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Monday, 21. October 2013

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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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More European Conferences: DAPUG, EKON, ITDevCon, BE-Delphi

Marco's Tech Blog – In the next month, I'll give keynotes and other sessions at quite a few Delphi European conferences. This is a short summary: DAPUG (Denmark) is a Danish user group that organizes great events. I was there already once a few years back. This time I'm co-hosting the session with ...
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Dave Nottage has a blog

Delphi Haven – I’ve just realised Dave Nottage (TeamB, and now MVP) has a blog, currently focusing on Delphi for iOS – hopefully it will get syndicated by DelphiFeeds.com soon, but until then, check it out directly.
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Sunday, 20. October 2013

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StackOverflown

Delphi Haven – So… I was finally broken: I created a StackOverflow account. Annoyingly, a certain individual in particular is waaaayy too fast in answering most Delphi questions (genuine expertise + quick on the button = cheating, surely?)… so I started picking off Access ones instead (easy points ...
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Friday, 18. October 2013

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Wireless Android Debugging with Delphi xE5

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Previously I blogged about how to connect to an emulator on a remote (or the host) machine. That also works for hardware connected to remote machines. But sometimes you want to work with hardware that isn’t even connected at all. Not to worry, here is how to wirelessly connect and debug with ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 21:37
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TurboPascal PCODE compiler implemented in JavaScript

Delphi Code Monkey – Anybody who doubts the sincerity of my last post (the PC desktop is headed inexorably towards a  legacy technology status) and who also is into Nostalgia, should check this out.It's a mostly-complete TurboPascal compiler written in JavaScript that compiles to a UCSD-PCODE equivalent bytecode ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 19:17
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Time-stepping for Games and Simulations

DelphiTools – The built-in time-stepping support for the upcoming release of SmartMS got an overhaul in the form of a now frame-rate oriented Game View component, and a simulation-oriented TMetronome time-stepper. This article quickly discusses the theory, changes, and gives an introduction for use in games and ...
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Things I Learned from Delphi CodeRage 8

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Mostly from CodeRage 8, but some is from my time working for Embarcadero. I believe I’ve presented at every CodeRage, but this is my first time on the other side. It is also the biggest CodeRage by a significant margin. I’m sure the two events are unrelated, but it is still exciting. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 07:23
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VCL Threading – Indeterminate Lifetimes

Te Waka o Delphi – Sometimes when you launch a thread you don’t know when it will complete whatever processing it is tasked with. Sometimes you do. Sometimes it may never complete and will require that you expressly terminate it. Usually any given thread will have a lifecycle that is at least consistently one or ...
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Thursday, 17. October 2013

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Hands Off My Application! (Another DPR Trick)

Te Waka o Delphi – In a comment on my previous post, David Heffernan noted that the IDE messes around with other parts of the application DPR in addition to the uses list. He is right. Another area that the IDE likes to muck about with is the code in the DPR begin .. end itself ! Fortunately there is […]
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 22:24
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Windows as a Legacy System

Delphi Code Monkey – I have been seeing charts like this one all over the place, but I think this one is telling.  It's from a presentation by a firm called KPCB.First there's this technology cycles graphic:Finally, here's the visual chart that goes with the above infographic:So the WinTel era starts with MS-DOS in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 12:34
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My CodeRage session files

Brian Long – At the time of writing my two sessions for CodeRage 8 are being broadcast around the Arpanet. I’ve got two session this year, both related to Delphi mobile development, and both concerning how to reach out from the island that is the FM Application Framework (aka FMX aka FireMonkey) and gain access ...
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Unit Aliases and Build Configurations

Te Waka o Delphi – Over on stackoverflow, Ann Gossard had a question about using an $ifdef in the project (DPR) uses list to use one unit in preference over another, specifically in debug builds. In this situation, it immediately occurred to me that unit aliases might be creatively deployed. What follows is a slightly ...
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Wednesday, 16. October 2013

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85% of Windows developers have had requests for mobile applications

Delphi Insider – Here's the first of some interesting results from a recent developer survey sponsored by Embarcadero. Click here to download the full survey results and infographic A global survey sponsored by Embarcadero, finds that while a majority of Windows developers are experiencing great demand for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 18:02
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My "Secure DataSnap Development" CodeRage 8 session

Pawel Glowacki – During my CodeRage 8 "Secure DataSnap Development" session I’m demonstrating different levels of security in DataSnap architecture. Communication Protocol: DataSnap supports three different communication protocols: TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS. Choosing the HTTPS protocol that is implemented using SSL ...
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