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Thursday, 9. August 2012

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Using the Bing search API (Windows Azure Marketplace version) from Delphi

The Road to Delphi – Introduction Some time ago I wrote a entry about how use the Bing search API from Delphi , now this API was migrated to the Windows Azure Marketplace so it’s time to upgrade the source code to access this API. The Bing Search API allow you to get search results retrieving the results in XML ...
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Wednesday, 8. August 2012

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How “await” works

RemObjects Blogs – A while ago, marc wrote about our “await” keyword added in Oxygene 5.1. “Await” is a new language element for the .NET 4.5 framework that essentially lets you write sequential code without blocking the main thread. It’s actually pretty amazing, in that the compiler will ...
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Tuesday, 7. August 2012

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Raize Components Makes Id/Value Pair Logic A Breeze

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I have known about Raize Components for a long time. The buzz I've always heard was something like this... "Oh yeah, Raize is good if you want a nice consistent look to all of your components within your program." That's not really very exciting when you are thinking about spending $400.Then I ...
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Correlation of Delphi Release/Update dates and activity on SourceForge project “RAD Studio Demo Code”

The Wiert Corner – Now that the there are RadStudio XE3 demos available at SourceForge.net Repository – [radstudiodemos] Index of /branches/RadStudio_XE3, and a post on a Delphi Event in New Zeeland rumours of an eminent Delphi/RAD Studio XE3 version start to raise. It is fun to watch the activity on the ...
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The Problem with Embarcadero

Te Waka o Delphi – I recently got into an email exchange with David Intersimone of Embarcadero, during which a number of questions came up. The answers I gave to those questions I think are worth sharing, as they also reflect where I think Embarcadero are going, and have been going, wrong. I cannot say what the ...
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Disk in Drive A: - Floppy Disk!

About Delphi Programming – Beginners :: If you know what a "floppy disk" is, then yes, there might be a situation when you will need to programmatically access and operate on the floppy disk, even today. Read the full article to learn about Accessing and Programming the Floppy Disk in Delphi applications Related: ...
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Movie #75 - Importing an XBMC Database

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video Alister Christie writes (half) a program that that imports an XBMC database, then produces a report using Fast Reports.  You can view this video on YouTube.  This is quite a long one at 37 minutes (and it's also pretty rough).
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Blog #8 - Building VCL Apps 3, XE2 Foundations Book, Logo, FaceBook Frieinds

LearnDelphi.TV – This is another video of random blog topics - you have been warned.  Watch it on YouTube.
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Monday, 6. August 2012

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Comparing Data Abstract and Core Data (with and without iCloud)

RemObjects Blogs – People often ask us what the difference between Core Data and Data Abstract is, and why they should choose one over the other. The answer to that second question frequently is “it depends”, because while on first glance Core Data and Data Abstract might seem like technologies that solve ...
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Fiddling with L-System (part 1)

DelphiTools – The class of grammar-based fractals known as Lindenmayer system allows generating an interesting variety of geometrical and botanical visuals. To the right is a representation of a “Fractal Plant”, which is generated from just two simple (if cryptic-looking) rules applied recursively. In ...

Sunday, 5. August 2012

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New release of my image metadata reading/writing code (CCR Exif v1.5.1)

Delphi Haven – Rather belatedly, given the code has been sitting in the SVN trunk for many months, I’ve finalised a new ‘stable’ release of my image metadata reading/writing library, CCR Exif (despite its name, it has some support for IPTC and XMP metadata too). If people using it have been ...
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Friday, 3. August 2012

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No Metro in Windows 8 !!

Te Waka o Delphi – That’s right. When Windows 8 ships there will be NO METRO in the box! There is as yet however, no news as to what it will be called instead.
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NakeyMonkey interview part 2 – Jason Southwell

Australian Delphi User Group Members – This is part 2 of my interview with Jason Southwell of Arcana@Sivv. Jason is attempting to crowd source through KickStarter the funding of his new component library NakeyMonkey. NakeyMonkey will be FireMonkey wrappers around native Windows and OSX controls. Jason … Continue reading →
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Thursday, 2. August 2012

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“Community Evangelist”

Olaf Monien – Embarcadero ist gerade dabei, das sog. “Community-Evangelist”-Programm zu starten. Mitglieder dieses Programms sind Delphi-Entwickler, die selbst nicht bei oder für Embarcadero arbeiten, sich aber in der einen oder anderen Weise in die Community einbringen (auf Konferenzen, durch ...
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Shh!!!

Delphi Haven – Between you and me, I’ve noticed the XE3 FMX demos are up on SourceForge (or at least, were when I last looked!). Actions are in (hurrah!), though the lack of a demo implies frames still aren’t (boo!). A few extra properties on things like TForm look promising in a small-but-useful kind ...
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