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Friday, 20. December 2013

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Numerics 0.55 released

The Programming Works – Numerics 0.55 is available for download The main improvements are: 1) Explicit DLL load is supported by the function function LoadNumerics(const Name: string = ''): TF_RESULT; and this is now the recommended method to load the dll because it enables error handling: if LoadNumerics() < 0 then ...
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Book Review: "Coding in Delphi" : A new Delphi book by Nick Hodges

Delphi Code Monkey – Right now you can only get it by buying Delphi XE5.  I just finished reading it, and I love it.  I think that the title needs to be understood with the word "Modern" put in there somewhere. Maybe "Coding in a Modern Delphi Style" would fit the content well.  The title is fine, but I'm ...
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Five Code Upgrade Snares and How to Avoid Them

Delphi Code Monkey – Here are five upgrade snares that have slowed progress or even stalled attempts by well meaning competent developers who have tried to migrate large code-bases up to new Delphi versions.   1. The "I must not rewrite anything" snare.The person who can not decide that something needs to be fixed ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 01:01

Thursday, 19. December 2013

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UI Design - What Not To Do

TPersistent.com – I would never claim to be a good UI designer.  What I know of design is from personal use.  One principle that applies to both code and UI design is that consistency is king.  I often look to widely used commercial software as models for UI design. Of course, one of the software packages I use most ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 21:20
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No time to rest: Endless possibilities with REST for VCL and FM

JT @ Embarcadero – REST is awesome. There I said it. And, like many of you, I’ve lived through several generations of remoting technologies over the years. What I like most about REST is its simplicity and inherent flexibility AND the fact that everyone is exposing their services this way AND it’s ...
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If you write database applications in Delphi…

Delphi Haven – … you may want to contribute to the following thread on the Embarcadero forums: https://forums.embarcadero.com/thread.jspa?messageID=620961&tstart=0#620961 Quote: Hello All At moment the DB RTL team is working on Data.DB.pas improvements. This is a good moment to bring our attention to ...
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Delphi XE2 Update 2 got released last week, end-of-year Delphi XE5 offer, #CodingInDelphi book

The Wiert Corner – Just around the start of the Delphi XE5 end-of-year special offer (more details below), Delphi XE5 Update 2 was released. It adds C++ Builder for iOS support, and fixes many bugs. What I like most is that the majority of XE2 Update 2 bugfixes are not FireMonkey related. It indicates the Delphi team ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 17:14
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Delphi XE3/XE4: removing empty .VLB files; XE5 update 2 and special offers are out. #codingindelphi

The Wiert Corner – Even when not using Visual Live Binding, Delphi generates empty .VLB files in both Delphi XE3 (virtually always) and Delphi XE4 (most of the time). Visual Live Binding is one way of binding data to UI in FireMonkey and can also be used in VCL, but does not have to (Alister Christie made a nice video ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 14:32
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Borland Fun Facts: Matt Pietrek worked there too!

The Wiert Corner – Another episode in the Missed Schedule series that was originally scheduled for 20131201: Until I read the comments at Monitoring the Monitor, I only knew the early days of Matt Pietrek‘s work at NuMega and as co-author of one of the first Undocumented Windows books (another one appeared about ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 13:00
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XOR swap/exchange: nowadays an almost extinct means to exchange two distinct variables of the same size

The Wiert Corner – Almost a year ago, a thread on “premature Delphi optimization” came by on G+ about this code: procedure ExchangeInteger(var AValue1, AValue2: Integer); begin AValue1 := AValue1 xor AValue2; AValue2 := AValue1 xor AValue2; AValue1 := AValue1 xor AValue2; end; I don’t think ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 06:00
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Why Database Encryption Matters: Is the NSA reading this?

Stephen Ball – Before I start. I just want to say, this is your last chance to get your free InterBase licenses. This offer ends 31st December 2013 - See http://www.embarcadero.com/radoffer for details: Now… the reason this is important! Are your business applications using old versions of InterBase or ...
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Wednesday, 18. December 2013

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Mandelbrot Explorer for Android and Windows

Behind the connection – Using Delphi XE5, I rewrote my Mandelbrot fractal explorer with the FireMonkey component framework. The result is a working application for Android and Windows. To generate Windows or Android version, it is enough to just change the target operating system. Nice cross-platform application!   On ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 15:26
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Slim Reader/Writer Locks Rock!

DelphiTools – I recently posted abut the new Slim R/W Locks introduced with Vista, and how they were vastly more efficient than TMREWS. Apparently, they’re also more efficient than Critical Sections… Following Up If you follow the comments in the previous article, some extra benchmarks where ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 10:00

Tuesday, 17. December 2013

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Webinar Resources - Step Up to the Multi-Device App Platform

Sip from the Firehose – Last week, on December 12, I presented 3 webinars titled "RAD in Action - Step Up to the Multi-Device App Platform". The webinar replay and resources will be available soon. The on-demand webinar information should appear on the same link as the original registration page at ...
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reFind and BDE Migration in Delphi XE5

Marco's Tech Blog – Delphi XE5 shipped with a smart search and replace tool, further enhanced in Update 2, and now coming also with a BDE to FireDAC components migration script. As blogged recently by Stephen Ball, reFind is a command line tool available in RAD Studio bin folder. As the documenttion states, " ...
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