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Friday, 1. March 2013

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The next RTTI bottleneck

TURBU Tech – A few years back, when I posted an analysis of how TValue is very slow, it prompted a lot of response from the community.  Various people ran their own benchmarks, and started working on building or optimizing their own meta-value types.  Some people are even still working on that today.  But one of ...
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Thursday, 28. February 2013

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Help Update 3 for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE3

Behind the connection – The help update #3 is available for registered users:     http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/29324 It is for Delphi, C++ Builder and RAD Studio XE3.
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Application design ideas

Behind the connection – Today I was reading a few blogs and questions on various forums. This made me thinking about writing some parial answers to this question: How to write a good application using Delphi? Separate as much as possible the user interface from the processing Encapsulate every processing in a class (or ...
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Please write dates and times so that everyone understands them, not just you. xkcd: ISO 8601

The Wiert Corner – ISO 8601 was published on 06 05 88 and most recently amended on 12 01 04 Boy, am I glad with the xkcd: ISO 8601 post and image on the right. One reason: Please write dates and times so that everyone understands them, not just you. The alt-text of the comic is hilarious (ISO 8601 was published on 06 ...
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When Does “Execute on Destroy” Fail

The Delphi Geek – Yesterday I wrote a post about executing some code automatically when a method ends. Today I’ll show you why this approach must be used with care.Read more »--- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
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FireDAC Announced

Marco's Tech Blog – A few hours ago Embarcadero Technologies has announced the availability of FireDAC, Delphi and C++Builder new Data Access Components library. Current Delphi XE3 Enterprise (and above) users can download this new library for free. Delphi Professional user can buy it as part of the new FireDAC ...
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XE3 Enterprise Users - get your FireDAC for free

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – A little while ago, Embarcadero announced the purchase of AnyDAC, for future integration with Delphi (and C++Builder).
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Crash Course TMS Aurelius – Blobs

TMS Software Blog – Using blobs in Aurelius is very straightforward and yet very powerful. In summary, all you have to do is declare your field/property as TBlob (declared in unit Aurelius.Types.Blob.pas). This is enough to map it to an existing blob field in your table, and you will be able to save/load the blob ...
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OmniThreadLibrary on Google+

The Delphi Geek – OmniThreadLibrary now has its own Google+ community so you are welcome to visit it and ask questions, report bugs, discuss possible OmniThreadLibrary improvements and so on … --- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
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Hello FireDAC

Brian Long – Yes, I’m sure you saw everyone else’s posts on the matter, but just to be sure, I thought I’d draw your attention to the newly launched FireDAC data access layer (just announced), the result of Embarcadero’s recent acquisition of DASoft’s AnyDAC. It’s a free download if you have the Enterprise (or ...
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Introducing FireDAC Multi-Device Data Access for Delphi and C++Buider

Delphi Insider – Embarcadero Launches FireDAC: Enterprise Data Access for Multiple Devices New Product Delivers High Performance Enterprise Database Connectivity to Developers SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 28, 2013 – Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database ...

Wednesday, 27. February 2013

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FireMonkey Retina / non-Retina auto detection

JT @ Embarcadero – FireMonkey has a new feature in XE3 to detect if your Mac OS X or iOS device has a retinal display. If it does detect your application running on a Retina device, FireMonkey will load high resolution assets automatically to take advantage of the additional pixels. For my Play My Drums app, which ...
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Running “Any” Code When a Method Ends

The Delphi Geek – Just like (some) other programmers, I like to abuse the fact that the Delphi compiler only destroys local interfaces when a method ends. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out the latest Nick’s post in the Fun Code of the Week series.As an example, Nick put together a function which ...
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A few more interesting links on Delphi, C# and CLR history (trip down memory lane; Peter Sollich)

The Wiert Corner – The continuation of the trip down memory lane… Few people know the name Peter Sollich, as he always chose not to be a public figure (for instance, he is absent on the Outstanding Technical Achievement video). Peter has been very important for both the Delphi and the .NET worlds. A few ...
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Want to Help With My Book?

Nick Hodges – As you hopefully know, I’m working on a book.  I’m slowly but steadily making progress.  I’m at the point where I need some help.  I’ve gotten the first few chapters in a state that I feel ready to actually let someone else read them. So if you are feeling generous, want to feel my ...
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