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Wednesday, 17. April 2013

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Initial thoughts on Delphi XE4 - iOS development

The Delphi Disciple – So the main thrust of my blog entries in the past few years have been about how I've wanted to make the leap from Delphi 6 to the latest version, currently Delphi XE3. As you may have read so far, we're now there and it has brought us so many benefits that I have promised I'll post about later. In ...
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delphi – How to simulate Windows Theme behaviour when TComboBox uses csOwnerDrawFixed or csOwnerDrawVariable? – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – Some notes if I ever want to do something like this. In this case I worked around it by having the Items include different text (since I had object pointers in the TStrings anyway) so I could stick to the csDropDown Style. A very easy way to show different string values than the Items is to ...
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Delphi XE4 official announcement coming

Andreano Lanusse – In general you expect a new version of Delphi around August, this year is going to be different, Delphi XE4 is coming next week. I just heard that next Monday Embarcadero is going to announce Delphi XE4, which is part of RAD Studio XE4 and will include C++Builder XE4 and HTML5 Builder. An important ...
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Tuesday, 16. April 2013

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#3 “dorm, the Delphi ORM” bullettin

Daniele Teti's programming blog – A veeery log time after the last dorm bullettin. But, as usual, I was been very busy on some projects (not only dorm) and the time goes by… However, dorm has been extended, polished and improved over the last few months. Has been used in a couple other projects in my compoany (www.bittime.it). ...
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Delphi XE4 and RAD Studio XE4 Launch Webinar April 24th

Delphi Insider – Come see what’s new in the XE4 versions of RAD Studio, C++Builder and Delphi. Join us for this informative webinar and learn about developing iOS mobile apps with Delphi, new additions to the FireMonkey platform, some exciting iOS database news, and learn how to choose the XE4 upgrade that’s right ...
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OmniThreadLibrary Webinars

The Delphi Geek – In association with De Novo Software (www.denovosoftware.com) I am preparing a series of webinars about the multithreading and OmniThreadLibrary. Currently proposed topics are: 1. High-level multithreaded programming with the OmniThreadLibrary This two part webinar will focus on high-level ...

Saturday, 13. April 2013

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Programming For Non-Programmers : No Silver Bullets, No Free Lunches.

Delphi Code Monkey – Programmers tend to be fond of these aphorisms:There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch (TANSTAAFL) -- Robert HeinleinThere Are No Silver Bullets -- Fred BrooksBut leaving aside our cynicism for a while, we also like to imagine local violations of these general-relativity-principles, and one of ...
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Friday, 12. April 2013

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ARC: What if I call .Free? Will I get tared and feathered?

Olaf Monien – Disclaimer: I have been permitted by Embarcadero to officially blog about the next Delphi Version: Delphi XE4 / RAD Studio XE4 Now, in previous posts you learned that ARC releases you from calling Free yourself. As you don’t have to worry about try-finally-free patterns any more, your code ...
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Added support to TSMBIOS for SMBIOS 2.8 spec.

The Road to Delphi – A few weeks ago (3 Apr 2013) a new update to the System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) Reference Specification was introduced by the DMTF. So the TSMBIOS project was updated to support the SMBIOS 2.8. The following changes was added to the 2.8 version: Processor Information (Type 4): SMBIOSCR00106: ...
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Thursday, 11. April 2013

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ThreadSafe Lock Manager: [3] Test

The Delphi Geek – After you have designed and written some code, you should always test it. This is especially important for the multithreaded code which rarely works on the first (or the second, or third) try. Read more »--- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
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Reminder to self: you cannot repeatedly draw anti-aliased text without damaging the background

The Wiert Corner – A small duh moment when I found this out myself the hard way: when repeatedly drawing anti-aliased text, it will alter the background on each draw. So you cannot do that. Not in Delphi, not in .NET, not in Cocoa, nowhere (: –jeroen via: delphi – “Additive” text rendering on ...
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Wednesday, 10. April 2013

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Developer Direct Friday conversations comes to the US and Canada starting April 19

Sip from the Firehose – Join the team of Embarcadero development and industry experts for more technical, relaxed and fun demo and discussion sessions. Raise your questions and interact live with both presenters and attendees as each week a new theme gives focus and direction to solve the every day challenges that ...
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Delphi education training and events in South Africa.

Stephen Ball – Embarcadero is working hard to support Delphi in education in South Africa (as well as else where). Earlier this year, Computer Science and ICT in South Africa got a boost when Embarcadero engaged with schools and academic institutions to get access to the programming tools they need to deliver the ...
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On the operator overloading in Delphi

The Programming Works – The operator overloading in Delphi records is straightforward if a record type does not contain fields which reference heap objects. To illustrate the problem which heap references arise let us consider the following (incorrect) example: program DelphiDemo; {$APPTYPE CONSOLE} uses SysUtils; ...
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Delphi + ADO + dBase – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – For my research queue: I should look at the below ConnectionStrings to access dBase with ADO from Delphi, If I ever need to do that. Thanks Cromulent for asking, Nelson for editing and Pieter for answering: Microsoft dBase ODBC driver Driver={Microsoft dBASE Driver (*.dbf)};DriverID=277;OLE DB ...
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