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Wednesday, 2. October 2013

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To init() or Not to Init(), That is the Correction

Te Waka o Delphi – The short answer is: Yes, init() In a previous post I lamented the fact [cough - Ed] that some Java class imports appeared to support the underlying Java constructors via an init() method, where others did not. This wasn’t a “fact” at all. It was a misunderstanding based on an ...
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Delphi XE5 Android “Uses Permissions”

The PodCast at Delphi.org – The permissions required by a Delphi XE5 Android application are defined through the Uses Permissions dialog. It is found under Project -> Options… [Shift+Ctrl+F11].   If you select other Targets besides Android then the list is blank, for now. By default the following common ...
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Databinding Options for Delphi

TPersistent.com – If you have never heard of DSharp, I would recommend taking a look. It provides a data binding mechanism, which unlike hcOPF’s does not require developers to create objects that descend from a specific base class.  Unlike LiveBindings introduced in XE2, there seem to be no significant ...
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Assorted Delphi XE5 Links #2

Marco's Tech Blog – After a similar blog post last week, here is another round of relevant Delphi XE5 blog posts and videos, too many to blog and comment on each separately, but worth a look in case you missed those: Jose Lean is doing a series on IDE but also mobile development. Here is a post on Creating a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 17:15
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Announcing the Oxygene ‘September 2013′ Update

RemObjects Blogs – We’re very happy to let you know about the immediate availability of the September 2013 release, the first of two smaller monthly updates we have planned for the Oxygene 6.1 release cycle. This release, Oxygene 6.1.55.1371, is mostly a bugfix release, but it also contains a handful of ...
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CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference Registration is Open

Delphi Insider – The CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference is right around the corner. Registration is now open. Choose to attend some or all of the live sessions over three days and get access to the on-demand replays with one quick registration. You Exist to Build Great Apps and You’re Not Alone Join software experts ...
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Countdown to CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference: T minus 14 days and counting

Sip from the Firehose – Fourteen more days until the CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference starts on Tuesday, October 15. You exist to build great apps and you’re not alone. Join Embarcadero and software development experts from around the world at the CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference – the totally free, totally technical, online ...
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Tuesday, 1. October 2013

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Welcoming the new RemObjects Software Developer Evangelist!

RemObjects Blogs – RemObjects is very pleased to welcome Steve Scott (aka “Scotty”) to the post of Developer Evangelist for the company! Scotty brings a wide range of skills to the table, as his CV shows: Steve Scott  has  been a  developer for 26 years. He started as a developer in 1987, when he was ...
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Some notes and links on DVCS (distributed version control systems)

The Wiert Corner – I love DVCS for one single reason: merges are so much easier than with traditional version control systems, and you can use it in a disconnected way for almost 100% of the time. Coming from a traditional world, interoperability is key. So here are some links that greatly helped my getting started ...
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SmartMobile Studio free for educational purposes

DelphiTools – As posted on Google+, Smart Mobile Studio is now free for educational purposes. The Pascal Programming for Schools website had already been updated sometime ago with samples and tutorials about getting started with Smart, and is a significant online resource for teaching Pascal in general, not just ...
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Developers Environment: Part 1 – Network Attached Storage

From Zero To One – Disclaimer Please note that this series of articles is not based on any scientific fact sheet and I do not claim that my view of things is the correct one. Also I am not coercing anyone into anything. I am merely sharing my view on setting up a development environment. You are invited to disagree ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Iztok Kacin @ 11:28
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Path issue when having installed a lot of software

Behind the connection – Windows is having some trouble with very long path environment variable, even in Windows 7. There are several limits which prevent the path to be as long as one would like. This present an issue when you have installed a bunch of software, each one adding is own items to the path variable. A some ...
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Getting the Battery Level on Android With Delphi

Te Waka o Delphi – Over the past few days I posted a two part series showing how to obtain the current battery level as part of the implementation of an Android AppWidget using Oxygene. As far as I can tell AppWidgets simply aren’t possible using Delphi but reading the battery is quite straightforward Android ...
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New Embarcadero MVPs

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I’m excited to announce the following new MVPs have joined the Embarcadero MVP program: Alessandro Federici – USA – alessandrofederici.blogspot.com Xavier Pacheco – USA – tech.xavierpacheco.com Roman Kassebaum – Germany -  blog.kassebaum.eu Alex W. Lulin – Russia – ...
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Monday, 30. September 2013

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IDE Insight in Delphi XE5 Toolbar

Marco's Tech Blog – IDE Insight is a global IDE search mechanism (now cloned by Visual Studio ;-) that has been in Delphi for many years. You enable it with Ctrl + . or F6, which used to open a modal dialog box. In Delphi XE5 the user interface has been reworked, adding the capability to the IDE toolbar, making the UI ...
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