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Wednesday, 16. January 2013

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31 C++Builder XE3 videos in January - Jan 10 - Playing and Capturing Audio on Windows and Mac using C++Builder XE3

Sip from the Firehose – During each day of January 2013, I am creating a new video showing you how to use the new C++Builder XE3 compilers for Win32, Win64 and OSX to create multi-platform, database, multi-tier, HD and 3D applications. In this tenth video you will learn how to play and capture audio on Windows and Mac ...
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Tuesday, 15. January 2013

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MVP Nuggets #7

The Hacker's Corner – Francois Piette: Make sure a form is visible on an existing monitor Victory Fernandes: Victory was interviewed by TVE-Bahia (a TV channel) about Start-Up Companies and Entrepreneurship Bruno Fierens and Filip Lagrou: Be-Delphi and TMS Software are organizing a TMS Day Xavier Martinez: Using the ...
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Cleanup your ugly Boolean expressions with De Morgan’s laws

DelphiTools – This is a simple trick that can be handy to cleanup or simplify Boolean expressions, and is always good to have in your code-writing toolchest: De Morgan’s laws. These two laws allow to apply a negation to an and or or expression: (not A) and (not B) <=> not (A or B) (not A) or (not B) ...

Monday, 14. January 2013

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Movie #87 - Command Line Parameters

LearnDelphi.TV – This video covers how to handle Command Line Parameters in your Delphi applications, with them you can make your applications more flexible giving them some initial state (such as "myprog.exe /SafeMode") or instructing them to perform some actions at start up ("myprog.exe /TakeOverWorld").  This ...
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Using Quick Sequence Diagram Editor (sdedit) in your Delphi applications

Random thoughts on coding – My first article of the year is about Quick Sequence Diagram Editor (sdedit), a tool for creating UML sequence diagrams from textual descriptions of objects and messages that follow a really easy syntax. The ones who follow my blog will realise that I love logging details for my ...
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Using Instruments with Oxygene to Profile your Mac and iOS Apps

RemObjects Blogs – One of the coolest tools in Apple’s Xcode tool chain is Instruments, the profiler. Profiling is an essential debugging tool for every developer, whether you want to tune the performance of a particularly time-sensitive piece of code, or drill into some memory issues (be it leaks or general ...
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Cryptography with Oxygene

RemObjects Blogs – Cryptography with Oxygene One of my favorite development topics is Cryptography, and my favorite language is Oxygene. The Oxygene language has some great features that are well suited to advanced programming tasks like cryptography. For example, it makes it very easy to work with the AesManaged ...
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Re-using the Custom Object Editor

Stephen Ball – In the last video we looked at the Custom Object Editor that we created using RTTI and FireMonkey Styles. In this video we are going to look at taking this form, and moving it to another project. We will touch on Interfaces and using Interfaces to define a contract that, when we want to use it, we ...
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Aaron Swartz

Entropy Overload – Aaron's death has had a larger effect on me than most things I read about on the web. This death is a little closer than most, and very sad. I had a number of email conversations with him about his blog posts. His articles often annoyed me in their naivete, and what I perceived as their ignorance ...
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Flotsam and Jetsam #74

Nick Hodges – A while back I wrote a “How Not To Code” about not using Booleans as method parameters.  This line of real-world code that I ran across today -- myMonster.Run(cSourceStateLicenseWebNew, '1', '', False, False); -- is a perfect example of why this shouldn’t be done.  Who ...
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Sunday, 13. January 2013

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Enabling TLang to handle more than 17 translations: a workaround for a regression bug in Delphi XE3

Yanniel's notes – More Delphi  articles at: - http://www.yanniel.info/p/delphi-programming.html - I recently had to localize a FireMonkey application and for that I aimed to use the TLang component. With TLang you can define a collection of native strings to be localized and the corresponding translations to a ...
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Using a custom attribute for data persistence

Behind the connection – Custom attributes is a relatively new Delphi feature and is seldom used. To help you grasp the concept, this article will apply custom attributes to ease data persistence of a class. What is a custom attribute? Basically, a custom attribute is a simple class. What makes it special is how it is ...
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Fixing a TForm.BorderIcons bug in FMX/OS X

Delphi Haven – If you try removing biMaximize from a FireMonkey form’s BorderIcons property, you’ll find the ‘maximise’ (zoom) button on OS X (i.e., the green ‘traffic light’) resolutely staying both visible and enabled. The reason for the bug is the following code in ...
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Last chance to download free HTML5 Builder for Delphi XE3 and C++Builder XE3 purchasers

Delphi Insider – HTML5 Builder access from the promo ends January 15th If you purchased Delphi XE3 or C++Builder XE3, Professional edition or higher, between October 23 2012 and December 31 2012, you only have one more day to download your free copy of HTML5 Builder from the Q4 2012 promo. Be sure to install and ...

Saturday, 12. January 2013

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Make sure a form is visible on an existing monitor

Behind the connection – In most of my applications, I make all form size and position persistent: On startup (FormShow) I read the size and position back from an ini file and on close, I write the size and position back to the ini file. But sometimes, the number of attached monitor is reduced, or I change the relative ...
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