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Saturday, 12. October 2013

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Developing an AppWidget – Part 5

Te Waka o Delphi – In my previous post I explained how I believed I had solved a problem with my widget, only to discover that it created a different problem in the process. I had believed that IntentService based services were long-lived, but in fact this is not the case. However, the change remains valid for solving ...
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TStreamAdapter.Seek – Apology

The Delphi Geek – Sometimes you write a blog post that you wish you wouldn’t. Maybe you don’t, but I certainly did. Yesterday I wrote about TStreamAdapter.Seek Broken For Large Files I completely incorrectly stated that “the bug was not fixed in XE4/XE5”. The reason for my mistake was that although I verified the ...

Friday, 11. October 2013

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TStreamAdapter.Seek Test

The Delphi Geek – This is simple test code which tests TStreamAdapter.Seek functionality and doesn’t require creating 4+GB files on the disk. A fix is also included.program SeekTest;{$APPTYPE CONSOLE}{$R *.res}uses Windows, SysUtils, Classes, ActiveX;type TTestStream = class(TStream) function Seek(const Offset: ...
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Delphi revenue up again in the third quarter of 2013

Glooscap Software – Embarcadero attributes the continued growth to interest in their mobile support. http://www.embarcadero.com/press-releases/rad-studio-xe5-demand-doubles
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Data Abstract for Beginners Guide

RemObjects Blogs – Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan! Introduction Not long ago we published the RemObjects SDK Beginners Guide. Now we’re taking it one step further and look at the Data Abstract framework. Most present-day business applications operate with some database data, and most often ...
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Crouching Smileys, Hidden Diacritics

DelphiTools – As noted around in a recent post, Unicode is not so straightforward. Namely claims of utf-16 being simpler than utf-8, or that you do not have to care about Unicode complexities. Maybe that was the case ten years ago, but The Unicode jungle is much closer to home these days. Here are a few ...

Thursday, 10. October 2013

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Welcome to the Delphi iOS & Android Developers Community on Google+!

Lars Fosdal – The Google+ Delphi Developers Community sprung another sibling! Feel free to join up with the Delphi iOS & Android Developers Community. The Delphi Developers Community is a relatively whine free place to discuss our programming challenges, and has just passed 2200 members, and our new iOS and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Lars Fosdal @ 18:55
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TStreamAdapter.Seek Broken For Large Files

The Delphi Geek – Yesterday a colleague informed me that he added a workaround for a VCL bug (which we confirmed to exist in XE2, XE4 and XE5) to our codebase and asked me if I could “inform the authorities”, i.e. enter it into QualityCentral. Imagine my surprise when I not only found the bug already entered but ...
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Developing an AppWidget – Part 4

Te Waka o Delphi – Keep On Running… Some may have noticed that I updated my previous post with a footnote describing an issue with my battery widget not resuming it’s updates after the phone went into (and came out of) deep sleep. I got to the bottom of that and can now happily report that my widget seems ...
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.NET/C#/VB.net: some links on ExpandoObject

The Wiert Corner – Still a C# 4.0 / .NET 4 feature that I need to investigate more deeply: ExpandoObject, partially because I had very bad memories of Variant support in Delphi. So here are a few links. First of all: since VB.NET already does late binding with the Object keyword, you cannot use ExpandoObject with ...
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Wednesday, 9. October 2013

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Moving to new host(s)

DelphiTools – This is just a quick notice to let you know that I’ve recently moved this site to a new host (currently pulseheberg), and may move it to other hosts. My previous hosting was running out, and I’m taking this as an opportunity to experiment with various VPS offerings (Linux or Windows), ...

Tuesday, 8. October 2013

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CodeRage - Next Week

Rob's Technology Corner – Next week is CodeRage, I am looking forward to speaking again.I have two sessions:A VCL Developers Guide to FiremonkeyOctober 15, 2013 @ 8:00 AM PDTThis session is for those VCL developers who want to learn Firemonkey but have never taken a dive in.   Designed to help these developers save time ...
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UTF-8, UTF-16 or both? (poll)

DelphiTools – The FreePascal version of DWScript has been stalled for a little while on the incomplete UnicodeString (utf-16) support among other things. It’s hard to blame the FreePascal team for that, given that Linux is primarily utf-8, and that utf-8 has quite a few advantages over utf-16. utf-16 is an ...
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Well Behaved Widgetry

Te Waka o Delphi – When we left it, my battery widget was working but wasn’t particularly well behaved. There was nothing wrong with the functionality, but plenty wrong with the implementation. Despite their impressive specifications, mobile devices have one very limiting factor. Battery Life. Indeed, the ...
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Countdown to CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference: T minus 8 days and counting

Sip from the Firehose – With just 8 days until CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference starts (Tuesday, October 15 at 5am PDT), how can you get prepared for the more than 30 sessions we have scheduled? Here are a few links to the resources that will get you ready for the technical sessions, especially the sessions focused on ...
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