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Sunday, 29. January 2012

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A Sign of Maturity

The Delphi Geek – No IDE is mature until it has a TSmiley component.                                             --Anonymous This week I got a sudden urge to write TSmiley component for Smart Mobile Studio IDE. After all, what is a development environment without a smiley? My TSmiley is not an enterprise-y ...

Saturday, 28. January 2012

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Flotsam and Jetsam #54

Nick Hodges – I like FireMonkey.  Actually, I confess that I don’t know much at all about FireMonkey, but I like that it exists.  I don’t use it, but I like that it is there, broadening the appeal of Delphi and generally advancing the cause of the tool we all love so well.  So I was ...
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GpDelphiUnits update

The Delphi Geek – Although I’m regularly pushing updates into Google Code repository, updates to my web pages and, incidentally, to my blog are dragging behind. Here is the last year worth of changes: Read more »--- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
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Life is Too Short To Call Create

Nick Hodges – Introduction Okay, so the whole FreeAndNil thing has been going on for a while.  Some folks are understandably sick of it, but I’m not.  I think it is an important discussion that actually reveals a much deeper issue – sort of like how a fight with your spouse over the toothpaste tube is ...
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Friday, 27. January 2012

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Visualizing 3D mathematical functions using FireMonkey

The Hacker's Corner – My article "Visualizing mathematical functions by generating custom meshes using FireMonkey" on EDN. Enjoy! Share This | Email this page to a friend
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 23:04
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An email from Stardock

TURBU Tech – As you may know if you’ve been reading for a while, I’m a gamer.  Have been pretty much my whole life.  In fact, it was the prospect of creating my own video games that first got me into programming. A while back, I purchased Elemental, the latest game by Stardock, a company with a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 20:53
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TMS Aurelius Roadmap

TMS Software Blog – TMS Aurelius has been released and we are very satisfied with feedback from all of you. Most comments are compliments and questions about how to use the existing many features, but some of them are also feature requests. So the intention of this post is to give you an idea of what"s coming ...
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On the Delphi documentation issues

The Programming Works – Delphi XE2 documentation states: ‘Packed’ Now Forces Byte Alignment of Records If you have legacy code that uses the packed record type and you want to link with an external DLL or with C++, you need to remove the word “packed” from your code. The packed keyword now forces ...

Thursday, 26. January 2012

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Release of OpenSSL v0.9.8t and v1.0.0g

Arvid's Blog – Just a few weeks after the last release the OpenSSL team released important updates to fix issues in both source branches. Again… Direct links for the updated versions: http://indy.fulgan.com/SSL/openssl-0.9.8t-i386-win32.zip http://indy.fulgan.com/SSL/openssl-0.9.8t-x64_86-win64.zip ...
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DataSnap will just keep getting better!

Mat DeLong – As you may already know, I no longer work for Embarcadero. It was a very difficult decision for me to leave the company that took such good care of me over the years. I still love Embarcadero and believe in their products. I will continue to help out the community and the company any way I can. That ...
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TMS Aurelius - A Quick Peek

TDelphiHobbyist – The Latin name Aurelius means Golden.  Has TMS Software created the “Golden” Object Relational Mapping [ORM] Framework?  Like any tool, it depends on your perspective and needs ... and for me, it sure looks like they have.  Let me explain ... I’m pretty sure that I’ve kissed every frog that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? TDelphiHobbyist @ 20:41
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String comparison in Delphi

Yanniel's notes – Have you ever wondered how utilities like Beyond Compare or DIFF are comparing files? They do this (I guess) by solving the longest common subsequence (LCS) problem.After reading the Wikipedia article liked above, I obtained an overall view of the problem and I looked at the possible resolutions. ...
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What do you think of functions overloads?

DelphiTools – In Delphi, you can overload functions, but doing so requires using the overload directive explicitly, f.i. the following code declares two functions with the same name, one that will be invoked if you pass an integer, another that will be invoked you pass a string: function MyFunc(a : Integer) : ...

Wednesday, 25. January 2012

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Final days for upgrade discount for Delphi 2007 and earlier users

Delphi Insider – If you're currently using Delphi 2007 or earlier and have been considering upgrading to Delphi XE2 or RAD Studio XE2, you only have until January 31 to get the upgrade price. Starting February 1 you have to pay the new user price to get XE2. If you upgrade by January 31st, you also qualify for the ...
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The problem with TTwitter – Reason discovered!

OTAPI – Quite a lot of people around the world have been reporting that TTwitter doesn’t work on theirs or their client’s machines… with Twitter reporting a 401 error on each request! I have been attempting to track down the cause of this problem for quite some time, and I have finally ...
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