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Friday, 6. July 2012

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Apple 1 Year Warranty and European Laws And a Mail I Got

Marco's Tech Blog – Italian regulation authorities are in a direct fight with Apple over the terms its hardware warranty, which has to be 2 years according to European regulations. While all other hardware manufacturers have embraced European mandatory 2 years warranty on production defects, Apple has a different view. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 00:39

Thursday, 5. July 2012

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Announcing the “June 2012″ releases for Oxygene and ROFX/Metro

RemObjects Blogs – Dear Readers, i’m happy to inform you of the immediate availability of our new June 2012 update for Oxygene, and a small June interim release for our ROFX products. The June 2012 release of Oxygene is our second update to Oxygene 5.1 (or Embarcadero Prism XE2.5) as released in April, and ...
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It’s Podcast Time!

RemObjects Blogs – i know it’s been a while since we have put out an episode of RemObjects Radio, and we apologize for that. In the meantime however, there have been some other podcast events that might interest you: Yesterday, i had the honor of being invited to join Scotty and John of iDeveloper TV for ...
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Smart Controls

The Delphi Geek – Today I have published new version of the A Smart Book. Newly added chapter Smart Control on 54 pages covers all built-in controls, from TW3Panel to TW3Header. Additional sections include tips on writing custom controls and description of the TW3ScrollControl control. Sample book was also ...
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Dear fellow programmer. If you aren’t experienced doing multi-threading, please don’t!

The Wiert Corner – Recently I was asked to investigate a performance problem with a certain .NET application. The first error I got when getting the app to build in Visual Studio 2010, and then run it was like this: System.ComponentModel.InvalidAsynchronousStateException was caught Message=An error occurred ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 13:00
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Migrating a Metro app from Beta to Release Preview

RemObjects Blogs – There were a few breaking changes to Metro apps when the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate came out. To develop for the latest version of Metro sing our tools, you will need the June 2012 Release or newer, which you can get from the usual places, including our [licensed downloads ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 12:53
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Understanding Core Foundation

Delphi Haven – The native API on OS X is spread over several layers. Some of these are written in (and designed for) Objective-C, but others are just C-based APIs. An example of the latter is the POSIX layer, which is the API shared with other Unix and Unix-like operating systems such as Linux. Roughly speaking, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 09:38

Wednesday, 4. July 2012

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CFStringRef and TCFString(s)

Te Waka o Delphi – In the comments on yesterdays initial post in a series following the experiences of porting an Objective-C sample to XE2, a number of people have asked why I didn’t use the TCFString record type in System.Mac.CFUtils to get the CFStringRef references that I required. The reason is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 23:42
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OmniThreadLibrary Documentation: Blocking Collection

The Delphi Geek – A chapter on blocking collection (IOmniBlockingCollection) is now available online. --- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
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Delphi Needs a Spring Cleaning

TPersistent.com – If you’ve maintained a piece of software for any length of time, then surely you know that at some point decisions made in the past are no longer valid, or maybe have proven to be poor decisions over time, and you need to do some cleanup. Delphi has been around long enough that it is showing ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 20:55
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Casting an Interface to a Class, the efficient way

DelphiTools – Delphi 2010 added support for the “as” to cast an interface reference to its implementation class. Cast interface as class type IFoo = interface ... end; TFoo = class (TInterfacedObject, IFoo) ... end; ... var intf : IFoo; var foo : TFoo; ... intf := TFoo.Create; ... foo := intf as ...
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Hollerith and why we have digraphs in Pascal and trigraphs in C/C++ (nostalgia, Apple ][ plus)

The Wiert Corner – Some nostalgia (: In the mid 80s, when programming in UCSD Pascal and Turbo Pascal, I learned that Pascal has (. and .) digraphs that translate into [ and ], similar to the (* and *) digraphs that translate to { and }. In fact I thought the English word was bigraph (as bi- is a prefix for twice, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 13:00
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Porting the Objective-C CFFTPSample to XE2: Part 1

Te Waka o Delphi – On the NZ DUG email list (yes, we still have those here) a question was recently posted asking for help with getting some FTP code working on OSX, using XE2. This coincided nicely with my reaching a point in my Objective-C learning where this sort of exercise was of interest to me also, so I [...]
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 10:12
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Office Closure

JED Software Blog – We will be closed from today until July 16, 2012 for a well earned break!   New orders and renewals will not be processed during this time. Support queries will be processed however the turn around may be increased.
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Italian Delphi Day 2012 Report (by Marco Breveglieri)

Marco's Tech Blog – Marco Breveglieri has posted a link to a 18 pages report about the Italian Delphi Day event last June. Written in Italian, the report has a lot of details about the event and also a number of pictures. The PDF is available at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 00:37
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