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Tuesday, 3. September 2013

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Using IOCP for Worker Threads

DelphiTools – Implementing an efficient worker thread pool in Windows can be achieved through the use of IOCP, which is the barbaric acronym for (just as barbaric) Input/Output Completion Port API introduced by Microsoft a while ago. To make use of IOCP, one has to deal with further barbaric API functions, but ...
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InterBase Survey 2013

Stephen Ball – Its so exciting as we build up to XE5 (with native Android support being added to the iOS, Windows and Mac OSX platforms in RAD Studio already), that it brings yet another platform for the InterBase database to appear on. Sarina DuPont has already posted a great article showing InterBase running on ...
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Monday, 2. September 2013

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QC Plus has a new home

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – As many of you may be aware, Jeremy North of JED Software has created an excellent Windows client to interact with the QualityCentral issue and feature tracking system used by Embarcadero. While he no longer hosts QC Plus on his site, he has kindly given me permission to host it on CodeCentral, and ...
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Tips for Solving Bugs

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Ars Technica has compiled some tips for solving bugs quicker from a question on Programmers Stack Exchange. Here are the highlights: Break out the notebook – keep a log of your progress and methodology Look for patterns and use the right tools for the job. Self-reflection time – a non- ...
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Sunday, 1. September 2013

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XSD/XML Schemas: resolving `Namespace ” is not available to be referenced in this schema` (via: StackOverflow)

The Wiert Corner – While working on my Delphi: First try on an XSD for .groupproj files, I bumped into an error `Namespace ” is not available to be referenced in this schema`. I added a targetNamespace attribute to the GroupProj.xsd so the .grouproj files would use the right namespace. That resulted into two ...
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Saturday, 31. August 2013

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Delphi: First try on an XSD for .groupproj files

The Wiert Corner – Delphi introduced the .groupproj files to support MSBUILD. I couldn’t find an XSD for it, but need to do some fiddling with those files, so I created one. It’s not very detailed, I think it gets most of the definition right. The checkin is on my BeSharp.net mercurial repository on ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 23:19
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Delphi and Oxygene – A Cost of Ownership Comparison

Te Waka o Delphi – In a comment on my previous post, David Michael made some observations about the cost of Oxygene being comparable to Delphi. This surprised me, so I did some checking. The results surprised even me. DISCLAIMERS I should mention that I took advantage of an upgrade pricing offer when I purchased ...
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Delphi Brings ARC to Android

JT @ Embarcadero – From Marco’s Blog: http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/delphi_arc_android.html Delphi mobile compilers use Automatic Reference Counting. While ARC is commonly used on iOS, Android developers generally rely on a Garbage Collector. Share This | Email this page to a friend
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DataSnap Android Clients

Marco's Tech Blog – Last week Jim McKeeth introduced DataSnap clients for Android with a very nice video, linked at the bottom of this page. He showed how to build a client using the same technologies available for all other platforms Delphi supports. To build my demo I created a DataSnap server, based on HTTP and ...
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Friday, 30. August 2013

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Updated DWSWebServer precompiled binary

DelphiTools – The DWS Web Server pre-compiled binary has been updated, it is now packaged in an InnoSetup installer, comes with SQLite 3.8.0.1 and other changes (see below). The installer is still rather simple, but includes command files for service installataion/uninstallation, link to online documentations and ...
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Delphi Brings ARC to Android

Marco's Tech Blog – Delphi mobile compilers based on LLVM use ARC or Automatic Reference Counting, as Embarcadero detailed on several blog posts and I covered in my Delphi Mobile Language White Paper. The coming Android ARC compiler, also based on LLVM, shares the same technologies with its iOS twin, including ARC ...
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Delphi XE5 Mobile REST Client Demo

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Short demo of the new TRESTClient on a mobile Android application with Delphi XE5. It consumes a JSON REST service and uses the TRESTResponseDataSetAdapter to adapt it into a TClientDataSet. The TRESTClient components are new in Delphi XE5 and work everywhere Delphi does: Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and ...
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RAD Studio in Auckland / Android in a VM / Touchy Feely

Te Waka o Delphi – Well, not really RAD Studio as such, more like Mobile Studio (whether as part of RAD Studio Ent+ or the Mobile Add-On) since everything shown was oriented around the Android support and emphasising the fact that an application written for iOS can simply be recompiled and will run on Android. Or ...
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Thursday, 29. August 2013

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More Delphi PDF manuals (via: Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi: The One Manual Every Delphi Programmer Should Have!)

The Wiert Corner – Cape Cod Gunny found the PDF of the Delphi 7 Developer’s Guide (1100+ pages of good reading): Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi: The One Manual Every Delphi Programmer Should Have!. There are in fact quite a few more PDF manuals of older Borland/CodeGear/Embarcadero products: ...
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Delphi: about 3 weeks ago, the XE5 branch was added to the RadStudioDemos repository:

The Wiert Corner – Too bad the Sourceforge does not do stats pages any more, so you it is a lot harder to correlate project activity with potential release dates any more. But: about 3 weeks ago, the XE5 branch was added to the RadStudioDemos repository: ...
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