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Sunday, 5. January 2014

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TIniFile for Android and Windows

Behind the connection – When writing cross platform applications, you are faced with different ways of doing thing depending on the platform. Thanks to the OOP paradigm, we may encapsulate those things in a class and create an implementation specific to each platform. This class hides all the details which are not readily ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 15:42
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The year 2013 at TMS

TMS Software Blog – When you go home in the evening after working hard all day, do you also often have the feeling you have achieved much less than you had expected or hoped for that day? If so, join the club. But now that I sit back at the start of a new year and retrospectively look at what 2013 brought for TMS, I ...

Saturday, 4. January 2014

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Developer news, blogs and articles

Sip from the Firehose – While I have been off for a few days, I’ve been catching up on developer news, blog posts and articles that have been appearing around the world. I also expect a lot of additional news appearing next week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. Here are just a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 17:04
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Delphi SOAP: some reminders to Self

The Wiert Corner – Hadn’t been doing SOAP in Delphi for a while, and needed to send some Delphi data structures over the write where both Client and Server were going to be Delphi. These links helped me: Soap.InvokeRegistry.TRemotable – RAD Studio API Documentation. Soap.InvokeRegistry.ERemotableException ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:47
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Bob Swart’s Delphi XE5 courseware for sale….

Sip from the Firehose – I hear from Delphi developers that they need more information, books, courses and help. Bob Swart, one of our great global Delphi experts, has his Delphi XE5 courseware for sale. These are the same course materials that Bob uses in his Delphi training courses. Bob’s courseware home page - ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 03:47

Friday, 3. January 2014

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Recent Delphi and RAD Studio Webinars on Demand

Delphi Insider – There have been a lot of great webinars in our RAD in Action series over the past several months plus the CodeRage online Delphi conference. If you have some free time this weekend, check out the best of these webinars on-demand and companion source code and white paper downloads. And get ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 22:20
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A Splash Screen for Delphi on Android

Marco's Tech Blog – Differently from iOS, Android lacks an initial splash bitmap, but you can build one to improve startup time (or its perception). In fact, it is not that you can make things faster, but the user will get the initial screen in a shorter time than he or she will get the main form, if this takes time to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 16:10
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Improved XE5 mobile previews part 2

Delphi Haven – Last time around I blogged about how to extract the default XE5 mobile styles into *.style files – in a nutshell, you need to create an app that extracts the desired style resource to a file, then open the file in the stylebook editor, delete the ‘Description’ resource, and resave. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 13:04
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C++ language news, articles, happenings, the standard and more…

Sip from the Firehose – The ISO C++ standard continues to move forward to match the demands of C++ applications and systems. The ISO C++ committee continues its work on the 2014 language minor update and the march to 2017’s major update. The C++ 2014 CD ("committee draft") has been released. The current ISO C++ ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 06:41
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Tweet the programming languages you used in 2013

Michael Swindell – Tweet the programming languages you used in 2013, see the global results at http://code2013.herokuapp.com/ Click to tweet: http://ctt.ec/2fudc Go Delphi! Share This | Email this page to a friend
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Swindell @ 00:30

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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jacob @ 14:00
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 02:46
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