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Friday, 17. March 2017

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Making the Huge World of Delphi Small Again

The PodCast at Delphi.org – The world of Delphi is HUGE. It love seeing all the different types of apps being built and seeing users all over the world. This week I was in Tokyo for their #0315inTokyo event announcing 10.2 Tokyo coming soon. In a surprising turn of events Eric Bonilha of Digifort from Brazil was in Tokyo on ...
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Melbourne Meeting – March 2017

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Monday 20th March at 6 for 6:15pm start. Grahame Grieve from Health Intersections will talk on “Lessons learned maintaining an open source restful server in Delphi”. Note: Venue Melbourne Men’s Shed. No Catering We now meet at the Melbourne Men’s Shed, situated in the Federation ...
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Thursday, 16. March 2017

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(True = 1) and (True = ‘-1’) ?

Te Waka o Delphi – It has been observed that the Delphi documentation states that the constants True and False have the values 1 and 0 respectively, not the -1 and 0 that the default string conversions apply. This does actually make sense but also lays a trap for the unwary. True, True, Wherefore Art Thou -1 ? In the ...
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Anatomy of a utility function: BoolToStr()

Te Waka o Delphi – Jaap Van Goor was asking on FaceBook about some seemingly strange behaviour when obtaining string representations of Booleans using the Delphi RTL, which led me to revisit some familiar (and some not so familiar) old Delphi ground and take a look at the area involved in further detail. First of all, ...
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Wednesday, 15. March 2017

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Need a Delphi Job? Love and know Delphi? Ping me.

Delphi Code Monkey – Just a friendly periodic reminder that I currently know about more empty delphi job positions than I know of available experienced Delphi talent. You need work? Remote or Local? You live in Canada or USA? Ping me at warren dot postma at gmail dot com.  I do not accept any referral fees, and I ...
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Delphi compiler for Linux

Pascal Game Development – According to Marco Tech Blog (blog.marcocantu.com) Embarcadero are soon to be releasing a 64-bit compiler for the Linux platform. This could be great news for cross platform game developers as it means we will have two compiler targets (Both FPC and the Delphi compiler) for the top five popular open ...

Tuesday, 14. March 2017

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Flotsam and Jetsam #118

Delphi-losophy – Delphi for Linux is soon to be here.  We’ve unleashed the Beta Bloggers, so keep an eye out for more information coming from any number of sources. Thanks to all of you who have bought my new book, Dependency Injection in Delphi.  I’m grateful for all the support.  My wife is working ...
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Monday, 13. March 2017

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Great idea for a RAD Studio Beacon App

Sip from the Firehose – I was reading an article (from last summer) this morning about how VMware is installing beacons and building apps for use on their Palo Alto corporate campus. This is a great example of the use of beacons and beacon fence to help navigate complex enterprise buildings and corporate/school campuses. I ...
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Display and edit keyboard macros with GExperts – twm’s blog

The Wiert Corner – Yes! The GExperts Macro Library expert can now display and edit keyboard macros that have been recorded in the Delphi IDE. Thomas did some great work on GExperts. Again. Source: [WayBack] Display and edit keyboard macros with GExperts – twm’s blog Via: [WayBack] The GExperts Macro Library ...
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Saturday, 11. March 2017

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Colibri Hiragana Quiz

Felix Colibri – a quiz to accelerate the learning of the Japanese Hiragana alphabet. The user selects a subrange of the 46 characters, a random question is presented and the answer has to be selected among 3* 3 possible solutions. 3 versions: romaji to hiragana, hiragana to romaji, sound to hiragana. Success ...

Friday, 10. March 2017

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Delphi for Linux Database and Web Development

Marco's Tech Blog – Following my blog post on the compiler and the one on the RTL, this third post covers the focus of our Linux solution, building database web applications and web services. This blog post covers the feature we are expecting to release for the coming Delphi version including support for the server- ...
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TListView OwnerDraw compat with Windows UI & VCL Styles

The Road to Delphi – There is a lot of resources of how ownerdraw a Delphi TListView, but most of them are deprecated and don’t take into account the VCL Styles and the StyleServices. So on this post I will show you how you can ownerdraw a TListView to be compatible with the native Windows Look and feel and  the ...
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Thursday, 9. March 2017

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MOS6502-delphi – a MOS 6502 CPU emulator for Delphi

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – This is the Delphi / Pascal port of the C++ implementation for the MOS Technology 6502 CPU by Gianluca Ghettini. The code is written to be more readable than fast, however some minor tricks have been introduced to greatly reduce the overall execution time. Main features: 100% coverage of legal ...
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InterBase 2017 – Now available

Stephen Ball – Embed, Deploy Relax – InterBase 2017 InterBase 2017 Here we are in early 2017 fulfilling the promises we made back in November 2016 to deliver a new version of our award-winning InterBase RDBMS. We referred to InterBase 2017 as Project BigBang during development because of the positive impact ...
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Wednesday, 8. March 2017

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Using Delphi nextgen compilers … https://xkcd.com/303/ some arguments to have both for the Win32 platform

The Wiert Corner – Last week there was a nice poke by Stefan Glienke around the Delphi nextgen compiler being used for the upcoming Intel x64 Linux support in Delphi (yes, no Arm there, hopefully somewhere in the future) at [Archive.is] Using Delphi nextgen compilers … https://xkcd.com/303/ It resulted into a ...
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