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Tuesday, 12. June 2012

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Managed types vs. GetMem

Delphi Haven – I’ve just seen the following question on StackOverflow: I am getting an unexpected AV in the following code: program Project65; {$APPTYPE CONSOLE} {$R *.res} uses SysUtils; type ITest = interface end; TTest = class(TInterfacedObject, ITest) end; var p: ^ITest; begin ...
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OmniThreadLibrary Documentation: ForEach

The Delphi Geek – A chapter on Parallel,ForEach is now available online. --- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license

Monday, 11. June 2012

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Italian Delphi Day 2012 Pictures

Marco's Tech Blog – Pictures of mine:    Pictures by Andrea Magni    Pictures by Marco Breveglieri and Stephen Ball (who also blogged here):    There are a few more pictures around Twitter and Facebook, but this should give a good idea of the event, which ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 17:38
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A Cool Parallax Starfield Simulation Using FireMonkey

Pawel Glowacki – There is nothing like writing demo projects. Whenever I see an interesting piece of code, does not really matter in which language, I’m thinking about moving it to Delphi. Delphi XE2 is all about cross-platform and mobile development, so "moving to Delphi" specifically means for me these days ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 15:57
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Movie #72 - Platform Assistant

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video Alister Christie looks at using the Platform Assistant to do remote debugging.  We run Delphi on one computer and and debug an executable on a different machine.  You can watch on YouTube or on this site.
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Sunday, 10. June 2012

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TVirtualInterface: Interfaces without an Implementing Class

Nick Hodges – I would be really disappointed if we spent an hour discussing software development and I didn’t at least once say to you "Program against interfaces, not against implementations".  It’s sort of a mantra for me – a way of life if you will.  It’s a bedrock principle ...
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Italian Delphi Day 2012 in Tweets

Marco's Tech Blog – mbreveglieri (Marco Breveglieri) Stephen Ball (Embarcadero): "FireMonkey is the future business 2D/3D application library born to plug multiple platforms". #delphidayita ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 18:08
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Rounding the Currency type like they taught us in school

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I started using Delphi's Currency type for it's accuracy only to discover it doesn't round the way I would have expected it to round. I remember being taught in school that when rounding numbers if the remainder was equal to or greater than five you round up otherwise you round down.For ...
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Indexing

Delphi Haven – In my previous post I wondered out loud what was the best way to index my book (this will be for the print edition by the way, which I’m definitely going to do now). The consensus seemed to be ‘mark the index entries manually’, and once I actually started the process, it ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 13:16

Saturday, 9. June 2012

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The Delphi 1.0 Installer was Awesome

Delphi Code Monkey – This is the delphi 1.0 installer running. It's the dashboard of a sports-car, probably a Porsche.  The speedometer shows the progress from 0 to 100% of installed.Bring Cool back to software installation, Embarcadero. Installers should be fun.  Oh, and free support for installation with a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 22:11
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Getting the environment variables of an external x86 and x64 process

The Road to Delphi – On my last post was show how get the environment variables of an external x86 process, now it’s time to show how access the same information for x64 (and x86) process from a 64 bits application. In order to access the environment variables of a x64 process, you must use a 64 bits application, ...
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Friday, 8. June 2012

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Why I still hate, and yet grudgingly respect, C++

Delphi Code Monkey – There are lots of great "Programmer to Programmer" questions on the sister-site to StackOverflow, called programmers.stackexchange.com, where a lot of the general non-programming related questions that are somewhat software development related, but not exact technical questions with exact technical ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 21:59
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Fun Code of the Week #4

Nick Hodges – Adapted from my answer on StackOverflow: function RemoveChars(const aString: string; aCharsToRemove: TSysCharSet): string; var C: Char; begin Result := ''; for C in aString do begin if not CharInSet(C, aCharsToRemove) then begin Result := Result + C; end; end; end;
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FireMonkey iPhone/iPad links and info

Brian Long – This week’s instalment of the UK-based Developer Direct webinar series is called iPhone/iPad Development with RAD Studio XE2. The following is a set of links and general information picked up during that broadcast and also during a US webinar by Anders Ohlsson (broadcast during the week and ...
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Crypting Your INI (Configuration) Files

About Delphi Programming – in INI Files :: In most of my applications I'm using INI files to store configuration options. INI files are text based documents with a simple structure. A user can open your INI files using Notepad or similar applications and see or manually change the content. For one particular situation I ...
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