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Friday, 12. April 2013

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ARC: What if I call .Free? Will I get tared and feathered?

Olaf Monien – Disclaimer: I have been permitted by Embarcadero to officially blog about the next Delphi Version: Delphi XE4 / RAD Studio XE4 Now, in previous posts you learned that ARC releases you from calling Free yourself. As you don’t have to worry about try-finally-free patterns any more, your code ...
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Added support to TSMBIOS for SMBIOS 2.8 spec.

The Road to Delphi – A few weeks ago (3 Apr 2013) a new update to the System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) Reference Specification was introduced by the DMTF. So the TSMBIOS project was updated to support the SMBIOS 2.8. The following changes was added to the 2.8 version: Processor Information (Type 4): SMBIOSCR00106: ...
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Thursday, 11. April 2013

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ThreadSafe Lock Manager: [3] Test

The Delphi Geek – After you have designed and written some code, you should always test it. This is especially important for the multithreaded code which rarely works on the first (or the second, or third) try. Read more »--- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
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Reminder to self: you cannot repeatedly draw anti-aliased text without damaging the background

The Wiert Corner – A small duh moment when I found this out myself the hard way: when repeatedly drawing anti-aliased text, it will alter the background on each draw. So you cannot do that. Not in Delphi, not in .NET, not in Cocoa, nowhere (: –jeroen via: delphi – “Additive” text rendering on ...
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Wednesday, 10. April 2013

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Developer Direct Friday conversations comes to the US and Canada starting April 19

Sip from the Firehose – Join the team of Embarcadero development and industry experts for more technical, relaxed and fun demo and discussion sessions. Raise your questions and interact live with both presenters and attendees as each week a new theme gives focus and direction to solve the every day challenges that ...
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Delphi education training and events in South Africa.

Stephen Ball – Embarcadero is working hard to support Delphi in education in South Africa (as well as else where). Earlier this year, Computer Science and ICT in South Africa got a boost when Embarcadero engaged with schools and academic institutions to get access to the programming tools they need to deliver the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 15:22
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On the operator overloading in Delphi

The Programming Works – The operator overloading in Delphi records is straightforward if a record type does not contain fields which reference heap objects. To illustrate the problem which heap references arise let us consider the following (incorrect) example: program DelphiDemo; {$APPTYPE CONSOLE} uses SysUtils; ...
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Delphi + ADO + dBase – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – For my research queue: I should look at the below ConnectionStrings to access dBase with ADO from Delphi, If I ever need to do that. Thanks Cromulent for asking, Nelson for editing and Pieter for answering: Microsoft dBase ODBC driver Driver={Microsoft dBASE Driver (*.dbf)};DriverID=277;OLE DB ...
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Tuesday, 9. April 2013

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COM connector spring cleanup

DelphiTools – DWScript COM Connector has just received a spring cleanup, as it had grown a bit mouldy over the last years.  The COM Connector optionally gives scripts direct access to ActiveX and COM objects. As part of the cleanup, it now support IEnumVARIANT and ComVariantArray can now be enumerated as well ...
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Pascal/Delphi parsers and grammars

The Wiert Corner – A few interesting links for my archive: fcl-passrc – Free Pascal wiki. (some classes for parsing Free Pascal, which is a lot like Delphi) Syntax sample. (Delphi 2009 grammar) Looking for a Complete Delphi (object pascal) syntax – Stack Overflow. Identification of a Delphi 2009 level ...
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Monday, 8. April 2013

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More Old Micro Cornucopia issues on BitSavers from 1987 and 1988

The Wiert Corner – Last quarter, 11 issues of Micro Cornucopia appeared on BitSavers including the final May 1990 issue. This month, another 7 issues appeared, most of which cover a form of Pascal in one or more of the articles and advertisements: Micro_Cornucopia_#33_Dec-Jan87.pdf Micro_Cornucopia_#34_Feb87.pdf ...
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Chrome-style application setting persistence/synchronisation with DropBox

TMS Software Blog – Google Chrome has the very interesting feature to be able to store its settings via your Google account. This means that when you install Chrome on a different machine and associate it with your Google account, it will automatically "inherit" all settings of your other configs. Not only Google ...
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Delphi XE 4 – Is ARC for Everyone?

Olaf Monien – Disclaimer: I have been permitted by Embarcadero to officially blog about the next Delphi Version: Delphi XE4 / RAD Studio XE4 As mentioned previously, Delphi XE4 will come with a new memory management, which is supposed to release us from hunting for memory leaks: ARC – Automatic Reference ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Olaf Monien @ 03:01
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Delphi XE4 : Neues, komfortables Speichermanagement mit ARC

Olaf Monien – Wir haben uns in den letzten Tagen ein wenig mit einem der ganz neuen Themen im kommenden “Delphi for iOS” – was wir nun als offizielle Beta-Blogger ganz offiziell beim neuen Namen nennen dürfen: “Delphi XE4″ bzw. “RAD Studio XE4″ – beschäftigt: ARC ...
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