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Tuesday, 25. March 2014

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Delphi `TParser` links

The Wiert Corner – I needed to modify some code that had been amended from the Delphi TParser class (which parses DFM files, but can be amended to other sources as well), so here are some links I found during my research: CodeToHTML parser (with really nice flow diagrams). What is this TParser thing and how do I use ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 17:13
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Delphi: TRttiContext.GetType versus TRttiContext.GetTypes is not about singular versus plural, but about all versus public types

The Wiert Corner – I’m so glad I just bumped into the below quote of at Delphi sorcery: CodeRage 6 feedback and DSharp news: He put an entire class into the implementation part of a unit registering it to the container in the initialization part of the unit. I mentioned the dependency on the container in that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:00
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Simple benchmarking framework, or how to enumerate published methods in Delphi

The Programming Works – The article describes an old trick of enumerating and invoking published methods of a class. The trick is used in DUnit testing framework, and I came to the same idea while trying to bring some order into my benchmark routines. So the idea was to declare benchmark routines as published methods of a ...
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Simple benchmarking framework, or how to enumerate published methods in Delphi

The Programming Works – The article describe an old trick of enumerating and invoking published methods of a class. The trick is used in DUnit testing framework, and I came to the same idea while trying to bring some order into my benchmark routines. So the idea was to declare benchmark routines as published methods of a ...

Monday, 24. March 2014

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Evans Data Developer Relations Conference 2014 - developer demographics

Sip from the Firehose – I am attending and presenting at the 2014 Evans Data Developer Relations Conference here in Santa Clara. This is a great conference for any company that has or is trying to build a developer program around their products, services and more. In her opening keynote, Janel Garvin, CEO and Founder of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 20:08
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InterBase Report - Mobilizing Enterprise Data: Top 5 mistakes and how to avoid them!

Delphi Insider – If you're using InterBase or if you're building applications that include database access, you will want to check out this new report on mobilizing enterprise data.Mobilizing Enterprise Data:Top 5 mistakes and how to avoid them!Many businesses today are looking to identify opportunities to increase ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 15:30

Sunday, 23. March 2014

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Sorry Uncle Bob - but NO!

Delphi sorcery – I just came across this article and was very shocked by the code and so I decided to travel back in time to read the original article by Robert C. Martin and I have to say:I sincerely have to disagree with you, Uncle Bob!Let me explain whyWhile he is trying to separate DI ...
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Optimizing Delphi build speeds (via; Vin Colgin – Google+; IDE FixPack; DelphiSpeedUp, Microsoft KBs with speed fixes)

The Wiert Corner – An interesting thread by Vin Colgin – Google+ – IDE FixPack 5.4.1 shows 36.5% increase in BUILD speed under…. The post and discussion covers these topics: using IDE FixPack to increase performance (note: for older Delphi < XE versions, use DelphiSpeedUp to improve Delphi speed) ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 17:02
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #9

Marco's Tech Blog – I skipped last week (as there wasn't much content), while this was a week with quite some interesting material. Embarcadero Press Coverage R eviews of Appmethods (like this one on sdtimes, this one on thenextweb, and this one on pcworld On CA-ERWin aquisition: wwpi, ...
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Friday, 21. March 2014

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Windows XP End of Support is on April 8th, 2014

JT @ Embarcadero – I just fired up a VM with Windows XP for some quick testing of some old code and look what I found? Have you thought about your migration path off of XP and modernizing your XP applications? If not, check out the replay Marco Cantu’s recent webinar: ...
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Hotfix 5 for RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE5 Update 2

Delphi Insider – Hotfix 5 for RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE5 Update 2 is now available.Download Hotfix 5 for RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder XE5 Update 2This Hotfix resolves the ITE issue "Resource not found".See the install instructions included in the download .zip file for more information.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 16:00
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Delphi: make sure you show the `ExceptAddr` and `ClassName` if you display in exception in DEBUG mode.

The Wiert Corner – When handling `Application.OnException` add the `ExceptAddr` to in Delphi the menu `Search` -> `Goto address` has a chance of working, and the `ClassName` so you know what happened. You might want to always do this, depending on how scared your users get from HEX values in error messages. This ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 11:18

Thursday, 20. March 2014

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End of Windows XP Support is April 8: Resources for Modernizing your RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder apps

Delphi Insider – On April 8, 2014 Microsoft will end support for Windows XP, one of the most popular operating systems ever. Industry experts estimate that Windows XP is still being used on nearly 30% of PCs. An estimated 500 million computers, kiosks, ATMs and other systems are still running XP. A massive shift ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 19:00
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[FOSDEM 2014] Visualizing Delphi with Moose – YouTube

The Wiert Corner – Jus finished watching this very interesting talk from the last FOSDEM 2014 conference: [FOSDEM 2014] Visualizing Delphi with Moose – YouTube. It is based on MOOSE (an open-source platform for software and data analysis) and PHARO (a free and open-source Smalltalk environment). Be sure to watch ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:01
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Turbo Pascal: My 1996 answer to Q: How can I reverse a TP .EXE or .TPU back into source code?

The Wiert Corner – Wow, did I really wrote that 18 years ago? Yes I did, and I was quoted in the (back then famous) FAQPAS3.TXT from (now Professor Emeritus) Timo Salmi: The third set of frequently (and not so frequently) asked Turbo Pascal questions with Timo’s answers. The items are in no particular order. ...
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