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Friday, 27. September 2013

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Many Nordics cities and lots of new faces

Stephen Ball – I’ve just finished my first leg of the RAD Studio XE5 World Tour, traveling around the Nordics. Its been great visiting (pics in links) Espoo in Finland; Stockholm & Gothenburg in Sweden; Oslo in Norway; along with Horsens and Ballerup in Denmark, where we have seen record numbers of new ...
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4-6 Dec: Delphi Developer Days 2013 in London

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – A few days ago, Cary Jensen announced the next step (or stop) of the Delphi Developer Days 2013: on December 4-5, 2013 in London, UK.
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Which Pascal environments do you use for WORK?

DelphiTools – …or at Work if your prefer. This is a small poll to gauge the audience of this site,, try to answer about the environments you use for production, not for experimenting, testing or fiddling. If you use several version, feel free to check as many entries as you feel are relevant.
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Permissions, Parallels and External Volumes – Update

Te Waka o Delphi – I know after my previous post some people were concerned that upgrading to Parallels 9 might be ill-advised, so I am posting this update in part to alleviate such concerns. Over the past 2-3 days I have moved over 1TB of data from the volume where I was storing my virtual machines and templates, ...
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Thursday, 26. September 2013

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Sending Android Intents from Delphi (Part 1)

Daniele Teti's programming blog – As you probably know, I work for the italian embarcadero representative (www.bittime.it), so last week, I’ve been in Milan (Italy) with the Delphi Product Manager Marco Cantù, to show the new Delphi XE5 for Android (and iOS…). Users (old and new) were enthusiastics. The Delphi-WAY ...
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Embarcadero bets on Blackberry, dismiss Windows Phone

sandon.it – In his post Blackberry is Still Ahead of Microsoft, Jim McKeeth uses US numbers only to try to demonstrate that Embarcadero should never support Windows Phone, up to the point to say that Blackberry is ahead of it. read more
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Developer Tablets (US): Google/Asus Nexus 7 $119 to $139

Michael Swindell – Google/Asus are flushing out their 1st gen Nexus tablet inventory. These are great quad core tablets for Delphi developers. Many of our team members use these same tablets. They are factory refurbished first gen Nexus 7 fast quad core tablets (2nd gen was released recently) running Android 4.1 ...
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RAD Studio XE5 Easter Egg

Lars Fosdal – I am the curious kind, so a armed with experience from earlier versions and the will to do a little experimentation, I brought up this photo: Within RAD Studio XE5, do Help|About Hold down the Alt-key and type TEAM Double-click in the scrolling list of names Click to enlarge - I can see ...
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On Learning Programming and Math at Coursera

Craig Stuntz's Weblog – Coursera, Udacity, MIT Open Courseware, and other such sites are useful to me because they decouple the desire to learn college-level material from the expense and regulations of earning (another) diploma. The latter isn’t compelling to me today, but the former certainly is. I’ve now ...
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Always Review Your Code

TURBU Tech – I got a request at work yesterday to look at an issue one of our clients was having.  A certain service didn’t seem to be doing anything at all, with no failure messages in the server logs.  After asking a few questions and checking out the log, I determined that the initialization code for ...
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Just filed Mercurial Bug 4043 – HG 2.7.x cannot convert a local file based SVN repository with db format 6 (works fine with db format 4)

The Wiert Corner – Converting SVN repositories to HG isn’t always as straight forward as you want to. GExperts and GExperts-Formatter succeeded a while ago, but DSharp (a very nice library by Stefan Glienke) failed at first. It so happens that in the mean time, I switched VM’s to Delphi XE5 with a fresh ...
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Boosting Work Classes with a mini Object Pool

DelphiTools – Work and processing classes are typically short-lived, created to perform one form of processing or another then freed. They can be simple collections, handle I/O of one kind of another, perform computations, pattern matching, etc. When they’re used for simple workloads, their short-lived ...
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Nostalgia. Is it just a thing of the past?

Brian Long – I was put onto this treasure trove of old scanned manuals the other day: http://bitsavers.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/pdf/borland. It contains a huge directory hierarchy of PDF scans of old product manuals from all sorts of vendors. And that’s scans of the whole manuals, not just the front covers. ...
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Wednesday, 25. September 2013

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Blackberry is Still Ahead of Microsoft

The PodCast at Delphi.org – When talking about Delphi XE5′s support for Android and iOS, someone usually asks if we plan to support Windows Phone, but never asks (that I’ve heard) if we plan to support Blackberry. In the news we keep hearing how Blackberry is struggling and losing market share, while Microsoft is ...
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Embarcadero email subscription system now lets you customize what you receive

Sip from the Firehose – For all of you who receive emails from us, you now have the ability to customize what you receive and don’t receive from us.  Prior to this enhancement, all you could choose was to subscribe to and unsubscribe from everything.  With the new system you can choose what types of communication you ...
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