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Monday, 1. October 2012

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FireMonkey 2 Under The Hood Changes: PlatformServices

Darren Kosinski – RAD Studio XE3 introduces the next evolution of the FireMonkey framework: FM2. The What’s New in FM2 page highlights a lot of the new features. I wanted to point out some under the hood changes that are also significant. Platform One of the key concepts at the base of a cross-platform ...
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Delphi XE3: Record Helpers for Intrinsic Types

Marco's Tech Blog – In terms of language feature, class helpers have been around since Delphi 2005, followed by record helpers. These two constructs let you add to an existing class or record new methods, optionally also replacing existing ones. While this is more of a hack than a regular feature, it becomes important ...
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Official Embarcadero MVP List

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero has officially posted the list of its MVP "Most Values Professionals" on a new MVP page of their web site, under  http://www.embarcadero.com/embarcadero-mvp-program . You can see the page banner above (the logo we were given earlier is different, I like ...
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iOS 6.0 device upgrade gotchas

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – This blog post is again meant to "warn" Delphi XE2 FireMonkey for iOS developers who have not yet upgraded their iOS devices to 6.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Bob@eBob42.com @ 17:02
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Improving the default FM2 Popup Menu style under OS X

JED Software Blog – This post describes changes you can make to improve the appearance of popup menus in your Delphi XE3 FireMonkey applications that target OS X. The Default Popup Menu Style Here is a screen capture of what the default FM2 popup menu style looks like under Mountain Lion. Here is a screen capture of ...
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Embarcadero Developer Tools Pave the Way to Windows 8

Delphi Insider – It's hard to believe it's already October. Of course that means the official launch of Windows 8 is rapidly approaching. Today Embarcadero issued a press release about that and ERPLY who are using Delphi for their point-of-sale application for Windows 8. It's part of a series of items you'll see ...
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A word about ‘out’ parameters in Delphi

The Programming Works – Delphi compiler has a contract – any interface variable should be either a valid reference or nil. The same also applies to other lifetime managed types – strings and dynamic arrays. An interesting consequence of the contract is how Delphi interprets ‘out’ function parameters. As the name suggests, ...
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Member of Embarcadero MVP Program

Olaf Monien – Embarcadero’s MVP (Most Valuable Professional) program chooses the “best of the best” Embarcadero community members to be trusted assets for our customers and prospects. An MVP is passionate about Embarcadero products and the success of everyone who uses them. An MVP evangelizes ...
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Member of Embarcadero MVP Program

Daniel Magin's Weblog – Embarcadero's MVP (Most Valuable Professional) program chooses the "best of the best" Embarcadero community members to be trusted assets for our customers and prospects. An MVP is passionate about Embarcadero products and the success of everyone who uses them. An MVP evangelizes (cheers for, ...
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Lazy or Efficient ?

Te Waka o Delphi – In his most recent post, Chris Rolliston points out a gotcha resulting from a change in the VCL with XE3. The post itself is quite interesting and makes some valid and significant observations. However, in the follow up comments Chris makes the observation that the old code was lazy, relied on a ...
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MVP Program Landing Pages Are Live

The Hacker's Corner – The Embarcadero MVP Program landing pages are live! Enjoy! Share This | Email this page to a friend
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Sunday, 30. September 2012

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Potential XE3 gotcha – dodgy old code vs. new TStream overloads

Delphi Haven – In XE3, TStream has acquired a number of new helper methods for Read and Write. Mostly these take the form of strongly-typed versions of Read, Write, ReadBuffer and WriteBuffer, called ReadData, WriteData, ReadBufferData and WriteBufferData respectively. These relieve you of the need to use SizeOf: ...
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EMBT Surveys the Damage

TPersistent.com – If you’re an XE2 user you probably just got an email from DavidI with a link to a new SurveyMonkey survey EMBT has published aimed at XE2 users who have not upgraded to XE3.  One might think they are seeing few XE2 users upgrade to XE3 despite their “bonus” pack.  It’s a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 16:26
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Blog #11 - New XML video, CodeRage 7 and ADUG

LearnDelphi.TV – This is another of my Blog posts.  In it I talk about my new XML in Delphi Part 1 video that is now available for sale, Code Rage 7 (which I hope to present at) and the Australian Delphi User Group Autumn Symposium (which I've put in a submission for). Watch it on YouTube.
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Saturday, 29. September 2012

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Exploring Delphi XE3 – Accesing Windows Sensors from VCL (and Firemonkey) – Part 1

The Road to Delphi – Delphi XE3 includes support for sensors in OSX and Windows, the classes and types necessaries to access such devices are defined as abstract classes in the System.Sensors unit and implemented in the System.Mac.Sensors unit for OSX and System.Win.Sensors unit for Windows. This article will focus in ...
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