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Sunday, 15. December 2013

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Native Android controls for XE5

Delphi Haven – Just a quick post to say Babak Yaghoobi – he of the open source native iOS control set – is coming up with the goods for Android too. The project – ‘D.P.F Delphi Android Native Components’ – is on SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/dpfdelphiandroid/). ...
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FireMonkey, Android, Windows and PostMessage

Behind the connection – FireMonkey framework (FMX for short) is definitely able to use custom [Windows] messages much like we have always done with the VCL. And this is also true when using FireMonkey to build Android applications. Both Windows and Android support a messaging system. It is well known by Windows developers ...
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Generating complex math visualizations in SVG using C# and ILNumerics – Scott Hanselman

The Wiert Corner – Funny how Generating complex math visualizations in SVG using C# and ILNumerics and MathViz (no, not this MathViz!) look so similar. I hope the MathViz code becomes public one day. –jeroen via: Generating complex math visualizations in SVG using C# and ILNumerics – Scott Hanselman.Filed ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:00

Saturday, 14. December 2013

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Effectiveness - How to increase it.

Delphi Code Monkey – Nick Hodges recently posted a link to a guy named Mike Hadlow's blog post about working hard versus working smart. I think it's brilliant.   I have often said that it's better to be lazy (while getting more done) than hard working (if by being hard working you are simply banging heads ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 20:47
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Programming Languages of 1995

Marco's Tech Blog – Today I was doing some research, and noticed how 1995 has been a unique year in the history of programming languages. In 1995, in fact, the following programming languages were created: Delphi's Object Pascal Java JavaScript PHP These are some of the most ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 10:21

Friday, 13. December 2013

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It’s that time of the year …

The Delphi Geek – … when you can get “Parallel Programming with OmniThreadLibrary” and three “High-Level Multithreading with OmniThreadLibrary” for a reduced price! Go to https://leanpub.com/omnithreadlibrary and buy the “The Book + Webinars” package for mere $29.99! By the way, now you can buy a site-wide license – ...
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C++Builder XE5 with iOS targeting is now available!

Delphi Insider – Now you can create iOS applications with C++Builder XE5 and C++Builder in RAD Studio XE5.The new C++Builder iOS support is available in:C++Builder XE5 Enterprise, Ultimate and Architect editionsC++Builder XE5 Professional with Mobile Add-On PackRAD Studio XE5 (all editions)If you purchased any of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 14:24
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Consuming Delphi interfaces in Dephi and C++

The Programming Works – An object-oriented DLL written in Delphi exports functions with parameters of interface type. A code consuming such DLL can use an interface reference directly, but a better way is to write a wrapper type which encapsulates an interface reference. Let us consider as an example a simple interface ...
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Consuming Delphi interfaces in Dephi and C++

The Programming Works – An object-oriented DLL written in Delphi exports functions with parameters of interface type. A code consuming such DLL can use an interface reference directly, but a better way is to write a wrapper type which incapsulates an interface reference. Let us consider as an example a simple interface ...

Thursday, 12. December 2013

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Fine Tune FM controls in XE5 Update 2

Marco's Tech Blog – This is really a hidden gem from our IDE team: You can now fine tune position and size of FireMonkey controls using the keyboard, like in the VCL. Not much to say or to show. Drop a component in a FireMonkey designer (desktop or mobile) and press: Shift key + arrows to resize in pixel at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 16:33
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Let’s Build a Compiler… In F#!

Craig Stuntz's Weblog – I’m building a small compiler for a toy language which emits .NET executables, implemented in F#. Demo compilers are a dime a dozen, but there are a few things which make this project distinct: No lexer or parser generators are used. The entire compiler is written from the ground up, and is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Craig Stuntz @ 16:12
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MapFileStats v1.5 – Improved DCU Statistics

DelphiTools – My small utility that gives binary size statistics from the Map file just got updated to version 1.5 This updates improves statistics gathered and reported for DCU file sizes, and introduces a small speedup. Here are the highlights: Auto-detect Delphi DCUs directory, DCU ratio statistics are now ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 14:30
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FireMonkey Mobile Preview in XE5 Update 2

Marco's Tech Blog – The first hidden gem in Delphi XE5 Update 2 is the Mobile Preview. It is not that hidden, and in fact is is documented on docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE5/en/Mobile_Preview. The goal of this preview is to let you compile and test and debug mobile applications on Windows (with a much faster ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 11:44
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Some note on migrating Delphi code to XE5

Stephen Ball – I’ve recently been working with a customer who is migrating code from Delphi 5 up to Delphi XE5 and I thought it would be great to share wider some of the links and notes regularly asked for. The language and IDE has moved on a long way in the recent years since Embarcadero purchased Delphi, ...
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Delphi postbuild events: interesting take by David Heffernan (via: Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – StackOverflow user David Heffernan – Stack Overflow has an interesting take on Delphi postbuild events: At the moment my actiona read: if exist PostBuild.bat call PostBuild.bat $(Platform) $(Config) $(OutputDir) And then the PostBuild.bat script calls a Python script so that I can write my ...
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