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Tuesday, 13. August 2013

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DWScript WebServer in the metered cloud

DelphiTools – I’ve now been running the DWScript Sample Web Server for 8 months in a metered host (Ikoula’s 1€/month VM), so it’s time for a more formal introduction article. It served web pages and JSON dynamically generated by DWScript, using an SQLite database for storage. It ran on a Windows ...
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Data Visualization with Ray Konopka

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I am really looking forward to Ray Konopka‘s webinar on data visualization with Delphi and RAD Studio. Hopefully you will get a chance to join in too! Join Embarcadero and Delphi expert Ray Konopka to learn about data visualization in a new RAD in Action technical webinar: Data Visualization ...
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Monday, 12. August 2013

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3rd PGD Challenge is coming! August 15th

Pascal Game Development – Hello fellow Pascal game devs! We would like to announce that the Pascal Game Development community will be holding our 3rd PGD Challenge
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Android and “True Native” compilers

RemObjects Blogs – Here’s what Google has to say about using their “NDK”: The NDK is a toolset that allows you to implement parts of your app using native-code languages such as C and C++. For certain types of apps, this can be helpful so you can reuse existing code libraries written in these ...
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OmniThreadLibrary Documentation–Low-level Multithreading

The Delphi Geek – A new chapter (59 pages) on low-level multithreading has been added to the Parallel Programming with OmniThreadLibrary book. The book now has 264 pages. Only one large part is now missing – a chapter on various supporting data structures (TOmniValue, Environment hierarchy …) and units (OtlHooks). I ...
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reminiscence of the past: DPMI (DOS Protected Mode Interface)

The Wiert Corner – While researching some other historic information about Delphi, I bumped into this thread: New DPMI host – delphi. If is a small thread describing what kinds and versions of DPMI hosts were available to run Turbo Pascal based programs. DPMI stands DOS Protected Mode Interface: a way for real ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 12:27

Sunday, 11. August 2013

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When your Delphi XE Browsing Path has been destroyed Ken White to the rescue (via: Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – Something overwrote the Browsing Path of my Delphi XE installation. Symptoms: When debugging a project in “use debug DCUs” mode, the IDE cannot find RTL, VCL and Indy units. When you type `System` in a source file, then press `Ctrl+Enter`, the IDE cannot find the source code to the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 20:35
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FMX TClipboard now supports iOS

Delphi Haven – I’ve just checked in a revision of my open source FMX TClipboard implementation that has an iOS backend. This supports the current rather than the FPC-based version of ‘Delphi for iOS’, however the Windows and OS X backends still compile with XE2 and above. In essence, the new code ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 18:49
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A first look at Delphi for Android

Behind the connection – Delphi for Android has been in beta for a while now. The progress has been awesome. Since a few months, Delphi for iOS allowed us to build applications for iPhone and iPad. Now with Delphi for Android, you can simply change the target and rebuild it for Android. It's really Amazing said John Ray ...
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Format Numbers with an ElevateDB Function

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – There are times when I want numeric data coming out of a database formatted with a thousands separator and set number of decimal places. I'd rather see large numbers formatted as 123,740.00 rather than 123740. To me formatted numbers are just easier to read. Unfortunately, ElevateDB does not have a ...
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Learning Cocoa with Oxygene and Objective-C

Te Waka o Delphi – When XE4 came out and the full extent of the bait and switch perpetrated by Embarcadero became clear, I decided that my money was better spent with RemObjects and their Oxygene product. But it has only been this past weekend that I finally found some “quality time” to spend with it. I ...
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Saturday, 10. August 2013

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Delphi for Android is Alive (by JT)

Marco's Tech Blog – First blog post and images of an Android application written in Delphi. JT just blogged: "It’s alive!A first look at Delphi for Android" at blogs.embarcadero.com/jtembarcadero/2013/08/09/its-alivea-first-look-at-delphi-for-android/. Same exact app on multiple Android phones and iOS: ...
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It’s alive! A first look at Delphi for Android

JT @ Embarcadero – We’ve been in beta for a while now with Delphi for Android and the progress has been awesome. In particular, I’ve been taking iOS apps written with Delphi/FM and simply retargeting them to Android. It’s really amazing. Since this Android support has been under wraps, I am very ...

Friday, 9. August 2013

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The Dangers of With

TPersistent.com – I have known about the dangers of using the with statement for a long time now.  Today, I encountered a new one.  I was refactoring code in a datamodule used to iterate over a dataset and insert each record into the database (a common construct).  The numerous ParamByName() calls were enclosed in a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 21:33
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Migrating Delphi Code: Which Components Are Blocking You?

Marco's Tech Blog – This is a slightly unusual blog post, because it is basically an answer... As I blogged last week, migrating Delphi applications written with old versions of Delphi (say Delphi 6 or Delphi 7) is at times challenging. Unicode migration is often at stake, and so are other RTL and compiler changes. ...
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