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Sunday, 23. March 2014

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Optimizing Delphi build speeds (via; Vin Colgin – Google+; IDE FixPack; DelphiSpeedUp, Microsoft KBs with speed fixes)

The Wiert Corner – An interesting thread by Vin Colgin – Google+ – IDE FixPack 5.4.1 shows 36.5% increase in BUILD speed under…. The post and discussion covers these topics: using IDE FixPack to increase performance (note: for older Delphi < XE versions, use DelphiSpeedUp to improve Delphi speed) ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 17:02
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #9

Marco's Tech Blog – I skipped last week (as there wasn't much content), while this was a week with quite some interesting material. Embarcadero Press Coverage R eviews of Appmethods (like this one on sdtimes, this one on thenextweb, and this one on pcworld On CA-ERWin aquisition: wwpi, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 12:21

Friday, 21. March 2014

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Windows XP End of Support is on April 8th, 2014

JT @ Embarcadero – I just fired up a VM with Windows XP for some quick testing of some old code and look what I found? Have you thought about your migration path off of XP and modernizing your XP applications? If not, check out the replay Marco Cantu’s recent webinar: ...
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Hotfix 5 for RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE5 Update 2

Delphi Insider – Hotfix 5 for RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE5 Update 2 is now available.Download Hotfix 5 for RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder XE5 Update 2This Hotfix resolves the ITE issue "Resource not found".See the install instructions included in the download .zip file for more information.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 16:00
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Delphi: make sure you show the `ExceptAddr` and `ClassName` if you display in exception in DEBUG mode.

The Wiert Corner – When handling `Application.OnException` add the `ExceptAddr` to in Delphi the menu `Search` -> `Goto address` has a chance of working, and the `ClassName` so you know what happened. You might want to always do this, depending on how scared your users get from HEX values in error messages. This ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 11:18

Thursday, 20. March 2014

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End of Windows XP Support is April 8: Resources for Modernizing your RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder apps

Delphi Insider – On April 8, 2014 Microsoft will end support for Windows XP, one of the most popular operating systems ever. Industry experts estimate that Windows XP is still being used on nearly 30% of PCs. An estimated 500 million computers, kiosks, ATMs and other systems are still running XP. A massive shift ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 19:00
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[FOSDEM 2014] Visualizing Delphi with Moose – YouTube

The Wiert Corner – Jus finished watching this very interesting talk from the last FOSDEM 2014 conference: [FOSDEM 2014] Visualizing Delphi with Moose – YouTube. It is based on MOOSE (an open-source platform for software and data analysis) and PHARO (a free and open-source Smalltalk environment). Be sure to watch ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:01
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Turbo Pascal: My 1996 answer to Q: How can I reverse a TP .EXE or .TPU back into source code?

The Wiert Corner – Wow, did I really wrote that 18 years ago? Yes I did, and I was quoted in the (back then famous) FAQPAS3.TXT from (now Professor Emeritus) Timo Salmi: The third set of frequently (and not so frequently) asked Turbo Pascal questions with Timo’s answers. The items are in no particular order. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 06:00

Wednesday, 19. March 2014

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Time is running out for March 2014 Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio offers

Delphi Insider – Get these bonuses with your purchase ofRAD Studio XE5, Delphi XE5, or C++Builder XE5!Upgrade discount up to 45% for earlier version usersBuy RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder version XE5 at the low upgrade price if you have any earlier version of Delphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio or Borland Developer ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 18:53
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Database Workbench v4 – version: 4.4.5. got released (via: News @ Upscene Productions)

The Wiert Corner – Today, Version 4.4.5 of Database Workbench got released. It mainly is a bugfix release (15 out of 18 issues were bugfixes, of the rest, 2 are feature requests, 1 enhancement): List of items new/enhanced/fixed in Product: Database Workbench v4 – version: 4.4.5. Download from the trial/lite ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 14:33

Tuesday, 18. March 2014

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Hotfix Coming for iOS 7.1 Simulator Problems with RAD Studio XE5

Marco's Tech Blog – RAD Studio XE5 has problems running apps on the recently released iOS 7.1 simulator, while targeting an updated iOS 7.1 device seems to work fine (I haven't done it myself). The RAD Studio team had tested beta versions of 7.1 and everything was working smoothly, but in the final release of Xcode 5.1 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 23:39
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AndroidWear video := coolness

JT @ Embarcadero – Share This | Email this page to a friend
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Flotsam and Jetsam #82

Nick Hodges – Yay!  Flotsam and Jetsam is back!  Did you miss it? Okay, some really interesting things going on with Appmethod.  Appmethod is Embarcadero’s new cross-platform development tool.  For you Delphi/RADStudio types, it appears to be a FireMonkey only IDE with some new ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 22:26
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On the fly form

Behind the connection – This article explain how to create a form on the fly. Such a form is created by code, without using the designer. You will surely ask why you would do that! Granted the Delphi form designer is very easy to use. But in some cases it is not practical because it creates several files and makes more ...
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Last Chance to Register for the Delphi Webinar with Marco Cantu March 19, 2014

Delphi Insider – There is still time to register for this week's webinar on modernizing your RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder applications with Marco Cantu.Click here to register for the webinar (or watch the replay if you can't make it to a live session) Topics to be covered in this webinar include:OS ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 18:43
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