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Tuesday, 22. January 2013

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Getting Noticed: Why You Need an Online Portfolio and How to Make One

Pascal Game Development – Acquiring the right skills is only the first step to getting hired in the games industry; now those skills need to be displayed. A well-written cover-letter and resume are important but, in game development, the online portfolio is king. Using examples drawn from actual industry portfolios ...

Monday, 21. January 2013

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Automate Microsoft Office from Delphi

Behind the connection – Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and others) are applications which can be fully automated from another application. Everything you can do by hand can also be done programmatically from another application and of course from your Delphi application. Office API and Delphi components Microsoft Office ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 23:27
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Sending Event Handlers Across Thread Boundary

The Delphi Geek – Recently, I ran into an interesting problem. I was doing some high-bandwidth, low-latency data processing where a background task received the data, dispatched it to a central hub which then forwarded data to the appropriate data processing & transmitting thread. Data absolutely had to travel ...

Sunday, 20. January 2013

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Flotsam and Jetsam #75

Nick Hodges – Now here’s a blog after my own heart:  LooseCouplings.com  Sadly, it hasn’t been updated in a while, and there are only a few articles, but what is there is really good.  There are four or five articles about Dependency Injection (particularly about how it doesn’t necessarily mean ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 18:44
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Interesting: Project “W” game “Phase 2″ and multi-platform version on the 2013 agenda of Sascha Willems

The Wiert Corner – On my interest list: game written in Delphi and now being ported to FreePascal under Lazarus for multi-platform reasons: Agenda for 2013 | www.SaschaWillems.de. –jeroen Filed under: Delphi, Development, FreePascal, Lazarus, Pascal, Software Development
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Saturday, 19. January 2013

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Using ADO to display database schema

Behind the connection – In this article, I will show how to get the database schema and display it in a tree view using the ADO components and Delphi (This applies to other languages as well). ADO stands for ActiveX Data Object and is a software layer that allows programmers a uniform and comprehensive way of developing ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 13:28
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RAD Studio Wins DeveloperWeek 2013 Award

Marco's Tech Blog – RAD Studio Wins the Developer Week 2013 Award as Top Innovator in the category Developer Tools: http://www.developerweek.com/index/awardwinners The event itself (a series of events for developers) is taking place in San Francisco, starting from February 1st.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 09:28
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ISV Conference 2013 - September 27-29 - Reno, NV

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I just learned about the ISV Conference being held September 27th, 28th & 29th in Reno, NV. The last time I went to anything that was remotely similar to this was 1995 when I attended the STAR (Shareware Trade Association and Resources)  party which was held at the same time as ...
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Visual LiveBindings

Felix Colibri – Delphi Visual LiveBindings : a presentation of what's currently known about Delphi XE2 (in French) : linking controls with the LiveBindings Designer, binding a tDataSet, using adapters for our custom business objects, data generators for quick prototyping, Actions and LiveBindings. A huge ...
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MVP Nuggets #8

The Hacker's Corner – Francois Piette: Using a custom attribute for data persistence Adriano Santos: Published a report from the Delphi Conference in Active Delphi Samuel "Muka" David: Published "Delphi and Google Maps" in Active Delphi Adriano Santos and Marcos Moreira: Published "Getting Started with FireMonkey" in ...
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Friday, 18. January 2013

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RAD Studio wins Top Innovation Award

The Hacker's Corner – DeveloperWeek has awarded RAD Studio with the Top Innovator award in the Developer Tools category! Enjoy! Share This | Email this page to a friend
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 23:24
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Class Methods - Keeping D.R.Y.

Stephen Ball – One thing we often hear about good practice when coding is to be DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself). This means we only have the code in one location. If we find an issue or want to improve functionality, we can update it, and everywhere that uses that code will also be improved. Happy Days! With ...
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Oxygene Gets Big(Integers)

RemObjects Blogs – A huge part of cryptography is big numbers. Really big numbers. For example, the SHA-256 crystallographic hash produces a 256-bit thumbprint of any data you give it. Exactly how big is 256-bits? 8 bits = 256 16 bits = 65536 32 bits = 4294967296 64 bits = 1.84467E+19 128 bits = 3.40282E+38 256 bits ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 16:07
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DataSnap Speed & Stability, Part 2

The Delphi Geek – As the Roberto’s blog is still not listed on the DelphiFeeds, I’d like to bring your attention to his second article about DataSnap: DataSnap analysis based on Speed & Stability tests – Part 2. --- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license

Thursday, 17. January 2013

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FireMonkey’s BoundsRect bug, and working around it

Delphi Haven – Just a quick one, but the BoundsRect property getter in the FireMonkey TControl is incorrectly implemented, returning (0, 0, Width, Height) rather than (Position.X, Position.Y, Position.X + Width, Position.Y + Height). At first you might be tempted to say the property just has different semantics to ...
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