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Tuesday, 30. October 2012

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Developers are not to be Trusted

TPersistent.com – Has anyone noticed that the Developer Edition of Interbase requires a regular restart?  I have a little invoicing program that I use on a daily basis, and the back end is IB.  I have an unlimited user license of an earlier version of IB, but I chose to install the latest version  of the Developer ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 17:12
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Multi-Resolution Delphi Applications

About Delphi Programming – Delphi VCL :: When designing forms, it is often useful to write the code so that your application (forms and all objects) looks essentially the same regardless of what the screen resolution is. Read the full article to know what to keep in mind when scaling Delphi apps on different screen ...

Monday, 29. October 2012

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hcOPF ReadOnly Object Attributes

TPersistent.com – For those of you looking at upgrading to XE2 for live bindings, or XE3 to get visual live bindings I thought I would mention that hcOPF supports object binding with earlier versions of Delphi (D7 and up).  Not only that, but you’re not reliant on a black box expression engine.  Bindings in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 21:13
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ITDevCon 2012 Pictures

Marco's Tech Blog – Here is a very short summary (mostly through pictures) of the ITDevCon conference last week in Verona, Italy. You can read three conference summaries at http://blogs.embarcadero.com/pawelglowacki/2012/10/28/39863 and http://www.thedelphigeek.com/2012/10/itdevconrecap.html and the one from Daniele, ...
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Welcome New OTL Committer!

The Delphi Geek – Christian W. Budde has kindly offered to do a long-neglected housekeeping on the OmniThreadLibrary SVN tree. He now has committing rights and is already busy fixing .dproj files, SVN external references and other small things that I never have time to work upon. The current state of the SVN tree ...
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ITDevCon 2012 – RECAP

Daniele Teti's programming blog – Last friday is just ended the 4th edition of ITDevCon. This conference is, now, the biggest Delphi conference in Europe, in terms of speakers, speeches and topics… no doubt! Some numbers: 2 days 31 speeches 15 speakers from all over the world (Italy, USA, Norway, Slovenia, Benelux) 70 ...
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TPictureClip - Image Matrix

About Delphi Programming – Enhance VCL :: The TPictureClip control will store multiple images that can be used by other Delphi controls. All images are contained in a single bitmap. Selected regions can then be 'clipped' from the bitmap and, for example, used with a TImage control to create animations. Read the full ...

Sunday, 28. October 2012

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31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct25 - Adding Actions and Gestures to the FireFlow application

Sip from the Firehose – This video shows you how to quickly add actions and gestures to the RAD Studio XE3 FireMonkey 2 FireFlow sample application (an adaption of the Cover Flow 3D animated UI found in iTunes, Mac Finder and other applications).  Four actions (First, Last, Left and Right) are created and connected to four ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 20:59
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ITDevCon 2012 was great fun!

Pawel Glowacki – I’m just back home from the ITDevCon 2012 Delphi conference in Verona, Italy. Two days, three simultaneous tracks, all packed with great presentations from international Delphi experts! That was actually my 4th time to participate in this biggest European Delphi event and I was never ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 20:25
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Automagically Creating Object Fields with RTTI

The Delphi Geek – While working on an internal project I came into a situation where a user (that is, a fellow programmer) would have to create a hierarchy of classes. As it turned out, this hierarchy would contain almost no implementation, just the class declarations, with one exceptions – every class would still ...
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ITDevCon–Recap

The Delphi Geek – The ITDevCon 2012 is over and I’m back at home, resting and gathering impressions. The conference was even better organized than previous years and everything was running as smooth as possible (with the small exception of the projector in the main hall, which somehow was not capable of giving out a ...
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Fun Code of the Week #6: Primality Checking

Nick Hodges –   I decided to give KhanAcademy a spin, and watched this set of videos:  Level 1: Primality Test And that let to me writing this code: function IsPrime(const x: integer): Boolean; var i: integer; begin i := 2; repeat if X mod i = 0 then begin Result := False; ...
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Saturday, 27. October 2012

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Flotsam and Jetsam #68

Nick Hodges – Is it me, or does it seem like there are more Delphi conferences happening in Europe than there has been in the past? I totally get the notion of being on hold to wait for customer service.  I usually put the call on speaker phone and wait that way.  They usually play music and go ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 19:16
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Delphi, RAD Studio and C++Builder upgrades from any earlier version until December 31, 2012

Delphi Insider – Upgrade pricing on Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio is generally available only to registered users of the prior few versions but from time to time, upgrade pricing is made available to all earlier version users for a limited time. Now through December 31, 2012 is an opportunity for users of ...
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31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct24 - Building a FM2 OSX App and Submit it to the Mac Store

Sip from the Firehose – RAD Studio XE3 now allows you to create a Delphi and C++Builder FireMonkey 2 application for OS X and submit it to the Apple Macintosh App Store. You build your application in the RAD Studio IDE, add an OS X target platform node. You debug your application and when you are ready you can select the ...
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