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Monday, 23. December 2013

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Winter has come

RemObjects Blogs – By the time this blogpost will be published, the Winter 2013 release of Data Abstract will already become available. I feel that I should talk about several important features made available in it, and about a few things that will soon fade in oblivion. So the new features first. Private Schema ...
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Generating QR Codes Using Delphi – DelphiZXingQRCode – Open Source Unit by Debenu

Zarko Gajic – A QR code (Quick Response Code) is a specific 2D barcode that gained popularity during the last years when mobile phones with cameras allowed mobile phone users to quickly scan the image and get more info on a product, business, event, offer, URL address, … If you need to include the ...
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Migrating Paradox and dBase Databases

Marco's Tech Blog – Last week I blogged about migrating applications still based on the BDE components to FireDAC (which is also a great reason for moving to XE5) with the help of the reFind tool. In this related post I want to focus on the database side. If your database is a relational database, you might want to ...
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Sunday, 22. December 2013

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DelphiSpec Library Announce « Роман.Янковский.me

The Wiert Corner – Cool stuff: DelphiSpec library, inspired by Cucumber. It runs on top of DUnit. via DelphiSpec Library Announce « Роман.Янковский.me. –jeroenFiled under: Delphi, Delphi 2005, Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, ...
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Saturday, 21. December 2013

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InfoPower grid for FireMonkey – free with XE5

Delphi Haven – In case anyone interested in FMX isn’t aware, Woll2Woll’s InfoPower grid for FireMonkey can be got free with XE5. OK, no source, but it’s much, much better than the standard offering: If you want to see the Android targeting in action, Woll2Woll have a demo on Google Play ...
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What am I missing out on if I'm not using Distributed Version Control?

Delphi Code Monkey – As requested, I'm posting my thoughts about Centralized version control versus Distributed version control. Centralized version control was, in its day, a wonderful thing.   It is dated now, and for many teams, the benefits of moving to a distributed version control system could be ...
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Wrapping Up 2013 - Finish Your Year in Style with RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE5

Delphi Insider – Wrapping Up 2013: Finish Your Year in StyleRAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder Developers,As we approach the end of the year, developers are scrambling to complete projects before they disappear for the holidays. RAD Studio XE5, Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5 can help speed up your development and ...
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Friday, 20. December 2013

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System.ByteStrings support for XE5 Update 2

Andy's Blog – XE5 Update 2 broke the Android System.ByteStrings.o file. So I recompiled it with XE5 Update 2 and now you can use the Byte-Strings (UTF8String, AnsiString, RawByteString, ShortString) also with XE5 Update 2. The unit System.ByteStrings reintroduces: ShortString AnsiString AnsiChar PAnsiChar ...
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Two lines of code to add QR, UPC, EAN code scanning in iOS Delphi applications

TMS Software Blog – For an internal project, we looked at integrating QR code scanning in an iOS application. As we didn't feel like reinventing the wheel and deal with the complexities of deciphering a QR code, we searched for existing code and after trying out several solutions, found ZBar to be one of the most solid ...
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Numerics 0.55 released

The Programming Works – Numerics 0.55 is available for download The main improvements are: 1) Explicit DLL load is supported by the function function LoadNumerics(const Name: string = ''): TF_RESULT; and this is now the recommended method to load the dll because it enables error handling: if LoadNumerics() < 0 then ...
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Numerics 0.55 released

The Programming Works – Numerics 0.55 is available for download The main improvements are: 1) Explicit DLL load is supported by the function function LoadNumerics(const Name: string = ''): TF_RESULT; and this is now the recommended method to load the dll because it enables error handling: if LoadNumerics() < 0 then ...
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Book Review: "Coding in Delphi" : A new Delphi book by Nick Hodges

Delphi Code Monkey – Right now you can only get it by buying Delphi XE5.  I just finished reading it, and I love it.  I think that the title needs to be understood with the word "Modern" put in there somewhere. Maybe "Coding in a Modern Delphi Style" would fit the content well.  The title is fine, but I'm ...
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Five Code Upgrade Snares and How to Avoid Them

Delphi Code Monkey – Here are five upgrade snares that have slowed progress or even stalled attempts by well meaning competent developers who have tried to migrate large code-bases up to new Delphi versions.   1. The "I must not rewrite anything" snare.The person who can not decide that something needs to be fixed ...
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Thursday, 19. December 2013

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UI Design - What Not To Do

TPersistent.com – I would never claim to be a good UI designer.  What I know of design is from personal use.  One principle that applies to both code and UI design is that consistency is king.  I often look to widely used commercial software as models for UI design. Of course, one of the software packages I use most ...
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No time to rest: Endless possibilities with REST for VCL and FM

JT @ Embarcadero – REST is awesome. There I said it. And, like many of you, I’ve lived through several generations of remoting technologies over the years. What I like most about REST is its simplicity and inherent flexibility AND the fact that everyone is exposing their services this way AND it’s ...
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