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Friday, 13. July 2012

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DWScript July 2012 news

DelphiTools – Here is a summary of recent changes since the last news roundup. These apply to the SVN version, which will likely become 2.4 soon, as it includes quite a bit of improvements and fixes over 2.3 (which was released in march). Language Added support for initialization and finalization for units, ...

Thursday, 12. July 2012

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Creating a simple PDF viewer for OS X using FMX and the Core Graphics API

Delphi Haven – Having needed to use OS X’s ‘high level’ PDF support to create print-quality PDFs (no prizes for guessing what this was for exactly), I wondered what the PDF APIs were like at the developer level. Soon finding a simple PDF viewer example in the Apple documentation, I thought ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 22:35
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C++ Online Learning Resources

Pawel Glowacki – If You are a Delphi programmer, you probably know about the coolness factor of FireMonkey. In fact there are many developers out there that has never heard about FireMonkey and Embarcadero and there are big chances that they are familiar with C++. There is a good news for them! They can be ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 20:39
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Open response to Simon Stuart

TURBU Tech – As you may be aware, Simon Stuart is building what could basically be described as an App Store for Delphi packages.  I really like this idea.  But he’s apparently got some very strange–and downright harmful, on a couple points–ideas about how it should be set up.  When one of the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 17:07
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Brian Long Does Some Game Dev at RemObjects

Pascal Game Development – Brian Long has been doing some blogging about game development related topics on the RemObjects blogs lately. It would seem that since the last PGD Challenge, game development may be on the minds of some of the people at the company.

Wednesday, 11. July 2012

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Version Insight Plus Beta 9.1 (Fixes, Version Info C++ support, TwineCompile hint)

Uwe's Delphi blog – I have fixed a few issues, added support for Version Info Update for C++Builder projects and here is Version Insight Plus Beta 9.1. This setup is for XE and XE2. This is the list of the changes: Blame: Fixed ampersand was shown as underscore in the hint File states: Fixed icons were only shown in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Uwe Schuster @ 23:58
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Learn How to Say OUYA and get your game on a Console!

Pascal Game Development – Finally a way to get your indie development games put onto a TV-based console without having to deal with all the big money or red tape of the gaming industry. The OUYA is a new gaming console designed by Yves Behar that is powered by the Android OS and hooks

Tuesday, 10. July 2012

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Android game loops

RemObjects Blogs – I’ve been porting some of the Android SDK samples from their original Java over to Oxygene for Java, with the hope they’ll be included in a forthcoming update to the product. I’d already contributed a port of the AccelerometerPlay demo, which is a neat little demo of using the accelerometer to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Brian Long @ 19:52
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Free Mida VCL to FireMonkey Converter Special Edition Download

Delphi Insider – Embarcadero has licensed a special edition of the Mida VCL to FireMonkey conversion tool called Mida Basic Embarcadero XE2 edition and is making it available free to registered users and trial users of Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2 and RAD Studio XE2 to help simplify migration of VCL applications to ...
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Параллельное программирование с OmniThreadLibrary *

The Delphi Geek – [* Translation: Parallel Programming with OmniThreadLibrary] Fellow programmer Егоров Александр (Alex Egorov) has offered to translate the OmniThreadLibrary book into Russian. As the original book, it will be published on the LeanPub. Current plan is to make it available after the High-level ...
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which kind of IsHex() function do you like most, and why?

The Wiert Corner – Though the sample question is in C#, it applies to almost any language and framework: for relatively simple checks like IsHex(), you can go the RegEx way, or the compound if-statement way. Which kind of function do you like most? Take Our Poll I’m not only interested in the percentages, so ...
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Embarcadero - Clang and LLVM

Rob's Technology Corner – Recently Tim Anderson reported that Embarcadero was going to be using the Clang Compiler in the Rad Studio.   When word broke about Embarcadero using LLVM with Delphi I was quite pleased.   I had been playing around with LLVM learning its IR for quite some time and it is a great tool ...
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Monday, 9. July 2012

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Quick tip – assigning Command+Letter shortcuts to FMX menu items

Delphi Haven – It’s not obvious since the forms designer doesn’t support it, but the way to assign a Cmd+Letter shortcut to a menu item in FireMonkey/OS X application in XE2 is to do so at runtime. For example, say you have a ‘file open’ item called itmFileOpen, and want to assign it the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 09:16
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Android XML IntelliSense

RemObjects Blogs – Many of the Android resources, from layouts and styles to animations and even manifests are defined in XML. The XML spec for all of these different resources is a bit dynamic and varies based on things outside the XML document. For these and other reasons there is no official schema provided by ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 08:27
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Introducing TRefCountedObject

DelphiTools – DWScript source code recently introduced a newcomer: TRefCountedObject. This base class takes the place of TObject in dwsUtils, and is now present throughout the DWScript code. What it adds is, well, a manually reference-counted class. If you’re not interested in the DWScript internals, you ...
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