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Sunday, 15. December 2013

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Generating complex math visualizations in SVG using C# and ILNumerics – Scott Hanselman

The Wiert Corner – Funny how Generating complex math visualizations in SVG using C# and ILNumerics and MathViz (no, not this MathViz!) look so similar. I hope the MathViz code becomes public one day. –jeroen via: Generating complex math visualizations in SVG using C# and ILNumerics – Scott Hanselman.Filed ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:00

Saturday, 14. December 2013

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Effectiveness - How to increase it.

Delphi Code Monkey – Nick Hodges recently posted a link to a guy named Mike Hadlow's blog post about working hard versus working smart. I think it's brilliant.   I have often said that it's better to be lazy (while getting more done) than hard working (if by being hard working you are simply banging heads ...
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Programming Languages of 1995

Marco's Tech Blog – Today I was doing some research, and noticed how 1995 has been a unique year in the history of programming languages. In 1995, in fact, the following programming languages were created: Delphi's Object Pascal Java JavaScript PHP These are some of the most ...
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Friday, 13. December 2013

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It’s that time of the year …

The Delphi Geek – … when you can get “Parallel Programming with OmniThreadLibrary” and three “High-Level Multithreading with OmniThreadLibrary” for a reduced price! Go to https://leanpub.com/omnithreadlibrary and buy the “The Book + Webinars” package for mere $29.99! By the way, now you can buy a site-wide license – ...
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C++Builder XE5 with iOS targeting is now available!

Delphi Insider – Now you can create iOS applications with C++Builder XE5 and C++Builder in RAD Studio XE5.The new C++Builder iOS support is available in:C++Builder XE5 Enterprise, Ultimate and Architect editionsC++Builder XE5 Professional with Mobile Add-On PackRAD Studio XE5 (all editions)If you purchased any of ...
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Consuming Delphi interfaces in Dephi and C++

The Programming Works – An object-oriented DLL written in Delphi exports functions with parameters of interface type. A code consuming such DLL can use an interface reference directly, but a better way is to write a wrapper type which encapsulates an interface reference. Let us consider as an example a simple interface ...
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Consuming Delphi interfaces in Dephi and C++

The Programming Works – An object-oriented DLL written in Delphi exports functions with parameters of interface type. A code consuming such DLL can use an interface reference directly, but a better way is to write a wrapper type which incapsulates an interface reference. Let us consider as an example a simple interface ...

Thursday, 12. December 2013

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Fine Tune FM controls in XE5 Update 2

Marco's Tech Blog – This is really a hidden gem from our IDE team: You can now fine tune position and size of FireMonkey controls using the keyboard, like in the VCL. Not much to say or to show. Drop a component in a FireMonkey designer (desktop or mobile) and press: Shift key + arrows to resize in pixel at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 16:33
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Let’s Build a Compiler… In F#!

Craig Stuntz's Weblog – I’m building a small compiler for a toy language which emits .NET executables, implemented in F#. Demo compilers are a dime a dozen, but there are a few things which make this project distinct: No lexer or parser generators are used. The entire compiler is written from the ground up, and is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Craig Stuntz @ 16:12
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MapFileStats v1.5 – Improved DCU Statistics

DelphiTools – My small utility that gives binary size statistics from the Map file just got updated to version 1.5 This updates improves statistics gathered and reported for DCU file sizes, and introduces a small speedup. Here are the highlights: Auto-detect Delphi DCUs directory, DCU ratio statistics are now ...
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FireMonkey Mobile Preview in XE5 Update 2

Marco's Tech Blog – The first hidden gem in Delphi XE5 Update 2 is the Mobile Preview. It is not that hidden, and in fact is is documented on docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE5/en/Mobile_Preview. The goal of this preview is to let you compile and test and debug mobile applications on Windows (with a much faster ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 11:44
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Some note on migrating Delphi code to XE5

Stephen Ball – I’ve recently been working with a customer who is migrating code from Delphi 5 up to Delphi XE5 and I thought it would be great to share wider some of the links and notes regularly asked for. The language and IDE has moved on a long way in the recent years since Embarcadero purchased Delphi, ...
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Delphi postbuild events: interesting take by David Heffernan (via: Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – StackOverflow user David Heffernan – Stack Overflow has an interesting take on Delphi postbuild events: At the moment my actiona read: if exist PostBuild.bat call PostBuild.bat $(Platform) $(Config) $(OutputDir) And then the PostBuild.bat script calls a Python script so that I can write my ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 06:00

Wednesday, 11. December 2013

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VCL Styles for Inno Setup

The Road to Delphi – Introduction As part of the VCL Styles Utils project, I made a plugin (dll) to skin the installers created by Inno setup. The current size of the plugin is about 1.6 mb, but when is included (and compressed) in the script only add ~490 Kb to the final installer. Installation The installer for the ...
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VCL Styles for Inno Setup

The Road to Delphi – Introduction As part of the VCL Styles Utils project, I made a plugin (dll) to skin the installers created by Inno setup. The current size of the plugin is about 2 mb, but when is included (and compressed) in the script only add ~600 kb to the final installer. Installation The installer for the ...
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