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Wednesday, 18. December 2013

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Mandelbrot Explorer for Android and Windows

Behind the connection – Using Delphi XE5, I rewrote my Mandelbrot fractal explorer with the FireMonkey component framework. The result is a working application for Android and Windows. To generate Windows or Android version, it is enough to just change the target operating system. Nice cross-platform application!   On ...
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Slim Reader/Writer Locks Rock!

DelphiTools – I recently posted abut the new Slim R/W Locks introduced with Vista, and how they were vastly more efficient than TMREWS. Apparently, they’re also more efficient than Critical Sections… Following Up If you follow the comments in the previous article, some extra benchmarks where ...
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Tuesday, 17. December 2013

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Webinar Resources - Step Up to the Multi-Device App Platform

Sip from the Firehose – Last week, on December 12, I presented 3 webinars titled "RAD in Action - Step Up to the Multi-Device App Platform". The webinar replay and resources will be available soon. The on-demand webinar information should appear on the same link as the original registration page at ...
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reFind and BDE Migration in Delphi XE5

Marco's Tech Blog – Delphi XE5 shipped with a smart search and replace tool, further enhanced in Update 2, and now coming also with a BDE to FireDAC components migration script. As blogged recently by Stephen Ball, reFind is a command line tool available in RAD Studio bin folder. As the documenttion states, " ...
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X-Mas Wish List: Delphi XE5 Enterprise Upgrade + Subscription

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – My recommended X-mas Shopping List would contain one main item: a Delphi XE5 Enterprise Upgrade + Subscription. Clarification: right now, you can upgrade from any old version of Delphi to the latest edition, XE5.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Bob@eBob42.com @ 14:33
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Goodbye, TObject

The Programming Works – I’m not using TObject in my Delphi code anymore. Sure I use the core classes like TStream derived from TObject but I don’t derive my own classes from TObject or descendant classes. I am using a different OOP paradigm instead. It all started when I was looking for a simple-to-use and efficient ...
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Setting up SSL for DWScript Web Server

DelphiTools – Setting up an SSL with DWScript Web Server (and other http.sys services like mORMot) is simple, and it’s cheap, free even thanks to StartCOM. Encryption is also pretty darn fast on recent Windows server versions. Here is a quick guide to get you started. Getting a Certificate You can get a ...
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Coding in Delphi ebook

Behind the connection – Coding in Delphi ebook by Nick Hodges. Available to registered users of Delphi XE5, RAD Studio XE5, and Embarcadero All-Access XE. This promotional item is available as a special promotion through December 31, 2013. There is also a Google+ community: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 08:49
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A Tale of Two Grids

The PodCast at Delphi.org – If you buy RAD Studio XE5, Delphi XE5 or C++Builder XE5 between now and the end of the year, then you get both the InfoPower XE5 VCL Grid and components, as well as the InfoPower XE4 FireMonkey grid! The InfoPower grid by Woll2Woll is one of the best grids for VCL application development, and has ...
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Monday, 16. December 2013

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Last day to save $60 on Castalia for Delphi

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – Last week was Computer Science Education Week. To celebrate, I offered$60 off of the Pro or Suite editions of Castalia for Delphi. While the big event was last week, the coupon expires today. So last chance! To save $60 on Castalia Pro or Castalia Suite today, use coupon code CSED13.
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RAD in Action White Paper and Webinar On Demand - Embrace and Extend: Connect Your Infrastructure to Mobile

Delphi Insider – The Embrace and Extend: Connect Your Infrastructure to Mobile webinar on demand, companion white paper and source code downloads are now available.Click here to get the webinar replay, white paper and source codeEmbrace and Extend: Connect Your Infrastructure to MobilePresented by industry ...
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Sunday, 15. December 2013

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Native Android controls for XE5

Delphi Haven – Just a quick post to say Babak Yaghoobi – he of the open source native iOS control set – is coming up with the goods for Android too. The project – ‘D.P.F Delphi Android Native Components’ – is on SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/dpfdelphiandroid/). ...
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FireMonkey, Android, Windows and PostMessage

Behind the connection – FireMonkey framework (FMX for short) is definitely able to use custom [Windows] messages much like we have always done with the VCL. And this is also true when using FireMonkey to build Android applications. Both Windows and Android support a messaging system. It is well known by Windows developers ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 17:19
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Generating complex math visualizations in SVG using C# and ILNumerics – Scott Hanselman

The Wiert Corner – Funny how Generating complex math visualizations in SVG using C# and ILNumerics and MathViz (no, not this MathViz!) look so similar. I hope the MathViz code becomes public one day. –jeroen via: Generating complex math visualizations in SVG using C# and ILNumerics – Scott Hanselman.Filed ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:00

Saturday, 14. December 2013

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Effectiveness - How to increase it.

Delphi Code Monkey – Nick Hodges recently posted a link to a guy named Mike Hadlow's blog post about working hard versus working smart. I think it's brilliant.   I have often said that it's better to be lazy (while getting more done) than hard working (if by being hard working you are simply banging heads ...
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