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Saturday, 20. July 2013

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Creating an AVI file from bitmaps using Delphi

Behind the connection – It is quite easy to create an AVI file from a number of individual bitmaps. The AVI file maybe compressed on the fly using any installed codec. An example application would be creating a video from computer generated images such as 3D view or discrete bitmaps such as those generated from a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 17:13
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Seven Days using the Surface RT: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Inexplicable

Delphi Code Monkey – I'll cut to the chase right away. I'm typing this blog post on the Surface RT's Type cover, the one with real keys that move when you touch them and a small trackpad device built in, which is as nice a small keyboard as I've ever used.   The inexplicable thing, from the title of my ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 16:55
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How to have a blue FMX TPanel, redux

Delphi Haven – Back in the XE2 timeframe, I published a short post about giving a TPanel a custom colour. While the solution still works in XE4, give or take an extra unit in the uses clause or use of the TAlphaColors.ColorName syntax rather than claColorName, nowadays I’d emphasise the first part of my ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 15:41

Friday, 19. July 2013

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Webinar Series: Build and Sustain your Data Governance Program

Delphi Insider – If you're using the Architect editions of Delphi or RAD Studio with the included ER/Studio data modeling tools, we have a new webinar series that you might be interested in on on data governance.           Data governance can mean different ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 17:27
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Listing the running user applications under osx using Delphi

The Road to Delphi – The NSWorkspace class provides a set of methods and properties which allow open and manipulate files, applications and others useful tasks. One of these properties can be used to list the running applications. The property is runningApplications , this will return an array of NSRunningApplication ...
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Thursday, 18. July 2013

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My bike route

The Delphi Hacker's Corner – Victory Fernandes - Embarcadero MVP - pointed out to me that I can't leave Embarcadero. In fact, I take my bike on the Caltrain and ride my bike to/from work along the Embarcadero. Much faster than walking (43 minutes). :) Also, the Embarcadero office is just about 10 blocks ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 15:07
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Mobile performance – a look back

DelphiTools – How fast are mobile CPUs these days? Well, they are pretty fast processors. While some still consider that x86 is ten times faster than ARM, that is just not the case anymore these days, the difference is much smaller, and closer to just two times if you compare a regular smartphone to a regular ...
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Hiring a Delphi/ReportBuilder developer

The Delphi Hacker's Corner – We're hiring a Delphi/ReportBuilder developer!The position is located in our Hoover, AL (Birmingham area) office, but tele-commuting is an option for the right fit. Must be able to work in the US.If you're interested, drop me a line, and I will hook you up with the right folks.Thanks,Anders
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 12:50
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Delphi Rocks!

The Delphi Hacker's Corner – Greetings, As many of you know, I have joined WideOrbit as Technical Product Manager for WO Traffic for Radio. In my new role, I will manage the technical product roadmap, vision and release cycles for WO Traffic for Radio.The best part of it all is that I will be using Delphi. I'm very excited to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 12:37
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It’s my Birthday! My gift to you: $101 of Castalia for Delphi

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – Today, July 18, 2013, is my birthday. I’ve been alive for thirty-three years. To celebrate, I’m offering a $101 discount on new licenses of the Castalia Suite – my smart code editor for Delphi programmers (http://www.twodesk.com/castalia). That’s the biggest discount ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jacob @ 07:14
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Delphi virtual constructors: example of the “Factory” design pattern (via: Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – I bumped into the below answer that I gave a while (what is 4 years in a developer’s life ) on StackOverflow. It is about Delphi Design Patterns. Sepcifically the Factory Pattern, and explains how virtual constructors implement it. They are one of the 3 corner stones on which the component ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 07:00

Wednesday, 17. July 2013

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TFireMonkeyContainer - a VCL control for mixing VCL and FMX

The Itinerant Developer – I've created a small MPL-licensed component called TFireMonkeyContainer.  It's a VCL control that can host a FireMonkey form - 2D or 3D, it doesn't matter. This will let you use FireMonkey's swishy graphics, animations, etc in an existing VCL application, either in a form among other controls, or ...
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Sorting things out with the TDebugInspector

TPersistent.com – If you have ever used the Debug Inspector you might have noticed it can be rather challenging to find a property, or method in a larger class that is a distant descendant of TObject.  Data, Methods and Property names are intermixed in their respective tabs, starting with (I believe) their root ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 22:18
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FireMonkey Webinar and White Paper

Marco's Tech Blog – Pawel just ended the first of his three presentations today, a webinar covering FireMonkey and particularly focused on styles (was very good, despite some audio issue at the beginning). There are two more sessions scheduled for later you can join, and the recording will also become available. I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 18:06
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New theme

DelphiTools – Time for a summer facelift! This website is getting new responsive theme which is more mobile-device friendly and will hopefully load slightly faster. Truth be told, I was also getting tired of seeing the old look here and in 618965 other blogs and websites. I’ve changed the theme from the ...
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