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Tuesday, 31. December 2013

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Last Day for December Offers on Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio

Delphi Insider – Just a reminder that this is the final day for the December 2013 special offers on RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE5.If you need to buy after hours, you can buy from our online store.Here are some additional deadlines and steps for getting the free items:InfoPower VCL will be delivered by email ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 18:20
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Inspecting ‘platform’ styles redux

Delphi Haven – Back when XE3 was current I blogged about retrieving the default FMX styles for Windows and OS X, a process less transparent than in XE2 when the standard styles were distributed as *.style files. Roll onto mobile support in XE4 and XE5, and the default styles are if anything even more hidden. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 15:05
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My Year in Cities, 2013

Marco's Tech Blog – Following a long tradition of this blog, dating back to 2006, here is my 2013 seen through the cities I've been to, for work or vacation (but mostly for work). The rule is: Places I've visited in 2013 for at least one night (plus some relevant daily trips), in chronological order . At ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 12:40
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My (Son) First Play Store App

Marco's Tech Blog – Yesterday, I published my first personal app on Google Play Store. It is a Lego Mini Figures collection app, fully designed by my son. I can describe it as a "patience" app, as all you have to do it wait half an hour each time to enable a new mini figure in your collection. After some time, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 11:09
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FireDAC is the Recommended Database Access Library

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I got a great call the other morning. A Delphi developer from a few versions back was considering upgrading to XE5, but he wanted to know if FireDAC was recommended for database access, or if he would need a 3rd party library. I remember working on some data driven Delphi applications when the drill ...
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Monday, 30. December 2013

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DUnitX and my plans

Rob's Technology Corner – I have been a big fan of using unit testing frameworks.   I use both DUnit and DUnitX for my Delphi tests.I am right now contributing to DUnitX as I see it as the future framework of choice for Delphi Developers. I just wanted to talk in public about some of work I have going on around ...
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A FireMonkey client for the DWS Terapixel Mandelbrot data set

The Itinerant Developer – You may have seen Eric Grange's precomputed Mandelbrot set data - read the Christmas announcement and the followup. He has generated and is hosting the fractal as a multi-level tiled data set: that is, as a structure of varying levels of detail, where each level of detail is twice as large as the ...
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Counting down to the end of 2013…special offers end when the year ends

Sip from the Firehose – We’re here at work counting down the hours minutes and seconds until the end of 2013. It has been another great year for developers who use our products. During 2013 we’ve added support for the iOS (Delphi and C++Builder) and Android (Delphi with C++Builder to come before winter ends) ...
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Removing a FMX control’s size restrictions

Delphi Haven – One rather annoying aspect of FMX’s evolution has been a restriction on control sizes. The most notorious case is probably TGroupBox, which in XE4′s iOS support was bizarrely matched to Safari’s toolbar (i.e., a standard control with a non-standard height), rendering the thing ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 14:43
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Some links on Delphi, JNI, Android

The Wiert Corner – So I won’t forget to read these: Paul Foster – Google+ – XE5 – Fun with external Java libraries So, having been… Above but as a PDF version, thanks Fun with external Java libraries on XE5 by Paul Foster | The Podcast at Delphi.org.. JNI – the old way of doing it and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:00
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Why your comment does not appear on my blog

Behind the connection – It seems I have to clarify why some comments does not appear on my blog. My blog is a place where I publish my personal views. It is not in anyway a public forum. To be published on my blog, a comment must be: Directly related to the subject Add something complementing the point of view I ...
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Sunday, 29. December 2013

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Extreme Programming, a Reflection (via: 8th Light)

The Wiert Corner – Thanks Uncle Bob Martin for posting this. I’ve been trying (with increasing success: it takes time to get this all right) to practice XP (through various name changes) as much and wide as possible since almost 14 years, and only the last few years it is starting to be common practice for many ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:28

Saturday, 28. December 2013

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Compiling to native code begets better performance

Behind the connection – Todays with Mobile platforms such as IOS and Android, developers are faced with writing application targeted to several platforms. Of course developers want to do that with minimal effort. This is why the market of cross platform tools is growing. Embarcadero do it well with RAD Studio XE5 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 12:38

Friday, 27. December 2013

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Castalia 2013.4.1 is now Available

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has been enjoying time with loved ones for the holidays. I certainly have, but today I put the finishing touches on a Castalia bugfix release, version 2013.4.1. Here’s what’s new: Fixed: Access violation when switching between form/code in a datamodule ...
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Delphi and LLVM: what is your take on this?

The Wiert Corner – One more for the weekend (: I wrote about Some links on the Delphi compiler and the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure Project about a year and a half ago which caused a short discussion on the embarcadero forums. A few month later Robert Love showed his views in a response to Tim Anderson writing about ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 18:00
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