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Tuesday, 2. October 2012

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What is “Nougat”? — Part 3

RemObjects Blogs – In the first two parts of this series, we have taken an initial look at Oxygene “Nougat” from the compiler side. Today, i want to delve deeper into some aspects of the IDE experience for Nougat. We have gotten a lot of questions about our IDE plans for Nougat over the past few ...
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Image issues with previous post

JED Software Blog – Apparently there were some issues with rendering images from the Improving the default FM2 Popup Menu style under OS X post. They were just tiff images created using Snag-It on OS X. I’ve now resaved these images to PNG (using MS Paint – since Snag-It on windows can’t open the ...
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Download links for Delphi XE3, C++Builder XE3, RAD Studio XE3 with Embarcadero Prism XE3, HTML5 Builder and InterBase XE3

Delphi Insider – Here are the download links for trial and registered user downloads of RAD Studio XE3, Delphi XE3, C++Builder XE3, HTML5 Builder, and InterBase XE3. Trials Install from the Web for registered users  If you need to re-download the installer after your initial installation. ...
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(Windows) Message In The (Delphi) Bottle

About Delphi Programming – MSGs :: One of the keys to traditional Windows programming is handling the messages sent by Windows to applications. Simply put, a message is some information sent from one place to another. For the most part, Delphi makes message handling easy through its use of events, an event is usually ...
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A bounty of new XE3 videos coming

Brian Long – DavidI has kicked off a month of daily XE3 videos (that’ll be 31, then, what with this being October), all planned to be quick tips/demos less than 10 minutes long, more likely 5 minutes-ish. The first one out yesterday was showing the Windows 8 styles that can be applied to VCL and FireMonkey ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Brian Long @ 11:34
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New compiler directives in Delphi XE3

Brian Long – There are a few changes/additions to the compiler in Delphi XE3. One of them is record helpers, much the same as class helpers but for records. This has been discussed and demonstrated on a few sites, such as Zarko Gajic’s delphi.about.com, Marco Cantù’s blog and Alister Christie’s LearnDelphi.tv. ...
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DWScript for Delphi XE3

DelphiTools – DWScript (SVN version) should now compile under Delphi XE3, thanks to Steffen Binas for providing a workaround for a compiler bug (internal error URW1147). The workaround will alas reduce performance, for a proper fix, a futureXE3 update will be required,see QC #109187. While I’m at it, I ...
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Using VersionInsight with github

Malcolm Groves – Opening Delphi sample code on github using the IDEs built-in VersionInsight tooling.
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31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct1 - Using the Windows 8 Style

Sip from the Firehose – This month, I will create 31 short videos in the 31 days of October.  Each video will be focused on a new capability in RAD Studio XE3, Delphi XE3, C++Builder XE3 and HTML5Builder.  I will try to keep the videos under ten minutes and hope most of them will be five minutes or less.  All of the videos ...
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Movie #79 - Record Helpers for Primitive Types

LearnDelphi.TV – This time Alister Christie talks about the introduction in XE3 of record helpers for primitives - which allow you to do things like ShowMessage(123456.ToString).  The video is 9 minutes long and you can watch it on YouTube.  Also see the blog posts by Marco Cantu and Rodrigo Ruz.
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Monday, 1. October 2012

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XE3 Visual LiveBindings: Actions

Jim Tierney – LiveBindings actions are new in XE3.  If you are not familiar with actions, follow this link.  LiveBindings actions correspond to the buttons on the TBindNavigator such as First, Next, Edit, Post, and Delete. Steps for creating a speed button which uses a LiveBindings action: Drop a ...
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Smart RTL

The Delphi Geek – I have just published an update (63 new pages!) to A Smart Book. New topics cover important parts of the RTL libraries – graphics (HTML5 canvas), regular expressions, browser storage, accelerometer, touch and gesture, layout manager and networking (HttpRequest and JSONP). Also added was a new ...
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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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