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Friday, 19. October 2012

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What is “Nougat”? — Part 4

RemObjects Blogs – In the first three parts of this series, we took a look at the basic concepts and design principles behind Oxygene “Nougat”, and the IDE experience. In this fourth installment, i’d like to give you an overview of the build and deploy process, and a quick peek at debugging. Building ...
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31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct18 - FireMonkey 2 MaterialSource Components

Sip from the Firehose – In RAD Studio XE3 and FireMonkey 2, a new context shader creates and defines FireMonkey filters, materials and context for 3D objects. The new FMX.Types3D.TTexture class replaces the use of bitmap textures. This class uses GPU memory to store real data. TTexture is a limited class, but offers ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 08:43
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FastReports FMX is released for RAD Studio XE3 and FireMonkey 2

Sip from the Firehose – I read the news today, oh boy!  Fast Reports Inc: "Now FastReport FMX supports FireMonkey 2 (Embarcadero RAD Studio XE3, Delphi XE3) as well as previous version of FireMonkey (Embarcadero RAD Studio XE2, Delphi XE2). From Beta version we fixed set of bugs and improved speed and stability of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 00:52

Thursday, 18. October 2012

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Class Variables.

Stephen Ball – I got asked today about having a global value that you can share between objects of specific types but was closed away to other objects, so they didn’t want to have a global variable. Two nice language feature in Delphi allows you to do exactly what they were trying to do, and they are Class ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 18:09
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31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct17 - Using Non-Client Area Styling and Retina Styles for Windows and Mac

Sip from the Firehose – RAD Studio XE3 and FireMonkey 2 support using Styles for the Client and Non-Client Area pf your Windows and Mac applications.  FireMonkey 2 also supports using styles for the Mac Retina and Non-Retina displays.  This quick video shows you how to use styles for the non-client area for Windows and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 08:27
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My Take on TypeScript

Nick Hodges – Microsoft has been keeping the renowned Anders Hjelsberg busy on a new language called TypeScript.  Typescript is an open-source project (using the Apache 2.0 license) that allows you to write a super-set of Javascript that allows for a stronger typing system.  You can watch Anders’ ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 03:43

Wednesday, 17. October 2012

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Benchmarking BigInteger

The Programming Works – Last TForge commits contain PiBench console application that calculates decimal digits of Pi using Machin’s formula; the execution takes about 30 seconds on my laptop. The code was written to compare the execution time of subsequent TForge revisions, but it can also be used to compare TForge ...
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Conferences: CodeRage 7

Marco's Tech Blog – Next month will see the 7th edition of the online conference organized by Embarcadero (originally started by CodeGear, which explains the name), which this year doubles with a Delphi specific event and a C++ specific one. The event will take place on the Internet, with both prerecorded and live ...
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31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct16 - Using the TMS Software Grid for FireMonkey

Sip from the Firehose – When you purchase and register RAD Studio XE3, Delphi XE3 or C++Builder XE3, you qualify for a free download of the RAD Studio XE3 Bonus Pack which includes the TMS Grid for FireMonkey, FireMonkey Premium Style Pack and the Mida Converter Basic – Embarcadero XE3 Edition. This quick video shows you ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 08:35
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LiveBindings in XE3: TPrototypeBindSource and Custom Generators

Malcolm Groves – Creating custom generators to more closely match the data in your domain, and to speed up UI prototyping.
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Tuesday, 16. October 2012

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ITDevCon 2012 is almost here …

The Delphi Geek – .. and I’m busy preparing my presentations. Come join me in Verona and listen to following talks: Regular expressions - friend or foe? Regular expressions are one of the most underused features of the Delphi RTL. While in the past we could attribute this to the lack of built-in support, Delphi XE ...
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Falling through the Cracks

TPersistent.com – After my last post I was asked by a prominent EMBT team member why I titled the post the way I did.  I responded right away, and got a courteous “thanks for the feedback” response that also posed some additional questions.  I responded and asked a very specific and some general questions ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 18:46
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Reposition A MessageDlg To Your (Delphi Application) Main Form

About Delphi Programming – in Forms & Dialogs :: In this tutorial, I'll show you how to quickly redesign the MessageDlg box to have it positioned where ever you like, simply by passing it a location. A custom MessageDlgPos function you can use in your Delphi applications to decide if you want to center the dialog on your main ...
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31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct15 - Windows 8 UI functionality for VCL and FireMonkey apps

Sip from the Firehose – Windows 8 will be available this month.  To take advantage of Microsoft’s launch and your customers and users who will get new computers with Windows 8 or who will upgrade to Windows 8, you’ll want to get your VCL and FireMonkey applications ready for the Windows 8 look and user ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 03:59

Monday, 15. October 2012

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Reminder - US/Canada Lunch and Learn(s) with David I this Tuesday and Thursday

Sip from the Firehose – Tomorrow (Tuesday) and on Thursday I will be doing one hour lunch and learn sessions for the US and Canada time zones.  Join me live, online for one hour, during your lunch time in the US and Canada, and learn how to use the new TMS Grid for FireMonkey and Visual Live Bindings in your RAD Studio ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 21:25
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