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Sunday, 8. July 2012

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Retro effects with Android

Brian Long – A few weeks back I was browsing Paweł Głowacki's blog and saw his write-up on implementing both a parallax starfield as well as a 3D starfield using Delphi and FireMonkey. Quite taken with the classic starfield demo idea I though it might be neat to have a go at putting together an Android ...
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Saturday, 7. July 2012

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How to deal with Programmer's Block

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – Eventually, we all go through a bout of Programmer's Block. What is Programmer's Block? It's very similar to Writer's Block except it happens to programmers.I have been struggling for a very long time with Programmer's Block and didn't realize it. I knew what I wanted to do (vaguely) but just ...
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Friday, 6. July 2012

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New Poll

The Delphi Geek – There’s a new poll available – look to the right and you’ll see it. If you have any preferences on what you want to read in the Parallel Programming with OmniThreadLibrary next, please vote. --- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
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Help Update #6 for Delphi and C++Builder XE2

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – Embarcadero has just released Update #6 of Delphi and C++Builder XE2.
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A quick guide to evaluate and compile expressions using the LiveBindings expression evaluator.

The Road to Delphi – The LiveBindings technology introduced in Delphi XE2, includes a set of interfaces, classes and methods to evaluate and compile expressions. Today I will show you how you can use these classes to build, compile and evaluate simple (and complex) expressions. You can use these expressions for example ...
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Programmatically Check If Your 32-bit Delphi Application Is Running On 32-bit Or 64-bit Windows

About Delphi Programming – in x86 vs x64 :: While I do have Delphi XE 2 (supporting native x64 development) I am still compiling some of my applications as 32-bit applications (waiting for some 3rd party to move to x64). Having my x86 (32-bit) application running on various Windows versions - I need a way to know if my 32 bit ...
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Help Update 6 for Delphi and C++Builder XE2

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero has released yet another help update for Delphi XE2. Info in the readme file at http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/en/Readme_-_Help_Update_6_for_Delphi_and_C%2B%2BBuilder_XE2. According to thsi page "Over 500 pages of new content have been added to the Libraries wiki. Most of the ...
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High-level Multithreading

The Delphi Geek – Chapter five of my book Parallel Programming with OmniThreadLibrary is now completed. New version of the book has already been published and all buyers have been notified by the email. Wiki will be updated soon. Please remember – the best way to support the OmniThreadLibrary project is to buy the ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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