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Tuesday, 29. October 2013

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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 11:43
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 06:00
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Delphi XE5 Update 1 – fixes for serious issues on ClientDataSet

Andreano Lanusse – The Update 1 for Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5 has been released. This update touch some areas like FireDAC, FireMonkey, Debugger, IDE and mainly ClientDataSet. Below a list of fixes related to ClientDataSet, which I consider critical errors and a blocker for anyone that was looking to migrate to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreano Lanusse @ 04:59
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A Simple IoC Container for Delphi

VSoft Technologies – When working on DUnitX recently, I wanted a simple IoC container for internal use, and didn't want to add any external dependencies to the project. So I wrote my own. My container implementation only does IoC, it does not (and nor will it ever) do dependency injection. If you need Dependency ...
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A Simple IoC Container for Delphi

VSoft Technologies – When working on DUnitX recently, I wanted a simple IoC container for internal use, and didn't want to add any external dependencies to the project. So I wrote my own. My container implementation only does IoC, it does not (and nor will it ever) do dependency injection. If you need Dependency ...
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Delphi XE5 Update 1 Available

Marco's Tech Blog – The first update for Delphi XE5 and RAD Studio XE5, after the initial iOS7 hotfix, has been released today. It covers several different issues, but there is quite some focus on iOS7 support, FireDAC, ClientDataSet. Here are the relevant links: The download is in the registered users ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 00:05

Monday, 28. October 2013

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XE5 update 1 is out

Delphi Haven – See the release notes here…
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 23:30
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FMX menu unfurling speed

Delphi Haven – A bit ago I posted a QC report complaining about the speed at which a nested FMX popup menu unfurls. Steps: Create a new FMX desktop application. Add a TPopupMenu to the form, then four items to the popup menu, the second parented to the first, the third to second and the fourth to the third. Add a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 21:22
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Update 1 for RAD Studio XE5, Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5 is now available

Delphi Insider – Update 1 for RAD Studio XE5, Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5 is now available. Download links You can obtain the update via the update notification the next time you start the product or you can download an install it separately  Update 1 installer (patches an existing install of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 17:13
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Code Deodorant

RemObjects Blogs – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_smell We all write smelly code from time to time. Reasons are different, from ‘I’ll rewrite this code later, I just need this feature working now somehow’ to ‘Deadline is coming and this pesky bug is still not fixed’ or some mistake ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anton @ 17:09
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Improved Quality in Delphi – Yeah Right

Te Waka o Delphi – Here in Aotearoa there is a beer company called “Tui”, named in turn for a native bird. As well as a series of TV ads voiced by the great Tom Baker, Tui are famous here for their “Yeah, right!” billboard ads. I felt compelled to make one for Delphi. I am currently working on ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 08:45
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Efficient String concatenation in Delphi

DelphiTools – You may all know about String concatenation in Delphi, but do you know about the implicit String variables the compiler may create for you? Along with the implicit variables come implicit exception frames, and a whole lot of hidden stack juggling, which can quickly become hidden complexity ...
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4-6 November: Delphi Multiplatform Development in Goteborg

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – Delphi Developers from Sweden (or willing to visit Goteborg in Sweden) can still register for my 3-day Delphi Multiplatform Development training event in Goteborg, Sweden - see http://www.alfasoft.com/se/events.html?task=view_event&event;_id=8 for more details.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Bob@eBob42.com @ 08:08
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The Wild Wild West

TPersistent.com – It’s been my experience that Delphi applications are often produced by a single developer or a very small team working largely independently to “get it done”.  You know…no in-line comments, design or requirement documentation, just the code.  Sometimes I have even been told ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 06:01

Saturday, 26. October 2013

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Platform Ignorants

Te Waka o Delphi – A while ago Marco Cantu posted about an issue with implementing ShowModal in FireMonkey, specifically with reference to the difficulties this entailed on iOS and Google Android platforms. Chris Rolliston recently picked this same topic up and highlighted some problems that still remain in the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 21:47
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