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Friday, 25. October 2013

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TAndroidPreferencesIniFile fix

Delphi Haven – Just a small note to say, if anyone has downloaded my Android SharedPreferences wrapper (more info here), I’ve just put up a small fix for the ReadBool method, so you might want to update from the trunk. Thanks goes to Orren Grushkin for reporting the bug.
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Thursday, 24. October 2013

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DevExpress VCL components now support Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5

Sip from the Firehose – DevExpress VCL components for Windows now support Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5.  You can see the supported versions on the VCL Controls feature page on the DevExpress web site. DevExpress is one of Embarcadero Technologies’ many Technology Partners supporting our products and customers with ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 22:08
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MapFileStats v1.3 update

DelphiTools – My small MapFileStats utility has been updated to 1.3 (last public release was four years ago…). The utility provides simple statistics about compiled size, to help you figure out what went into your executable. This version add as few minor features and improves detection of project file, ...

Wednesday, 23. October 2013

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The Return of the Byte-Strings

Andy's Blog – Delphi’s NextGen compiler (Android, IOS) removed support for UTF8String, AnsiString and RawByteString. But if you look into System.pas you see that those types are still there but Embarcadero makes them inaccessible from outside of System.pas by prefixing them with an underscore that the compiler ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreas Hausladen @ 23:14
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ITDevCon 2013–Lots of hard choices

The Delphi Geek – Yellow – sessions I’d like to attend. Green – sessions I really want to attend. Red – sessions I have to attend. Can somebody please invent a time machine before November 14th? --- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
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History of Innovation: Delphi 1 through Delphi XE5

Delphi Insider – David I just put together a great set of slides that shows new features added to Delphi by version from Delphi 1 through Delphi XE5. You can take a walk back in time to see when your favorite features and technologies were added. Or if you're still using an older version, you can see recently added ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 18:54

Tuesday, 22. October 2013

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WideOrbit is hiring for lots of positions!

The Delphi Hacker's Corner – WideOrbit is hiring for the following positions at this time: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 17:40
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Assorted Delphi XE5 Links #3 (Mostly CodeRage8)

Marco's Tech Blog – Some more Delphi XE5 links you might have missed, mostly related to CodeRage 8 sessions (the great online conference we had last week): Jim "things learned from CodeRage" great blog post -- the base CodeRage 8 summary -- at delphi.org/2013/10/things-i-learned-from-delphi-coderage-8/ ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 12:46
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Embarcadero MVP list updates

Delphi Code Monkey – Embarcadero has released a new list of MVPs. I'm very happy to be on that list, because Delphi has been my favorite language, and favorite IDE since it was first released. To prevent misunderstandings let me just point out that an MVP is an independent community member, not an employee of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 08:59
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Movie #97 - Common Delphi Coding Anti-Patterns

LearnDelphi.TV – During this session you'll either be thinking "I do that" (and hopefully you'll stop) or "I remember doing that" (while cringing at the memory). There are certain coding patterns that all Delphi programmers seem to use at some stage - some of them sub-optimal, some weird, and some just plain wrong. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 07:20
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Movie #96 - Escaping the Try...Finally...Free Nest

LearnDelphi.TV – We all want to do the right thing with memory management and make sure we tidy up after ourselves. However as our code gets buried in successive layers of object allocation, try, finally, free "nests" it all becomes a bit onerous -- and, well, resembling a pterodactyl nest. In this session, we look ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 07:16
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Visual Studio 2013 is here (for some values of “here”)

RemObjects Blogs – The time has come, and Visual Studio 2013 is officially RTMed and available on MSDN, even though the official launch event is not scheduled until November 13th. What does Visual Studio 2013 mean for our users? Oxygene has been ready for Visual Studio 2013 for a while now (and i personally have been ...

Monday, 21. October 2013

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OmniThreadLibrary 3.03a

The Delphi Geek – OmniThreadLibrary 3.03a has just been released. This is purely a bugfix release which fixes ugly problem in the ForEach abstraction. If the code has called ForEach with empty input set (for example, ForEach(0, –1)), the program would block infinitely. OTL 3.03a is available via SVN or as a ZIP ...
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Register for the RAD in Action FireDAC Webinar featuring Cary Jensen

Delphi Insider – Our RAD in Action series continues this month with a great session by Cary Jensen on universal database connectivity with FireDAC.  RAD in Action Webinar: Universal Enterprise Data Connectivity with FireDAC Presented by Cary Jensen Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6AM San Francisco / 9AM ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 20:39
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ITDevCon 2013

The Delphi Geek – The ITDevCon conference is almost there (register while you still can!). As four times before, the organizer has invited an impressive list of speakers which will be giving 19 presentations (if I counted correctly), divided in three parallel tracks over two days. The conference will occur on 14th ...
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