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Monday, 13. May 2013

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C++Builder XE4 use case: (I need to) Build a Multi-Device, Multi-Tier Master/Detail database application

Sip from the Firehose – We need to move our C++ based customers and orders client/server application to a multi-tier architecture to separate the database from the business logic and then build several C++ applications that can run on Windows 32, Windows 64 and Mac OSX. The back end SQL database may be Oracle, MySQL, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 22:01
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How to get the latest FireDAC update 8.0.3.3291

Delphi Insider – A new update to FireDAC was recently released (version 8.0.3.3291 in May 2013). Here's how to get it depending on what you currently own. Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE4 Enterprise, Ultimate or Architect Edition users If you own Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio version XE4 - Enterprise, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 16:32
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Immutable strings… in Delphi?

DelphiTools – One of the “novelties” of the NextGen Delphi compiler is immutable strings, which I find quite puzzling, for lack of a better word, given that Delphi already had reference-counted copy-on-write strings, and the NextGen compiler uses reference-counted strings. I always considered that ...
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Internet Explorer Automation Part 3

Behind the connection – Today I will present an Internet Explorer automation which will query Blogger stats page automatically. IE automation is required because Blogger website makes heavy use of JavaScript to dynamically construct the stats page. Downloading the webpage with a HTTP component won’t work because the ...
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Saturday, 11. May 2013

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Work in progress: dwsLinq extension for DWS

TURBU Tech – I’ve always enjoyed the concept behind LINQ: write SQL-esque queries directly in your code, with the compiler able to provide syntactical and type checks, and automatically generate the correct code to do what you wanted. Unfortunately, there’s nothing like that available for Delphi. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 22:00
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Arnaud Bouchez on the ‘nextgen’ compiler

Delphi Haven – Arnaud Bouchez of Synopse open source fame (mORmot etc.) has written an interesting piece on the ‘nextgen’ compiler that debuted with XE4′s iOS support – check it out.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 15:47
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Reminder: Delphi and RAD Studio XE4 Intro Offer Ends Soon

Delphi Insider – Just a reminder that the introductory discount on Delphi XE4 and RAD Studio XE4 ends soon - on May 22, 2013. Here are my Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade to Delphi XE4 or RAD Studio XE4 All new iOS development solution. If you used the iOS features in XE2, you'll be amazed by this completely redesigned ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 10:00

Friday, 10. May 2013

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Developer Direct replays

The Hacker's Corner – Episode 1 The rest will follow… Enjoy! Share This | Email this page to a friend
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Embarcadero Developer Direct Episode 2 - The Multi-Device Enterprise (US and Canada edition)

Delphi Insider – Just posted the replay of Episode 2 of Embarcadero Developer Direct. Sign up now for the April-June 2013 season at http://embt.co/DevDir1 This is a recording of the April 26, 2013 edition of the Embarcadero Developer Direct online session (US and Canada edition) - The Multi-Device Enterprise ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 14:54
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TMS Aurelius in your iPhone

TMS Software Blog – We have just released TMS Aurelius 2.1 with XE4 support. This "small" release took a little longer, but with a good reason for that: thanks to the new iOS compiler provided in Delphi XE4, now TMS Aurelius supports iOS devices, in addition to the already supported Win32, Win64 and OS X platforms! As ...

Thursday, 9. May 2013

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Replacing SHFileOperation With IFileOperation To Process Multiple File Operations In One Call (Delphi Code)

Zarko Gajic – Starting with Windows Vista (and Windows Server 2008) the Windows API arsenal has a new and more powerful way of performing file operations like copy, move, delete and similar file and folder shell actions. The old (but still valid) SHFileOperation function is now replaced by the IFileOperation ...
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OpenSource GDI+ Library - Part 2

Behind the connection – In a previous article, I talked about OpenSource GDI+ Library for Delphi. In this article I will present a small application which is the basic of an image processing or image drawing application. A form to display an image The application is divided into two forms. One main form and one image ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 13:23
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IBLite, Free InterBase for iOS

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero has formally announced IBLite, the free version of IB ToGo for iOS, already shipping in RAD Studio XE4. You can read the announcement at edn.embarcadero.com/article/43128. As you might know, IBToGo is a DLL-based or in-process version of InterBase, requiring no deployment and giving ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 12:14
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Time for a golden oldie: Pragmatic Software Development Tips

The Wiert Corner – From the century start era of The Pragmatic Bookshelf | The Pragmatic Programmer, a - still valid – list of Pragmatic Software Development Tips. From Care About Your Craft, via DRY, Some Things Are Better Done than Described, Keep Knowledge in Plain Text, Work With a User to Think Like a User, ...
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Going Mobile (for online shopping) is the Way Ahead

Sip from the Firehose – Last Friday morning, at my London Heathrow Airport hotel, The Times newspaper was placed at my door.  I kept a two page spread article from inside the newspaper that was titled "Going Mobile Is The Way Ahead".  I don’t think anyone would disagree about the impact that mobile devices and app ...
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