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Monday, 2. April 2012

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Building awesome Mac clients for web services built with Visual Studio and C#

Pawel Glowacki – If your customers are asking you about a “Mac” version of your existing Windows application, you may want to look at the new Embarcadero FireMonkey application development platform. FireMonkey makes it very easy to create great looking, native, compiled applications for Mac as well as for Windows. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 11:24
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Remove Auto Generated "&" in Delphi's Menu Item Caption

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi TIPS ::By default the AutoHotkeys property of a Delphi TMainMenu or TPopupMenu has the value of maAutomatic. This will add the & sign to the menu item Caption. What if you need to compare the value of the Caption string to some hard coded value (the expected Caption value set at ...

Sunday, 1. April 2012

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Interfaces without objects

The Programming Works – Delphi interfaces are usually implemented by objects, but that is not necessary. Like you can implement a COM interface in pure C, you can implement a Delphi interface (which follows COM specifications in general) in pure Pascal without using objects. To demonstrate the technique let us consider ...
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Using the Bing search API from Delphi

The Road to Delphi – The Bing Search API provides a very flexible set of methods to submit queries and retrieve results from the Bing Engine. In this article I will show how you can use this API from delphi. Getting Started Before to start read the terms of use of the Bing API which states “…The API is ...
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Saturday, 31. March 2012

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Using Anonymous Methods for Inversion of Control

Nick Hodges – Introduction I’ve written an entire series of articles about Dependency Injection and the Inversion of Control.  I’ve exhorted you to decouple your code and to ask for your dependencies instead of creating them yourself.  I hope you’ve listened. Now I’m going to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 23:26
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Yes our offices are closed, but you can still order online from our shop sites

Sip from the Firehose – We’ve been running special offers all quarter.  It’s Friday, March 30, 2012 and our offices around the world are closed.  But, you can still take advantage of the special offers using our online shop site as long as you order before midnight (11:59:59pm in your local time zone).  Thank ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 06:31

Friday, 30. March 2012

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Sometimes Less is More

TPersistent.com – I’ve made no secret that I loved CodeRush for Delphi.  I still mourn the loss of Mark Miller from the Delphi community.  CodeRush was, by no means perfect.  Some of the issues I had with it may have been due to Delphi bugs, undocumented APIs, or bugs in CodeRush itself.  All I know is that I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 22:04
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FireMonkey Quick Start Guide now available on our DocWiki

Sip from the Firehose – The Embarcadero documentation team has put together a new "FireMonkey Quick Start Guide" that will help everyone new to FireMonkey. The guide will take you get started building Windows, Mac and iOS Applications with FireMonkey.  Quoting from the opening page of the Quick Start Guide, "This Quick ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 19:48
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Explicitly scoped enums

DelphiTools – Oxygene syntax (aka Delphi Prism) for enumerations was recently added to DWScript, with both enum and flags contextual keywords. Enumerations scoping was already in, but optional, using these keywords make scoping explicitly required. type    TMyEnum = enum (Alpha, Beta, Gamma); ... e := ...

Thursday, 29. March 2012

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Who would pay $0.99 for my iOS app?

The Hacker's Corner – I’ve been hacking away at my EDN iOS app. Here are a few screen shots of what it looks like in development. I have a few things I need to polish and then I will submit it to the AppStore. Technical details: * Communicates with the EDN MemberShip Services DataSnap REST Server * You can log in, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 23:44
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Delphi Developer Days 2012 London and Amsterdam

Marco's Tech Blog – This week I was in London for the first stop of the Delphi event I organize with Cary Jensen, and now I'm in Amsterdam half-way through the second stop. Here is some information, some links of blogs mentioning us, and some pictures. Remember there is still a chance for you to sign up to coming stops ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 20:20
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Lua4Delphi News: Massive Update, Webinars, Installer, Professional

OTAPI – Sorry to redirect you to read this news, but please read this posting on the official Lua4Delphi page on Google+. Feel free to post comments here on this blog entry, or as comments on the Google+ entry (if you have a Google+ account).
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We like to get a round a bit!!

Stephen Ball – Since I last posted about developer events in South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town), and our events in London and Dublin, I’ve been busy on the road for three more hectic weeks across Scandinavia (Helsinki -Finland; Ballerup - Denmark; Oslo - Norway) Where I found a very cool named ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 13:29
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Delphi Developer Days 2012 in Amsterdam today and tomorrow

Pawel Glowacki – I’m just sitting at the first day of Delphi Developer Days 2012 workshop organized by Cary Jensen and Marco Cantu in the city centre of Amsterdam. This is the second stop of the tour. Earlier this week DDD 2012 were delivered in London and next stops are Washington DC, Chicago, Frankfurt and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 11:20
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Avoiding Distributed Transactions

Malcolm Groves – Last week I presented on “Building Distributed Applications That Don’t Suck” twice at the ADUG conferences in Melbourne and Canberra. As the name may suggest, it’s a heavily opinionated session about the common mistakes people make when building distributed systems, and some ...
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