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Thursday, 28. June 2012

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Programmer Productivity: Using the Keyboard Better

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – I can’t believe this argument is still going on, but there are actually programmers out there who still argue that plain old text editors are more productive than IDEs for programming. I could write for days and cite hundreds of studies about why they’re wrong, but today I’m just ...
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Visual Studio and Delphi: Getting a new GUID in the code editor

The Wiert Corner – Earlier this week, I already wrote about different idioms in different IDEs. Here is another one, again a feature I don’t use often: getting a fresh GUID in the IDE. Visual Studio Most often you need it as part of your AssemblyInfo.cs file: [assembly: ComVisible(false)] [assembly: Guid(" ...
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Getting Started with Windows and Mac Development - last lesson (Lesson 9) is tomorrow, Thursday, June 28th

Sip from the Firehose – Thursday, June 28 is the last lesson for my "Getting Started with Windows and Mac Development" - Lesson 9: Building Multi-Client, Multi-Platform, Multi-Tier Applications. It’s been a great experience putting these lessons and webinars together to help you get started using RAD Studio, Delphi, ...
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Wednesday, 27. June 2012

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The printed version of Delphi XE2 Foundations is now available

Delphi Haven – Having published it previously as three separate eBooks, the printed version of my book, Delphi XE2 Foundations, is now available. You can buy it on Amazon.com here, Amazon.co.uk here, Amazon.de here, Amazon.fr here, Amazon.es here, and Amazon.it here. If you don’t mind registering for an ...
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Interbase ToGo Webinar Notes

Marco's Tech Blog – First edition of the webinar done over the past two hours (1 hour of recorded webinar plus some questions), two more to go this evening and into the night. I think we had a good group of attendees, given the very focused topic. I've uploaded a document with notes, links, and some code is ...
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Embarcadero has some cool new Delphi iOS technology in the pipeline (via: Xcode – Debug iOS application on device without symbols – Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – Today exactly a month ago, Allen Bauer (Chief Scientist at Embarcadero) asked a really in depth question about debugging the startup sequence of iOS apps on a device not originating from Xcode on Stack Overflow indicating on what Embarcadero is researching. Last week, he also answered the same ...
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Tuesday, 26. June 2012

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My InterBase ToGo Webinar Tomorrow

Marco's Tech Blog – After a few busy months I took a week off with my family in the mountains last week (see this picture), which is why the blog has been quiet for some time. I've also been busy working on my new Delphi online shop and preparing for this webinar. I just finished recording, editing, and uploading ...
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Delphi Supported Versions List

Delphi Insider – From time to time people ask whether their version of Delphi is still supported. You can find the list of officially supported versions at: http://support.embarcadero.com/article/37740 This is also good information to refer to if you need help justifying an upgrade to a newer ...
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Custom FireMonkey "TSimpleTriangle" component

Pawel Glowacki – Have you ever written a component in Delphi? Reusable components are the corner-stone of rapid application development and important part of Delphi success on the marker. Being able to manipulate an instance of a class at design-time is where Delphi shines! One day I was looking at mocking up a ...
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Stefan Glienke on Delphi generics: Implementing List Enumerator OfType in Delphi – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – Stefan Glienke posted a nice StackOverflow answer on some things to watch for when using Delphi Generics to implement an IEnumerator of type for a generic usage that works better than the stock one. –jeroen via:generics – Implementing List Enumerator OfType in Delphi – Stack ...
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Celebrating Twenty Years of Failure in the Mobile Space

Delphi Code Monkey – There's interesting reading, great 1990s nostalgia, and some pictures of long forgotten devices at this IT World article:Flops and Vapor: 10 ways Microsoft tried and failed to rule the Mobile device worldIt's an amazing list of Microsoft-sponsored mobile software failures.  It shows us how ...
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Implementing Delphi Sets To Hold Up To 65536 Integer Elements

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi Data Types :: One of a structured data types in Delphi is a set type. Sets are collections of values of the same ordinal type (boolean, char and integer as well as enumerated and subrange types). By design sets can have up to 256 elements. Sets are frequently used with enumerated values ...
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Repeating characters into strings in C# and Delphi (via: .net – Best way to repeat a character in C# – Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – Switching back and forth between mainly Delphi and C#, sometimes it is hard to remember which idiom works best in each environment. Recently, I had to dupe a lot of tab characters for some Tab-Delimited interface to an archaic system. I remembered the Delphi idiom: use the DupeString function as ...
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Blog #7 - Delphi Books, SSD Troubles, CE Program

LearnDelphi.TV – Another video blog on random topics.  Watch it here.
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Movie #73 - DFM Numbers

LearnDelphi.TV – This video is about this post on Stack Overflow, which is a question regarding strange numbers appearing in DFM files in a Delphi project.  This was something that I'd never noticed before so I thought I'd make a quick video on it.  You can watch it on YouTube, or here on this site.
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