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Monday, 19. November 2012

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Bug Dissection: Broken Links

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – When Castalia 2012.3.2 came out a couple of weeks ago, it fixed a bug that was causing a nasty crash for a number of Castalia users. It took a lot of testing over several weeks to uncover what was going on with the bug, and I thought it would be interesting to describe it here, since it involves a ...
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New “for var” syntax in DWScript

DelphiTools – Latest DWScript SVN introduces support a new “for var” syntax extension for loops. It combines the loop with the loop variable declaration (type-inferred), while scoping the variable to the loop. The syntax of “for to/downto” loops is thus extended to: for var someVarName ...
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Drag A Delphi Form Without The Caption Bar

About Delphi Programming – Advanced Forms :: No title bar! How can we drag such a window? For example, consider the case of a Windows application that doesn't have a title bar, how can we move such a form? In fact, it's possible to create windows with a nonstandard title bar and even non rectangular forms. In this case, how ...

Saturday, 17. November 2012

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Suggestions for Marco … ?

Te Waka o Delphi – I have elevated this comment from David I in a previous post, to the status of a post in it’s own right, in order that it might elicit the suggestions from readers/commenters that David seeks. I have adjusted the opening wording to make more sense in the context of a post, but give full credit ...
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Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics (and the Margin on Spirits)

Te Waka o Delphi – I have decided I need to explain more clearly why I am so skeptical of the confident claims made for the “health” of Delphi based on the sales performance announced in the press release by Embarcadero earlier this year. Not that I don’t wish it were true, only that I fear that ...
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TBlog.Create();

Roberto Schneiders – Finally I took the time to write this blog. My objective is to share experiences about technology and especially software development. I am relatively new in this business (software development). I started working with software on July 2007 as a trainee at Sysmo. Although short, this period has been ...
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Friday, 16. November 2012

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Rank your favorite new C++11 language features

Sip from the Firehose – The ISO C++ 2011 (C++11) language standard was completed last year on August 12, 2011. I have created a one question survey that asks C++ developers to rank their favorite (using whatever determining factors you want) new C++11 language features. Click here to take SurveyMonkey survey I hope you ...
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My top 5 C++11 language features #2 - lambda expressions

JT @ Embarcadero – The countdown continues with my second favorite new C++ 11 language feature - lambda expressions. Lambda expressions have many uses and have been around in other programming languages (mostly dynamic languages) for a while. Derived from lambda calculus and procedural abstraction, lambda expressions ...

Thursday, 15. November 2012

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My top 5 C++11 language features #3 - ‘export’ removed

JT @ Embarcadero – My next top C++11 feature is actually a feature discontinuation. Many of you C++ programmers may not be aware of the ‘export’ keyword that was introduced in C++98 because very few compilers supported it (Borland and Comeu are the only ones I of which I am aware when using the EDG front- ...

Wednesday, 14. November 2012

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Movie #83 - Sorting Dynamic Arrays

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video we take a look at an example from Chris Rolliston's book Delphi XE2 Foundations. We sort a dynamic array, and do so using generics and anonymous methods. The video is about 10 minutes long and you can watch it on YouTube.
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Tuesday, 13. November 2012

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My top 5 C++11 language features #4 - range-based for loop

JT @ Embarcadero – Following up on yesterdays discussion of the new auto keyword, my #4 top new C++11 feature is the ranged-based for loop. A range-based for loop basically allows a C++ developer to iterate through a collection of data and automatically provide a reference to the indexed data. Let’s take a look ...
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Understanding Method Overloading and Default / Optional Function Parameters

About Delphi Programming – Delphi Language :: Functions and procedures are an important part of the Delphi language. Delphi allows us to work with functions and procedures that support default parameters (making the parameters optional), and permits two or more routines to have identical name, but operate as totally ...

Monday, 12. November 2012

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Top 5 C++ language features #5 - auto

JT @ Embarcadero – auto is a new keyword in C++11 that provides automatic type inference when declaring a variable and assigning a value. Rather than having to know beforehand and specify the variable type, a C++11 developer can use auto to figure out the type for him, for example: //infers an integer auto i = 5; ...
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My top 5 C++11 language and library features countdown

JT @ Embarcadero – As we are preparing our upcoming 64-bit Windows C++ compiler with the latest C++11 language and library support, I’d thought I have some fun with some countdowns - my top 5 language and my top 5 library features added to the C++11 standard. This week I will focus on language and next week I ...
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Create Multiple Document Interface (MDI) Applications using Delphi

About Delphi Programming – Do it with Delphi :: In simple words, in an MDI application, more than one document or child window can be opened within a single parent window. This is a common situation in applications such as spreadsheets or word processors - one window, usually called the MDI parent or MDI container, contains ...
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