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Wednesday, 11. December 2013

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IDE Fix Pack 5.4.1 – Support for XE5 Updater 2

Andy's Blog – IDE Fix Pack 5.4.1 adds support for the just released XE5 Update 2. If you use the older version 5.4 with XE5 Update 2 you will see one or two error messages (depending on if you have the x64 compiler installed) that tell you that one patch couldn’t be applied to the x86 and x64 compiler. This is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreas Hausladen @ 20:13
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Modernize your codebase: Inspiration to Ditch your Ancient Delphi Version

Delphi Code Monkey – I still see a lot of people running old versions of Delphi, the most common one people freeze at is Delphi 2007, because of the Unicode changes to String types, but I have also seen the odd one stick at Delphi 7, or even Delphi 6. Here are some suggestions on getting out of those Don't-Upgrade-Ever ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 19:21
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Celebrating CS Ed Week: Save $60 on Castalia for Delphi

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – This week (December 9-15, 2013), has been designated as Computer Science Education Week. There’s a great website at www.csedweek.org (and a similar one at www.code.org) that’s encouraging everyone “from 6 to 106″ to spend an hour “writing code.” So, first ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jacob @ 16:37
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Delphi XE5 Update 2 and C++Builder for iOS

Marco's Tech Blog – The second to RAD Studio XE5 shipped yesterday, including a significant update on the Delphi side and the support for iOS development on the C++Builder side. Update 2 is free to existing XE5 users, and RAD Studio developers or C++Builder developers at least at the Enterprise level can start using ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 12:49
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Update 2 for RAD Studio XE5, Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5

Behind the connection – If you have not noticed yet, Embarcadero published the second update for their latest tools: Delphi XE5 as well as RAD Studio XE5 and C++ Builder XE5. More than one hundred bugs have been fixed. Thanks for the users having taken the time to write a bug report to Quality Central, the web tool used ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 11:34

Tuesday, 10. December 2013

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Delphi XE5 Android app running on Google Glass with a BlueTooth keyboard

Sip from the Firehose – Jim McKeeth was the first of us to get Google Glass and to build the first Delphi XE5 app to run on glass.  I now also have Google Glass and built my first Delphi XE5 app for it. I paired my Samsung BlueTooth wireless keyboard to my Glass so that I can do data entry into a Delphi FM form.  The ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 03:31

Monday, 9. December 2013

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Practical Parallel Computing

Behind the connection – Parallel computing is a form of computation in which many calculations are carried out simultaneously. This is almost the only way of taking full power of today’s computers. CPU have reached the point where it is not possible to increase the frequency of operation. The only way to increase ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 22:31
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Smart Mobile Studio 2.0 beta 1

The Delphi Geek – I know we promised it for November so here it is – Smart Mobile Studio 2.0 beta 1, released on November 39th ;) I know some were waiting anxiously for this release so joke aside – we are sorry that we couldn’t release it in November but you know how it goes – there is always one more showstopper ...
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Computer Science Education Week and Grace Hopper’s 107th birthday

Sip from the Firehose – We celebrate what would have been Grace Hopper’s 107th birthday.  Today, Google’s cool doodle celebrates Grace Hopper. Grace Hopper, also known as "the first lady of software" was one of the earliest programmers (she was the first to coin the term "computer bug" , when she found a moth ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 20:41
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You can easily location enable your Delphi VCL Windows apps

Sip from the Firehose – Sensor support was originally added to Delphi a year ago.  The sensor APIs are defined in the System.Sensors unit name scope and can be use in your Windows VCL and FM apps. This blog post will show you how you can easily location enable your Delphi VCL Windows applications. You’ll need a GPS ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 17:21
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Google+ Delphi Developers Community: 2400 members and wishlist for 2014!

Lars Fosdal – In January, the Google+ Delphi Developers Community will have it's one year anniversary. With 2400 members, as well as 300+ members in the Delphi iOS & Android Community and the Delphi Component Directory, I really appreciate and enjoy the posts and discussions about my favorite tool! ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Lars Fosdal @ 14:50
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Funny Delphi code of the day: on literals

The Wiert Corner – The fact that the 31-character limit on ClientDataSet field and index names is worse, but I just encountered this GetParamNameWODog function in a Delphi 3rd party library: What’s wrong with using the Length function here? Yes, SQL Parameter names will probably less than 1000 characters, but ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 11:14
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RAD in Action Multi-Device Webinar this week!

Delphi Insider – Don't miss out on the latest webinar in the RAD in Action series coming up this week.The Multi-Device Application Platform Takes Center Stage with RAD Studio XE5Presented by David Intersimone     Get valuable tips and strategies for architecting and developing your ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 10:45
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EurekaLog RoadMap

EurekaLog Blog – This is updated roadmap for EurekaLog's development in the near future. What it is A technology roadmap is a plan that matches short-term and long-term goals with specific technology solutions to help meet those goals. Disclaimer: This information describes EurekaLog's general direction at this ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Александр Алексеев @ 08:55
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Slim Multi-Read Single-Write Locks

DelphiTools – Here are a few findings on Multi-Read Exclusive-Write Synchronizer from a recent upgrade of DWScript‘s GlobalVar functions. I ran some comparisons between a plain Critical Section, Delphi’s TMultiReadExclusiveWriteSynchronizer and Windows Slim Reader/Writer Lock, of which an ...
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