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Saturday, 3. August 2013

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Numerics for Delphi & FPC

The Programming Works – I “officially” released first beta version of my multiple-precision integer arithmetic implementation – Numerics050.zip. The project taken more time than I expected but now the design (I hope) become stable. All that is needed to use BigCardinal and BigInteger types with Delphi or ...

Friday, 2. August 2013

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Sum(Programming Languages) > 0

The PodCast at Delphi.org – A Zero-sum game is a situation where for one contestant to win or gain, the other contestants must lose or have a loss. Thus for contestant A to have a +5 then contestant B must have a -5, resulting in a sum of 0. Programming languages, and the battle for supremacy, is not such a contest. Many ...
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Thursday, 1. August 2013

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Migrating Delphi Code: Technical Challenges

Marco's Tech Blog – I'm spending some time focusing on migration of applications written with old versions of Delphi. First step I want to focus on in this blog post are the technical issues making things difficult. Later on, I'll move to potential solutions. For now, let's keep the reason why one wants to move (or ...
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Delphi: Embarcadero Summer School lesson 6 Q&A (Powerful multi-tier applications with DataSnap.)

The Wiert Corner – Lesson 6 of the Embarcadero Mobile Development Summer School was titled Powerful multi-tier applications with DataSnap. Download of the video will be at streaming.embarcadero.com/summerschool2013. The Twitter coverage is at Twitter / Search – #embtdd. Here is the Q&A chat for that session: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 12:39
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Programatically Disable the Idle Timer on iOS using the ObjectiveC Bridge

Malcolm Groves – How to stop your iOS device sleeping while it's in the middle of something, and also shows how to reach out to the iOS API for something not exposed via FireMonkey.
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Wednesday, 31. July 2013

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Duck Typing in Action

RemObjects Blogs – I came across a really awesome use of Duck Typing yesterday, and i wanted to share this with you, since i think Duck Typing is one of those features in Oxygene that are incredibly powerful, but underrated – probably even unknown to many users. This is actual code that is live on our website, ...

Tuesday, 30. July 2013

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Announcing the Oxygene 6 “July 2013″ Update

RemObjects Blogs – We’re thrilled to inform you that the “July 2013″ update for Oxygene 6 is available now. The team has been incredibly hard at work since we shipped Oxygene 6 in May, both on this update and on the next feature release coming up in August, and the “July 2013″ update ...
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Buy Delphi, Get 6 Months Free Maintenance

Marco's Tech Blog – If you buy some versions of Delphi and RAD Studio (basically those including the mobile support), you'll receive 6 months of free maintenance. So rather than waiting for our next release, you can start developing now, receive any new version shipping until the end of the year, and renew your ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 16:53
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Static specifier and overriding class methods

The Programming Works – I’ve encountered an interesting problem while overriding virtual class method. Consider the next program: program Project1; {$APPTYPE CONSOLE} uses SysUtils; type TBase = class class function GetName: string; virtual; class procedure Test; static; end; TChild = ...
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Conversion between absolute and relative paths in Delphi – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – A while ago, I needed routines to work with absolute and relative paths. These links were very useful: The Delphi TPath.IsDriveRooted function (I think it was introduced in Delphi 2010) serves as a IsPathAbsolute function Conversion between absolute and relative paths in Delphi – Stack ...
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EDN Mobile users, this is your upgrade reminder notice

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – You may recall a few weeks ago that I blogged about upcoming changes to the DataSnap REST service used by EDN Mobile. Well, today I deployed these changes to production. So if you are an EDN Mobile user on version 1.1.4 or prior, I strongly suggest that you upgrade to the latest version. And if ...
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Monday, 29. July 2013

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LLVM and Mobile App Speed

Marco's Tech Blog – There have been a few recent article around compiled code for mobile devices that you might have seen... but if not are worth checking out: Wired has a very long article on the LLVM technology, very interesting despite the sensationalist title ("The One Last Thread Holding Apple ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 16:23
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Final days to upgrade from ANY earlier version to Delphi or RAD Studio XE4

Delphi Insider – Only two days remain for users of any earlier version to get the upgrade price on RAD Studio XE4, Delphi X4 and C++Builder XE4. This offer ends July 31, 2013 and there are no plans to extend it as far as I know. If you are currently using a 2009 or earlier version, this is your chance to save up ...
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Breakpoint not honored while debugging a DLL

Behind the connection – Using Delphi, it is very easy to debug a DLL having it called from a host application. This host application can be written using Delphi or any other language. To debug your DLL in the context for a host application, just add the host application into the corresponding field in Delphi / Menu / Run ...
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Sunday, 28. July 2013

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ITDevCON 2013 - Call 4 Paper

Daniele Teti's programming blog – Dear potential ITDevCon speaker, I’m building the agenda for next ITDevCon that will be held next November in Verona (Italy), the same location of the past year. This will be the 5th edition ( we’re getting conference experts J ) The call for papers are officially open right now, so if ...
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