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Tuesday, 28. January 2014

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FireMonkey and VCL Styles - articles, blogs, videos, docs and examples

Sip from the Firehose – I’ve been receiving emails from developers asking for information and links about learning more about styles in their VCL and FireMonkey Delphi and C++ apps. I’ve put together a list of some of the many articles, blog posts and videos to help you learn more about styles. Embarcadero ...
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Sunday, 26. January 2014

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External routines in DWS

TURBU Tech – I’ve been working with Eric Grange on adding a new feature to the DWS compiler recently: external routines.  The goal of this feature is to allow DWS code to call into native routines like Delphi code can call into routines in a DLL by writing a function signature and marking it external, ...
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Chris Rolliston blog posts - Loading the app’s icon into a TImage (Windows/Android)

Sip from the Firehose – Chris Rolliston, Embarcadero MVP and author of the book "Delphi XE2 Foundations" recently wrote two blog posts with source code showing you how to load your application’s ICON into an FMX TImage component forAndroid and Windows. The code contains an "AppIconLoader" that you can use in your ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 18:18
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Coding style matters

Behind the connection – Coding Style, AKA Programming Style refers to the way you layout your source code. In many languages, source code layout is simply ignored by the compiler. You can write as you like. It is very important for code readability and understanding to use the same coding style across all files of an ...
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isocpp.org video and on-demand links for C++11

Sip from the Firehose – There are great C++11 video links posted on the isocpp.org web site. Members of the C++11 community write blog entries with links to there videos.  A recent set of videos has appeared by Vittorio Romero. He has created 4 videos so far focused on some of his favorite C++ 11 features. Dive into ...
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Saturday, 25. January 2014

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DWS Mandelbrot Explorer Mark II, and random notes about FireMonkey and threads

The Itinerant Developer – The DWS Mandelbrot Explorer, which renders tiles generated by Eric Grange's tile server, has been updated. The following is a braindump of information about the app, about FireMonkey, about threading, and about how they all interrelate. I think some points will be interesting to you. It uses ...
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DWS Mandelbrot Explorer Mark II, and random notes about FireMonkey and threads

Parnassus – The DWS Mandelbrot Explorer, which renders tiles generated by Eric Grange’s tile server, has been updated.The following is a braindump of information about the app, about FireMonkey, about threading, and about how they all interrelate. I think some points will be interesting to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David @ 23:22
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Writing a book application with FireDAC, InterBase IBLite, Visual LiveBindings and more

Stephen Ball – The question? Being part of a team that travels around talking to developers you can imagine we get quite a range of questions. One of the more obscure in December as "Can you fit the bible into InterBase IBLite?" The real question was… Although that is a interesting question, the question ...
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A unit to enable Direct2D in FireMonkey where possible

The Itinerant Developer – A few days ago I posted about FireMonkey's choice of canvas classes, where it would choose to render via GDI+ instead of via Direct2D.  There were two fixes: one (untested and possibly dangerous) enabled hardware rendering on DirectX9-class hardware, but required editing the FireMonkey source; the ...
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A unit to enable Direct2D in FireMonkey where possible

Parnassus – A few days ago I posted about FireMonkey’s choice of canvas classes, where it would choose to render via GDI+ instead of via Direct2D.  There were two fixes: one (untested and possibly dangerous) enabled hardware rendering on DirectX9-class hardware, but required editing the FireMonkey source; ...
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Friday, 24. January 2014

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Delphi Blogs of the Week #2

Marco's Tech Blog – Another round of Delphi (but not only Delphi) blogs posts (and not only blog posts) I found this week. I guess I might already have to change title, but let's stick with it for now. Let me start with Delphi and with some new features we made available to XE5 users: I blogged earlier ...
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Learning from Digifort

The PodCast at Delphi.org – You’ve probably seen Éric Fleming Bonilha videos showing off his Digifort mobile applications developed with Delphi XE5. The videos don’t mention it, but the back end server and client applications are all written in Delphi too. Just in case you haven’t see the videos, here they ...
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Happy 30th birthday Mac!

The Wiert Corner – Being away from a computer sometimes means you forget about events. So before I forget: happy 30th birthday Mac! For me, real programming started 31 years ago on an Apple II at high school, soon followed by a II+ and a //e. Back then me,   nor my parents could afford a Mac, but I was lucky enough to ...
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Next ISO C++ Meeting is Feb 10-15 in Issaquah, Washington, USA

Sip from the Firehose – The ISO C++ standards committee will meet next month in Issaquah Washington February 10-15,2014. Embarcadero is a voting member of the ISO C++ committee and will have a C++Builder R&D representative at the upcoming meeting. Papers are available in advance of the meeting at http://www.open- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 18:19

Thursday, 23. January 2014

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Updated FMX style for Android 4.4 (KitKat) available

Delphi Haven – Just a quick post to say I see Embarcadero have released an updated Android platform style for Android 4.4 (KitKat) – for more info see Sarina DuPont’s blog post here, and to download the actual style file see here.
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