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Friday, 6. April 2012

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Speed Up Your FieldByName Expressions in Delphi Database Applications

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi Database Programming :: Jens Borrisholt sent me his view on how one can speed up FieldByName calls in Delphi database applications. By Jens: "I have my own little contribution to this, because if you had unlimited time to refactor code you can gain a lot of speed, doing things different ...
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DUnit and TCustomAttributes

Random thoughts on coding – In this article I am playing with Unit tests and TCustomAttributes as I am working on different ideas to build up a lightweight testing framework.  Basically I liked the idea of TestCase attribute from NUnit and I wanted to do something similar using TCustomAttributes and accessing those ...
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Thursday, 5. April 2012

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Some words on Unicode in Windows (Delphi, .NET, APIs, etc)

The Wiert Corner – O'Reilly book "Unicode Explained: Internationalize Documents, Programs, and Web Sites" Withe the growing integration between systems, and the mismatch between those that support Unicode and that do not, I find that a lot of organisations lack basic Unicode knowledge. So lets put down ...
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Wednesday, 4. April 2012

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Webinar – What’s New in Prism XE2

RemObjects Blogs – This hour long webinar covers what’s new in Prism XE2 and how to get the most out of Prism and the Oxygene for .NET language that powers it. Covers new IDE features and productivity enhancements, duck typing, parallelism, class contracts, oxidizer, plugin interoperability and even some Windows ...
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The Homomorphic Encryption Patent Land Rush

Craig Stuntz's Weblog – I noticed this morning that Google patent search returns 189 results for the query “homomorphic encryption." I have written about homomorphic encryption in the past; it is a true mathematical breakthrough which has the potential to transform cloud computing security. But the emphasis, here, is on ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Craig Stuntz @ 19:00
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TTwitter updated to fix “401″ bug

OTAPI – I have just released an update for TTwitter (the original “deprecated” version currently available on this blog) to fix the “401″ bug experienced by many of you. The update has been committed to the SVN repository, and an updated zip file has been uploaded too! You can find ...
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 07:00

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, ...
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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 ...
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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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