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Saturday, 9. November 2013

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When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Delphi Code Monkey – I frequently run across questions like this one on Stackoverflow.  The person is asking how they might avoid hand-coding complex INSERT statements, using TADOQuery.   My comment in this question reads:You might find it easier to use a dataset (TADODataset or TADOTable) to do a ...
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Friday, 8. November 2013

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Need to localize your Windows, OSX, iOS and Android apps? Three solutions for you.

Sip from the Firehose – Do you need to localize your Windows, OSX, iOS and Android apps? Three of our Embarcadero Technology Partners have solutions for your RAD Studio, Delphi and C++ applications.  The following partners have solutions for your VCL and FM projects. Multilizer - http://www2.multilizer.com/, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 23:59
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More Complete Supported Android Devies List

The PodCast at Delphi.org – The Delphi Wiki has a much more exhaustive Supported Android Devices list. It also includes the new Nexus 5 (running Kit Kat), Google Glass and Droid Razr M, to name a few. At the bottom of the list there are some BlackBerry devices listed too, all of which are either not tested, or not supported. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 16:54
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David I’s in Tucson (Tuesday, Nov 12) & Phoenix (Wednesday, Nov 13) - Mobile App Dev meet and eat

Sip from the Firehose – I’ll be in the Grand Canyon state next week, specifically Tucson and Phoenix,  These two stops are part of our 27 city tour of the US and Canada during November and December.  If you are anywhere nearby, stop in for our "Meet and Eat" extended lunch time meetings and I will show you the latest ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 16:42
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Delphi 7 and Delphi 2007 Migration Survey

Marco's Tech Blog – There is a new survey meant for Delphi developers who still have applications build in old, pre-Unicode versions of Delphi (not specifically tow two mentioned in the title, but also Delphi 4, 5, 6, 2005, 2006, and so on). The idea behind the survey it to understand if we can do something more (or ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 13:26
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Join Embarcadero for Delphi Android and iOS Events in the US and Canada

Delphi Insider – If you are in the US or Canada and don't have RAD Studio or Delphi XE5 yet, join us for one of these upcoming live events and see what's new and all the great things you can do with XE5. Enjoy the food and a chance to win a Nexus 7 tablet Join us for a meal and see ...
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Castalia 2013.4 is now available

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – I’ve just released the newest version of my enhanced code editor for Delphi programmers: Castalia 2013.4. Castalia helps Delphi programmers visualize their code clearly, and write better code faster. What’s new in Castalia 2013.4: Fixed: Error CCI 2738 when writing code using the ...
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A True Work of ART

Te Waka o Delphi – For the past two years Google have been working on something for Android that could herald a sea change on the platform. ART. Essentially, ART is a new runtime which incorporates AOT (Ahead Of Time) compilation, essentially taking JIT to the next level by compiling an application in full at the time ...
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Surface RT takes a diRT nap

Delphi Code Monkey – Windows is an operating system for desktop computers. It runs fine on Laptops, but the move to a closed hardware platform (like RT) with a codebase like Windows has lead to the modern anomaly known as Windows RT.I bought a Surface RT with the intention of learning WinRT development (in Oxygene or ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 05:52
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Setting The Record Straight

Te Waka o Delphi – Alexander to complained that my blog had become “really, but REALLY boring” recently. I was surprised because I thought I had been posting a lot of interesting, technical material lately and I wondered why Alexander seemed to think I was spending most – if not all – of my ...
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Thursday, 7. November 2013

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One Year At Embarcadero

Marco's Tech Blog – It's about one year I started working for Embarcadero as Delphi Product Manager. It has been a very interesting experience for me. I spent time on many activities: from defining the specification of future product features to product evangelism and conference presentations, from development (not ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 19:26
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Installing and Running Android Apps From Command-Line

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Delphi automatically installs and runs your app for you, but sometimes it is nice to do manually from the command-line. Here are the commands you need. These all assume adb (Android Debug Bridge) is on your system path and you only have one Android device (or emulator) attached. They should work on ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 18:19
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Memory Managers and String Building

DelphiTools – [This is a guest post, written by Primož Gabrijelčič, www.thedelphigeek.com] One thing interested me since I started reading Eric’s series on string concatenation performance – how would different memory managers compare in a multi-threaded scenario. Today I decided to spend an hour ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 12:00
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Creation Stories

Te Waka o Delphi – In the beginning there was The Word a HWND. But not all gifts of creation can be relied upon, as I just learned. Or rather, remembered. As regular readers will know, I am currently polishing up my Smoketest framework for release (don’t worry, this post won’t take long and then I can get ...
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Extending Smoketest (Part 2) – Great(er) Expectations

Te Waka o Delphi – In my previous post on Smoketest I showed how you can extend the inspections framework to work with complex types in your code. As promised, I shall now show how you can do much the same thing to extend the framework with entirely new tests. For a custom inspector an interface and a class are ...
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