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Friday, 8. November 2013

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Surface RT takes a diRT nap

Delphi Code Monkey – Windows is an operating system for desktop computers. It runs fine on Laptops, but the move to a closed hardware platform (like RT) with a codebase like Windows has lead to the modern anomaly known as Windows RT.I bought a Surface RT with the intention of learning WinRT development (in Oxygene or ...
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Setting The Record Straight

Te Waka o Delphi – Alexander to complained that my blog had become “really, but REALLY boring” recently. I was surprised because I thought I had been posting a lot of interesting, technical material lately and I wondered why Alexander seemed to think I was spending most – if not all – of my ...
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Thursday, 7. November 2013

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One Year At Embarcadero

Marco's Tech Blog – It's about one year I started working for Embarcadero as Delphi Product Manager. It has been a very interesting experience for me. I spent time on many activities: from defining the specification of future product features to product evangelism and conference presentations, from development (not ...
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Installing and Running Android Apps From Command-Line

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Delphi automatically installs and runs your app for you, but sometimes it is nice to do manually from the command-line. Here are the commands you need. These all assume adb (Android Debug Bridge) is on your system path and you only have one Android device (or emulator) attached. They should work on ...
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Memory Managers and String Building

DelphiTools – [This is a guest post, written by Primož Gabrijelčič, www.thedelphigeek.com] One thing interested me since I started reading Eric’s series on string concatenation performance – how would different memory managers compare in a multi-threaded scenario. Today I decided to spend an hour ...
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Creation Stories

Te Waka o Delphi – In the beginning there was The Word a HWND. But not all gifts of creation can be relied upon, as I just learned. Or rather, remembered. As regular readers will know, I am currently polishing up my Smoketest framework for release (don’t worry, this post won’t take long and then I can get ...
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Extending Smoketest (Part 2) – Great(er) Expectations

Te Waka o Delphi – In my previous post on Smoketest I showed how you can extend the inspections framework to work with complex types in your code. As promised, I shall now show how you can do much the same thing to extend the framework with entirely new tests. For a custom inspector an interface and a class are ...
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Delphi and Android services

Brian Long – Since Delphi’s introduction of Android support with the release of XE5, there have been many questions posted hither and thither regarding whether and how you can build service applications with it. The pervading suggestion or suspicion is that maybe Delphi isn’t cut out to build such exotic Android ...
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Delphi for Android Supports Android!

Te Waka o Delphi – Jim McKeeth is getting all excited about being able to develop for Google Glass using Delphi XE5. I’m pleased for him, I really am. It must be a huge relief that Delphi for Android can actually target this Android device. Of course, the very fact that there was any doubt and the fact that the ...
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Wednesday, 6. November 2013

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Stops on My North America Tour

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I just got back from Brazil and Costa Rica, which was great. Now I am headed out to different cities in North America (Yes, technical Costa Rica is in North America, but all these cities are north of Latin America). David I and Al Mannarino are also traveling across North America for a total of 27 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 18:40
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Graphical Hints – Image in Virtual Treeview Node Hint (Extending TVirtualTreeHintWindow)

Zarko Gajic – In a Delphi application, the THintWindow class implements the small pop-up window that appears over a control at run time, when the control has its ShowHint property set to True (and has a value assigned to the Hint property). The implementation of the THintWindow (at least what gets displayed by ...
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Source Code for the String Concatenation/Building Benchmark

DelphiTools – By popular request, here is the source code used for the previous String benchmarks StringConcatBench.zip, essentially to test alternative memory managers. The source is nothing complicated as you will see, just a set of simple function with the test cases, and a couple function that measure run ...
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Hello Google Glass from Delphi XE5

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Google’s new Glass platform is a very revolutionary Android device, but the question I really wanted to know is if I could develop for it with Delphi XE5. Turns out the answer is Yes. There are actually two different options for developing Glassware: Mirror API and GDK. The first is the Google ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 01:32
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Poor Man’s CSV Export

The Art of Delphi Programming – Recently I came to the point where I had to export the tables of a database as CSV files. While in FireDAC there is TFDDataMove, I wasn’t able to use it as I encountered a bug  in that component that rendered the output useless. (The bug has been fixed by Dmitry the day after I mentioned it, ...
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Tuesday, 5. November 2013

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Multi-Threaded String Building in Delphi

DelphiTools – After looking at String concatenation and String Building in Delphi, and as a conclusion, it’s time to have a brief look at what happens in multi-threaded settings, such as in a server pushing JSON, XML or some other text data. Benchmark Results The test case is the same as that of the String ...
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