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Monday, 4. June 2012

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Facebook Privacy Policy Voting: a Debacle?

Marco's Tech Blog – As you probably know, Facebook is holding a vote on its new privacy policy. Heralded as a great democratic move, it might become another fiasco (after the IPO debacle). In short, this vote is about proposed privacy changes (https://apps.facebook.com/fbsitegovernancevote/contests/230120). ...
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A New Web, a New Book and a New Info Source

The Delphi Geek – I have decided to start up a new blog, dedicated to programming with Smart – www.smartprogrammer.org. If you are using the Smart Mobile Studio or if you think that programming mobile applications with Pascal is an interesting idea, make sure to bookmark it. I will however not move all my Smart- ...

Sunday, 3. June 2012

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Parallel.Join hotfix

The Delphi Geek – There was a nasty bug in Parallel.Join which (sometimes) raised its ugly head when number of tasks submitted to the Join abstraction was larger than the number of parallel execution units (threads). Big thanks go to [Passella] for reporting the problem together with a reproducible test case. If you ...
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Weak interface references

Delphi sorcery – We all know how painful it can be working with interfaces and reference counting when it comes to circular or cross references. Vincent Parrett wrote about that a while ago and presented a nice solution.The only disadvantage about his solution was the special class type (TWeakReferencedObject) you ...
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Saturday, 2. June 2012

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Summer 2012 Interim release

RemObjects Blogs – As I talked about in my blogpost a couple of weeks ago, there have been some breaking changes in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 2012 RC that caused it to not work well against our “Summer 2012″ release. Last week we have published an interim “June 2012″ ...
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Project Updates

Random thoughts on coding – It is time for a retrospective now that we have gone through the first half of the year. Projects are coming along and I will be updating  TDPE (Thundax Delphi Physics Engine)  and  PZaggy (Graph tool)  which will have the source code available by the end of ...
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Mocking methods

Random thoughts on coding – I have been using Mock objects a lot with Delphi and I have implemented a small example and that you can find available in my personal repository on Google code. This simple example plays with the signature of the methods and uses delegates to return what we want to return. There are lots of ways to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 16:00

Friday, 1. June 2012

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RAD Studio XE2 samples on SourceForge

Stephen Ball – A really popular link at our events is the link to the SVN for RAD Studio demos.. So I thought it would be useful to blog it up again for those who have missed it before… https://radstudiodemos.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/radstudiodemos/branches/RadStudio_XE2/ Don’t forget to take ...
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Buy Delphi XE2 or C++Builder XE2, get RAD Studio XE2 Free

Delphi Insider – Embarcadero's special offer on RAD Studio XE2 has been modified for the month of June. Now if you buy or upgrade to Delphi XE2 or C++Builder XE2 by June 29th, you can get RAD Studio XE2 free. If you haven't yet upgraded to Delphi XE2 or C++Builder XE2, now is a great time to do it because ...
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Mac Development links/info

Brian Long – This week’s instalment of the UK-based Developer Direct webinar series is called Mac Development for Windows Developers, focusing on the Mac aspects of the cross-platform development capabilities of RAD Studio XE2. The following is a set of links and general information picked up during the ...
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RAD Studio XE2 for the price of Delphi XE2 or C+Builder XE2

Brian Long – Embarcadero are pushing out deals at the moment. In addition to the C++Builder bundle deal written about here, here’s the latest one I’ve bumped into: for the month of June 2012 if you buy either Delphi XE2 or C++Builder XE2 (new user or upgrade, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate or Architect ...
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12 Hours Left to Save $100 on Castalia

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – The title says it all: in 12 hours, prices go up. Buy Castalia Now and save up to $100!
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Embarcadero be Bold once more

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Do you remember Bold for Delphi, the model driven architecture and object persistence framework that was first developed by Boldsoft, then purchased by Borland and included in Delphi 7 Architect? Roland Bengtsson has started this online petition asking Embarcadero to … Continue reading →
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Thursday, 31. May 2012

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Namespaces, open source and you

Delphi sorcery – I have to admit - this will be kind of a rant. 8)These days I am getting really annoyed when people are using XE2 when they are contributing to open source projects that are supposed to work also for XE or lower - no offense.Huh, why?Because XE2 just as every Delphi before automatically adds units ...
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WebGLScene: something is brewing in the lab

DelphiTools – This is an informal announcement that work has begun on WebGL and bringing some of GLScene browser-side! If you’ve got a a WebGL-capable browser (see “compatibility” below) click on the following links to see it in action: There is a simple variation on the classic NeHe ...
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