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Monday, 9. December 2013

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Slim Multi-Read Single-Write Locks

DelphiTools – Here are a few findings on Multi-Read Exclusive-Write Synchronizer from a recent upgrade of DWScript‘s GlobalVar functions. I ran some comparisons between a plain Critical Section, Delphi’s TMultiReadExclusiveWriteSynchronizer and Windows Slim Reader/Writer Lock, of which an ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 08:15

Sunday, 8. December 2013

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Working around an XE5/Mac menu issue

Delphi Haven – In XE5, if you try running the FMX ‘ActionsDemo’ sample project on OS X, you’ll quickly find an issue – the menu bar isn’t set up correctly: If you open up the menu designer in the IDE, you’ll find what should be happening is that the application menu gets four ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 14:45
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CLANG, template debuginfo and linker out of memory

Andy's Blog – The CLANG compiler that is used for BCC64 in XE3, XE4 and XE5 has a “bloated object file” problem if it comes to debug information for deeply nested templates. The generated object file can easily grow to 100 MB with a single line of code. int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { std::map<TEnumA, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreas Hausladen @ 13:47
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Dependency Injection best practices - lazy initialization

Delphi sorcery – “You gotta know when to be lazy. Done correctly, it's an art form that benefits everyone.” Nicholas Sparks, The ChoiceI admit this was taken out of context a bit - but we will see how this applies to dependency injection.Identifying the problemWhen dealing with dependency injection - and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 02:37

Saturday, 7. December 2013

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VCL Styles Utils Project – New Addition : Patch for System colors.

The Road to Delphi – Introduction A result of the work in a new sub project of the VCL Styles Utils , many new features as been added to the library, One of my favorites is a patch for the GetSysColor WinApi function. This fix replace the original call to this function by a jump to the StyleServices.GetSystemColor ...
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VCL Styles Utils Project – New Addition : Patch for System colors.

The Road to Delphi – Introduction A result of the work in a new sub project of the VCL Styles Utils , many new features as been added to the library, One of my favorites is a patch for the GetSysColor WinApi function. This fix replace the original call to this function by a jump to the StyleServices.GetSystemColor ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 21:40
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SapMM

The Delphi Geek – This is a guest post, written by Anton Alisov, software PM and developer from Ivanovo city, Russia. I’m posting it here because I want to increase visibility of this new memory manager which featured quite well on my recent test (guest posted at Eric’s blog). I’m perfectly aware that my test was ...
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DavidI on VCL Enhancements in Delphi XE5

Marco's Tech Blog – I've been in Scotts Valley this week, little time for keep pushing out my Delphi demos and blog about them. However I wanted to use these 5 minutes at the airport to point out to a very nice blog post from David I on VCL enhancements in XE5, mostly included also in the professional version. ...
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Friday, 6. December 2013

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[Delphi Tuts] DataSnap "Hello World"

Pawel Glowacki – Welcome to "Delphi Tuts"! Your Delphi step-by-step tutorials! In this tutorial we are going to use Delphi XE5 to build the simplest possible DataSnap client/server system. The difficulty level of this lab is “Hello World”. This step-by-step tutorial is intentionally very simple, so even not ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 15:11
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Welcome to DELPHI TUTS!

Pawel Glowacki – I’m happy to announce that I’m starting a new series of step-by-step tutorials about Delphi programming: DELPHI TUTS! Programming in Delphi is fun and I really love writing Delphi code. I think I’m addicted to Delphi. I have been passionate Delphi programmer since Delphi 1 and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 15:04
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Random Passphrase Generator

DelphiTools – I’ve activated a small random pass phrase secure service based on DWScript Web Server. You can reach it at https://ssl.delphitools.info/passphrase/ Random pass phrases are a good alternative to passwords, as they’re easier to memorize and have higher entropy (for an illustration see the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 12:52
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Using GExperts to comment code with date, time and author

Parallel Pascal Worlds – I am a happy user of GExperts . From my beginnings in Delphi consider it more a part of the IDE , irreplaceable for its flexibility , speed and how many tasks easier to perform daily.Luckily I have already migrated to Delphi XE5 and despite being in an experimental version I've used without problems ...
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Old XML Bug in Delphi Causes New Problems

Te Waka o Delphi – A post came up in recent days on the NZ DUG mailing list, about a problem with the LoadXMLData() function on Android. The problem subsequently was found to also exist on Win32. And indeed, the cause was found to go back at least as far as Delphi 2006. So why did it only come up […]
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 04:09

Thursday, 5. December 2013

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Owly CI should team up with Ohloh

The Wiert Corner – This was originally scheduled for December 1st at noon and therefore made it to the “Missed Schedule” list as well: Two interesting sites I found recently: OwlyCI – package manager for Delphi, CI tool. Ohloh, the open source network. OwlyCI is like NuGet for Delphi. They add ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:00
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My Favorite Quote from the XE5 Tour

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I am just finishing up my last few stops on the RAD Studio XE5 tour. I’ve met lots of great developers, both existing Delphi developers, and many developers new to Delphi and Embarcadero’s tools. Everyone I talked to was excited about what they saw and the opportunities they knew XE5 ...
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