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Thursday, 28. February 2013

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Introducing FireDAC Multi-Device Data Access for Delphi and C++Buider

Delphi Insider – Embarcadero Launches FireDAC: Enterprise Data Access for Multiple Devices New Product Delivers High Performance Enterprise Database Connectivity to Developers SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 28, 2013 – Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database ...

Wednesday, 27. February 2013

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FireMonkey Retina / non-Retina auto detection

JT @ Embarcadero – FireMonkey has a new feature in XE3 to detect if your Mac OS X or iOS device has a retinal display. If it does detect your application running on a Retina device, FireMonkey will load high resolution assets automatically to take advantage of the additional pixels. For my Play My Drums app, which ...
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Running “Any” Code When a Method Ends

The Delphi Geek – Just like (some) other programmers, I like to abuse the fact that the Delphi compiler only destroys local interfaces when a method ends. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out the latest Nick’s post in the Fun Code of the Week series.As an example, Nick put together a function which ...
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A few more interesting links on Delphi, C# and CLR history (trip down memory lane; Peter Sollich)

The Wiert Corner – The continuation of the trip down memory lane… Few people know the name Peter Sollich, as he always chose not to be a public figure (for instance, he is absent on the Outstanding Technical Achievement video). Peter has been very important for both the Delphi and the .NET worlds. A few ...
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Want to Help With My Book?

Nick Hodges – As you hopefully know, I’m working on a book.  I’m slowly but steadily making progress.  I’m at the point where I need some help.  I’ve gotten the first few chapters in a state that I feel ready to actually let someone else read them. So if you are feeling generous, want to feel my ...
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As embedded devices become mainstream, C++ shines

JT @ Embarcadero – As a follow on to David I’s blog post about C++ being everywhere, I thought I would share some of my own observations. In the mid 2000s, I was working at an local embedded Linux company. We were convinced Linux would take over the world and we were partly right (Android with it’s Linux ...

Tuesday, 26. February 2013

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Multi-Device C++ is used everywhere on planet Earth and beyond!

Sip from the Firehose – In my conversation with Bjarne Stroustrup during the CodeRage 7 C++ Conference (replays of the sessions are available to watch and download) last December, Bjarne talked about how pervasive C++ is in enterprises, infrastructures, major application software and operating platforms. C++ is used to ...
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Operator overloading for records

Behind the connection – Operator overloading for records Operator overloading is a mechanism which gives you control over what an operator does on a given data type. Applied to a record, you can use it to provide a transparent conversion from one data type to another. The example code I will show in a moment comes from ...
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Turning the V-model upside down: The A-model

Compas Pascal – The V-model is well known in many software development models: However, this drawing, which is very representative for V-model drawings, has several inconsistencies. One of them is the arrow, that goes back in time. Another one is, that it puts Operation and Maintenance into the Project Test ...
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Behind the Code with Anders Hejlsberg (via: Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi: Priceless)

The Wiert Corner – I remember having heard this interview on audio a long while ago, but couldn’t find it back. Now I stumbled across Cape Cod Gunny writing about this great video where Anders Hejlsberg is interviews by Research Channel for an hour. To quote Cape Cod Gunny: I just watched this interview with ...
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Monday, 25. February 2013

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Working with Code in your Code: MultiPaste and Smart Trim

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – Sometimes, you need to put HTML, SQL, or some other text in your Delphi code, like this: sql.add('SELECT s.symbol, s.value, m.name'); sql.add('FROM Stock s'); sql.add('INNER JOIN Market m'); sql.add('ON s.exchange_id = m.id'); In a nutshell, you’ve got some multi-line text that you need to ...
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MVP Nuggets #12 and #13

The Hacker's Corner – This installation of the "MVP Nuggets" covers the period Feb 9-22. Francois Piette: Using Universal Plug And Play (UPnP) with Delphi Marcos Antonio Moreira: Introduction to Metropolis in Delphi XE3 - Portuguese - English Zarko Gajic: Have Hints For Some Delphi Controls Stay Longer – Control Specific ...
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Where Does Business Logic Belong?

RemObjects Blogs – The question of where business logic belongs is as old as database application development. Early on, with primitive client server development, the business logic existed in the client and the database existed only to persist the data. The advantage is this makes the client responsive for input ...
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Rakefiles for Delphi

Jamie's Blog – It’s not a secret that I’m a big advocate of Continuous Delivery and I’ve also found that I’ve been using a lot of Ruby and Python development workflow tooling recently because I like those languages in this setting and I find the tools to be relatively easy to use (I ...
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Delphi and the Factory Pattern: Factory Methods

Nick Hodges – I’m currently reading “Head First Design Patterns”, and am finding it very useful and educational.  One problem, though – it’s all in Java.  So I thought that as part of the exercises, I’d translate the code to Delphi.  And also as part of my ...
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