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Thursday, 31. October 2013

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Delphi – Direct3D and the wrong FPU state: Now() function returns a wrong value (via: StackOverflow)

The Wiert Corner – The question datetime – Delphi Now() function returns a wrong value – Stack Overflow is similar to my article Delphi – Michael Justin had strange floating point results when his 8087 FPU Control Word got hosed. Good that stackoverflow user Anton Zhuchkov found out the cause himself: his ...
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Wednesday, 30. October 2013

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David I plays with devices and gadgets at Zend DevCon 2013…

Sip from the Firehose – The Zend team has posted a video of my keynote at the recent ZendCon 2013 developer conference in Santa Clara.  During my developers and devices keynote, I talked about the universe of device and gadget possibilities that developers have today and for years into the future. I demoed using home ...
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Pimp your WebSite with an Halloween Bat

DelphiTools – Time for some Halloween silliness: here is a quick & dirty JavaScript to pimp your website, blog or whatever with a randomly moving vampire bat. Or a dozen. Or a whole flock. jsbat.js (just 2.8 kb) Installing Download the file to your website or feel free to link it here. Then add as many ...
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RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE5 Limited Time Offers - Q4 2013

Delphi Insider – Here is information on some new special offers on RAD Studio XE5, Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5 that run from October 22, 1013 through December 31, 2013. See the latest version of this info or latest special offers at http://www.embarcadero.com/radoffer. Three special offers on RAD Studio, Delphi ...
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Efficient String Building in Delphi

DelphiTools – As a followup to the String Concatenation article, let’s take a look at a less trivial case: what if instead of concatenating a couple strings, you want to concatenate a few hundred? Sounds like a task at which TStringBuilder should excel, but one should never assume, and always measure. ...
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Quotes and Sayings for Software Developers

Delphi Code Monkey – I saw this today at Forbes.com:“ They are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations. ”— Francis BaconI think the above is a particularly good way of explaining why I feel very happy to be a software developer. I love what I do, and so, I find, it is a lot easier to get me to do ...
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Multi-Device In Action: Mobile Security Client (iOS/Android)

Michael Swindell – Digifort creates security and surveillance hardware and software solutions and in this video is demonstrating Digifort’s new native iOS and Android mobile apps built with Delphi XE5. Digifort’s mobiles apps can view and control Digifort security cameras from a variety of iOS and Android ...
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Tuesday, 29. October 2013

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Best Comment In The History of … well Ever (for ALL values of Ever) ?

Te Waka o Delphi – In the comments on Raymond Chen’s blog post today, was a reference to a startling question on Stack-Overflow. As if the question itself wasn’t (unintentionally) amusing enough, the accepted answer demonstrates a commitment to lost causes that is truly inspired and contains a number of ...
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Delphi XE5 update 1 is available

Behind the connection – You already know that the update is available if you turned on auto-updates in your Delphi setup. If you didn't, now you know there is a new update... Delphi and C++Builder XE5 Update 1 is available as an MSI patch or an ISO. You can also download the update from the registered users web page. ...
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Wrong figures, right answers

TURBU Tech – A while back, the husband of a friend of mine got a nasty, painful rash on his face.  When it got up to his eye and started to affect his vision, he went to the hospital, and after a bunch of tests they found out what was going on.  I asked my friend about it when they got home, and apparently the ...
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Delphi Experts and IDE Plugins I Love Part 3: Model Maker Code Explorer

Delphi Code Monkey – ModelMaker Code Explorer is one of two Delphi add-ons that is commercial that I usually buy, the other is MadExcept.   In part four, I will try Castalia, which has a loyal following as well.  But given the choice between the two, I like ModelMaker Code Explorer.The main things I like about ...
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Last chance to register for the RAD in Action FireDAC webinar featuring Cary Jensen

Delphi Insider – No App is An IslandUniversal Enterprise Data Connectivity for the Multi-Device World   Last chance to register for the RAD in Action FireDAC webinar featuring Cary Jensen Did you know that FireDAC database access technology is now included in the ...
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PAServer now with Verbose – XE5 Update 1

Daniel Magin's Weblog – Embarcadero has deployed update 1 for RadStudio/Delphi/C++Builder LINK On cool new feature is the verbose feature in the PAServer. After starting the server you type "v" for verbose. Now you can see all command lines during deployment process. If some is failed you can easy recall the command again ...
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Build Automation With Train

Te Waka o Delphi – A comment from Kevin P brought a build automation tool to my attention this evening, called Train. Train is a JavaScript based build automation tool from a little company called RemObjects. It is written in Oxygene but the API provides specific support for Delphi. It’s an open source project ...
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Interesting SO question: What are the experiences with using unicode in identifiers?

The Wiert Corner – Toon Krijthe posted an interesting question to SO. Though 5 years old, I think it stilll is very valid one: At my work, we have decided to stay with the ANSI characters for identifiers. Is there anybody out there using unicode identifiers and what are the experiences? For all projects I work on (in ...
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