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Friday, 16. November 2012

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My top 5 C++11 language features #2 - lambda expressions

JT @ Embarcadero – The countdown continues with my second favorite new C++ 11 language feature - lambda expressions. Lambda expressions have many uses and have been around in other programming languages (mostly dynamic languages) for a while. Derived from lambda calculus and procedural abstraction, lambda expressions ...

Thursday, 15. November 2012

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My top 5 C++11 language features #3 - ‘export’ removed

JT @ Embarcadero – My next top C++11 feature is actually a feature discontinuation. Many of you C++ programmers may not be aware of the ‘export’ keyword that was introduced in C++98 because very few compilers supported it (Borland and Comeu are the only ones I of which I am aware when using the EDG front- ...

Wednesday, 14. November 2012

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Movie #83 - Sorting Dynamic Arrays

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video we take a look at an example from Chris Rolliston's book Delphi XE2 Foundations. We sort a dynamic array, and do so using generics and anonymous methods. The video is about 10 minutes long and you can watch it on YouTube.
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Tuesday, 13. November 2012

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My top 5 C++11 language features #4 - range-based for loop

JT @ Embarcadero – Following up on yesterdays discussion of the new auto keyword, my #4 top new C++11 feature is the ranged-based for loop. A range-based for loop basically allows a C++ developer to iterate through a collection of data and automatically provide a reference to the indexed data. Let’s take a look ...
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Understanding Method Overloading and Default / Optional Function Parameters

About Delphi Programming – Delphi Language :: Functions and procedures are an important part of the Delphi language. Delphi allows us to work with functions and procedures that support default parameters (making the parameters optional), and permits two or more routines to have identical name, but operate as totally ...

Monday, 12. November 2012

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Top 5 C++ language features #5 - auto

JT @ Embarcadero – auto is a new keyword in C++11 that provides automatic type inference when declaring a variable and assigning a value. Rather than having to know beforehand and specify the variable type, a C++11 developer can use auto to figure out the type for him, for example: //infers an integer auto i = 5; ...
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My top 5 C++11 language and library features countdown

JT @ Embarcadero – As we are preparing our upcoming 64-bit Windows C++ compiler with the latest C++11 language and library support, I’d thought I have some fun with some countdowns - my top 5 language and my top 5 library features added to the C++11 standard. This week I will focus on language and next week I ...
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Create Multiple Document Interface (MDI) Applications using Delphi

About Delphi Programming – Do it with Delphi :: In simple words, in an MDI application, more than one document or child window can be opened within a single parent window. This is a common situation in applications such as spreadsheets or word processors - one window, usually called the MDI parent or MDI container, contains ...

Sunday, 11. November 2012

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CodeRage 7 and My Sessions

Marco's Tech Blog – Lest week, while I was in Scotts Valley, I was directly involved in four CodeRage 7 sessions, plus followed many others. It was quite different to be able to go to the "studio" room with David I or Anders, rather than hooking up online as in the past. But of course, it was even more of a new ...
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FireMonkey2 in Ljubljana

The Delphi Geek – Last week I spoke at FireMonkey2 workshop in Ljubljana. Attendance was low (compared to other “Embarcadero Academy” sessions) but very attentive and interested in the FireMonkey development. Next session will be dedicated to LiveBinding (visual and nonvisual – both XE2 and XE3 will be covered) ...
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Measuring Developer Productivity

Nick Hodges – Introduction If you go to Google and search for " measuring software developer productivity" you will find a whole lot of nothing. Seriously -- nothing. Well, okay, not exactly nothing. You'll get a ton of links. But almost all of the links you find will talk about how measuring the productivity of ...
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Saturday, 10. November 2012

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Getting started on truly native Mac and iOS development with Oxygene “Nougat”

RemObjects Blogs – In preparation for “Nougat Beta 2″, our next milestone coming up in a couple of weeks, i wanted to sit down and write up a quick “getting started” article on how to get going with Mac and iOS development in Nougat, including some aspects applying to Mac and iOS development ...
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Coming Down from the Mountain

TPersistent.com – I got a very disturbing email tonight from a prominent EMBT team member who took exception to one of my comments.  Instead of addressing my comment on the same blog by replying to it, he instead sent me an unsolicited email which ended with the comment Jon Stewart just called me and asked me to ask ...
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Friday, 9. November 2012

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How customize the fonts of a TActionMainMenuBar and TPopupActionBar with the Vcl Styles Enabled

The Road to Delphi – This week I received two emails from different Delphi developers asking about : How customize the fonts of a TActionMainMenuBar and TPopupActionBar with the Vcl Styles Enabled? Also a question about the same topic was asked in StackOverflow. This post shows how this task can be done. In order to ...
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New features in Schema Modeler 7

RemObjects Blogs – As you might know, we are switching to the new Schema Modeler tool in our Data Abstract products. We wanted to make it better, handier and up-to-date with the latest conceptions introduced in Data Abstract. In the last release we fixed some bugs and added a set of new features. Today I want to ...
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