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Tuesday, 3. December 2013

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Dec 2, 2013 - Using TabControls, Gestures and Actions in your C++Builder XE5 for iOS apps

Sip from the Firehose – This second C++ for iOS video shows you how to use TabControls, Gestures and Actions in the UI of your iOS apps using C++Builder XE5. You start by creating a FM Mobile application for C++Builder using the Tabbed mobile project template. The Tabbed template will create a starting mobile app using a ...
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Windows Development: Switching JIT debuggers (via: Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – StackOverflow user User Sertac Akyuz posted a small Delphi snippet showing how to switch the Windows JIT debugger. I’ll need to complete it somewhere, but since the concept is interesting, here is his answer: Write a simple application that would launch the debugger you want in case of an ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 06:00

Monday, 2. December 2013

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Mandelbrot Fractal Explorer

Behind the connection – I wrote a nice Mandelbrot fractal explorer application. It is written using Delphi XE5 and use extended precision floating point calculation to be able to produce ultra high zoom images. You can create bitmaps much larger than the screen size. This way you can have a high resolution printout. The ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 23:27
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Easily move your Windows/VCL apps to Delphi XE5 and gain tons of benefits

Sip from the Firehose – Regardless of the previous version of Delphi you are using, there are a large number of benefits you will gain by moving your projects forward.  There is also a special offer for all Delphi customers (regardless of the version you are using) to move up to our latest XE5 release. I am sure that you ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 20:36
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Delphi XE5 - First Impressions

Devia – Well, it's been quiet on this blog for a while now. Delphi XE3 and XE4 have seen the daylight and not even a single post has appeared here about those. With the launch of Delphi XE5 and it's promise of developing cross-platform applications for Android made me quite curious. I wanted to check it out ...
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Dec 1, 2013 - Building your first C++Builder multi-device application

Sip from the Firehose – This is the first of 31 consecutive C++ for iOS videos showcasing how to create iOS apps using C++BUIlder XE5.  This video shows you how to build your first multi-device C++Builder application for Windows (32/64), OSX and iOS.  This quick example application uses the TCalendarEdit and TComboBox ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 02:08

Sunday, 1. December 2013

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Future plans for Spring4D and DSharp

Delphi sorcery – Some of you may have read the public letter about Spring4D project two weeks ago. So this is the promised post about the roadmap (well more of some plans that are not set in stone yet but in our minds) for the future.First of all I am really happy when I hear that people are using Spring4D ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 16:39

Saturday, 30. November 2013

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A Code for Software Professionals

Delphi Code Monkey – Robert Martin defined "Professionalism" in the context of "professional software engineering" as the "disciplined wielding of power".  You can catch the talk at a ruby conference in 2009 which is called "What killed Smalltalk could still kill Ruby".   You could substitute "Delphi" or "Your ...
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Friday, 29. November 2013

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Flush Windows File Cache

DelphiTools – Here is a small utility I made whose purpose is to flush (empty) the Windows file cache. It can also flush and purge memory working sets, standby and modified lists. It can be useful to reduce memory usage of a particular VM (on a host with dynamic memory) or for testing and bench-marking purposes. ...
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Thursday, 28. November 2013

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Source Code of DataSnap Android Client

Marco's Tech Blog – I blogged about a DataSnap mobile client in August and showed it at CodeRage and other conferences. The original blog post is at blog.marcocantu.com/blog/datasnap_android_clients.html and already included the image shown below. Now I've added the source code to my "Embarcadero Sessions Repository on ...
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What is ProcessMessages?

Behind the connection – Sometimes, when you browse some application source code, you find loops calling Processmessages. What’s this? Well, it is a “Message pump” which retrieves and process messages from Windows message queues. More exactly from the current thread message queues. The code you see is frequently like this: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 15:59
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Delphi XE5 Android Send Mails with Attachments over Android Mail Client

Daniel Magin's Weblog – Customer asked my how to send with a Delphi XE5 Android Application a Mail from the Delphi App with attachment. Why not to share? Here is the code: unit u_frmMain; interface uses  System.SysUtils, System.Types, System.UITypes, ...
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Development tools should become more version control friendly, and version control tools more whitespace tolerant

The Wiert Corner – There are a few more messages in the “Missed Schedule” backlog, and I really hope that WordPress is going to address this really annoying bug soon as I have to recheck my blog multiple times a day now. Back on topic: Development tools should become more version control friendly, and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:00
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Delphi .dproj files: FrameworkType and FormType (via: Embarcadero Discussion Forums)

The Wiert Corner – One more of the “Missed Schedule” series, this time it was originally scheduled for October 1st, (2013 that is). Delphi XE2 and up introduced the FrameworkType and FormType elements in the .dproj files to distinguish between VCL and different flavours of FireMonkey. Actually, Delphi XE1 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 10:30
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Delayed dynamic DLL loading

The Programming Works – The problem: suppose you are writing a 3rd party library which uses an external DLL. This is the case when dynamic (explicit) DLL loading is preferable over static (implicit). Your library includes a load function which loads the DLL (by calling LoadLibrary and GetProcAddress functions) and now you ...
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