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Sunday, 19. June 2016

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Package Magician and Search Paths

The Art of Delphi Programming – Some people using Package Magician or evaluating it asked me to add some sort of search path handling. The usual scenario is that a library installed into the IDE via its setup also adjusts the global library path pointing to the necessary DCU files. Some libraries consist of quite a bunch of ...
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Saturday, 18. June 2016

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Cool App Contender: Floccipender the Word Descrambler

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I used to be big into some word games on my smart phone. I couldn’t help but think “I could write a program to solve this,” and it turned out some people did. Most of the solvers I saw were pretty slow or limited. Enter Floccipender – the super fast, super powerful word ...
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Friday, 17. June 2016

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Thirty One years of Developer Tools and still moving forward. Today Only: C++Builder Starter Edition for $0

Sip from the Firehose – Today marks the 31st year since I started working at Borland International on June 17, 1995. I had met Philippe Kahn at Comdex Las Vegas in November 1983. He gave gave me copies of Turbo Pascal version 1.0 on floppy disks (5.25 inch PC-DOS and 8 inch CPM). I put the PC-DOS disk into an IBM PC we had ...
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Perth Meeting – 21st June

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Perth ADUG Meeting – 21st May The ADUG Perth branch are meeting on Tuesday 21st June   Topics – 2 more interesting presentations, including how to make a TRS-80 computer in Delphi (more details coming soon) Where  – Artifactory  8/16 Guthrie St, Osborne Park WA 6017 When ...
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Thursday, 16. June 2016

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LibBLP v1.0 – A BLP image reader library for Delphi 10.1 Berlin+ with DXT3/5 decompression support

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – LibBLP v1.0 – A BLP image reader library for Delphi 10.1 Berlin+ for Palettized and uncompressed images and with DXT1 / DXT3 and DXT5 decompression support BLP files are Blizzard’s texture format. The BLP file structure consists of a header, up to 16 mipmaps of the texture, and a ...
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Storing your Objects in a Database

Malcolm Groves – I’ve just begun a series of posts and accompanying videos over at the Code Partners site on using an Object Relational Mapper in Delphi. It starts out simple but over the series I want to delve into exercising more control of how objects are loaded and stored to optimise performance and other ...
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Wednesday, 15. June 2016

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MVP of the Week: Germán Estévez

The PodCast at Delphi.org – This week I am spotlighting Germán “Neftalí” Estévez from Barcelona, Spain. He is a regular contributor on the ClubDelphi forms, which he also administers. You can also find him on Stack Overflow. But I want to highlight a couple of his recent blog posts which can be found at ...
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Cool App Contender: AlignMix Professional

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I’ll be honest, if you described AlignMix to me I might fall asleep, but after seeing the video of it in action I find I am trying to find scenarios to use it! Simply put, AlignMix is used to divide and map territories. But wow, it does an amazing job at it. I’ve been in situations ...
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How to: Set a Thread Name in Native Code

The Wiert Corner – This is what the Delphi TThread.NameThreadForDebugging is based on: // // Usage: SetThreadName (-1, "MainThread"); // #include <windows.h> const DWORD MS_VC_EXCEPTION=0x406D1388; #pragma pack(push,8) typedef struct tagTHREADNAME_INFO { DWORD dwType; // Must be 0x1000. LPCSTR szName; // ...
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Tuesday, 14. June 2016

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Flotsam and Jetsam #114

Delphi-losophy – Signups are open for Delphi Developer Days.  Remember, the “Very Early Bird” special price ends on August 12, so start planning now.  I love presenting and hanging out with Delphi developers, so I hope you’ll be at one of the events.  Should be a very fun time all around.  And ...
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Monday, 13. June 2016

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Calculating how old I am and how many years I have been married - using Delphi and C++Builder

Sip from the Firehose – Today is my 65th birthday and my 35th wedding anniversary. How do I remember? I have an app. But before I show the multi-device form, Delphi and C++ code, here are a few computer history items from 1951. Tomorrow, on June 14 (my parents wedding anniversary) in 1951, the U.S. Census Bureau ...
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Sunday, 12. June 2016

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Package Magician v1.0.3

The Art of Delphi Programming – Those of you who use Package Magician (and probably those who don’t yet) may be interested to know that I have uploaded a new version V1.0.3 with the following fixes and enhancements. Fix: The wildcard support in the Forbidden section simply didn’t work. The error crept in during retro- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Uwe Raabe @ 23:31

Friday, 10. June 2016

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If you're going to San Francisco...

RemObjects Blogs – It's June, again, so today i'll be swapping my panama hat for a nice and warm Goorin Bros wool fedora, dust off my last remaining winter jacket, and head off to cold, cold San Francisco for Apple's annual WWDC developer conference. I have not had the chance to attend the past two years, but i went ...
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How to Research a Document

MelanderBlog – How to Research a Document The courtroom wants one to respond if your spouse filed for divorce. Not merely may your better half have the divorce he’s after should youn’t, but the judge will likely present him anything he requested for in his http://thesaurusessay.com/ breakup problem ...
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Cool App Contender: Mimix 3D Profile Scanner

The PodCast at Delphi.org – This brings me to the next contender in the Embarcadero Cool App Contest is the Mimix 3D Profile Scanner by intricad. It uses a really cool technique to capture a 3D impression with only your monitor and a standard webcam. mimix 3D Profile Scanner Personal allows you to make 3D impressions using ...
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