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Wednesday, 2. October 2013

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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 ...
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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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Mobile app lifecycle events handling in Delphi XE5

Pawel Glowacki – The lifecycle of a mobile app is more complex and different from a desktop app. On a mobile device an application runs either in the foreground or in the background. When a phone calls arrive or when user opens another app, our app is going to background. If you are a programmer, you might be ...
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Data Abstract and RemObjects SDK for Cocoa on iOS 7 and the 64-bit A7

RemObjects Blogs – Hi. I wanted to give you a quick update on the status of Data Abstract and RemObjects SDK with regards to both the new iOS 7.0 and – more interestingly – the new 64-bit iOS on the iPhone 5S. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been debating whether we should make a small interim ...
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Developing and Debugging an AppWidget – Part 2

Te Waka o Delphi – In the first instalment of this series, I implemented the basic framework of a new appwidget and established a means by which I could debug the widget code. Now it’s time to add some code worth debugging. You may recall that the aim of my widget is to display the battery charge level so the ...
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Pascal for Work – Poll results

DelphiTools – I’ve closed the mini-pool, below are the results, obtained after 500 respondents, as well as some other stats not obviously evident from the poll results (as it was a multi-choice poll).* They’re of course only relevant as the measurement to the audience of this site. Outcome 500 ...

Sunday, 29. September 2013

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Delphi language for mobile development

Behind the connection – Marco Cantù wrote a white paper about using the Delphi language for mobile development. Altough this has been written back in april 2013, it is really hot now that Delphi XE5 is out. Android development is growing fast with Delphi XE5 and reading this white paper will help you write better code ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 20:13
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Pearls in the ‘nextgen’-ified RTL source

Delphi Haven – Back in September 2012, a post appeared in non-tech reporting Delphi’s PCRE wrapper to be many, many times slower than Python’s. With sample code attached, the problem was undeniable, though the immediate cause was soon identified: the Delphi wrapper’s failure to include a ...
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