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Monday, 14. January 2013

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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 19:28
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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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Stuff I’ve Been Reading And Watching

Nick Hodges – Amazon.com Widgets
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Friday, 11. January 2013

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TMS Day: Apr 25, 2013

TMS Software Blog – It's a fact, in cooperation with Be-Delphi, organizer of the Be-Delphi Delphi developer events, we will be organizing the first TMS Day on April 25, 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium. The TMS Day will bring all TMS experts together: Bruno Fierens (Embarcadero MVP / CTO TMS software), Adrian Gallero ...
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Cross platform grid with native .XLS/.XLSX/.PDF IO: TMS Grid for FireMonkey filters

TMS Software Blog – Last summer we have released our powerful, feature-rich cross platform grid for FireMonkey. Shortly after we have also released a major update for TMS Flexcel. With TMS Flexcel v5.5 there is full native support for manipulating, creating, reading .XLS, .XLSX files as well as for generating .PDF ...
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One step closer to Avatar UI: Samsung Transparent LCD at CES 2013

JT @ Embarcadero – Samsung is showing off transparent LCD screens at CES this year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVCeduZRMkc I’ve been waiting with baited breath for these with visions of FireMonkey transparent themes (see transparent style) on a transparent LCD. Here’s hoping we’ll see wide ...

Thursday, 10. January 2013

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It’s Not All About Money

Te Waka o Delphi – Marco Cantu just blogged about the price of Delphi and his conclusion that it is reasonably and comparably priced. Whilst it might be encouraging that he is looking at these things in his new role, his methodology and reasoning leaves a lot to be desired. Someone in the comments to his post made the ...
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Delphi Labs: DataSnap code samples updated to XE3

Pawel Glowacki – It seems that it is my very first post in the New Year 2013, so I wish You all the best and great time writing all kinds of programs. I’m sure it is going to be a great year for Delphi and Marco is predicting it as well, especially that next month Delphi is going to become adult! Two years ago ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 17:00
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Delphi Price Compared

Marco's Tech Blog – From time to time I see comments and concerns about Delphi price. Embarcadero actually rounded up the price of the Professional version starting january 1st. For example, commenting on Tim Del Chiaro blog post with the new prices (where you can see the current prices), someone mentioned, "you cannot ...
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TListBox, FireMonkey styles and RTTI for a dynamic object editor

Stephen Ball – In my last blog post we started by looking at how to get the business display demo project as a favourite project. In this video we are going to now jump into looking at FireMonkey styles in action and how they can be used to help build a dynamic user interface, with a little help from an advanced ...
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