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Wednesday, 13. July 2016

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Delphi Cookbook 2ed for TMS FixInsight Customers

TMS Software Blog – Delphi Cookbook 2ed by Daniele Teti is finally available. It is a best seller for PacktPub in its category, you can find more information about the book on its author blog. I am honored to be the reviewer of the second edition. It was an exciting adventure to take a look behind the curtains of book ...
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Interesting trick posted by Lars Fosdal on keeping IDE user specific defines

The Wiert Corner – Via Lars Fosdal: In Tools|Options, Environment Options, Environment Variables – under User Overrides, add a new override Variable name: DCC_Define Variable value: billmeyer This causes a define for billmeyer to exist for anything that you compile in your IDE, across all units, all projects. ...
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Webinar this Thursday July 14: Useful C++ Features You Should be Using at 7am, 11am and 5pm Pacific Time

Sip from the Firehose – Learn about the latest features of C++11 that you can take advantage of today in C++Builder 10.1 Berlin. David Millington, Embarcadero's new C++Builder Product Manager, will show cool C++11 code in the IDE that can be compiled for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android using the Clang-enhanced compiler. ...
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Tuesday, 12. July 2016

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Delphi Developer Days 2016 with Nick Hodges and Cary Jensen Agenda Published

Let's Get Technical – The agenda and course topics for this year's Delphi Developer Days with Nick Hodges and me, Cary Jensen, has been released, and we think that you will be pleased with the selection of topics. Over the course of this two-day event we will have a combination of talks, some of which are jointly ...
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Delphi include files and the search strategy are different for the compiler and IDE

The Wiert Corner – Recently I bumped into a thing that I’d long forgotten: the Delphi compiler treats searching for include files (any files used with the {$I} or {$include} directive differently: The compiler first searches the directory where the file that is including resides and then uses the project and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 13:00
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Delphi keeping EXE locked; some links

The Wiert Corner – For my own reference when coping with “[dcc32 Fatal Error] F2039 Could not create output file” which happens with a lot of Delphi versions: Deleting EXE works: I was wondering if anyone saw any of the following problems. Specifically, I’d…. Seems to happen more often when having a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 07:00
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ADUG Winter Symposium 2016

Australian Delphi User Group Members – The ADUG Winter Symposium is an all day Delphi event packed with technical content. It will be held on 4th August in Sydney and 5th August in Melbourne. I’m really excited about the line up for this year, it’s one of the most diverse and interesting programmes we’ve put ...
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Monday, 11. July 2016

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Im memoriam: Gwan Tan, friend, Delphi, Firebird, EKON and Delphi-Tage supporter

The Wiert Corner – Overlijdensbericht Swie Gwan Tan Eindhovens Dagblad; 20160711 Last friday, my good friend Swie Gwan Tan suddenly passed away. Like most good friends, we didn’t see each other often enough, but when we did it always was like we had last seen each other the day before. We first met ages ago at ...
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Friday, 8. July 2016

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Code in Application or the database?

Rob's Technology Corner – My employer has a fairly large Delphi application with ~5 Million lines of pascal code.They have a large database and use Oracle 12c to manage it.I have seen many methodologies on how to manage your database access code.On the edges I see two extremes are:Do everything in Stored Procedures Do ...
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How to Hire the Right People? I have NO IDEA!

Delphi Code Monkey – I have seen a lot of articles on the interwebs from frustrated job-seekers who say over and over that hiring is broken.Where I work, I am interviewing for a Junior Software Developer position with a focus in Web/JavaScript/HTML5.  Consequently, I have been thinking a lot about how we in the ...
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Thursday, 7. July 2016

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Windows 10 funnies

TMS Software Blog – This isn't the first funny Windows 10 behavior I encounter that makes a developer scratch his head but I thought to share this particular one. As it happens, here at TMS software, we quite often deal with grid related code, be it with our VCL TAdvStringGrid or FMX TTMSFMXGrid or FNC TTMSFNCGrid and ...

Wednesday, 6. July 2016

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MVP Spotlight: Cary Jensen

The PodCast at Delphi.org – There are a handful of people who I believe are key to the developer community, and Cary Jensen is one of them. He’s been a rock in the community since the beginning. Even before Delphi he was instrumental with the Turbo Pascal community. Cary consults, writes, presents, and trains on Delphi, ...
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case insensitive files systems and git – Lesson Learned – I Can’t Get My Git Repo Clean! | DrupalEasy

The Wiert Corner – via: Lesson Learned – I Can’t Get My Git Repo Clean! | DrupalEasy One file kept getting added to the git modified list: service/src/main/MySOAPdefinition.pas. It was part of a repository that had been migrated from SVN (more on that in a future blog post) and along the way been renamed ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 13:00

Monday, 4. July 2016

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Windows 10 OneDrive Bug – (It Will Delete Your Files)

Te Waka o Delphi – Not really a “Pascal” issue, but an important one never-the-less and one that for some curious reason is not receiving any significant coverage: Windows 10 deletes your OneDrive files (in the cloud). The Backstory This first happened to me over Christmas when I lost over 250GB of files, ...
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Friday, 1. July 2016

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Extended Beacon sample for Delphi 10.1 Berlin: Standard, Alternative and Eddystone beacons

Sip from the Firehose – If you look at the ExtendedBeaconScanner sample that is included for Delphi in 10.1 Berlin, you will learn how to scan for Beacon devices using different scan modes: Standard, Alternative, Eddystone, and Extended. When selecting the Extended mode, the sample allows you to select the kind of Beacon ...
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