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Wednesday, 14. August 2013

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On the reference counting bugs in Delphi

The Programming Works – Delphi allows to access an object instance via object reference and interface reference at the same time. Consider this code: program RefCounts; {$APPTYPE CONSOLE} uses SysUtils; procedure Test; var Obj: TInterfacedObject; II: IInterface; begin Obj:= TInterfacedObject.Create; ...
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On the reference counting bugs in Delphi

The Programming Works – Delphi allows to access an object instance via object reference and interface reference at the same time. Consider this code: program RefCounts; {$APPTYPE CONSOLE} uses SysUtils; procedure Test; var Obj: TInterfacedObject; II: IInterface; begin Obj:= TInterfacedObject.Create; ...
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Sneak Peak: Android SDK, NDK and Device Support in Delphi

The PodCast at Delphi.org – A juicy sneak peak of the Android support in the SDK Manager and Project manager being developed in the beta. This video shows the updates to the SDK Manager to support the Android SDK & NDK. These can be installed and configured automatically, or you can install them on your own and configure ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 02:13

Tuesday, 13. August 2013

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A Delphi Component Directory on Google+

Lars Fosdal – Now that Delphi Developers Community is inching towards 2000 members, the component update posts are perhaps not taking over, but there certainly is a bit more activity. So - I decided to make another crowd sourced community for sharing components and resources. I hope my fellow Delphi developers ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Lars Fosdal @ 16:27
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FireMonkey Icons on my Google Nexus 4

Marco's Tech Blog – I just "spotted" some FireMonkey icons among the applications installed in my Google Nexus 4, a great Android device (by the way). Here is a screenshot (captured with a Delphi Windows application!).
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 12:01
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Android Second in the US with 52%

Marco's Tech Blog – Just read a "fantastic" article on iOS continued dominance in the US, couldn't resist blogging. The original post was "Apple remains the No. 1 smartphone brand in the US", and this is clearly true. However the "derivative" article adds a spin to it "40% of U.S. Smartphone Users Carry an iOS Device", ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 11:54
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DWScript WebServer in the metered cloud

DelphiTools – I’ve now been running the DWScript Sample Web Server for 8 months in a metered host (Ikoula’s 1€/month VM), so it’s time for a more formal introduction article. It served web pages and JSON dynamically generated by DWScript, using an SQLite database for storage. It ran on a Windows ...
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Data Visualization with Ray Konopka

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I am really looking forward to Ray Konopka‘s webinar on data visualization with Delphi and RAD Studio. Hopefully you will get a chance to join in too! Join Embarcadero and Delphi expert Ray Konopka to learn about data visualization in a new RAD in Action technical webinar: Data Visualization ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 05:38

Monday, 12. August 2013

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3rd PGD Challenge is coming! August 15th

Pascal Game Development – Hello fellow Pascal game devs! We would like to announce that the Pascal Game Development community will be holding our 3rd PGD Challenge
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Android and “True Native” compilers

RemObjects Blogs – Here’s what Google has to say about using their “NDK”: The NDK is a toolset that allows you to implement parts of your app using native-code languages such as C and C++. For certain types of apps, this can be helpful so you can reuse existing code libraries written in these ...
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OmniThreadLibrary Documentation–Low-level Multithreading

The Delphi Geek – A new chapter (59 pages) on low-level multithreading has been added to the Parallel Programming with OmniThreadLibrary book. The book now has 264 pages. Only one large part is now missing – a chapter on various supporting data structures (TOmniValue, Environment hierarchy …) and units (OtlHooks). I ...
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reminiscence of the past: DPMI (DOS Protected Mode Interface)

The Wiert Corner – While researching some other historic information about Delphi, I bumped into this thread: New DPMI host – delphi. If is a small thread describing what kinds and versions of DPMI hosts were available to run Turbo Pascal based programs. DPMI stands DOS Protected Mode Interface: a way for real ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 12:27

Sunday, 11. August 2013

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When your Delphi XE Browsing Path has been destroyed Ken White to the rescue (via: Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – Something overwrote the Browsing Path of my Delphi XE installation. Symptoms: When debugging a project in “use debug DCUs” mode, the IDE cannot find RTL, VCL and Indy units. When you type `System` in a source file, then press `Ctrl+Enter`, the IDE cannot find the source code to the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 20:35
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FMX TClipboard now supports iOS

Delphi Haven – I’ve just checked in a revision of my open source FMX TClipboard implementation that has an iOS backend. This supports the current rather than the FPC-based version of ‘Delphi for iOS’, however the Windows and OS X backends still compile with XE2 and above. In essence, the new code ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 18:49
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A first look at Delphi for Android

Behind the connection – Delphi for Android has been in beta for a while now. The progress has been awesome. Since a few months, Delphi for iOS allowed us to build applications for iPhone and iPad. Now with Delphi for Android, you can simply change the target and rebuild it for Android. It's really Amazing said John Ray ...
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