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Wednesday, 4. April 2012

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Don't forget your free products and offers

Delphi Insider – Redeem your BOGO free tool now - If you purchased a qualifying Delphi, C++Builder, RadPHP or RAD Studio XE2 product between January 16 and March 31, 2012, don't forget to  get your free additional product with the BOGO offer. Go to http://www.embarcadero.com/bogo-redeem to get ...
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Debt in IT and Software Development (via: Coding Horror: Paying Down Your Technical Debt)

The Wiert Corner – Thanks to Randy Glasbergen for the debt image I love this quote from Jeff Attwood on technical debt in 2009: periodically pay down your technical debt and the Computer Weekely article about half a year ago: Short-term speed may come at the price of long-term delays and cost. Lately, I find that I ...
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Tuesday, 3. April 2012

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Connecting to SQL Azure with dbExpress

The Art of Delphi Programming – Did you notice that there is a free trial of SQL Azure? Well, I stepped into it – just to gain experience. As the database behind SQL Azure is just SQL Server 2008 R2, there should be a possibility to access that thing with the dbExpress driver for MSSQL that ships with Delphi Enterprise, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Uwe Raabe @ 14:18
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How To Show The Copyright © Symbol In A Caption (Label, Form) In Delphi Applications

About Delphi Programming – in Characters :: The question is easy and simple: how do you add the copyright symbol "©" to a string? The string can be used for the Caption property of a Delphi control (Form, Label, and alike). The answer is as simple, but might be tricky for novice users :) While you can find "@", "€" or ...

Monday, 2. April 2012

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RAD Studio 2012 Survey

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero has an active RAD Studio Survey, worth taking to suggest your ideas... even if the time frame to take part in the iPad sweepstakes have ended. Link is:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/93PTY5X Takes effectively close to the 30 minutes they suggest, if you want ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 18:57
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Australian Tax Office can use FireMonkey to deliver Windows and Mac versions of their e-tax application

Delphi Insider – Here's a nice example of a Delphi customer having the opportunity to reach more users by creating both Windows and Mac versions of their application with Delphi XE2 and FireMonkey. ATO considers e-tax for Mac OS X The ATO's e-tax application currently only supports Microsoft Windows, leaving ...
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 01:41

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 := ...
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