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Sunday, 19. May 2013

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XE4 Upgrade Decision

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I'm currently using Delphi 2010 Professional and it's time to make that upgrade decision . . . again. The first decision I had to make was should I upgrade to Rad Studio XE4 or Delphi XE4. I've decided to upgrade to Delphi XE4. Now I have to decide which version of Delphi XE4 should I go with, ...
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How to simplify memory management the right way

TURBU Tech – As I pointed out yesterday, with FastMM available, memory management is so much of a solved problem that it’s a non-problem.  So dropping a performance-killing pseudo-GC “solution” on us is patronizing and insulting in the extreme, not to mention a massive waste of effort that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 03:40

Saturday, 18. May 2013

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THMTLWriter and XE4

Nick Hodges – I’m happy to say two things: I’m still alive.  I can’t believe that it has been over two months since I posted. I have been working on my book, but it is sure slow going.  Writing is hard, as my wife says. THTMLWriter works great with Delphi XE4. I’d be delighted to hear from you ...
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SOAP and REST – Using GZip with Delphi client

Roberto Schneiders – I did some testing with delphi clients and a Java server. We are deciding between SOAP and REST. I’ve implemented client applications in Delphi using GZip. It is a very simple implementation and it brings a great result. The larger the volume of data, greater the difference using GZip ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Roberto Schneiders @ 00:47
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SOAP and REST – Using GZip with Delphi client

Roberto Schneiders – I did some testing with delphi clients and a Java server. We are deciding between SOAP and REST. I’ve implemented client applications in Delphi using GZip. It is a very simple implementation and it brings a great result. The larger the volume of data, greater the difference using GZip ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Roberto Schneiders @ 00:47

Friday, 17. May 2013

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NextGen: Delphi’s “Visual Fred” moment?

TURBU Tech – There’s been a lot of talk recently about immutable strings in the iOS compiler, which, as Marco pointed out, is not actually implemented (yet) but is just something that’s under consideration.  And it appears that he’s uncomfortable with the removal of AnsiStrings.  That’s a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 23:58
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LLVM for DWScript

DelphiTools – Very experimental support for LLVM in DWScript is now in the googlecode repository, thanks to the efforts of Christian-W Budde. This is the beginning of the opening of new realms of possibilities for DWS! LLVM support is currently centered around jit compilation, and at the moment doesn’t ...
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Of Strings, Immutability, COW, and AnsiStrings

Marco's Tech Blog – Not unexpectedly, there is debate in the Delphi community around strings in the NextGen compiler, touching on string immutability, copy-on-write, the loss of the AnsiString type in Delphi's new iOS compiler, and the like. Some sources are: delphitools.info/2013/05/13/immutable- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 13:21
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Italian Delphi Day 2013

Marco's Tech Blog – On June 6th there will be the 12th edition of the Italian Delphi Day, featuring local and international speakers, including myself as Delphi PM and Bruno Fierens of TMS. Beside conference style presentations, the day will see roundtable discussions, showcases, and lots of Q&A; sessions, covering all ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 11:18
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A very frustrating issue with Microsoft SQL Express

Delphi Code Monkey – Recently I had some customers complaining that they could not connect with our Delphi-powered database backed application, to their database. They were new customers and (although I did not know it) the source of their trouble is that SQL Express (like the full SQL Server product) allows you to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 09:36
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More dwsLinq improvements: query sources and JSON

TURBU Tech – When I started writing dwsLinq, I never intended it to just be an integrated SQL query builder.  I did that first because it was both useful and easy to implement, but that was never the end goal. Over the last few days I’ve taken a big step towards the real goal: developing a general-purpose ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 00:36

Thursday, 16. May 2013

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Developer Direct Episode 5, tomorrow, May 17 - From Data to Business Information

Sip from the Firehose – Developer Direct Episode 5, "Multi-Device Developent: From Data to Business Information", takes place tomorrow across the planet. Registration information for the Europe and US/Canada episodes are listed below. Join the team of Embarcadero development and industry experts for more technical, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 22:49
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XE4 Articles, Comments, Intelli-J, and More

Marco's Tech Blog – I saw a very interesting article on ZDNet about a real case of an Australian company in the medical field. You can read the article, with extensive #34es from Malcolm Groves, at www.zdnet.com/pascal-still-an-advantage-for-some-ios-android-developers-7000014743/. I also witnessed a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 16:53
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Webinar: On-Device Rapid Prototyping with Delphi and RAD Studio

Delphi Insider – Bring your next great app to life in less time than you ever imagined You’re invited to an informative webinar about on-device rapid prototyping to learn how you can use Embarcadero RAD Studio and Delphi to rapidly create real app prototypes and deploy to iOS, Windows and Mac OS X. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 16:40
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Ven a verme en Ciudad de México y Guadalajara

The Hacker's Corner – ¡Hola! Regristrate ya para RAD Studio XE4 en Ciudad de México (21 de Mayo) y/o RAD Studio XE4 en Guadalajara (22 de Mayo) y ven a verme en persona. ¡Estoy impaciente por verlos! Share This | Email this page to a friend
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