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Thursday, 2. January 2014

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Tools I use for working on Castalia

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – Creating Castalia, I do a lot of work in Delphi. Of course, it’s not really possible to maintain a large software project with an IDE and compiler alone, even if you’re the only person working on it. There are quite a few other tools I use. In this post, I describe all of them (or at ...
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Niklaus Wirth’s “Good Ideas, Through the Looking Glass” (via: MetaFilter)

The Wiert Corner – I forgot who pointed me at this, but recently I came across a reference to the Good Ideas, Through the Looking Glass paper by Niklaus Wirth (by many known as the “father” of Pascal, though he has done a lot more - for instance the WSN - , still is involved with the ETH in Zürich, and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 13:58
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What programming languages have you used this year?

Behind the connection – There is a website which maintain a voting system about which language has been used in 2013. The presentation is very nice. Of course, you should vote for your favourite language (I hope it is Delphi). To vote you need a Tweeter account. Send a tweet using the hashtag #code2013 and then the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 13:30
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Vote for Delphi in Code2013

Marco's Tech Blog – If you used Delphi in 2013 and have a twitter account, you should vote the language in the Code 2013 context. Current vote status is available at code2013.herokuapp.com/. To vote send a tweet with the hashtag #code2013 and add Delphi in the text message... along with other programming languages ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 12:50
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The year in review (2013) and the year ahead (2014)

Sip from the Firehose – Happy New Year! Last year we delivered more new platform, language, component and library support than we ever had before. We had our largest CodeRage Delphi conference ever. We visited more cities and developers than ever before. The momentum continues into 2014 with more platforms, more technology ...
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Wednesday, 1. January 2014

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Zombie Apocalypse Survival Toolkit Part 37: The Self Contained Software Environment

Delphi Code Monkey – The following is an example of my weird sense of humor.  If you don't get it, or you aren't interested in Gedankenexperiment,  my regular Delphi-themed blog content will resume tomorrow.  Imagine you knew three weeks, or three months ahead of time, that there was going to be a major ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 20:58
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Launching fractals.dwscript.net

DelphiTools – Happy new Year to all! The fractals.dwscript.net is now launched to host the results of the recent Mandelbrot TeraPixel experiment. It’s a small website to centralizes browser, documentations, links and downloads. There was also news of a FireMonkey client for the data set API. Raw Database ...
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Tuesday, 31. December 2013

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Catching up on happenings in the Delphi world

Brian Long – When I’m head-down in a ‘long hours’ contract I tend to miss quite a bit of Delphi-oriented news. Once in a while I look up and I find a whole host of interesting posts around the blog-world and this has been the case over this seasonal break. I’ve been browsing around seeing what’s new and have ...
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Last Day for December Offers on Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio

Delphi Insider – Just a reminder that this is the final day for the December 2013 special offers on RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE5.If you need to buy after hours, you can buy from our online store.Here are some additional deadlines and steps for getting the free items:InfoPower VCL will be delivered by email ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 18:20
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Inspecting ‘platform’ styles redux

Delphi Haven – Back when XE3 was current I blogged about retrieving the default FMX styles for Windows and OS X, a process less transparent than in XE2 when the standard styles were distributed as *.style files. Roll onto mobile support in XE4 and XE5, and the default styles are if anything even more hidden. ...
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My Year in Cities, 2013

Marco's Tech Blog – Following a long tradition of this blog, dating back to 2006, here is my 2013 seen through the cities I've been to, for work or vacation (but mostly for work). The rule is: Places I've visited in 2013 for at least one night (plus some relevant daily trips), in chronological order . At ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 12:40
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My (Son) First Play Store App

Marco's Tech Blog – Yesterday, I published my first personal app on Google Play Store. It is a Lego Mini Figures collection app, fully designed by my son. I can describe it as a "patience" app, as all you have to do it wait half an hour each time to enable a new mini figure in your collection. After some time, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 11:09
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FireDAC is the Recommended Database Access Library

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I got a great call the other morning. A Delphi developer from a few versions back was considering upgrading to XE5, but he wanted to know if FireDAC was recommended for database access, or if he would need a 3rd party library. I remember working on some data driven Delphi applications when the drill ...
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Monday, 30. December 2013

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DUnitX and my plans

Rob's Technology Corner – I have been a big fan of using unit testing frameworks.   I use both DUnit and DUnitX for my Delphi tests.I am right now contributing to DUnitX as I see it as the future framework of choice for Delphi Developers. I just wanted to talk in public about some of work I have going on around ...
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A FireMonkey client for the DWS Terapixel Mandelbrot data set

The Itinerant Developer – You may have seen Eric Grange's precomputed Mandelbrot set data - read the Christmas announcement and the followup. He has generated and is hosting the fractal as a multi-level tiled data set: that is, as a structure of varying levels of detail, where each level of detail is twice as large as the ...
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