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Tuesday, 9. December 2014

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Free Delphi and RAD Studio Object Pascal Online Training with Marco Cantu

Delphi Insider – You're invited to attend a free three hour training on Delphi and RAD Studio, focusing on the Delphi / Object Pascal language, with Marco Cantu. This training is free if you own RAD Studio or Delphi XE7 or if you download a free trial of RAD Studio or Delphi XE7.The Ins and Outs of Delphi’s ...
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Five popular myths (misconceptions) about C++

JT @ Embarcadero – In a recent iscocpp blog post, Bjarne adresses 5 misconceptions many developers have about C++. In this post he covers the first 2 of the 5 topics: “To understand C++, you must first learn C” “C++ is an Object-Oriented Language” “For reliable software, you need Garbage Collection” “For efficiency, ...
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Flotsam and Jetsam #88

Delphi-losophy – The inestimable Malcolm Groves has a nice series going on the new Delphi Parallel Library.  Recommended reading.  I put a tag cloud over there on the left.  Now I just have to remember to put tags on all my posts. I welcome feedback on the new blog.  As I said, my goal is to ...
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Special Object Pascal Online Training (Dec 17th)

Marco's Tech Blog – Next week I'll give a special and exclusive online training  class on the Object Pascal language. I've been doing a lot of Delphi and Object Pascal training for companies before joining Embarcadero, and while I've been doing a lot of webinars, talked to conferences, and given ...
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Blast from the past: Deleting empty Delphi .ddp files

The Wiert Corner – In Delphi 6 and 7, .ddp files were used to store the Delphi Diagram Portfolios. Often these files were created empty like `Empty.ddp`, so it pays to clean up those. The below batch file (part of the free BeSharp.net code repository) will help with that. Make sure you download this Empty.ddp file and ...
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Sunday, 7. December 2014

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Command/Query Separation

Delphi-losophy – Introduction An important step to writing Clean Code is the notion of separating “commands” and “queries” by using the Command Query Separation Principle.  The notion was first discussed by Bertrand Meyer in his book Object Oriented Software Construction.  This means that the ...
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Saturday, 6. December 2014

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Now available: Castalia 2014.12

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – Castalia 2014.12 is now available. This is a small bugfix release that addresses two issues: Fixed: Painting issue in “show locals while debugging” for a few people Fixed: Access violation when debugging an application that contains no methods/functions Castalia users with a current ...
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Friday, 5. December 2014

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Plugin Spotlight – Bookmarks 1.2 Released!

OTAPI – Following up on my (very) recent spotlight feature on David Millington‘s Bookmarks plugin, I’m pleased to see that David has released Bookmarks 1.2, an update providing bug fixes and new (useful) features. Updating (for existing users) Pretty simple, really. Just download the updated ...
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Bookmarks version 1.2 released

Parnassus – I’m very pleased to release an update to the Bookmarks plugin. This updates fixes a few bugs and adds a new feature:New feature: Bookmarks can now be assigned a custom name / descriptionBugfix: List out of bounds exception viewing a form as textBugfix: All bookmarks were removed from a unit ...
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“But what happens if…” : The Joy of Race Conditions

Malcolm Groves – In my last post, I was trying to highlight the fact that just because you have done a WaitForAny and one of your Tasks has ended, the others don’t just all magically stop somehow. It’s good form for your Task to be checking if it has been Cancelled, and to quit as soon as possible, ...
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Thursday, 4. December 2014

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Plugin Spotlight – MonkeyMixer (VCL and FMX in the same project)

OTAPI – In this article, we’re going to take a look at the MonkeyMixer IDE Plugin from LaKraven Studios Ltd (that’s us, in case you didn’t know). What is “MonkeyMixer”? MonkeyMixer is an IDE extension for Delphi XE2 to XE7 (and beyond) enabling you to use both VCL and ...
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Write Your Paper

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – Make a timeline. British classes and creative writing can in fact be exciting for your learners when the trainer gets somewhat innovative as well. Another traditional novel that learners enjoy Harper Leeis To Destroy a Mockingbird. Compose a newspaper, firewood or record from the point of view of a ...
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InterBase XE7 has Been Released

Marco's Tech Blog – A new version of the InterBase server, XE7, has been released yesterday. Details of the announcement and core features are described in details by Stephen Ball in his blog at delphiaball.co.uk/2014/12/03/interbase-xe7/. The most notable feature to me is Change Views, a whole new and ...
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MVVM, MVP, MVC, OOD, etc: it is all about structure and using common sense.

The Wiert Corner – I’ve done partitioned programming (using various layers for different kinds of functionality) for ages. The first time I can remember of official terms for it, I already used patterns like that for a couple of years. Back then the parts were from Object-Oriented Design: Peter Coad, Edward ...
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Wednesday, 3. December 2014

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InterBase XE7 now available!

Stephen Ball – InterBase XE7 – It’s Live! I am especially proud today to blog about the launch of InterBase XE7! As the Product Manager for InterBase, I have seen the planning, development and delivery of some amazing new developments over this last year or so, and today you can get your hands on them! ...
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