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Wednesday, 18. January 2012

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Embarcadero Buy One Tool, Get a Second Tool Free Promo

Delphi Insider – Embarcadero's big RAD promo for this quarter is Buy One Tool, Get a Second Tool Free. It runs from now through March 28, 2012. The offer applies to new user an upgrade purchases of RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder and RadPHP XE2.If you missed out on last year's deal where you could get multiple ...
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Movie #65 - FireMonkey Periodic Table

LearnDelphi.TV – In this 26 minute video, Alister Christie builds a Period Chart of the Elements in FireMonkey based on a similar project created for Building VCL Apps Part 1. You can watch the video here, or watch it on YouTube.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? cgg@christie.net.nz @ 11:26
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The Pascal Spring (by Verity Stob)

Marco's Tech Blog – Verity Stob has released on The Register Very a new amusing new piece on "The Sons of Kahn and the Pascal Spring", which has already been twittet and blogged, but it is worth noticing.  In the first part, there is an interesting assessment of the failure and troubles of competing technologies (" ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 09:31
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SOPA blackout day

DelphiTools – Great SOPA blackout page from Wikipedia, being one the top worldwide site, this should generate more awareness than any other! Wikipedia's SOPA blackout page I usually avoid posting non-technical stuff, let SOPA be the exception that confirms the rule! As for a description of the problems of SOPA, ...
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Native Android development for Delphi programmers

Brian Long – As you may know, and indeed as I have written about, Mono for Android has taken a bit of a hiatus. While it is still expected to be a viable development tool, and still a very convenient option for .NET developers, I thought it would be prudent to look up other options and ensure I covered various ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Brian @ 09:02
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Accessing Android’s Google Map control in Oxygene for Java

RemObjects Blogs – When I was working out how to use the Google Map control on Android devices i found it a little daunting with all the information scattered around the web, often missing out crucial points and almost never mentioning the impact that Java 7 has on things…. So I thought it best to write all my ...
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Tuesday, 17. January 2012

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OmniThreadLibrary in Practice [2a]–Backround Worker and List Partitioning

The Delphi Geek – Today I’m revisiting example from November 2011. This time I’ll solve it using the new Parallel.BackgroundWorker abstraction. Part of the Zarko’s requirements (see the original post for full text) was a cancellation support. At any time the "master" thread could be signaled to ...
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TKinect changing name, new controller support!

OTAPI – Stabbed in the back by Microsoft In a recent experiment, I discovered that Microsoft have deliberately capped the minimum depth range of the Xbox Kinect controller (when running it on a Windows 7 PC using the official Beta 2 Kinect SDK) to a lousy 80cm. They have done this so that you will buy the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Simon Stuart @ 18:47
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Testing the World Away: Recovery mission

Yanniel's notes – I was recently reviewing the DUnit website and I noticed there is a broken link to an article titled “Testing The World Away”. It was written by Will Watts for QBS Software. November, 2000. I said “OK, maybe the articled was relocated somewhere else in the QBS Software website”; so I tried a custom ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Yanniel @ 14:33
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Real World: Upgrade From Turbo Delphi .Net To ?

About Delphi Programming – in Real World Issues :: I've received an interesting email recently from a long time Pascal/Delphi user Jacques Brits. Jacques has an interesting problem to solve, I guess many could have, and was asking to help him pick the correct direction. Here's a section of the email: I suspect you might be ...

Monday, 16. January 2012

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The Sons of Khan and the Pascal Spring

Te Waka o Delphi – Ms Stob has blessed us with another chapter in the Book of Khan. A great start to 2012. Thank you Ms Stob.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 20:48
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Windows 8 Metro and RemObjects SDK for JavaScript

RemObjects Blogs – Windows 8 (currently in beta) introduces a new Metro UI that Marc already talked about a while back. Metro apps can be written with .NET, native C++ and also with JavaScript. What that means is that users of Data Abstract or RemObjects SDK have the choice of two development platforms and languages ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Valeriy Goloshchapov @ 15:45
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Nice post on writing a custom FireMonkey control

Delphi Haven – Just a quick post to say if you’re interested in the basic mechanics of custom control creation in the FireMonkey framework, you may want to check out this article by Mike Sutton on his MonkeyStyler blog.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 09:33
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Good Practices for JavaScript “asm” sections in DWS/OP4JS

DelphiTools – The compiler supports writing “asm” aka JavaScript section in the middle of Object Pascal, there are a few good practices as well as tips to keep in mind, let’s review the menu: Name conflicts and obfuscation support Do you really need an “asm” section? Don’t ...
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Verity Stob is back with tales of the Sons of Kahn

Brian Long – Over the last 16 years verity Stob has brought forth occasional Old Testament stories about the Sons of Kahn – wryly observant treatises on the comings and goings of those who were at Borland and work with the Delphi compiler. It’s with delight I’ve learned that she’s back with the eighth ...
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