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Friday, 16. May 2014

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A Year in MOOC

The Programming Works – About a year ago I joined my first MOOC course. There were a lot courses after that; I’ve completed 5 courses and dropped about 20, and I’ve come to my personal understanding what MOOC are and what they should be. I believe many MOOC courses now are more about the positive ...
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Advertising with Delphi XE6 on iOS

Marco's Tech Blog – As a follow up of yesterday blog post on advertising on Android, this blog post covers the iOS side of the story. To make the story short, you can recompile the same application and support iAd (Apple advertising network) on the iOS platform. Given iAd does not require an ID for the ad, you can ...
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Why Delphi and why now?

Steve's Delphi Blog – I've just recently finished up a great contract with a Regional Council, as their Development Team Leader for a great team of developers and business analysts. It was a fun role and it got me to thinking more and more about my pure love for developing great applications.Those who have been following ...
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Why is it so hard to find Delphi developers?

The Delphi Hacker's Corner – Delphi is fu^Hracking awesome! There's no question about that. Sure, it could always get better, but it says something that WideOrbit has a very successful application (or three) written in Delphi. Managing billions of dollars... OMG, did he just say the F-word? ;)But why is it so hard to find ...
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Thursday, 15. May 2014

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Delphi Developer Days

Brian Long – Cary Jensen and Bob Swart are well into their Delphi Developer Days 2014 tour, having travelled around America and shortly to hit Europe and the UK. Tour dates are here. As well as a varied agenda of Delphi sessions (full details here), each stop has a different guest speaker. For example Jim ...
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Using AdMob in an Android Delphi app

Marco's Tech Blog – After the release of Delphi XE6, with mobile advertising support, I've made some experiments by adding advertising to a published Play Store application, my son's Lego minifigures app (you can find the app at play.google.com/store/apps/details and read about it on my blog at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 17:14
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XE6–Links for the presentation

The Delphi Geek – On today’s presentation I promised listeners a bunch of links so that they didn’t have to write them down. Here they are: Fix list for RAD Studio XE6, Delphi XE6 and C++Builder XE6 What's New in Delphi and C++Builder XE6 RAD Studio DocWiki No App is An Island (FireDAC on-demand webinar) ...

Tuesday, 13. May 2014

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TestRail third-party extensions and scripts

blog.gurock.com – Many of our customers integrate our test management software TestRail with issue trackers (such as JIRA, Redmine or FogBugz), test automation tools or existing infrastructure like Active Directory or LDAP systems. To make this easy and to allow customers extend and customize the application, ...
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Simplifying LiveBindings Configuration in Mobile Apps Using Frames

Let's Get Technical – Unless you have been sleeping under a rock, you already know that Delphi can create native executables for both iOS and Android mobile devices. These applications must be created using FireMonkey, since FireMonkey is Delphi's cross-platform component library. When using FireMonkey, most developers ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 17:41
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Exception while using TStreamReader with TZipFile

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – If you’re using the TStreamReader with a TZDecompressionStream – the stream output by TZipFile.Read(const FileName: string; out Stream: TStream; out LocalHeader: TZipHeader) – you’re likely to experience the exception: EZDecompressionError with the message 'Invalid ZStream ...
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Monday, 12. May 2014

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Adding Borders to Pictures

The Delphi Geek – Besides being a programmer, I like taking pretty pictures (and working with wood, but that’s another story). And from time to time I like to print some pictures and hang them on a wall. Because framing pictures is expensive and, frankly, most of them don’t deserve it, I like to print a “virtual ...
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Bug Dissection: Comparing Filenames

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – I think it’s good to confess the errors you made when you created bugs in your software. It makes you a better programmer to write out the process of creating and fixing the bug, and might help someone else at the same time. This is one of those confessions. Castalia often has a need to determine ...
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #12

Marco's Tech Blog – It has been a while since I blogged my list of relevant articles and posts, and this is why this is a very long one. Enjoy reading about XE6 by following these links. XE6 Information Article on Tools Journal: www.toolsjournal.com/integrations-articles/item/3130-embarcaderos-rad- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 14:51
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TFireMonkeyContainer bugfix for instances created at runtime

The Itinerant Developer – TFireMonkeyContainer is a small open-source VCL component that can host a FMX form, allowing you to embed FireMonkey forms inside your VCL application.  It works with XE3 and above. A 3D FireMonkey form embedded in a VCL application, using TFireMonkeyContainer This post is to note a bugfix that ...
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TFireMonkeyContainer bugfix for instances created at runtime

Parnassus – TFireMonkeyContainer is a small open-source VCL component that can host a FMX form, allowing you to embed FireMonkey forms inside your VCL application.A 3D FireMonkey form embedded in a VCL application, using TFireMonkeyContainerThis post is to note a bugfix that handles the case where instances of ...
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