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Thursday, 12. December 2013

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MapFileStats v1.5 – Improved DCU Statistics

DelphiTools – My small utility that gives binary size statistics from the Map file just got updated to version 1.5 This updates improves statistics gathered and reported for DCU file sizes, and introduces a small speedup. Here are the highlights: Auto-detect Delphi DCUs directory, DCU ratio statistics are now ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 14:30
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FireMonkey Mobile Preview in XE5 Update 2

Marco's Tech Blog – The first hidden gem in Delphi XE5 Update 2 is the Mobile Preview. It is not that hidden, and in fact is is documented on docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE5/en/Mobile_Preview. The goal of this preview is to let you compile and test and debug mobile applications on Windows (with a much faster ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 11:44
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Some note on migrating Delphi code to XE5

Stephen Ball – I’ve recently been working with a customer who is migrating code from Delphi 5 up to Delphi XE5 and I thought it would be great to share wider some of the links and notes regularly asked for. The language and IDE has moved on a long way in the recent years since Embarcadero purchased Delphi, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 11:10
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Delphi postbuild events: interesting take by David Heffernan (via: Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – StackOverflow user David Heffernan – Stack Overflow has an interesting take on Delphi postbuild events: At the moment my actiona read: if exist PostBuild.bat call PostBuild.bat $(Platform) $(Config) $(OutputDir) And then the PostBuild.bat script calls a Python script so that I can write my ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 06:00

Wednesday, 11. December 2013

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VCL Styles for Inno Setup

The Road to Delphi – Introduction As part of the VCL Styles Utils project, I made a plugin (dll) to skin the installers created by Inno setup. The current size of the plugin is about 1.6 mb, but when is included (and compressed) in the script only add ~490 Kb to the final installer. Installation The installer for the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 22:46
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VCL Styles for Inno Setup

The Road to Delphi – Introduction As part of the VCL Styles Utils project, I made a plugin (dll) to skin the installers created by Inno setup. The current size of the plugin is about 2 mb, but when is included (and compressed) in the script only add ~600 kb to the final installer. Installation The installer for the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 22:46
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My first real work Android app, coded in pascal.

Parallel Pascal Worlds – I want to share my experience building a very simple android app.My app have  3 screens, main screen, data screen and configuration screen. That just connect to a RO Server build with delphi and working ver well from some like 5 years i think.I have to make a design decision. What to use? I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? donaldshimoda @ 21:56
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IDE Fix Pack 5.4.1 – Support for XE5 Updater 2

Andy's Blog – IDE Fix Pack 5.4.1 adds support for the just released XE5 Update 2. If you use the older version 5.4 with XE5 Update 2 you will see one or two error messages (depending on if you have the x64 compiler installed) that tell you that one patch couldn’t be applied to the x86 and x64 compiler. This is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreas Hausladen @ 20:13
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Modernize your codebase: Inspiration to Ditch your Ancient Delphi Version

Delphi Code Monkey – I still see a lot of people running old versions of Delphi, the most common one people freeze at is Delphi 2007, because of the Unicode changes to String types, but I have also seen the odd one stick at Delphi 7, or even Delphi 6. Here are some suggestions on getting out of those Don't-Upgrade-Ever ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 19:21
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Celebrating CS Ed Week: Save $60 on Castalia for Delphi

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – This week (December 9-15, 2013), has been designated as Computer Science Education Week. There’s a great website at www.csedweek.org (and a similar one at www.code.org) that’s encouraging everyone “from 6 to 106″ to spend an hour “writing code.” So, first ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jacob @ 16:37
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Delphi XE5 Update 2 and C++Builder for iOS

Marco's Tech Blog – The second to RAD Studio XE5 shipped yesterday, including a significant update on the Delphi side and the support for iOS development on the C++Builder side. Update 2 is free to existing XE5 users, and RAD Studio developers or C++Builder developers at least at the Enterprise level can start using ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 12:49
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Update 2 for RAD Studio XE5, Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5

Behind the connection – If you have not noticed yet, Embarcadero published the second update for their latest tools: Delphi XE5 as well as RAD Studio XE5 and C++ Builder XE5. More than one hundred bugs have been fixed. Thanks for the users having taken the time to write a bug report to Quality Central, the web tool used ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 11:34

Tuesday, 10. December 2013

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Delphi XE5 Android app running on Google Glass with a BlueTooth keyboard

Sip from the Firehose – Jim McKeeth was the first of us to get Google Glass and to build the first Delphi XE5 app to run on glass.  I now also have Google Glass and built my first Delphi XE5 app for it. I paired my Samsung BlueTooth wireless keyboard to my Glass so that I can do data entry into a Delphi FM form.  The ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 03:31

Monday, 9. December 2013

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Practical Parallel Computing

Behind the connection – Parallel computing is a form of computation in which many calculations are carried out simultaneously. This is almost the only way of taking full power of today’s computers. CPU have reached the point where it is not possible to increase the frequency of operation. The only way to increase ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 22:31
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Smart Mobile Studio 2.0 beta 1

The Delphi Geek – I know we promised it for November so here it is – Smart Mobile Studio 2.0 beta 1, released on November 39th ;) I know some were waiting anxiously for this release so joke aside – we are sorry that we couldn’t release it in November but you know how it goes – there is always one more showstopper ...
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