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Friday, 8. February 2013

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Graphics competition, two days left to register!

DelphiTools – ..and maybe win first prize, which is the tablet of your choice? SmartContest 2013 Round #1 This is the first competition out of four this year. So this is your chance to win some exciting prices by showing off your Object Pascal skills! The topic of this round is: graphics programming (eg. demo- ...
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AnyDAC Acquisition

TPersistent.com – While the information available regarding the AnyDAC acquisition is pretty sparse, I find it worrysome.  Perhaps I’m alone on this, but why does a company acquire a competing technology?  I can think of a couple of reasons: 1) the technology is better than what they currently have, or 2) the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 07:08
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What does AnyDAC acquisition by Embarcadero mean for Delphi and C++Builder Developers?

Andreano Lanusse – Finally the day has come, Embarcadero acquired AnyDAC and there is a lot to talk about, early last year I invested a lot of time evaluating AnyDAC – I was very impressive with the amount of features,  AnyDAC is everything dbExpress tried to be and never reached. The reason I say that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreano Lanusse @ 06:56
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EurekaLog 7.0.05 is out

EurekaLog Blog – We are pleased to announce the availability of the new 7.0.05 version. EurekaLog is a tool for Delphi and C++Builder that gives your application the power to catch every exception and memory leak, generating a detailed log of the call stack (with unit, procedure and line number), optionally ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Александр Алексеев @ 06:19
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Who wants to play my drums?

JT @ Embarcadero – Since it is impractical to invite everyone over to my house to play my drums, I decided I will write an iOS application using FireMonkey to deliver the next best thing. Below you see an overhead shot of one of my drumsets. I have recorded each of the drums and cymbals with different levels of ...

Thursday, 7. February 2013

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I Spy…

TPersistent.com – Whenever I take on a new maintenance project I find that sometimes form names do not adhere to a standard naming convention, or it takes a while to get accustomed to the one used.  For that reason, if you encounter a bug, or behaviour that is not desired when running an application outside of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 22:07
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TValue and other “Variants” like implementation tests – finale

From Zero To One – I had no intentions to write any additional posts about TAnyValue. I thought it was more then enough and in my mind closed the subject. But then Stefan Glienke jumped in with great comments and test of his own. And as I love such discussions and challenges, I had to reopen the case. It seemed that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Iztok Kacin @ 13:17
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AnyDAC - worries with some real excitement.

Rob's Technology Corner – When I read Marco Cantu's Post titled "Embarcadero Buys AnyDAC"  I began to worry.Where I work we spent a great deal of time converting from the BDE to dbExpress.    Granted we did it faster than we thought it would take, it's not something I am ready to do again.    Having ...
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Wednesday, 6. February 2013

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Flotsam and Jetsam #77

Nick Hodges – I was thinking about if statements the other day, and came up with this potential Rule of Thumb: “Every time you write an if statement, you should stop and consider whether you should be creating a new class instead.”  Thoughts? (Now, I’ve been around long enough to see how this might ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 22:43
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TProgressBar Not Updating Fast Enough?

Zarko Gajic – Do users of your Delphi application actually see the progress bar moving? The TProgressBar control provides visual feedback about the progress of some actions within your application. The Position, Max and Min properties determine the current position of the progress bar within its minimum and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? zarkogajic @ 13:49
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Crash Course TMS Aurelius – Getting Started

TMS Software Blog – Even though TMS Aurelius provides extensive documentation, I sometimes receive requests to provide more examples, sample codes and explanations about how to accomplish some daily tasks. Thus, I will start a series of posts about how to use TMS Aurelius. Everything is already covered in the ...
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Allen Bauer on: delphi – What’s the difference between CreateWnd and CreateWindowHandle? (plus a bit of CreateParams)

The Wiert Corner – One of the really nice contributions on StackOverflow by Allen Bauer is almost 3 years ago. It is about these three Delphi VCL methods introduced by TWinControl to make control development easier: CreateParams CreateWnd CreateWindowHandle The really cool thing is that this API has been stable ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 06:00
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is Delphi the problem?

Roberto Schneiders – This post was inspired by comments I received in my last article about DataSnap. DHR has made some interesting questions and I’ll try to answer them. What framework did you eventually choose and why did you choose it? My choice is the mORMot framework, for several reasons. First of all, I do ...
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is Delphi the problem?

Roberto Schneiders – This post was inspired by comments I received in my last article about DataSnap. DHR has made some interesting questions and I’ll try to answer them. What framework did you eventually choose and why did you choose it? My choice is the mORMot framework, for several reasons. First of all, I do ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Roberto Schneiders @ 02:11
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GDC Talk 2011: Turning Depression into Inspiration

Pascal Game Development – Michael talks about depression and how to be more productive developing games while depressed.
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