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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 := ...

Thursday, 29. March 2012

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Who would pay $0.99 for my iOS app?

The Hacker's Corner – I’ve been hacking away at my EDN iOS app. Here are a few screen shots of what it looks like in development. I have a few things I need to polish and then I will submit it to the AppStore. Technical details: * Communicates with the EDN MemberShip Services DataSnap REST Server * You can log in, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 23:44
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Delphi Developer Days 2012 London and Amsterdam

Marco's Tech Blog – This week I was in London for the first stop of the Delphi event I organize with Cary Jensen, and now I'm in Amsterdam half-way through the second stop. Here is some information, some links of blogs mentioning us, and some pictures. Remember there is still a chance for you to sign up to coming stops ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 20:20
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Lua4Delphi News: Massive Update, Webinars, Installer, Professional

OTAPI – Sorry to redirect you to read this news, but please read this posting on the official Lua4Delphi page on Google+. Feel free to post comments here on this blog entry, or as comments on the Google+ entry (if you have a Google+ account).
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We like to get a round a bit!!

Stephen Ball – Since I last posted about developer events in South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town), and our events in London and Dublin, I’ve been busy on the road for three more hectic weeks across Scandinavia (Helsinki -Finland; Ballerup - Denmark; Oslo - Norway) Where I found a very cool named ...
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Delphi Developer Days 2012 in Amsterdam today and tomorrow

Pawel Glowacki – I’m just sitting at the first day of Delphi Developer Days 2012 workshop organized by Cary Jensen and Marco Cantu in the city centre of Amsterdam. This is the second stop of the tour. Earlier this week DDD 2012 were delivered in London and next stops are Washington DC, Chicago, Frankfurt and ...
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Avoiding Distributed Transactions

Malcolm Groves – Last week I presented on “Building Distributed Applications That Don’t Suck” twice at the ADUG conferences in Melbourne and Canberra. As the name may suggest, it’s a heavily opinionated session about the common mistakes people make when building distributed systems, and some ...
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Wednesday, 28. March 2012

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FireMonkey - Action is Needed

TPersistent.com – As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m starting to play more with FireMonkey, and one of the first things I noticed when writing an application, is that despite 4 updates there are still no action components.  Although I only started using actions long after they were first released, their ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 23:03
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The return of the WebService Demos for Delphi XE (SOAP)

Delphi Code Monkey – Delphi SOAP programming was a hot-topic in 2002. And Delphi 7, the current release at the time, was shipping with a series of webservice demos. These were still part of the product until Delphi 2007, and Delphi 2010. These days REST+JSON is a bigger deal than SOAP,but SOAP is still an incredibly ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 19:46
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IDE Fix Pack 4.7 issues–or not?

Andy's Blog – I get some reports about problems with IDE Fix Pack 4.7. Those issues appear when IDE Fix Pack 4.7 is install but doesn’t disappear after uninstalling it. Well, if you uninstall IDE Fix Pack all changes are undone. Actually they never happened because IDE Fix Pack only changes code and bytes in ...
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Embarcadero Prism XE2 Webinars today - 6am event was great. You can join us at 11am and 5pm

Sip from the Firehose – We just completed the 6am PDT (Pacific Daylight Time / 13:00 UTC) Embarcadero Prism XE2 webinar, ".NET Development in RAD Studio XE2 with Embarcadero Prism XE2" with Jim McKeeth.   The webinar shows you how to get the most out of Embarcadero Prism and shows you what’s new in Prism XE2. Jim did a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 17:04
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Software Development, technologies and other matters #6

Andreano Lanusse – Hi everyone, another monthly summary  Microsoft release the source code for ASP.NET Web API and ASP.NET Web Pages (aka Razor) under an open source license (Apache 2.0). That means you can change it, redistribute your changes, even fork it if you want. MS-PL is an OSI-Approved Open Source ...
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Getting Rid of the Middleman

DelphiTools – On this StackOverflow question David Heffernan asked about a hack I’m using in DWScript’s UnifyAssignString. TStringListCracker The code of the function looks like: procedure UnifyAssignString(const fromStr : UnicodeString; var toStr : UnicodeString); var i : Integer; sl : ...
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