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Monday, 28. October 2013

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The Wild Wild West

TPersistent.com – It’s been my experience that Delphi applications are often produced by a single developer or a very small team working largely independently to “get it done”.  You know…no in-line comments, design or requirement documentation, just the code.  Sometimes I have even been told ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 06:01

Saturday, 26. October 2013

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Platform Ignorants

Te Waka o Delphi – A while ago Marco Cantu posted about an issue with implementing ShowModal in FireMonkey, specifically with reference to the difficulties this entailed on iOS and Google Android platforms. Chris Rolliston recently picked this same topic up and highlighted some problems that still remain in the ...
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FMX/XE5 issue: new ShowModal overload poorly implemented

Delphi Haven – A few weeks ago Marco Cantù, the Delphi Project Manager, blogged about a new FMX ShowModal overload introduced in XE5. As Marco explained, the reason for this new overload is because a Windows-style ShowModal isn’t possible on mobile platforms. While his blog post met the odd objection in the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 20:40

Friday, 25. October 2013

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TMS software speaks at, exhibits at and sponsors Embarcadero Conference Brasil

TMS Software Blog – The Brasil Delphi developer community is one of the biggest in the world. Many of our smartest and most enthusiast customers are based in Brasil and come up all the time with very innovative and creative Delphi solutions. Therefore, we're pleased that TMS software can be present at the Brasil ...
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Mobile application development does not replace existing desktop needs

Delphi Insider – Here's another interesting piece of information from the recent developer survey sponsored by Embarcadero. This shows that making a switch to mobile-only and dropping development or support for desktop apps is not a solution for the vast majority of developers. RAD Studio and Delphi give you a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 10:00
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TAndroidPreferencesIniFile fix

Delphi Haven – Just a small note to say, if anyone has downloaded my Android SharedPreferences wrapper (more info here), I’ve just put up a small fix for the ReadBool method, so you might want to update from the trunk. Thanks goes to Orren Grushkin for reporting the bug.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 09:10

Thursday, 24. October 2013

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DevExpress VCL components now support Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5

Sip from the Firehose – DevExpress VCL components for Windows now support Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5.  You can see the supported versions on the VCL Controls feature page on the DevExpress web site. DevExpress is one of Embarcadero Technologies’ many Technology Partners supporting our products and customers with ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 22:08
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MapFileStats v1.3 update

DelphiTools – My small MapFileStats utility has been updated to 1.3 (last public release was four years ago…). The utility provides simple statistics about compiled size, to help you figure out what went into your executable. This version add as few minor features and improves detection of project file, ...

Wednesday, 23. October 2013

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The Return of the Byte-Strings

Andy's Blog – Delphi’s NextGen compiler (Android, IOS) removed support for UTF8String, AnsiString and RawByteString. But if you look into System.pas you see that those types are still there but Embarcadero makes them inaccessible from outside of System.pas by prefixing them with an underscore that the compiler ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreas Hausladen @ 23:14
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ITDevCon 2013–Lots of hard choices

The Delphi Geek – Yellow – sessions I’d like to attend. Green – sessions I really want to attend. Red – sessions I have to attend. Can somebody please invent a time machine before November 14th? --- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
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History of Innovation: Delphi 1 through Delphi XE5

Delphi Insider – David I just put together a great set of slides that shows new features added to Delphi by version from Delphi 1 through Delphi XE5. You can take a walk back in time to see when your favorite features and technologies were added. Or if you're still using an older version, you can see recently added ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 18:54

Tuesday, 22. October 2013

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WideOrbit is hiring for lots of positions!

The Delphi Hacker's Corner – WideOrbit is hiring for the following positions at this time: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 17:40
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Assorted Delphi XE5 Links #3 (Mostly CodeRage8)

Marco's Tech Blog – Some more Delphi XE5 links you might have missed, mostly related to CodeRage 8 sessions (the great online conference we had last week): Jim "things learned from CodeRage" great blog post -- the base CodeRage 8 summary -- at delphi.org/2013/10/things-i-learned-from-delphi-coderage-8/ ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 12:46
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Embarcadero MVP list updates

Delphi Code Monkey – Embarcadero has released a new list of MVPs. I'm very happy to be on that list, because Delphi has been my favorite language, and favorite IDE since it was first released. To prevent misunderstandings let me just point out that an MVP is an independent community member, not an employee of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 08:59
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Movie #97 - Common Delphi Coding Anti-Patterns

LearnDelphi.TV – During this session you'll either be thinking "I do that" (and hopefully you'll stop) or "I remember doing that" (while cringing at the memory). There are certain coding patterns that all Delphi programmers seem to use at some stage - some of them sub-optimal, some weird, and some just plain wrong. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 07:20
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