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Wednesday, 24. April 2013

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Not in (interpreted) Kansas anymore

DelphiTools – For a few weeks now, an experimental JIT compiler has been available in the DWScript SVN for 32bits code. A more detailed article into the hows and whats and WTFs will come later. Consider this article as an extended teaser, and a sort of call for test cases, benchmarks and eyeballs on the source ...
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My Delphi Podcast Interview

Marco's Tech Blog – I was interviewed by Jim McKeeth for a new episode of the Delphi Podcast. The first good news here is that the podcast is coming back after quite some time, kudos to Jim for that. The second news is I was interviewed for it, and spent quite some time chatting about Delphi in general, Delphi for iOS ...
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Delphi static class methods are assignment compatible with plain old function pointers

The Wiert Corner – So I won’t forget, as there static in different languages varies in meaning: Static on class methods makes them assignment compatible with plain old function pointers. Thanks Moritz Beutel for initially posting this. –jeroen via: oop – Does Delphi’s static keyword have any ...
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Delphi XE4 is available

Behind the connection – With Embarcadero RAD Studio XE4 you can create true native apps for PCs, tablets, and smartphones from a single code base, and get them to markets and users fast. True native apps run directly on the device, getting full access to all underlying capabilities, tighter security, and a better user ...
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Tuesday, 23. April 2013

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Why no extension methods in Delphi?

Delphi sorcery – I have been wondering this for a long time now. Why does Delphi not have this great language feature? Sure, we have helpers but they are not the same. First they are still officially considered a feature you should not use when designing new code. However it opens up some interesting possibilities - ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 22:26
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C++Builder XE4: multi-device, true native, on-device rapid prototyping

Sip from the Firehose – C++ developers are deep into the mad, mad, mad, mad world of multiple devices.  Users inside and outside of enterprises are using desktops, notebooks, netbooks, ultrabooks, smartphones, tablets, servers and clouds as their main and secondary computing devices.  Being able to build native apps for ...
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…then i might as well learn Java?

RemObjects Blogs – One of the most frequent comments i hear when people dismiss or decide against considering Oxygene as their development tool of choice goes along the lines of the title of this blog post: “With Oxygene i need to learn all the new platform APIs. If that’s the case, i might as well ...
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Castalia 2013.2 is available: Delphi XE4 Support, Huge performance improvements, and more

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – I’ve just released version 2013.2 of Castalia, my smart editor enhancement for Delphi programmers. The biggest new item in Castalia 2013.2 is support for Delphi XE4. Castalia now supports all versions of Delphi from Delphi 5 to Delphi XE4 (Except Delphi 8). Here’s a list of other major ...
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Persisting settings in Delphi iOS applications

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – I thought I’d celebrate the release of RAD Studio XE4 by climbing back on the article writing horse. My first article is about persisting settings in iOS applications written in Delphi, and can be found on EDN. As always, all feedback is greatfully received. And I’ll see if I can conjure ...
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Download links for Delphi XE4, C++Builder XE4 and RAD Studio XE4

Delphi Insider – Here are the download links for trial and registered user downloads of RAD Studio XE4, Delphi XE4, and C++Builder XE4. Trials Free 30-day fully functional trials of the Architect edition. Install from the Web for registered users  If you need to re-download the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 10:00
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52 – Marco Cantu & Delphi XE4 for iOS

The PodCast at Delphi.org – The big news for Today, April 22nd, 2013 is the release of RAD Studio XE4 which includes the new Delphi for iOS. I thought it would be fitting to talk with Marco Cantu, long time Delphi author and supporter who recently took over as the Delphi product manager.
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CodePage 0 is CP_ACP, the default Ansi CodePage on a system, you can change it without reinstalling Windows

The Wiert Corner – You might think the below question on CodePage zero is Delphi related, but most of it is not. It is about CP_ACP (the currently Active CodePage, and has some interesting observations: It can vary accross systems It can be changed without reinstalling Windows Delphi 2009 sometimes did a bad job with ...
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DPROJ Woes

Te Waka o Delphi – I spent the best part of half a day last week trying to get to the bottom of a very strange issue on a project I was working on. I had just created a new unit in the project and had reached a point where I needed to add that unit to the uses list [...]
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Monday, 22. April 2013

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Serial Port Programming RS232 / RS485

Behind the connection – Using the serial port is a common task and there are a huge number of components for doing that. I'm using TCiaComPort by Wilfried Mestdagh for years. It is a freeware with source code available at: http://www.mestdagh.biz/soft_components.html Recently, I have updated the source code for Unicode ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 23:33
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RAD Studio XE4 is available!

The Hacker's Corner – Check out the trial here - http://www.embarcadero.com/products/rad-studio/downloads Learn all about XE4 at the RAD Studio XE4 Launch Webinar - Wednesday, April 24 6:00AM PDT / 9:00AM EDT / 13:00 UTC 11:00AM PDT / 2:00PM EDT / 18:00 UTC 5:00PM PDT / 8:00PM EDT / 11:00AM 25-Apr Australia EDT During ...
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