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Monday, 18. February 2013

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Crash Course TMS Aurelius – Associations (Foreign Keys)

TMS Software Blog – Besides mapping tables to classes and table columns to fields/properties, Aurelius also maps relationships (foreign keys) to object associations. One nice thing about Aurelius is that such associations are defined in a very simple way: just references to other objects. Consider the following classes ...
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Delphi array constructors performance (or lack of)

DelphiTools – In Delphi you can initialize a dynamic array in two ways, either manually or via the Create magic constructor: type TIntegerArray = array of Integer; procedure Test; var a : TIntegerArray; begin // magic constructor a := TIntegerArray.Create(1, 2); // manual creation ...
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Legacy Code: Scoping

Rob's Technology Corner – Hey when I change X why does it break Y when they "should" be completely unrelated.   It's a common problem in development where changing one bit of code has unintended side effects on a different section of code.    Proper varible scoping can help reduce these errors.  Unit ...
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Sunday, 17. February 2013

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Embarcadero Academy: Multithreaded Programming 1.1

The Delphi Geek – The “Embarcadero Academy 2012” series of Delphi-related workshops was very well accepted in Slovenia so we (Embarcadero, Slovenian distributer Marand and me) have extended it into year 2013. The first workshop will be – due to a popular demand – revisited extended workshop on multithreaded ...
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Delphi and the Factory Pattern: Simple Factory

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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Saturday, 16. February 2013

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Annoying FireMonkey buglet/oversight of the week

Delphi Haven – My personal FireMonkey buglet/oversight of the week is this: setting a TTextControl descendant’s Text property inside its constructor doesn’t do anything. For those who don’t know, TTextControl is the base class for things like TLabel, TListBoxItem and TExpander in FMX. Create ...
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First tweet from Delphi iOS

Michael Swindell – Share This | Email this page to a friend
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Friday, 15. February 2013

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Adobe Photoshop 1.0 Source Code About 75% is in Pascal, get it from the Computer History Museum

The Wiert Corner – Thanks Lennart Aasenden for sharing this on FaceBook: Mariuz’s Blog: Adobe Photoshop 1.0 Source Code About 75% is in Pascal. This was back when I was already a professional Turbo Pascal for PC programmer, not yet a Mac programmer, but doing Pascal on VMS to assist a client in the scaleable ...
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FireMonkey XE3 DrawArc and FillArc on the form and a TImage Bitmap

Sip from the Firehose – I received an email from Marian Ionescu this morning asking me how to draw an Arc on a FireMonkey Timage Bitmap.  In FireMonkey XE2 there was a method, BitmapChanged, for a TBitmap that was refactored out in FireMonkey XE3.   To take a look, I build Delphi and C++Builder FireMonkey XE3 HD ...
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MonkeyStyler Blog: should be on DelphiFeeds too.

The Wiert Corner – I mailed the DelphiFeeds people to add the MonkeyStyler Blog by Mike Sutton. It is a nice Delphi related blog focussing on FireMonkey stuff. –jeroen Filed under: Delphi, Delphi 1, Delphi 2005, Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi 3, Delphi 4, Delphi 5, Delphi 6, Delphi 7, ...
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Apples Provisioning Service is Down – Related to EMBT’s newest product?

Olaf Monien – For over a day now Apples Provisioning Service for iOS applications has been down. This service is needed if you develop an iOS application and want to prepare the infrastructure that is needed to deploy your app to devices or finally to the AppStore. All requests for issuing these ...
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Remembering my first Delphi experience

JT @ Embarcadero – Since it’s Delphi’s birthday today, I thought I would share a personal story about my first experience with it. a few monts before its release, I was working in the Mod C of the Borland building as part of the C++ team. We had our own IDE and Windows framework called OWL and were very ...
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18 Years of Delphi Programming

The Art of Delphi Programming – Some weeks after I got my Delphi 1 I had some contract work for a CAD/CAM system at a company located in my home town. After discussing a specific problem with their chief programmer (he was on C++) for the whole morning I was not able to convince him that my proposed solution will work. During ...
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Thursday, 14. February 2013

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Delphi is adult!

Pawel Glowacki – Today is 18th birthday of Delphi, the Valentine’s Day. Delphi is LOVE! Now I’m using Delphi on Mac machine:-) My Delphi books and boxes:-) Delphi is mature and is no longer about Windows and desktop only! This is adult stuff:-) Let’s celebrate! Long live Delphi!!! Share This | ...
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Hint: Using a Wrong to Make a Wrong Wrong Right

Te Waka o Delphi – Yesterday I found myself having to write some code that would never be used in order to co-erce the compiler into not complaining that something would not be used when in fact it was. Something I have learned over the years is that hints and warnings are useful guides to code quality. That being the ...
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