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Wednesday, 21. November 2012

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Office closing for a week (plus what’s coming up)

JED Software Blog – We will be closed from today for a week. Reopening on Friday the 30th of December. No this isn’t a thanksgiving holiday, we are located in Australia.   After reopening, Release 11 of XE Plus Pack will be made available for all supported IDE versions. During the second week of December, a ...

Tuesday, 20. November 2012

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XE3: Ajouter des propriétés aux ensembles

Behind the connection – [English] Delphi XE3 dispose d'une nouvelle fonctionnalité particulièrement intéressante dès lors qu'on veut bien y regarder de plus près. Je veux parler de l'assistance d'enregistrements ("record helper" en anglais). Malgré son nom qui évoque un type de donnée spécifique, les enregistrements, ...
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XE3: Adding properties to a set

Behind the connection – [Français] Delphi XE3 has a very interesting new feature: the record helpers. Despite his name which reference a specific data type (record), a record helper can be applyed to most standard data types as well, include the sets. Using a record helper, we will be able to add properties and methods ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 21:56
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Price Rise for Delphi Pro in 2013

Te Waka o Delphi – This morning I received yet another email from Embarcadero enjoining me to purchase Delphi XE3, using the same email address that is already associated with the EDN account I used to activate the Delphi XE3 I already own. Some people apparently find this to be perfectly normal and (presumably) ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 21:45
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CodeRage 7 Delphi conference sessions are ready to watch and download

Sip from the Firehose – All of the CodeRage 7 Delphi Conference replay videos (with live Q&A appended at the end) have been edited, rendered as MP4 files and uploaded to CodeCentral and also uploaded to Embarcadero YouTube Channel CodeRage 7 Playlist).  CodeRage 7 sessions included coverage of Delphi XE3, HTML5 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 19:08
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Delphi in Action Webinar with Marco Cantu - Last Chance to Register

Delphi Insider – Last chance to join new Delphi Product Manager Marco Cantù for an informative webinar on Multi-Tier Application Development with Delphi In this session, global developer & luminary Marco Cantu will take attendees through how to build application services using Delphi DataSnap, ...
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.NET/C# duh moment of the day: “A char can be implicitly converted to ushort, int, uint, long, ulong, float, double, or decimal (not the other way around; implicit != implicit)”

The Wiert Corner – A while ago I had a “duh” moment while calling a method that had many overloads, and one of the overloads was using int, not the char I’d expect. The result was that a default value for that char was used, and my parameter was interpreted as a (very small) buffer size. I only found ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 06:00
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Movie #84 - Video Capture

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video Alister Christie writes a simple FireMonkey application to capture video from the webcam on my laptop.  This is a short 5 minute video, as per usual it is available on YouTube.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 05:33
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My top 5 C++11 language features #1 - uniform initialization syntax

JT @ Embarcadero – Now, that I am at my #1 favorite feature, I am having a tough time deciding between these two - uniform initialization syntax or rvalue references, but I am going to have to go with initialization syntax this time. Uniform initialization syntax, at first, doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it ...

Monday, 19. November 2012

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Delphi in Action Webinar on DataSnap

Marco's Tech Blog – Next week, on the 28th, I'll give a "Delphi in Action" webinar on DataSnap, titled: "Development and Deployment of Delphi Multi-tier Applications". Given there are 3 different time slots, you should be able to attend from any time zone. The sign up form is here: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 22:45
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Bug Dissection: Broken Links

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – When Castalia 2012.3.2 came out a couple of weeks ago, it fixed a bug that was causing a nasty crash for a number of Castalia users. It took a lot of testing over several weeks to uncover what was going on with the bug, and I thought it would be interesting to describe it here, since it involves a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jacob @ 21:41
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New “for var” syntax in DWScript

DelphiTools – Latest DWScript SVN introduces support a new “for var” syntax extension for loops. It combines the loop with the loop variable declaration (type-inferred), while scoping the variable to the loop. The syntax of “for to/downto” loops is thus extended to: for var someVarName ...
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Drag A Delphi Form Without The Caption Bar

About Delphi Programming – Advanced Forms :: No title bar! How can we drag such a window? For example, consider the case of a Windows application that doesn't have a title bar, how can we move such a form? In fact, it's possible to create windows with a nonstandard title bar and even non rectangular forms. In this case, how ...

Saturday, 17. November 2012

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Suggestions for Marco … ?

Te Waka o Delphi – I have elevated this comment from David I in a previous post, to the status of a post in it’s own right, in order that it might elicit the suggestions from readers/commenters that David seeks. I have adjusted the opening wording to make more sense in the context of a post, but give full credit ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 03:28
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Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics (and the Margin on Spirits)

Te Waka o Delphi – I have decided I need to explain more clearly why I am so skeptical of the confident claims made for the “health” of Delphi based on the sales performance announced in the press release by Embarcadero earlier this year. Not that I don’t wish it were true, only that I fear that ...
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