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Tuesday, 19. November 2013

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ITDevCon 2013: speaker; Last=Pluimers

The Wiert Corner – This summer was rough with some intestine issues, so I was really happy the recovery worked out and I could make it to a couple of conferences this fall. ITDevCon 201 3was one of them, and I had great fun! The BitTime people organizing the conference took many nice pictures of which one of me when ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 17:03
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Smoketest – Some Differences With DUnit

Te Waka o Delphi – Writing tests in Smoketest is intended to enable a test developer to write tests in a way that describe themselves, without requiring the test developer to add this “narrative” themselves. To see this in action, I thought I would compare some simple DUnit tests with the equivalent using ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 06:43
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8 Tips to Speed Up Your Android ARM Emulator (AVD)

The PodCast at Delphi.org – The Android Emulator is very slow. The main reason is because it is emulating the ARM CPU & GPU, unlike the iOS Simulator, which runs x86 code instead of the ARM code that runs on the actual hardware. This means the iOS Simulator is typically faster than actual hardware, and the Android Emulator ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 02:28

Monday, 18. November 2013

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Embarcadero show off mulit-platform, true native development at AppsWorld and Java2Days

Stephen Ball – So, I’ve been spending a bit of time on twitter recently (as a few of you know) and thought it was about time to get back and blog about a few of the things customers are asking and things we have been up to recently. A few week ago I was at apps world for their main European based event. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 13:53
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74% of developers have had challenges using HTML5 and JavaScript to deliver mobile apps

Delphi Insider – Here's the last in a series of results highlights from the recent developer survey sponsored by Embarcadero.Software developers reported a number of challenges when using HTML5 and JavaScript rather than native solutions to deliver mobile apps. Something that isn't shown here but that we ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 10:00
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Unicode Leftover Bug From Hell

DelphiTools – Or in other words, before getting to the gory details, DWScript now works when compiled with {$HIGHCHARUNICODE ON} on a machine with Cyrillic code-page 1251. DWScript was converted years ago to Unicode, and been working just fine. But there was a leftover bug from that crossing of the Styx. Failing ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 09:30

Sunday, 17. November 2013

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Upgrade option for any older version of Delphi

Behind the connection – Currently Embarcadero offers an exceptional upgrade option for any older version of Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio. The discount is up to 45%, valid up to the end of year. This is a real opportunity if you still use an old Delphi. You will really benefit upgrading your old Delphi 5, 7 or ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 23:23
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Delphi XE5 and Woll2Woll InfoPower based app is in the Google Play Store

Sip from the Firehose – I hear from developers periodically asking what Delphi and FireMonkey apps are available in the Apple and Google stores.  Yesterday I received an email from Roy Woll, Woll2Woll Software, telling me that there is a new Delphi XE5 and InfoPower based Android app in the Google Play Store. The ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 20:36
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ITDevCon 2013 Slides, Code and Photos

The Delphi Geek – ITDevCon 2013 has finished and as always it was a beautiful (but wearying) experience. I’m still trying to pull myself together. My session slides and code are now available on this blog – just click on the Presentations link on the right. Some snapshots from the conference (take with the crappy ...

Friday, 15. November 2013

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Delphi 7 and Delphi 2007 Migration Survey

Delphi Insider – In case you didn't see the earlier blog post from Marco Cantu, there is a new survey available for Delphi developers who are maintaining apps created with Delphi 7, Delphi 2007 and other older versions.Click here for the survey if you are still developing or maintaining apps with Delphi ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 17:18
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MapFileStats v1.4 – Now With More Details

DelphiTools – MapFileStats v1.4 is now available, this version provides a lot more details about where the bytes in your executables come from. It also features improved visualization and performance. The main change in this version is the ability to drill-down into units, and see more details about the size of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 09:15
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Android 4.2+: enable USB debug mode (Nexus 4, Nexus 7, etc)

The Wiert Corner – With Android 4.2 and up, they did hide the debug mode a bit. Perform these steps one to enable debug mode: Go to “Settings”. Scroll down to “About phone” or “About table”. Tap on “About phone” or “About table” to go to the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 09:00

Thursday, 14. November 2013

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DDevExtensions 2.8 released (2009-XE5)

Andy's Blog – The DDevExtensions 2.8 version is a bug fix release that also adds support for RAD Studio XE5. Version 2.8  Added: XE5 support Fixed: Shift+Ctrl+Alt+Up/Down didn’t work Fixed: Fonts used in DDevExtensions dialogs were a mixture of MS Sans Serif and Tahoma on a per Control base ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreas Hausladen @ 22:28
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Bonjour JSON

Te Waka o Delphi – I know, you wait 5 years for a library then three come along at once! As well as Smoketest I also want to mention a couple of other libraries that have been published alongside it. They are wholly unrelated to Smoketest itself, so I decided to just quickly mention them in this separate post. The ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 21:02
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Operator Overloading in Delphi and C++

The Programming Works – Let us consider the following toy problem: implement a user-defined integer type MyInt which is assignment compatible with built-in signed and unsigned integers and supports addition. We assume here that all integers are 32-bit. Assigning unsigned integers above 0x7fffffff to MyInt and assigning ...
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