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Thursday, 5. September 2013

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Pizza Time: Azure Data on Android with Delphi

Marco's Tech Blog – Some time ago I published a simple database with a fake Pizza Shop menu on Azure. Using a Delphi application similar to the one discussed in this article I wrote some time ago, I published a local database on Azure Tables, using Azure Blobs for the pictures of the various pizzas. Later I wrote ...
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Wednesday, 4. September 2013

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The cool thing about technology

TURBU Tech – I went to visit my family over Labor Day.  We hung out, talked, watched some TV, and went out for dinner at a local restaurant.  We took my car, and on the way back, because my stepfather’s always commenting on how cool it is, I let him drive. He was really impressed by the handling and also ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 19:16
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Yesterday Hectic Mobile News

Marco's Tech Blog – I generally tend to stick to technical side of things in my blog, but yesterday news around mobile were just too many and too relevant not to warrant a blog post. You know about the stories, I guess, so this is just a short summary, with a couple of comments. Microsoft buys Nokia Phones ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 18:27
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Prepping for Delphi XE5 beta blogging; PasCon / RAD Studio In Action discount

The Wiert Corner – You will see a few Delphi XE5 pre-release related updates here soon. That is part of the Delphi XE5 beta blogging permission I have been given so I can show new Delphi XE5 features. Those updates are from a pre-release version of Delphi XE5 and will be replaced with a final update when Delphi XE5 is ...
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 22:01

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 ...
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 01:31

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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