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Tuesday, 30. July 2013

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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 14:12
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 10:00

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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Produce More, Consume Less: A year and a half later

Nick Hodges – On January 1, 2012 – a year and a half ago – I wrote the this post called “Produce More, Consume Less”.  In it I discussed a bunch of stuff that I wanted to do in the coming year.  I thought it might be fun to review and see how I am doing on those things: Write a substantive post on my ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 22:31
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Nick Advocates Open Source Unit Testing

TPersistent.com – If you aren’t subscribed to the delphi feeds or Nick Hodges blog you may not have noticed his recent post proposing that EMBT open source their unit tests.  If not, do yourself a favour and subscribe… I blogged some time ago about EMBT needing to increase their leverage of open source ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 22:10
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DGL OpenGL Header 4.4

Pascal Game Development – We have updated our OpenGL headers to support the latest OpenGL 4.4 specs. So if you're using Delphi and/or Free Pascal and want to use all of the latest features OpenGL has to offer, please visit their english wiki-page for the header and grab a copy of it.

Saturday, 27. July 2013

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In Which I Argue That Embarcadero Should Open Source Their Unit Tests

Nick Hodges – All good developers write unit tests.  The Delphi team is no different.  The team has a suite of unit tests for the RTL and a very, very large set of tests for the compiler.  The tests for the RTL are, to a large degree, DUnit based.  The compiler tests are a bit different, as ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 19:27
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Using RTTI to convert record to/from string

Behind the connection – Delphi RTTI can be easily used to convert a record (Or a class by the way) to a string representation without taking care of how the record is changed during software maintenance. RTTI has a set of methods to handle metadata collected by the compiler at compile time. For example, you can iterate ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 16:46

Friday, 26. July 2013

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C++ language - the beat goes on…

Sip from the Firehose – We now have 3 approved ISO C++ standards: C++98 (ISO/IEC 14882:1998), C++03 (ISO/IEC 14882:2003) and C++11 (ISO/IEC 13882:2011).  The latest C++ standard is affectionately called "Modern C++" by Bjarne Stroustrup.  The ISO C++ committee had their most recent meeting in Bristol UK in the middle of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 21:16
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Delphi: do not do “if (not DirectoryExists(path)) then ForceDirectories(path))”

The Wiert Corner – During code reviews, I often see people do things like this: if (not DirectoryExists(Path)) then ForceDirectories(Path)) or this: if (not TDirectory.Exists(Path)) then TDirectory.CreateDirectory((Path)) Half a year ago, I wrote about .NET/C#: do not do “if (!Directory.Exists(path)) ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 13:00
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Using the FM Messaging System for In-process Publish and Subscribe on Windows, OSX and iOS.

Malcolm Groves – Using FireMonkey's built in messaging system with custom, application-specific messages to de-couple complex systems.
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