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Thursday, 22. November 2012

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Flotsam and Jetsam #69

Nick Hodges – I went to Philly Code Camp 2012.2 this past weekend.  It was a valuable use of time.  I learned a lot about Javascript (it has some unusual scoping rules) and ferreting out information about changes in databases (outer joins between old and new data can be revealing....).  In ...
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Added to the CodeRage C++ conference - A Conversation with Bjarne Stroustrup

Sip from the Firehose – The CodeRage Online C++ Developer Conference is almost here and now it is more exciting than ever with new sessions featuring members of the C++Builder development team and the latest addition, a conversation with the designer of the C++ programming language. "A Conversation with Bjarne Stroustrup - ...
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Wednesday, 21. November 2012

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CodeRage 7 download and replay links are now on the conference sessions page

Sip from the Firehose – The CodeRage 7 Delphi Conference links to the replay downloads and watch (on YouTube) are also now on the session pages.  To watch or download any or all of the great technical sessions, just click on the links below each session http://www.embarcadero.com/coderage/coderage-7-delphi-sessions ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 17:39
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Blast from the Past: The Gaping Hole of Delphi

Nick Hodges – Another Blast from the Past. This one is mostly overtaken by events.  The sale of CodeGear makes the whole thing moot.  But I thought you might enjoy a trip down memory lane.  Things certainly have changed for the better.  This was originally published on January 6, 2006.  ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 13:56
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Pascalish-looking generics poll

DelphiTools – Now for a bit of hypothetical polling! thinking on the generics/templates syntax, one can’t quite shake the feeling Delphi got the C#/C++ generics/templates syntax. The  < and > can’t be read out loud, and just look like an out of place reuse of the comparison symbols. ...
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Office closing for a week (plus what’s coming up)

JED Software Blog – We will be closed from today for a week. Reopening on Friday the 30th of December. No this isn’t a thanksgiving holiday, we are located in Australia.   After reopening, Release 11 of XE Plus Pack will be made available for all supported IDE versions. During the second week of December, a ...

Tuesday, 20. November 2012

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XE3: Ajouter des propriétés aux ensembles

Behind the connection – [English] Delphi XE3 dispose d'une nouvelle fonctionnalité particulièrement intéressante dès lors qu'on veut bien y regarder de plus près. Je veux parler de l'assistance d'enregistrements ("record helper" en anglais). Malgré son nom qui évoque un type de donnée spécifique, les enregistrements, ...
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XE3: Adding properties to a set

Behind the connection – [Français] Delphi XE3 has a very interesting new feature: the record helpers. Despite his name which reference a specific data type (record), a record helper can be applyed to most standard data types as well, include the sets. Using a record helper, we will be able to add properties and methods ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 21:56
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Price Rise for Delphi Pro in 2013

Te Waka o Delphi – This morning I received yet another email from Embarcadero enjoining me to purchase Delphi XE3, using the same email address that is already associated with the EDN account I used to activate the Delphi XE3 I already own. Some people apparently find this to be perfectly normal and (presumably) ...
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CodeRage 7 Delphi conference sessions are ready to watch and download

Sip from the Firehose – All of the CodeRage 7 Delphi Conference replay videos (with live Q&A appended at the end) have been edited, rendered as MP4 files and uploaded to CodeCentral and also uploaded to Embarcadero YouTube Channel CodeRage 7 Playlist).  CodeRage 7 sessions included coverage of Delphi XE3, HTML5 ...
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Delphi in Action Webinar with Marco Cantu - Last Chance to Register

Delphi Insider – Last chance to join new Delphi Product Manager Marco Cantù for an informative webinar on Multi-Tier Application Development with Delphi In this session, global developer & luminary Marco Cantu will take attendees through how to build application services using Delphi DataSnap, ...
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.NET/C# duh moment of the day: “A char can be implicitly converted to ushort, int, uint, long, ulong, float, double, or decimal (not the other way around; implicit != implicit)”

The Wiert Corner – A while ago I had a “duh” moment while calling a method that had many overloads, and one of the overloads was using int, not the char I’d expect. The result was that a default value for that char was used, and my parameter was interpreted as a (very small) buffer size. I only found ...
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Movie #84 - Video Capture

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video Alister Christie writes a simple FireMonkey application to capture video from the webcam on my laptop.  This is a short 5 minute video, as per usual it is available on YouTube.
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My top 5 C++11 language features #1 - uniform initialization syntax

JT @ Embarcadero – Now, that I am at my #1 favorite feature, I am having a tough time deciding between these two - uniform initialization syntax or rvalue references, but I am going to have to go with initialization syntax this time. Uniform initialization syntax, at first, doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it ...

Monday, 19. November 2012

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Delphi in Action Webinar on DataSnap

Marco's Tech Blog – Next week, on the 28th, I'll give a "Delphi in Action" webinar on DataSnap, titled: "Development and Deployment of Delphi Multi-tier Applications". Given there are 3 different time slots, you should be able to attend from any time zone. The sign up form is here: ...
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