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Friday, 21. February 2014

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The Delphi Object Pascal Language

The PodCast at Delphi.org – What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; The other day I noticed Github has a language choice for Pascal, but not Delphi. It turns out originally they had Delphi listed as a language, but some of the Delphi clones were getting marked as Delphi, so ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 21:02
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Hidden features in the Delphi Object Pascal language

The PodCast at Delphi.org – A list of hidden features in Delphi Object Pascal that are great, obscure, best avoided or remarkable. This was copied from Stack Overflow’s question of the same name which is closed and flagged for deletion. Licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required. I’ve made a few changes, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 00:19

Thursday, 20. February 2014

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Hidden Features in Delphi related topics (from StackOverflow, until the diamond moderators kill these too)

The Wiert Corner – There are (soon probably “were”) a few very interesting Q&A threads on Stack Overflow in the “Hidden Secrets of” series on Delphi related topics. I sort of can get (but don’t agree: there is a very good voting system to de-emphasize material that is not useful, but ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 21:47
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RAD in Action: Unit Testing in Delphi

Delphi Insider – We have a great new addition to the RAD in Action webinar series for the month of February. A new webinar on Unit Testing in Delphi with Nick Hodges. Last month's RAD in Action webinar had a record number of registrations. Show your support for Delphi and Nick and learn some great Delphi technical ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 20:03
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Don't miss out on the CodeRage C++ Online Developer Conference February 25-26, 2014

Delphi Insider – Interested in what's new with C++Builder?Developing iOS apps with C++Creating 64-bit Windows applicationsModernizing and updating your VCL Windows applicationsBuilding data driven applications with the latest technologies including FireDAC and LiveBindingsSee how C++Builder is being used to create ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 16:00
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Delphi: the Factory Pattern with virtual Create Constructors (via: What Design Patterns do you implement in common Delphi programming? – Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – Delphi Component Design From long ago, but still very valid, as I recently had another question like “what design patterns does Delphi use?”. The Delphi usage of patterns to make the VCL and your applications work is one of the reasons I like the Delphi Component Design: Danny Thorpe so ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 14:35

Wednesday, 19. February 2014

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Lazy Form Creation Design Pattern

Pawel Glowacki – One of the most important things about any application, and especially mobile apps, is short start-up time. End user does not like to wait for too long for an app to start. In some cases, if the start-up time is excessively long a mobile app may not be accepted into an app store. I have been ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 17:59
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Cloud Security, For Real This Time

Craig Stuntz's Weblog – Cloud Security, For Real This Time: Homomorphic Encryption and the Future of Data Privacy. That’s the title of my presentation at the next Central Ohio OWASP Quarterly Seminar, on 27 February at 1:00 p.m. Dan King, from Microsoft, will be talking about single sign-on for federated Dynamics ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Craig Stuntz @ 15:38
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Castalia 2014.2 is now available

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – I’ve just released a new version of my smart code editor for Delphi programmers: Castalia 2014.2. Castalia 2014.2 is a bugfix release that addresses two issues: Fixed: “Synchronize Prototypes” doesn’t handle constructors or destructors well Fixed: Syntax error highlighting ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jacob @ 14:43
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Interrupting Programmers (comic)

Delphi Code Monkey – What happens to the "velocity" of a team that gets interrupted?  It's not hard to figure out.Minimizing interruptions maximizes the work by a non-blocked programmer. Of course, a blocked programmer sometimes doesn't unblock herself/himself.   So there are no silver bullet solutions. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 13:49
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XanaNews word-wrap / NNTP text settings

The Wiert Corner – These XanaNews settings are here: Tools — Options — Posting Settings — Maximum Line Length=72 also Text Format=NNTP –jeroen via Re: xananews – dumb question….Filed under: Delphi, Development, Software Development
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 06:00
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Expression Trees: abusing operator overloading for fun and profit

TURBU Tech – Quick, what should this routine produce? procedure Test; var    expr: TExpression;    result: string; begin    expr := 'Value';    expr := expr = 5;    result := expr;    writeln(result); end; There are three basic answers here: ...
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Tuesday, 18. February 2014

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Webinar on Developing for iOS in C++ (with JT)

Marco's Tech Blog – Tomorrow (Wednesday, 19 February 2014) Embarcadero is hosting an online webinar on the use of C++ (rather than the classic ObjectiveC) for iOS development. The webinar will be given by JT (Development Tools Product Manager at Embarcadero) at three different times during the day (for the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 18:59
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TestRail 3.1 now available

blog.gurock.com – We are happy to announce TestRail 3.1, a new version of our popular web-based test management tool. This new version introduces various new features such as improved user management with user groups and bulk user adding, test plan & configuration enhancements and better test case selection ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dennis Gurock @ 16:59
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Delphi: `with` dos and don’ts (more of the latter though).

The Wiert Corner – About a year ago, I wrote about Delphi: you should avoid the `with` statement as it makes your code less future proof. Then I already tweeted I would follow up. Time to do it now (: Besides my first post, these links inspired me most: Is Delphi “with” keyword a bad practice? – ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 06:00
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