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Monday, 31. March 2014

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Charset Detector :: Summary

The Wiert Corner – In case I ever need it: Charset Detector :: Summary. It is emperical (you cannot 100% reliably find out what character set / encoding a file is), but has a good score. A similar problem is detecting the language. There too you can get a good score. –jeroen via: User ShreevatsaR – Stack ...
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Sunday, 30. March 2014

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Thank you ADUG

Nick Hodges – I had a great time at ADUG 2014 this year.  I'm grateful to the group for their gracious hospitality.  They took very good care of me, and I'm thankful.  I was honored to sign all of the copies of Coding in Delphi that I did, and was pleased to see so many of them there. :-)  I ...
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Saturday, 29. March 2014

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Why Delphi generics are annoying

Delphi sorcery – First of all: I like generics, I love them. You can do all kinds of neat stuff with them... until they bite you. Then they crash your compiler which might make your IDE hang or actually generate wrong source code.So today I will talk about about the smaller or bigger annoyances of Delphi ...
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Friday, 28. March 2014

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XE5 hotfix 6 is out for fixing an incompatibility with iOS SDK 7.1 and Xcode 5.1

Delphi Haven – Just a quick post to say Embarcadero have released hotfix 6 for XE5, which resolves significant issues when attempting to develop iOS apps in conjunction with iOS SDK 7.1 and Xcode 5.1. More info is available here; the hotfix itself is downloadable from CodeCentral here.
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Thursday, 27. March 2014

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[OffTopic] Oculus, Glass, and ViewMaster

Marco's Tech Blog – I got these two posts in sequence in Twitter, and it is a coincidence as they came from two different sources. Too funny, so I had to share this. Notice: the one BELOW is the first to read, as it is an inverted temporal sequence. And this is a real snapshop, I'm not making this up. Retweeted by ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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