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Thursday, 25. September 2014

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A few must watch videos on test driven development and unit testing

The Wiert Corner – If you are going to do test driven development and unit testing, you should watch these videos and slide decks, most of them by Miško Hevery: Not a video, but a good starter: Guide: Writing Testable Code (or read the PDF version). 0:32:07 ▶ “The Clean Code Talks — Unit Testing” ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 13:00
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Running FireMonkey apps on the Beaglebone Black

Malcolm Groves – This is the Beaglebone Black It’s a single-board computer, about the size of a credit card. It’s powered by an ARM Cortex A8 and includes the NEON floating point accelerator. Happily that matches nicely with the Android device requirements for RAD Studio and AppMethod. When I saw that, I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Malcolm Groves @ 05:41

Wednesday, 24. September 2014

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Using dynamic arrays and Parallel Programming Library (Part 1)

Daniele Teti's programming blog – The Parallel Programming Library introduced in XE7 is one of the  most awaited built-in library for the Delphi and C++Builder RTL, at least for me. I’ve still a nice list waiting for the next versions, but this is another story Marco Cantù wrote about dynamic arrays some days ago, another ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Daniele Teti @ 21:05
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Modernizing your apps with new VCL features in XE7

JT @ Embarcadero – Marco provides a nice, long technical post on how to add taskbar menus and interactions to update and modernize your existing VCL app to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Share This | Email this page to a friend
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VCL in XE7: TaskBar Buttons and JumpList

Marco's Tech Blog – As promised earlier (blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2014-september-building-vcl-apps-xe7.html) here is a first technical blog post on the VCL in Delphi XE7.  While most existing Windows applications run fine on new versions of the operating system, they often lack a good level of integration with some ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 19:07
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Building VCL Applications in Delphi XE7

Marco's Tech Blog – Delphi XE7 (and C++Builder XE7, for those using the C++ language in RAD Studio) has a significant number of new VCL features, even if there is only one new VCL-specific component, TJumpList. There are many other components you can use in VCL applications, from TFDBatchMove in FireDAC to the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 17:11
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RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE7 Intro Discount Ends September 30, 2014

Delphi Insider – Just a reminder that the 10% introductory discount on most RAD Studio XE7, Delphi XE7 and C++Builder XE7 new user and upgrade products ends September 30th.You also get access to the Bonus Pack extras with your purchase including Castalia for Delphi, FastCube VCL 2 and Premium Style Packs for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 16:30
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How Game Development makes you a better Application Developer

OTAPI – In the beginning… When I began programming as a child, it was for one purpose and one purpose only: to make my own video games. What the new generation of developers today have to keep in mind is that, back in the ’80s and ’90s, you couldn’t just fire up Steam, spend a little ...
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My blog has moved to community.embarcadero.com!

Pawel Glowacki – This is most likely my latest blog post on this server. There is a new Embarcadero social website community.embarcadero.com where my blog has been migrated. I’m looking forward to see you online on my new blog at http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/blogs/blogger/listall/pawel-glowacki- ...
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Brisbane Meeting – October 2014

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Thursday October 2nd at 5:30pm to 9pm. There will be two presentations on the day: Jim Gilmour will do a Demo of Querying FireDac in Memory & Client Data Set Tables Geoff Harris will present on: Sharing the experience and knowledge gained when applying for the R&D Tax Concession from ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eivind Bakkestuen @ 12:02
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How to Fix your system path after installing Delphi

VSoft Technologies – The Windows Path environment variable has a limit of 1023 characters, a stupidly short limit in this day and age, and when this limit is exceeded the path is truncated. Why this limit still exists on windows I have no idea.. for that matter why it ever existed... anyway, we're stuck with it (along ...
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Delphi poor mans debugging trick: approximate the source location of an exception address

The Wiert Corner – A while ago, I had a client with an exception on a workstation. There was no permission to run a debugger on their system, or use something like MadExcept or Exceptional Magic in their code base. The exception looked like this: --------------------------- Application Error ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 07:00
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Parallel programming and XE7 in Sweden

Stephen Ball – Today I have been continuing the XE7 world tour events, this time in Stockholm. http://www.embarcadero.com/world-tour (following on from Gothenburg on Monday and Denmark last week), in fact Yesterday was great, visiting the Gothenburg Delphi Meet up who were celebrating 10 years of gathering. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 00:49
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EurekaLog 7.1 is out

EurekaLog Blog – We are pleased to announce the availability of the new 7.1 version. EurekaLog is a tool for Delphi and C++Builder that gives your application the power to catch every exception and memory/resource leak, generating a detailed log of the call stack (with unit, procedure and line number), ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Александр Алексеев @ 00:28

Tuesday, 23. September 2014

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Parallel Programming Thread Pool

Stephen Ball – In my Parallel Programming introduction post I explored how to easily get performance gains when running loop code by using the TParallel.For() loop construct. A key part of the Parallel Programming Library engine is the new ThreadPool that manages some of the complexity behind the scenes when using ...
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