into a user-defined structure. At the meeting, the project idea will be ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eivind Bakkestuen @ 14:30
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Delphi; Reminder to self: “Parallel Programming Library” in XE7 is the end result of “Delphi Parallel Library” – Google Search. “Delphi Parallel Library” by Allen Bauer

The Wiert Corner – Like any long term project (Spring4D took about 5 years to release version 1.0 and still needs a lot of mobile polising) the “Delphi Parallel Library” took a long time to complete. It got incorporated as the “Parallel Programming Library” in Delphi XE7. Since the ...
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Delphi, C#, VB.NET and SQL all have escapes to use reserved words as identifiers

The Wiert Corner – Normally you would not want to use a reserved word as an identifier. But sometimes it can be very convenient, for instance for a code generator that wraps remoting calls or does ORM. Both Delphi and C# have an escape for this: & prefix for Delphi. @ prefix for C#. [] embedding for VB.NET. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 06:00

Monday, 3. November 2014

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Developer Skill Sprints are resuming

Glooscap Software – After taking a short break for CodeRage, Embarcadero has announced their next series of Developer Skill Sprints. These are short, bite sized tutorials, each focused on a specific feature or topic. There is a new sprint scheduled for every Tuesday between tomorrow (November 4th) and the end of the ...
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Dabbling in BASM

The Programming Works – TForge 0.67 adds SHA-256 algorithm BASM optimization (applies also to SHA-224 which is based on SHA-256). Now the library contains BASM-optimized implementations of MD5, SHA1, SHA224 and SHA256 algorithms for Win32 and Win64 platforms. Here are some benchmarks; I measured the time required to hash ...
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