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Wednesday, 13. March 2013

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When you automatically check “Automatically close on successful compile” and the compiler progress disappears…

The Wiert Corner – Every once in a while I manage to check “Automatically close on successful compile” during compilation, the compiler progress disappears, and I loose my clue if compilation ended or not. This is how to fix it: find the registry portion of your Delphi version, under either of these - ...
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Tuesday, 12. March 2013

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Announcing Castalia 2013, with Smart Symbol Search

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – I’m very excited to announce the release of Castalia 2013, which is quite simply the best Castalia I’ve ever produced. Smart Symbol Search First, Castalia 2013 includes a brand new code navigation tool called “Smart Symbol Search.” Smart Symbol Search opens a window in which ...
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Added new vcl style hook to the Vcl Styles Utils to fix QC #108678, #108875 (XE2 and XE3)

The Road to Delphi – I just added a new vcl style hook (TListViewStyleHookFix) for the TListView component in the Vcl Styles Utils project to fix the QC #108678, #108875 (XE2 and XE3) The issue reported in both reports, is that the images are not displayed in the TListView header with the VCL Styles enabled. When you ...
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Delphi iOS Mobile Preview Webinar Replay

Marco's Tech Blog – I failed to mention that the Delphi iOS Mobile Preview Webinar is now available as a replay. Follow the link below to the signup form, fill in, and get an email with the download link. Or watch on YouTube.... For more information, visit also http://www.embarcadero.com/products/delphi/ios- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 19:25
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Delphi “type types”: similar types but not the same type identity, some examples.

The Wiert Corner – Few people know about a Delphi language feature that has been present since Delphi 1: prepending the type definition with a type keyword to make the type getting a new identity. Each time I use it, I have to do some browsing for the consequences, and this time I wrote down some notes and created a ...
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Monday, 11. March 2013

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Example of Cromis Library usage

From Zero To One – What good is a Library of code if you have no use for it, or if the use is so clumsy you don’t want to use it. Almost all the code in Cromis Library was written out of my personal need to solve some problems. The main thing I strive to achieve besides speed and efficiency is ease of use and ...
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Creating a Turn-Based Game for iOS: Nougat Tic-Tac-Toe

RemObjects Blogs – Over the past couple of weeks, i have been working on a new sample project for Oxygene “Nougat” on the side. After having gotten Browse500 into the App Store in January and showing how to reimplement a simple native UIKit control from Objective-C in Nougat last month, i wanted to create ...
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Webinar: March 26 - C++ in the Multi-Device Enterprise

Sip from the Firehose – Join me, David I, on March 26, 2013 for my webinars (3 times during the day) showcasing how C++ can be used in the multi-device enterprise. In every conversation, social network post and industry article, you hear about the need for multi-device support inside an Enterprise. Terms like BYOD appear ...
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Numbers I Should Keep In Mind

The Delphi Geek – Name Nanoseconds L1 cache reference 0.5 Branch mispredict 5.0 L2 cache reference 7.0 Mutex lock/unlock 100.0 Main memory reference 100.0 ...
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Review: Getting Started with Lazarus IDE by Roderick Person

Delphi Haven – Recently I came across a new Lazarus book, Getting Started with Lazarus IDE, by Roderick Person (that’s not a typo by the way – there is no definite article in the title). This is a small book (only a hundred pages) put out by Packt, a small publisher with a growing catalogue. While you ...
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Sunday, 10. March 2013

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Delphi iOS Mobile Preview Webinar Available On Demand

Delphi Insider – Last month's Delphi iOS and RAD Studio Mobile Preview was one of our most popular webinars ever. If you didn't get a chance to see the live presentation or if you were one of the thousands who have seen it but want to watch it again, now is your chance. Just click here to watch the webinar on ...

Saturday, 9. March 2013

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I’m speechless

Delphi Haven – Back last July, I blogged about terrible example code posted by Stephen Ball, an Embarcadero ‘Product Evangelist’. Ultimately, the critique of Ball’s code was really just a lead-off for pointing out how the same anti-pattern used had appeared prominently in the FMX source code too. ...
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Some Dark Corners of C - fun for those so inclined

Michael Swindell – Enjoy Codethink’s preso then explore a bit with the C++Builder free trial Share This | Email this page to a friend
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MVP Nuggets #14 and #15 - New MVPs!

The Hacker's Corner – First off, congrats to the following new MVPs since my last announcement: Jennifer Kuiper Volker Hillman Dmitrii Kuzmenko This installation of the "MVP Nuggets" covers the period Feb 23-Mar 8. Francois Piette High speed generic queue class Operator overloading for records Ricardo Boaro Delphi XE3 ...
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Friday, 8. March 2013

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Have your PIE and eat it too!

TPersistent.com – If you consider yourself a developer with principles, then consider this;  the use of TDataSet descendants violates the principle of Encapsulation that is foundational to OOP. Why?  Well the moment you drop a dataset onto a form and use an event handler, that form is now tied to that dataset.  You ...
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