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Thursday, 21. June 2012

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Parallel Programming Poll Extended

The Delphi Geek – While setting up the poll on the right I did something wrong and it was prematurely closed. This has now been corrected – you can again vote for your favourite. --- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license

Wednesday, 20. June 2012

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Using History to Make Sense of the Present

Te Waka o Delphi – In a recent post on interop in .NET framework, Jeroen Pluimers wrote “I don’t see COM as the first class citizen it was in the VB6 era.” I always find it funny when the .NET camp start poo-pooing COM and dismissing it as yesterdays technology that some people just can’t seem to let ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 23:30
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Getting Started with Windows & Mac Development Lesson 7 Book and Videos

Sip from the Firehose – The Lesson 7 - "Creating Windows, Mac and iOS 3D Applications" course book and video replays for the Delphi and C++ sessions are now available for download in Code Central.  The "Getting Started with Windows and Mac Development" course landing page will be updated with the links on Thursday ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 22:10
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Another Doomsday Article for Delphi

TPersistent.com – For the last decade I’ve been reading blog, newsgroup, and IT articles either predicting, or announcing the death of Delphi.  It’s amazing how obviously uninformed parties seem to think they can predict the future, when all they really introduce is more FUD (Fear - Uncertainty - Doubt) ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 21:30
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Delphi OSX Bundler 1.0 by Nick Cooper

Sip from the Firehose – Found this tool after someone in my "Getting Started with Windows and Mac Development" course pointed it out. I haven’t had time to try it yet, but seems like it should also work for C++Builder Mac OSX projects. Here is the information from the readme file (that is part of the download zip ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 19:01
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RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder Offers Ending June 29, 2012

Delphi Insider – Embarcadero has several special offers going on right now and ending June 29, 2012. Here's a chart created for our sales team that shows the different options available depending on what a person currently owns. As you can see, there is a great deal available for almost everyone and you can use ...
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FireMonkey in Lier (Belgium)

Pawel Glowacki – FireMonkey is busy;-) I’m just back from Belgium where I was presenting FireMonkey, Delphi and RAD Studio XE2 in Lier at the event organized by Embarcadero-Benelux and PeopleWare. PeopleWare work closely with Embarcadero providing Delphi expertise to customers in Belgium. There are a lot ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 13:12
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EurekaLog 7 files layout and recompilation of EurekaLog

EurekaLog Blog – This article will explain files layout for EurekaLog 7 installation and recompilation of EurekaLog (applicable only for Enterprise edition). File layout EurekaLog 7 changes way to manage its files. Now files are organized in typical manner for Delphi libraries: \Bin - compiled executables ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Александр Алексеев @ 09:48
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Strong name for Interop.Scripting – .NET Framework

The Wiert Corner – So I won’t forget: I was trying to generate from the interop.scripting.dll which I guess was the automatically generated dll without strong naming. A wrapperof a wrapper apperently doesnt work. The following did work: tlbimp.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\scrrun.dll /keyfile:..\nameHere.snk ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 07:00

Tuesday, 19. June 2012

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Special promotions on Embarcadero developer tools - now until June 29

Sip from the Firehose – Embarcadero Technologies has several major promotions for developers that are available now but will end June 29, 2012.  Here are the promotion page links with info for all of the offers including the new Client/Server Pack and Enterprise Upgrade offer. Buy or upgrade to Delphi XE2 or C++Builder ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 22:50
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The Dark Side of the Release Preview Update

RemObjects Blogs – This summer brought us the Windows 8 Release Preview and the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate – a great step towards the much anticipated final releases. Unfortunately, these major updates also had a dark side: breaking changes. Even if expected at this stage of product development, breaking ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anton Kasyanov @ 20:37
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Are you developing 64-bit Delphi applications yet?

Delphi Insider – A conversation came up yesterday that some people might still not understand the opportunity and benefits of creating 64-bit applications with Delphi XE2. Or that they may not even be aware that 64-bit Windows app development is even possible with Delphi XE2. So here's some info to further help ...
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Delphi: interesting SO question + answer on using AllocateHWND to route TThread messages to a message handler in a TObject descendant (via: delphi – Custom Messages in Non-Windowed Classes – need a default handler? – Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – The delphi – Custom Messages in Non-Windowed Classes – need a default handler? – Stack Overflow thread on SO is very interesting. It explains how to use AllocateHWND to route messages for a TThread into a message handler of an object instance. –jeroen Filed under: Delphi, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 07:00
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Set Of String in Delphi? Yes! Union, Intersection and Difference For String Lists.

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi TIPS :: In Delphi, sets or set types allow you to do set type operations like union, intersection and difference on a set of ordinal values. A set is a collection of ordinal values. The values in a set have no order and it makes no sense to have a value twice (or more times) in a set. ...

Monday, 18. June 2012

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Hacking FastMM for Debugging Purposes

The Delphi Geek – Last week I started solving weird ‘out of memory’ crash in one of our services. First reports of problems came in from a client but with some experimenting I managed to repeat it on the test configuration. The program works nicely for few hours and then something weird happens and it starts using ...
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