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Friday, 17. January 2014

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Buffering Sensor Data

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Working with sensors on devices can often lead to large amounts of data coming to you really fast. For example the TMotionSensor’s OnDataChange event fires 100 times a second on my Nexus 5. When I was building my level app for Google Glass the level bar was bouncing all over the place because ...
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Thursday, 16. January 2014

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Some cool FireMonkey multi-device components…

Sip from the Firehose – There are many available Delphi and C++Builder components that will let you build cool desktop and mobile applications, fast. Here are just a few of the many component sets for FireMonkey. TMS Software - Components for FireMonkey including TMS Cloud Pack for FireMonkey, TMS Component Studio for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 22:43
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Announcing Castalia 2014.1, with Function Prototype Synchronization

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – I’m excited to announce the first release of Castalia for 2014. The best part is an exciting new feature: Function Prototype Synchronization. Here’s the deal: Most functions (or procedures) that you write in Delphi have their prototype in two places: One in the interface section of the ...
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Beds and burgers

TURBU Tech – What do a bed and a burger have in common?  Not much, at first glance.  You eat a burger and sleep in a bed, and certainly not the other way around.  (You might eat a burger while in bed, if you’re a slob, though.)  But they seem like two completely different products, because they are. So, ...
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New Year resolution for you: get a new job as a Delphi developer!

Delphi Bistro – If  you want to come work for the coolest company that writes software using your favorite language, then now is the time to send me  your resume! Email it to afletcher at wideorbit dot com. If you have a lot of Delphi experience, as well as SQL experience, send me your resume (afletcher at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Fletch @ 16:16

Wednesday, 15. January 2014

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An Interface You Can Count On

TPersistent.com – Using refcounted interfaces can be difficult, especially when introducing them into legacy code.  Unfortunately, interfacing is key to breaking dependencies and making code more testable. There are only two approaches I have seen to debugging refcount issues: 1) Create a descendant of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 18:37
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Happy New Delphi Jobs Year!!!

The Delphi Hacker's Corner – Now is the time to send me that resume of yours! Email it to aohlsson at wideorbit dot comYou know you want to come work for a cool company that writes software using your favorite language!Oh, BTW, our software manages TENS OF BILLIONS of advertising dollars for radio, TV and networks.So, if you ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 17:44
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The Internet of Things and M2M - massive opportunities for developers

Sip from the Firehose – During January we are blogging, writing, demoing and webinaring about Devices and Gadgets and the need for developers to help make it all work. On Wednesday, January 22 during 3 webinars, Jim McKeeth, David I and guests will be presenting "Programming Devices and Gadgets with RAD Studio" at 6am, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 16:05
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Webinar on Programming Devices and Gadgets in Delphi

Marco's Tech Blog – Next week, Jim McKeeth and David I will host a very interesting webinar on building apps for mobile devices and gadgets, covering many different platforms made available to Delphi users by the new mobile compilers. The webinar is expected to cover Google Glasses, Leap Motion input, controlling ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 12:46
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Embaradero's Upgrade Policy is Deceiving

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I am so frustrated and angry with Embarcadero right now. You have no idea how angry I am. Embarcadero's upgrade pricing policy is deceiving.I upgraded to XE4 Enterprise from D2010 Professional in May of 2013. I blogged about my decision on May 19, 2013. (You can read about it here)My upgrade ...
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Articles and Blogs by Delphi developers working with Android APIs

Sip from the Firehose – Delphi XE5’s support for Android lets you access a range of Android APIs using FM, RTL and components. The R&D team is continuing their work to wrap more APIs over time (Android isn’t sitting still) to give you easy access to Delphi interfaces and components. One of the great things ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 01:16
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Skeuomorphic No More?

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Skeuomorph is compounded from the Greek: skéuos (container or tool), and morph (shape). It describes something that possess additional ornamentation indicative of its inspiration. It is used to describe both physical objects as well as digital designs. In the physical world we frequently see it as ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 01:04

Tuesday, 14. January 2014

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Delphi insight: when is memory initialized?

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – Every time our program uses the computer’s memory, there’s a possibility that there was already something in that memory location. While the memory manager makes sure that the memory we’re using isn’t still being used by some other part of the program, it doesn’t always ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jacob @ 14:00
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DataBasePool in DWScript

DelphiTools – A recent addition to dwsDataBase is the DataBasePool static class. As the names indicates, it facilitates pooling database connections from the script-side, while previously you had to rely on Delphi or driver-side pooling (or lack of). DataBasePool This is a really simple affair, with only three ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 12:45

Monday, 13. January 2014

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Delphi in South African High Schools

Sip from the Firehose – I received an email this morning from Mirko, a Delphi developer in South Africa. In his email he talked about the opportunities available for students and developers in his country. Glenn Wylie, our Sales Director for UK, Africa and Ireland, just replied to Mirko via email saying: "Thank you for the ...
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