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Friday, 12. July 2013

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Take the Delphi Developers Survey 2013

Marco's Tech Blog – The yearly Delphi (and C++Builder) survey is now online. Let us know what you want, what we should improve, what we are doing good. The survey (which takes about 20 minutes to complete) is available at  www.surveymonkey.com/s/7DQ8KPS. Like in past years, this is intended to get ...
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Thursday, 11. July 2013

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FMX TForm do NOT use ShowModal

Daniel Magin's Weblog – Working on a big Delphi Firemonkey iOS Project i found out calling TForm Method ShowModal create such cross effects for incalculable situations. Working with UITableViewController for example the created SubForms the bouncing effects are not working anymore correct. So if you create and show a form ...
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DWScript Programming enters TIOBE

DelphiTools – As a followup to the TIOBE & Pascal micro saga, thanks to David Champion, DWScript programming is now a (very) small part of the TIOBE TPCI stats, and Oxygene became its own language at position #163. Here is an excerpt from the TIOBE update for July 2013 An interesting discussion with David ...

Wednesday, 10. July 2013

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You are invited to participate in the 2013 Annual Embarcadero Developer Survey

Sip from the Firehose – As a software developer and user of RAD Studio, Delphi, and C++Builder we cordially invite you to participate in the 2013 Annual Embarcadero Developer Survey. This survey is a primary source of information we use to make critical product and strategy decisions based on your needs. Therefore, your ...
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Opening a file with the default program on Windows and Mac

Stephen Ball – I’ve been using the windows API call ShellExec for years to pass in the file name of a file I want to launch programatically with the default application on Windows; but I am now creating an application for use on Windows and Mac with FireMonkey for the upcoming season of Developer Direct LIVE ...
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UCSD Pascal – memories from the past….

The Wiert Corner – Just found out that the kind people at BitSavers added some scanned USCD Pascal documentation in PDF format: The 1981 Softech Microsystems UCSD p-System and UCSD Pascal version IV_internal Architecture Guide The 1983 Softech Microsystems UCSD p-System version IV for the Apple IItm computer ...
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Tuesday, 9. July 2013

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Help me Danny

TPersistent.com – Maybe I am daft, but ever since HTML help was introduced with the Galileo IDE, I can’t find much in the way of help.  I often configure later versions of Delphi to invoke the D7 help so I can find what I need.  That version of help was apparently put together by Danny Thorpe, so hitting F1 in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 20:49
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Upgrade from ANY earlier Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio version to XE4

Delphi Insider – If you're still using a 2009 or earlier version of Delphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio or even Borland Developer Studio, there has never been a better time to upgrade to the new XE4 version. Only through July 31, 2013, users of any earlier version get the upgrade price. That means up to 45% off the ...
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An Excel report generated by TMS FlexCel for TMS FlexCel at Xamarin

TMS Software Blog – With Xamarin targettng iOS, Android, Windows Phone mobile devices, they offer an online tool to perform an analysis for .NET assembly compatibiliy & readiness with the Xamarin tools. Having an interest to make our TMS Flexcel for .NET product ready for Xamarin, we did this analysis and one of the ...
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DWScript news roundup July 2013

DelphiTools – Here is a summary of DWScript changes since the last update. Language enhancement are centered around several additions for enumeration elements and sets, as well as a standard Map() method for arrays. The JIT compiler also got more capable, and there were various improvements to the support ...
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The Wiert Corner – Sometimes a generic answer to a specific answer gives people a lot more insight into what they actually want to accomplish than a specific answer. Plus that the knowledge does not only apply to VCL in any Delphi version: it works in any development environment where you can draw. That’s why I ...
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Firebird Transaction Simulator

Felix Colibri – the transaction simulator uses either scripts or random commands to simulate the Firebird database versioning system and the result of the simulator are checked with Firebird's outputs. Read committed and Snapshot transactions are presented. Some remarks about long transactions and Interbase / ...
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Upgrade from ANY version to XE4

Behind the connection – Users of ANY earlier version of RAD Studio, Delphi, C++ Builder or Borland Developer Studio can upgrade to XE4. From now until 31 July 2013. RAD Studio XE4 gives you the tools you need to create multi-device, true native apps for iOS, Windows and Mac. NEW! Completely new Delphi iOS visual ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 00:17

Saturday, 6. July 2013

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The little things…

Delphi Haven – Honestly, for how many versions now has the following got through? unit FMX.Types; //... type TGradientPoint = class(TCollectionItem) private FColor: TAlphaColor; FOffset: Single; function GetColor: TAlphaColor; procedure SetColor(const Value: TAlphaColor); public ...
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By: Royal

The Code Cave – Was doing some study on % meta_keyword % and found this blog post through Twitter, interesting read yet often its difficult to tell how reputable someone is now every person has some type of blog site or site
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