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Tuesday, 6. May 2014

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RAD News Flash for May 2014 - multiple XE6 webinars and C++ Mobile Day (June 4)

Sip from the Firehose – We have a full schedule of upcoming online events for the next several weeks to help you create new applications and extend the reach of your existing apps using XE6. I will be showing you how to "Build Connected Multi-Device Apps using BaaS" in three webinars next Wednesday, May 14 (6am, 11am, 5pm ...
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Support and how it should work.

Rob's Technology Corner – During our XE to XE6 upgrade project, we felt it was time to redo our build process.We are using FinalBuilder and ContinuaCI produced by VSoft Technologies in Canberra, Australia.During the process we ran into some minor bugs, in the product.    We also had some major and minor feature ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 18:59
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Mysteries of IDE plugins: Painting in the code editor (Part 1)

The Itinerant Developer – Part 1 of a series on how to write an IDE plugin that can paint on the IDE code editor line-by-line along with the code. What's in this article? A few quick notes on IDE plugins What is TEditControl? Painting unsuccessfully: by hooking windows and messages Painting successfully: patching IDE ...
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Mysteries of IDE plugins: Painting in the code editor (Part 1)

Parnassus – Part 1 of a series on how to write an IDE plugin that can paint on the IDE code editor line-by-line along with the code.Introduction: IDE pluginsIDE plugins are a mysterious topic.  With little official documentation, most material is scattered across a variety of blogs and websites, often out of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David @ 18:02
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Where is StringToJString and StrToNSStr in XE6?

The PodCast at Delphi.org – The useful helper routines StringToJString and StrToNSStr (and other associated ones) moved between XE5 and XE6. In XE6 you can find them in the units Androidapi.Helpers and Macapi.Helpers respectively. But how to find other useful methods? I’ll tell you what I do: Use Windows Search. You want ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 17:38
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Me Interviewed by Alister Christie

Marco's Tech Blog – Alister Christie (of learndelphi.tv) interviewed me last Friday in New Zealand. 75 minutes long, covers many different areas of Delphi and RAD Studio and more. As he says, take the popcorn. Was done in a hotel lobby, there is background noise, and the only active movement is that of my hands... ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 17:04
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Looking to rise to the data security challenge?

Stephen Ball – Join me on Wednesday 28th May as we rise to the database security challenge on Windows, Android, iOS, Mac OSX, Linux and Solaris. Data security is a hot topic right now, and one that is causing a lot of headaches. When it comes to securing your data and applications, small changes can make a massive ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 12:48
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Recommended reads when dealing with Character Encodings in software

The Wiert Corner – Apart from the mandatory Joel on Software article about Unicode and Character sets, these two articles are of great value too: Encodings Before ASCII From a Mechanical Perspective. Character Encodings For Modern Programmers. Fun to read from that blog is the Historical Technology  section ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 08:34

Monday, 5. May 2014

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Embarcadero developer tools in the news…

Sip from the Firehose – Here are just a few of the recent articles and technology partner news from web sites, magazines and news outlets around the world covering our developer tools and the recent release of Delphi XE6, C++Builder XE6 and RAD Studio XE6. SD Times: Embarcadero launches RAD Studio XE6 - ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 22:06
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Delphi: Design-Time Component Name Limited to 63 characters (via: Vin Colgin – Google+)

The Wiert Corner – I learned something new today (thanks Vin Colgin) the Delphi Design-Time Component Name is Limited to 63 characters. Uwe Raabe found out that this an Object Inspector thing due to this constant in DesignIntf.pas: const MaxIdentLength = 63; It has been probably there since Delphi 1 and has been ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 21:09
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BlueTooth Remote Control Car

The PodCast at Delphi.org – How to use BlueTooth is one of the most common requests with Delphi. During our Devices and Gadgets webinar David I. showed how to browse paired BlueTooth devices and connect to them. But wait, there’s more! Daniele Teti & Daniele Spinetti of bit Time Software created an Android client ...
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Interview #2 - Marco Cantú

LearnDelphi.TV – While in Auckland, at the Delphi XE6 product demo I had the opportunity to spend some time with Marco Cantú, Product manager for Delphi.  I naturally took my video camera and recorded an hour and a quarter with Marco.  This video is available on YouTube, watch it here. After spending several hours ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 08:58
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Interesting discussion about generic Dictionaries in Delphi (via: Steve Maughan – Google+ – TObjectDictionary Advice Needed)

The Wiert Corner – There is an interesting G+ discussion thread about generic Dictionaries in Delphi. It covers the stock TObjectDictionary in the Generic.Collections unit, Spring4D, performance characteristics like O(1), O(log n), etc, and implementation details like fill factors and hashing algorithms. Worth reading ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 08:46
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XE6 Presentations in Australia and New Zealand

Marco's Tech Blog – A few pictures from the recent XE6 sessions I did in Australia and New Zeland. In sequence: Melbourne event location, which reminds me of something... Syndey event Melbourne event Auckland event A larger collection (only phone pictures, the real ones taken with ...
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Sunday, 4. May 2014

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IDE Fix Pack 5.5 (2009-XE5) released

Andy's Blog – With the IDE Fix Pack 5.5 release the end of 2010, XE2, XE3 and XE4 support is reached. This will be the last IDE Fix Pack for those four versions. This version fixes a long standing bug that was introduced with version 4.6 (2011-12-15) and that affected the debugger when it searched for the correct ...
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