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Thursday, 10. October 2013

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TStreamAdapter.Seek Broken For Large Files

The Delphi Geek – Yesterday a colleague informed me that he added a workaround for a VCL bug (which we confirmed to exist in XE2, XE4 and XE5) to our codebase and asked me if I could “inform the authorities”, i.e. enter it into QualityCentral. Imagine my surprise when I not only found the bug already entered but ...
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Developing an AppWidget – Part 4

Te Waka o Delphi – Keep On Running… Some may have noticed that I updated my previous post with a footnote describing an issue with my battery widget not resuming it’s updates after the phone went into (and came out of) deep sleep. I got to the bottom of that and can now happily report that my widget seems ...
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.NET/C#/VB.net: some links on ExpandoObject

The Wiert Corner – Still a C# 4.0 / .NET 4 feature that I need to investigate more deeply: ExpandoObject, partially because I had very bad memories of Variant support in Delphi. So here are a few links. First of all: since VB.NET already does late binding with the Object keyword, you cannot use ExpandoObject with ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 07:00

Wednesday, 9. October 2013

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Moving to new host(s)

DelphiTools – This is just a quick notice to let you know that I’ve recently moved this site to a new host (currently pulseheberg), and may move it to other hosts. My previous hosting was running out, and I’m taking this as an opportunity to experiment with various VPS offerings (Linux or Windows), ...

Tuesday, 8. October 2013

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CodeRage - Next Week

Rob's Technology Corner – Next week is CodeRage, I am looking forward to speaking again.I have two sessions:A VCL Developers Guide to FiremonkeyOctober 15, 2013 @ 8:00 AM PDTThis session is for those VCL developers who want to learn Firemonkey but have never taken a dive in.   Designed to help these developers save time ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 13:47
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UTF-8, UTF-16 or both? (poll)

DelphiTools – The FreePascal version of DWScript has been stalled for a little while on the incomplete UnicodeString (utf-16) support among other things. It’s hard to blame the FreePascal team for that, given that Linux is primarily utf-8, and that utf-8 has quite a few advantages over utf-16. utf-16 is an ...
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Well Behaved Widgetry

Te Waka o Delphi – When we left it, my battery widget was working but wasn’t particularly well behaved. There was nothing wrong with the functionality, but plenty wrong with the implementation. Despite their impressive specifications, mobile devices have one very limiting factor. Battery Life. Indeed, the ...
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Countdown to CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference: T minus 8 days and counting

Sip from the Firehose – With just 8 days until CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference starts (Tuesday, October 15 at 5am PDT), how can you get prepared for the more than 30 sessions we have scheduled? Here are a few links to the resources that will get you ready for the technical sessions, especially the sessions focused on ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 03:48

Monday, 7. October 2013

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Come See Brian Long Talk about Android Development with Oxygene at BE-Delphi

RemObjects Blogs – I’m told that our friend Brian Long will be giving a presentation at BE-Delphi’s annual developer event in Antwerp, Belgium, on November 21. Brian is a great presenter; we had the pleasure of having him as a guest speaker at DSConf and he has presented on Oxygene for Android and iOS in ...
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Countdown to CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference: T minus 9 days and counting

Sip from the Firehose – We are now into the single digits for the number of days before CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference starts. The anticipation is building and the presenters are completing their session preparations. Nine more days until the CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference starts on Tuesday, October 15. Delphi XE5 allows you ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 00:32

Sunday, 6. October 2013

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Countdown to CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference: T minus 10 days and counting

Sip from the Firehose – T minus 10, the start of the final countdown for just about every NASA launch. 10 more days until the CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference starts on Tuesday, October 15. Delphi XE5 allows you to create iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OSX applications using one codebase and true native optimized machine code. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 04:24

Saturday, 5. October 2013

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Updated: IPC using pipes

Behind the connection – My blog post about using pipes for inter-process communication has a lot of interest. It has been updated by Arno Garrels from DuoData Software. Arno added 64-bit support and fixed code to compile with Delphi 7 to XE5 (earlier versions may compile however untested). The original blog post is here. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 19:17
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All about Delphi XE5 and mobile development

Behind the connection – CodeRage 8 is just around the corner on October 15th through 17th. This online event is completely free and full of technical sessions all about Delphi XE5 and mobile development. Follow me on Twitter Follow me on LinkedIn Follow me on Google+ Visit my website: http://www.overbyte.be
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 14:39
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Delphi Experts and IDE Plugins I Love - Part 2: CNPack

Delphi Code Monkey – In Part 1 of this series, I covered GExperts, and now I am moving on to what is arguably the most powerful, and most useful open-source expert plugin for Delphi.  It works with very old versions of Delphi (including Delphi 7 and Delphi 2007) which are still widely used out there, it adds some ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 14:37
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WideOrbit is hiring Delphi, C# and Java and JavaScript developers!

The Delphi Hacker's Corner – We have quite a few positions open in CA, WA, TX and AL. We have open positions for Delphi, C#, Java and JavaScripts developers.Send me your resume (aohlsson at wideorbit dot com) and I will make sure it ends up with the right people. Must be able to work in the US. Telecommuting may be an option ...
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