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Saturday, 15. February 2014

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Indispensable Delphi Libraries

The PodCast at Delphi.org – What are your indispensable Delphi libraries? The 3rd party libraries you just can’t imagine starting a new project without? I know mine have changed over the years and we have an interesting new crop of libraries in recent years. I listed some unit testing libraries recently, but thought it ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 00:53
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Creating an InterBase database on the fly with FireDAC

Stephen Ball – Recently I have been creating a number of applications using InterBase on iOS and Android using FireDAC components to talk to the database. One route to achieving this is by create the database file and table structure either via iSQL or using IBConsole GUI first before using it in your project. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 00:10

Friday, 14. February 2014

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Happy Nineteenth Birthday, Delphi!

Delphi Code Monkey – Next year on this day Delphi will be 20 years old (Feb 14, 2015).   Time to think about what to do for the big Delphi is 20 birthday bash.This year, Delphi is of legal drinking age in my home area (Ontario, Canada).  So tonight I will have a beer in honor of Delphi's 19th birthday. Just ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 23:03
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It's Delphi Birthday

Marco's Tech Blog – It's Delphi Birthday today, given it was introduced on February 14th 1995. See some pictures from that day on www.marcocantu.com/delphibirth/ The Invite to The Launch Back to the Future And the product is alive and kicking. Since the last birthday, Delphi was made ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 17:27
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It’s Delphi’s birthday, and I’ve got a present for you!

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – 19 years ago today – on February 14, 1995, the folks at Borland launched Delphi to a standing ovation at the Software Development Conference in San Francisco. Ever wish you could upgrade a 19-year-old to something a little smarter? Today, I’m celebrating Delphi’s 19th birthday by ...
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Genymotion (formerly AndroVM) is an Android x86 virtual machine appliance (via: install in VMware Player/Workstation – YouTube)

The Wiert Corner – Very interesting: Install AndroVM in VMware Player/Workstation – YouTube. The successor is Genymotion “the faster Android emulator”, and seems to have an easier installation path: Run Android on Your Desktop With Genymotion Android Emulator. One of the drawbacks of going native: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 11:38
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Loading Dynamic Data Into Our Map

David Glassborow – Following on from last time, we will now add dynamic data to our map. Will we have the webpage use dynamic ajax calls to load data from the server. First thing is to get a simple webserver up and running. We must host the website and the data feed at the same address for security reasons (although ...
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Free access to earlier versions of Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio with purchase of new versions

Delphi Insider – One of the benefits of buying recent versions of Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio is getting access to earlier version licenses and downloads at no extra cost.Most older version licenses are available back to Delphi 7 and C++Builder 6 and the downloads are available with purchase of Professional ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 01:08

Thursday, 13. February 2014

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The most interesting topics...

Behind the connection – Maybe you'll be interested by the topics mostly read on my blog. The number in front of the titles are the number of hits: 9007 Delphi XE5 to develop Android applications 5509 Automate Microsoft Office from Delphi 2612 Delphi XE4 and AnsiString 2528 Multithreading and PostMessage performance ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 21:24
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Preserving Set Type Values in INI Files (/Databases)

Zarko Gajic – A quick look at the todo list revealed: today is the day to add the following new functionality to my Delphi application: allow the user to change the visibility of some user interface elements on a one-could-say very complex form. There are several controls on the form some users could find to be ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? zarkogajic @ 11:05
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Do not share DCU files between projects (via: delphi – Compiler Directive IF and IFEND – Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – Summary: Always try to avoid sharing .DCU files between projects. I see a lot of projects at clients that do not have their individual DCU directories set (therefore having the DCU files in the same directory as the PAS files causing shared units to share the DCU files), or share DCU files among ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 06:00

Wednesday, 12. February 2014

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Q&A log for the “RAD-in-Action Webinar Unit Testing in Delphi featuring Nick Hodges”

The Wiert Corner – Don’t forget to register: RAD-in-Action Webinar Unit Testing in Delphi featuring Nick Hodges « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff. Here is the Q&A part for the “Mid” one (I will edit later): Welcome to this Embarcadero webinar event! Audience Question Q: Greetings. A: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 21:30
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A new way to select and apply a VCL Style in Runtime

The Road to Delphi – Typically we use a combobox or listbox to allow to the final user select and appy a VCL Style, Today I will show you a new way using the system menu of the form. First you need to use the GetSystemMenu WinApi function  to get a  handle to the system menu of the form. Then using the AppendMenu or the ...
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A new way to select and apply a VCL Style in Runtime

The Road to Delphi – Typically we use a combobox or listbox to allow to the final user select and appy a VCL Style, Today I will show you a new way using the system menu of the form. First you need to use the GetSystemMenu WinApi function  to get a  handle to the system menu of the form. Then using the AppendMenu or the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 20:42
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Don’t forget to register: RAD-in-Action Webinar Unit Testing in Delphi featuring Nick Hodges

The Wiert Corner – Do not forget to register for the RAD-in-Action Webinar Unit Testing in Delphi featuring Nick Hodges. If you cannot watch it live: register anyway, as that will give you the URL for the replay download. Very interesting stuff (I attended his sessions during the German EKON Conference) and a very ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 10:15
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