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Monday, 9. December 2013

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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 08:15

Sunday, 8. December 2013

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Working around an XE5/Mac menu issue

Delphi Haven – In XE5, if you try running the FMX ‘ActionsDemo’ sample project on OS X, you’ll quickly find an issue – the menu bar isn’t set up correctly: If you open up the menu designer in the IDE, you’ll find what should be happening is that the application menu gets four ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 14:45
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CLANG, template debuginfo and linker out of memory

Andy's Blog – The CLANG compiler that is used for BCC64 in XE3, XE4 and XE5 has a “bloated object file” problem if it comes to debug information for deeply nested templates. The generated object file can easily grow to 100 MB with a single line of code. int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { std::map<TEnumA, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreas Hausladen @ 13:47
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Dependency Injection best practices - lazy initialization

Delphi sorcery – “You gotta know when to be lazy. Done correctly, it's an art form that benefits everyone.” Nicholas Sparks, The ChoiceI admit this was taken out of context a bit - but we will see how this applies to dependency injection.Identifying the problemWhen dealing with dependency injection - and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 02:37

Saturday, 7. December 2013

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VCL Styles Utils Project – New Addition : Patch for System colors.

The Road to Delphi – Introduction A result of the work in a new sub project of the VCL Styles Utils , many new features as been added to the library, One of my favorites is a patch for the GetSysColor WinApi function. This fix replace the original call to this function by a jump to the StyleServices.GetSystemColor ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 21:40
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VCL Styles Utils Project – New Addition : Patch for System colors.

The Road to Delphi – Introduction A result of the work in a new sub project of the VCL Styles Utils , many new features as been added to the library, One of my favorites is a patch for the GetSysColor WinApi function. This fix replace the original call to this function by a jump to the StyleServices.GetSystemColor ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 21:40
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SapMM

The Delphi Geek – This is a guest post, written by Anton Alisov, software PM and developer from Ivanovo city, Russia. I’m posting it here because I want to increase visibility of this new memory manager which featured quite well on my recent test (guest posted at Eric’s blog). I’m perfectly aware that my test was ...
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DavidI on VCL Enhancements in Delphi XE5

Marco's Tech Blog – I've been in Scotts Valley this week, little time for keep pushing out my Delphi demos and blog about them. However I wanted to use these 5 minutes at the airport to point out to a very nice blog post from David I on VCL enhancements in XE5, mostly included also in the professional version. ...
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