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Wednesday, 27. February 2013

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FireMonkey Retina / non-Retina auto detection

JT @ Embarcadero – FireMonkey has a new feature in XE3 to detect if your Mac OS X or iOS device has a retinal display. If it does detect your application running on a Retina device, FireMonkey will load high resolution assets automatically to take advantage of the additional pixels. For my Play My Drums app, which ...
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Running “Any” Code When a Method Ends

The Delphi Geek – Just like (some) other programmers, I like to abuse the fact that the Delphi compiler only destroys local interfaces when a method ends. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out the latest Nick’s post in the Fun Code of the Week series.As an example, Nick put together a function which ...
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A few more interesting links on Delphi, C# and CLR history (trip down memory lane; Peter Sollich)

The Wiert Corner – The continuation of the trip down memory lane… Few people know the name Peter Sollich, as he always chose not to be a public figure (for instance, he is absent on the Outstanding Technical Achievement video). Peter has been very important for both the Delphi and the .NET worlds. A few ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 06:00
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Want to Help With My Book?

Nick Hodges – As you hopefully know, I’m working on a book.  I’m slowly but steadily making progress.  I’m at the point where I need some help.  I’ve gotten the first few chapters in a state that I feel ready to actually let someone else read them. So if you are feeling generous, want to feel my ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 04:08
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As embedded devices become mainstream, C++ shines

JT @ Embarcadero – As a follow on to David I’s blog post about C++ being everywhere, I thought I would share some of my own observations. In the mid 2000s, I was working at an local embedded Linux company. We were convinced Linux would take over the world and we were partly right (Android with it’s Linux ...
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