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Monday, 9. January 2012

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Delphi and Facebook Base64 Url Encoding

Marco's Tech Blog – Was working on a Delphi server used to build a Facebook application, when I bumped into an odd Base64 decoding issue. If you look to the Facebook page documenting their Signed Request parameter, you can see it has a first part with an encoded signature (which I won't really mention here) plus some ...
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Question: What does “productivity” mean to you?

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – A little while ago, I asked a random sample of Castalia users to complete a survey. The primary purpose of this survey was to get feedback on how I can make Castalia better, and I tried to ask questions that would both tell me what I’m doing right as well as where I can improve. One of the ...
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Delphi Implementation for the OpenSubtitles API

Yanniel's notes – OpenSubtitles.org allows searching and hosting subtitles in several formats (SRT, SUB, etc.) and pretty much every language. It currently has a vast database of subtitles (expanding every day). OpenSubtitles.org also exposes a XML-RPC based API that can be used in order to build third party ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Yanniel @ 19:16
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Changing the Color of a FireMonkey Edit box

Australian Delphi User Group Members – The new FireMonkey components have extensive design time functionality through the style engine so the presentation of components can be easily varied by the style editor. Some of the style parameters are also included in the object properties such as … Continue reading →
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Roger @ 17:00
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Writing Delphi console applications that call a Cocoa API

Delphi Haven – Just a quick tip for anyone struggling with calling a Cocoa (i.e., Objective-C) API in a Delphi console application: if you’re getting ‘class cannot be found’ errors on the simplest of calls, that’s because the relevant Cocoa framework hasn’t been loaded, and therefore, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 08:38
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The Bookstore of the Future

Nick Hodges – Bookstores are Cool I love bookstores.  A lot of people love bookstores.  I love hanging around in a bookstore and seeing what is new, what is popular, and what is available.  I love seeing the cool games and other non-book stuff they have.   I love how most bookstores now ...
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How Do You Test If a Delphi String Starts With a (Sub)String? What RTL Function is Faster?

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi Strings :: Whatever type of applications you are creating using Delphi, you must be writing some code to handle strings. Delphi provides a healthy assortment of string operators, functions and procedures in RTL. Let's say that you need to determines whether the beginning of a string ...

Sunday, 8. January 2012

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Exploring Delphi XE2 – VCL Styles Part III

The Road to Delphi – Introduction The VCL Styles are great but it seems that was designed to hide (and protect?) a lot of useful properties and classes. Because that I wrote a small (for the moment) library that using class helpers (and another tricks) can access to hidden properties and classes of the VCL Styles. Today ...
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Delphi anonymous methods are …

Yet Another Programming Blog – … too fat. Surely writing code like this gets frustrating very fast. I want my lambdas!! { Lovely, isn't it? } LGroupJoined := LOwners.Op.GroupJoin<TPet, TPerson, TOwnedPets>(LPets, function(Arg1: TPerson): TPerson begin Result := Arg1; end, function(Arg1: TPet): ...

Saturday, 7. January 2012

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My First Smart Program

The Delphi Geek – Last week I wrote about my first impressions about the OP4JS/Smart Mobile Studio project. This week I’ll show you my first program. Read more »--- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license

Friday, 6. January 2012

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Using Regular Expression on C++Builder FireMonkey Application

Andreano Lanusse – Here another C++ example showing how to use the RTL regular expression on C++Builder FireMonkey Application. This example  validate a string content based on four different regular expression, which are: Checks if the given text is a validate e-mail address Checks if the given text contains a valid ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreano Lanusse @ 23:11
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Job Opening at Embarcadero! Come join me!

The Hacker's Corner – We’re looking for an Architect to join the RAD Studio Team. Embarcadero Technologies is seeking an Architect to join the leadership staff of FireMonkey, Embarcadero’s next generation business application platform. The FireMonkey platform helps you build spectacular applications that are ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 19:09
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Determine Genuine Windows Installation using Delphi

The Road to Delphi – Starting with Windows Vista , Microsoft introduces the The Software Licensing API (SLAPI), this API can be used to determine a genuine Microsoft Windows installation. So using the SLIsGenuineLocal function you can check if your app is running in a genuine Windows installation. This is the ...
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XE2 – selling like hotcakes apparently

Australian Delphi User Group Members – A good news story that I think deserves a wider audience. Hate to break it to you, but Delphi (RAD Studio) just closed out 2011 with sales levels that surprised (in a good way) even our staunchest internal supporters. IOW, … Continue reading →
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OP4JS: “How do I…”

DelphiTools – Jon Lennart Aasenden just posted on G+ several links to new “How do I” entries in the OP4JS Documentation: Working with controls, the boxing model Using the TW3HttpRequest object Add a new form to my application Create and use a timer object Rotate a control by X degrees Plot pixels on ...
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