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Tuesday, 15. October 2013

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OmniThreadLibrary 3.03–quick fix

The Delphi Geek – Yesterday’s 3.03 version was somehow corrupted (in a way that it doesn’t compile). I have no idea what I did wrong as I did recompile test apps before committing and they did compile. Anyhow, if you’re one of the first 85 downloaders, please download the corrected version or implement a very simple ...
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(Unintentional?) Significance of Pop Culture References

Te Waka o Delphi – Michael Swindell apparently didn’t realise the risk he was taking by pointing out that some Delphi books had been featured in a popular TV program. I don’t watch the show in question myself though I did enjoy the “The Walken Dead” spoof, but I understand it is very popular. I ...
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Monday, 14. October 2013

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OmniThreadLibrary 3.03

The Delphi Geek – OmniThreadLibrary 3.03 has just been released. It is available via SVN or as a ZIP archive. What is OmniThreadLibrary? OmniThreadLibrary is simple to use threading library for Delphi. It's main "selling" points (besides the price, of course are power, simplicity, and openess. With just few lines of ...
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Not Your Grand-Daddy’s Pascal (or Java)

Te Waka o Delphi – I’ve mentioned some of the cool stuff in the Oxygene language in various posts and thought it would be a good idea to list them again, along with some others that I’ve not previously mentioned. Oxygene Everywhere First some of the core language features that are available on all ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 21:35
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The Walking Dead Season Premiere: Starring Delphi

Michael Swindell – In last nights Walking Dead Season premiere, at 00:52 minute mark, in the Library scene - check out the bookshelf behind Carol. A little Delphi Unleashed goodness. Also an OWL book (the precursor to VCL and later, Firemonkey)! There are also some more Delphi books on the lower shelves. Of course ...
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New forum preview

RemObjects Blogs – In the last year, we’ve been looking into a better forum to replace Connect to overcome the issue it’s having with search and notifications and finally found one we liked: The new forum is Discourse and it will have all the previous posts from Connect. What we’d like to hear is ...
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TMS software platinum sponsor of Be-Delphi + Delphi Developer Days

TMS Software Blog – We're pleased to announce TMS software is platinum sponsor of the upcoming Be-Delphi conference on November 21 in Antwerpen, Belgium and the Delphi Developer Days on December 4,5 in London, UK. The Be-Delphi conference in Antwerpen has its third edition this year with an impressive roster of ...
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TMS Aurelius session at CodeRage 8

TMS Software Blog – Join Embarcadero and software development experts from around the world this week at CodeRage – the totally free, totally technical, online conferences dedicated to technology and development. On Thursday Oct 17, our colleague Wagner Landgraff is giving a presentation on our Delphi ORM TMS Aurelius ...
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Final Reminder: CodeRage 8 Starts Tomorrow - October 15, 2013

Delphi Insider – If you haven't registered for the CodeRage 8 Delphi Online Conference yet, there's still time! It's free to register and attend three days of great technical sessions. Here's a copy of the final reminder email that went out this morning. You Exist to Build Great ...
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Sunday, 13. October 2013

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Getting Published in the Play Store (Google Apps)

Te Waka o Delphi – Well, this went far more smoothly than I had anticipated. At the XE5 World Tour event in Auckland, Brian Hamilton, creator of the iWD app, told us that getting his approved took about a week (if I recall correctly), and he had to submit a video showing how his app worked, so I was anticipating ...
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Moving hosts – part 2 – CloudFlare

DelphiTools – I’ve now enabled CloudFlare as CDN, is it all it’s hyped up to be? Here is a small unscientific poll to give your feeling on how or if it affected the perceived speed of this website. I’ll be monitoring performance through other means, but I’m interested to know if it ...

Saturday, 12. October 2013

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Developing an AppWidget – Part 5

Te Waka o Delphi – In my previous post I explained how I believed I had solved a problem with my widget, only to discover that it created a different problem in the process. I had believed that IntentService based services were long-lived, but in fact this is not the case. However, the change remains valid for solving ...
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TStreamAdapter.Seek – Apology

The Delphi Geek – Sometimes you write a blog post that you wish you wouldn’t. Maybe you don’t, but I certainly did. Yesterday I wrote about TStreamAdapter.Seek Broken For Large Files I completely incorrectly stated that “the bug was not fixed in XE4/XE5”. The reason for my mistake was that although I verified the ...

Friday, 11. October 2013

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TStreamAdapter.Seek Test

The Delphi Geek – This is simple test code which tests TStreamAdapter.Seek functionality and doesn’t require creating 4+GB files on the disk. A fix is also included.program SeekTest;{$APPTYPE CONSOLE}{$R *.res}uses Windows, SysUtils, Classes, ActiveX;type TTestStream = class(TStream) function Seek(const Offset: ...
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Delphi revenue up again in the third quarter of 2013

Glooscap Software – Embarcadero attributes the continued growth to interest in their mobile support. http://www.embarcadero.com/press-releases/rad-studio-xe5-demand-doubles
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