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Monday, 11. June 2012

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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 20:37
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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;
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 21:14
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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 ...

Thursday, 7. June 2012

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Parallel Programming with OmniThreadLibrary – Current Status

The Delphi Geek – Look to the right - “The OTL Book” got a cover page! (photo © by Dave Gingrich) From now on, you can click on the cover page and you’ll be brought to this page which will be constantly updated to show the current status. Yes, this means that the book is nearing the release. In accordance with the ...
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Upgrading to EurekaLog 7

EurekaLog Blog – This short article will describe the process of upgrading your projects to EurekaLog 7. Obtaining EurekaLog 7 If you buy previous version of EurekaLog in 90-days range before release of EurekaLog 7 stable - then you will get a free upgrade to EurekaLog 7 (with the same edition and license kind). ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Александр Алексеев @ 16:38
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Twitter time at Delphi Days Italy….

Stephen Ball – A bit of fun… I’m going to make you work for this blog post I’m currently at the Italian Delphi Day in Piacenza, hosted by Marco Cantu, with over 80 Delphi and C++ Builder Developers. If you want to see what is going on here, then search Twitter for the following hash tag. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 12:59
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Poll: FireMonkey or “Platform Native” ?

Te Waka o Delphi – We have had almost a year of monkeying with fire now – enough time I think for people to have formed a view as to whether it is truly a viable multi-platform framework for the future, or just a convenient cross-platform solution with limited, genuine utility. At the same time, we have had OS X ...
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