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Sunday, 10. February 2013

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Using Universal Plug And Play (UPnP) with Delphi

Behind the connection – UPnP is a set of networking protocols that allows discovery of networked devices supporting UPnP. For example, you can easily discover printers, Wi-Fi access points, internet gateways, Streaming servers and many other types of devices. Microsoft Windows provides an API to use UPnP. This API is ...
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Saturday, 9. February 2013

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FireMonkey: Extending TFloatAnimation to support maximum loops

JED Software Blog – Background In response to a QC report I wrote early last year I decided to implement a LoopCount property on the TFloatAnimation component. Report No: 105140 Status: Open Add a LoopCount property to the TAnimation class http://qc.embarcadero.com/wc/qcmain.aspx?d=105140 Class Definition ...
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MVP Nuggets #11

The Hacker's Corner – Jose Castillo Reyes: Workshop: Developing Apps for Windows 8 With Delphi XE3 Alexander Alexeev: "Friendliness" in Delphi - Russian - English Robert Love: AnyDAC - worries with some real excitement Nick Hodges: Delphi and the Decorator Pattern Enjoy! Share This | Email this page to a friend
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Reasons why iOS apps get rejected by AppStore

Michael Swindell – Venturebeat has a good article on reasons why iOS apps get rejected by the Apple AppStore. 1. Use of the word “beta” or otherwise indicating that your app is unfinished 2. Long load times (must be less than 15sec) 3. Linking to outside payment schemes (must use Apple pmt models - iTunes and in-app ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Swindell @ 01:00

Friday, 8. February 2013

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Graphics competition, two days left to register!

DelphiTools – ..and maybe win first prize, which is the tablet of your choice? SmartContest 2013 Round #1 This is the first competition out of four this year. So this is your chance to win some exciting prices by showing off your Object Pascal skills! The topic of this round is: graphics programming (eg. demo- ...
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AnyDAC Acquisition

TPersistent.com – While the information available regarding the AnyDAC acquisition is pretty sparse, I find it worrysome.  Perhaps I’m alone on this, but why does a company acquire a competing technology?  I can think of a couple of reasons: 1) the technology is better than what they currently have, or 2) the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 07:08
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What does AnyDAC acquisition by Embarcadero mean for Delphi and C++Builder Developers?

Andreano Lanusse – Finally the day has come, Embarcadero acquired AnyDAC and there is a lot to talk about, early last year I invested a lot of time evaluating AnyDAC – I was very impressive with the amount of features,  AnyDAC is everything dbExpress tried to be and never reached. The reason I say that ...
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EurekaLog 7.0.05 is out

EurekaLog Blog – We are pleased to announce the availability of the new 7.0.05 version. EurekaLog is a tool for Delphi and C++Builder that gives your application the power to catch every exception and memory leak, generating a detailed log of the call stack (with unit, procedure and line number), optionally ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Александр Алексеев @ 06:19
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Who wants to play my drums?

JT @ Embarcadero – Since it is impractical to invite everyone over to my house to play my drums, I decided I will write an iOS application using FireMonkey to deliver the next best thing. Below you see an overhead shot of one of my drumsets. I have recorded each of the drums and cymbals with different levels of ...

Thursday, 7. February 2013

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I Spy…

TPersistent.com – Whenever I take on a new maintenance project I find that sometimes form names do not adhere to a standard naming convention, or it takes a while to get accustomed to the one used.  For that reason, if you encounter a bug, or behaviour that is not desired when running an application outside of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 22:07
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TValue and other “Variants” like implementation tests – finale

From Zero To One – I had no intentions to write any additional posts about TAnyValue. I thought it was more then enough and in my mind closed the subject. But then Stefan Glienke jumped in with great comments and test of his own. And as I love such discussions and challenges, I had to reopen the case. It seemed that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Iztok Kacin @ 13:17
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AnyDAC - worries with some real excitement.

Rob's Technology Corner – When I read Marco Cantu's Post titled "Embarcadero Buys AnyDAC"  I began to worry.Where I work we spent a great deal of time converting from the BDE to dbExpress.    Granted we did it faster than we thought it would take, it's not something I am ready to do again.    Having ...
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Wednesday, 6. February 2013

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Flotsam and Jetsam #77

Nick Hodges – I was thinking about if statements the other day, and came up with this potential Rule of Thumb: “Every time you write an if statement, you should stop and consider whether you should be creating a new class instead.”  Thoughts? (Now, I’ve been around long enough to see how this might ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 22:43
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TProgressBar Not Updating Fast Enough?

Zarko Gajic – Do users of your Delphi application actually see the progress bar moving? The TProgressBar control provides visual feedback about the progress of some actions within your application. The Position, Max and Min properties determine the current position of the progress bar within its minimum and ...
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Crash Course TMS Aurelius – Getting Started

TMS Software Blog – Even though TMS Aurelius provides extensive documentation, I sometimes receive requests to provide more examples, sample codes and explanations about how to accomplish some daily tasks. Thus, I will start a series of posts about how to use TMS Aurelius. Everything is already covered in the ...
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