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Friday, 24. August 2012

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Parallel Programming with OmniThreadLibrary–How-tos

The Delphi Geek – Good news for all OmniThreadLibrary fans – the long-awaited How-to chapter has been published. Following topics are covered: Background File Scanning Scanning folders and files in a background thread. Async/Await How to write 'blocking' multithreaded code with a mechanism similar ...
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iOS, Delphi XE3 and XE2

The Wiert Corner – I hope I read these mobile and iOS parts of the XE3 and beyond : A look at mobile post by John Ray “JT” Thomas correctly: Mobile: And although the new mobile products will include new mobile specific toolchains, FireMonkey FM2 for mobile, and a mobile tuned development environment, the ...
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Thursday, 23. August 2012

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Priceless: Behind the Code with Anders Hejlsberg

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I just watched this interview with Anders Hejlsberg for the first time. This is truly an amazing interview. It's rather long, about 1 hour, but it is so worth it. I'm not giving anything away... you'll have to just watch and enjoy.Enjoy - Semper FiGunny Mike
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RAD Studio XE3 - Be the first - see you there!

Stephen Ball – As a lot of you will have already had notifications sent out you will know we are in full count down to the launch of XE3. If you haven’t received notice, then you may want to check your settings in your EDN account. Register To find events near you visit the World Tour landing page and play ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 17:09
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Delphi and WinRT or Windows 8 "Dirty Little Secret"

Marco's Tech Blog – Very interest post by Allen Bauer on the problems Delphi is facing in supporting WinRT... or, as he puts it, "Windows 8 Little Dirty Secret". This is a very interesting reading. And yes, this is somehow similar to the problems with browsers: IE is allowed to do operations third party WinRT browsers ...
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Delphi Conditional Compilation 101: Project Group, Project, Program: Debug or Release?

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi Inside & Out :: Creating a new Delphi (VCL, FMX) application would result in creating a single application (program) where all the units and forms used in the program would be compiled/linked into a singe executable file. If you would like to have the same code base in one program ...
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Why Delphi Cannot (currently) Support WinRT

Te Waka o Delphi – Nor for that matter can any other compiler except Microsoft’s own C/C++, apparently. Who would have thought that in a forum reply in a thread about and entitled “HTML Builder” you would stumble across crucial, technical information relating to the paucity of WinRT support in Delphi ...
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Why no native WinRT support in Delphi XE3?

DelphiTools – Allen Bauer spilled the beans in reply to a question by Brandon Staggs, and speaks about “Window’s 8 dirty little secret”. I’ve quoted his reply in full below (highlights are mine): We are very keen on supporting WinRT with native Delphi & C++ code. Right now, the issues ...

Wednesday, 22. August 2012

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Flotsam and Jetsam #62

Nick Hodges – Okay, so it looks like the release of Delphi XE3 is imminent.  My friend Tim Del Chiaro (the Delphi Insider) has announce the World Tour for the release.  The official page is here.  Tim also mentions something about a new product “HTML5 Builder”.  That sounds interesting. ...
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Dragging and Dropping into DBGrids

Let's Get Technical – In this post I demonstrate how to implement advanced drag-and-drop features with a DBGrid as the target using a ClientDataSet and cloned cursors. But first, let me acknowledge the posts of Zarko Gajic on delphi.about.com. I started writing this post five days ago, and he posted a new entry ...
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RAD Studio XE3 Preview Page and the World Tour started!

Pawel Glowacki – I’m getting excited with XE3! Since yesterday RAD Studio XE3 Preview page is live and the XE3 World Tour started with very successful events in Sydney and Hamburg. I’m counting down days to my first event in few weeks in Brussels! If you want to see the XE3 IDE in action today, register ...
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Introducing XE3 Video and World Tour Information

Marco's Tech Blog – Today is the official debut (not the release!) of Embarcadero XE3 product line, including Delphi XE3. There is a video, and several blog posts by attendees of the early World Tour events. First the video, available in the rather scanty landing page at http://www.embarcadero.com/rad-xe3-preview: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 12:52
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‘var’ vs ‘out’ as a function argument

The Programming Works – The Delphi Documentation is known to be a confusing and untrustful source of information. I am not quoting the current documentation content here and hope it will be fixed – right now it is a nonsense. You can replace ‘var’ by ‘out’ and get binary identical code if ...
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I'm an Embarcadero MVP

Marco's Tech Blog – The "Embarcadero Evangelist Program" (see my past blog post at http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/embarcadero_community_evangelist.html) officially becomes "The "Embarcadero MVP Program", as blogged by Anders Ohlsson at  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/ao/2012/08/21/39304. While there is still no ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 11:15
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Highlights of the Sydney XE3 event

Australian Delphi User Group Members – So I live G+ed my way through the whole Sydney ADUG event. Quite tiring really, trying to focus on what was being said and simultaneously summarise it for 4 hours. Here’s a few of my highs and lows of the morning. … Continue reading →
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