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Saturday, 10. December 2011

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LaKraven Studios Standard Library [LKSL] – Smart Types

OTAPI – The one thing that annoys me most when producing the numerous open source libraries and tools I’m developing is the constant replication of code, in an attempt to keep each project separate from the others. The number of times I’ve copied and pasted the same Classes and Methods surely by ...
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TADOStoredProc Parameter Returns wrong Value

TPersistent.com – The other day I was trying to make a stored procedure call using hcOPF and kept getting a ‘parameter object is improperly defined’ error.  It has to be the most frustrating ADO error I’ve ever encountered, and I’ve come across a few in my time.  What makes it so frustrating ...
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Friday, 9. December 2011

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TKinect (v2) SVN update

OTAPI – For all those interested, there has been a substancial update to TKinect (v2) on the SVN today. Carl Kenner (www.glovepie.org) has very kindly gone through TKinect (v2) with a fine-toothed comb, has discovered the cause of the various issues we’ve encountered during development, and (best of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Simon Stuart @ 21:50
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Hierarchical database structures and Firebird PSQL

The Programming Works – The idea of storing a hierarchical data in a relational database is very simple, but effective work with such a data requires some knowledge of server-side programming using procedural SQL (PSQL). So the hierarchical data structures are a good chance to get acquainted with PSQL. For demonstration ...
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Summary of Special Offers and Events

Delphi Insider – We have a lot going on this month so I thought I'd put together a quick list of what's happening for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio users.Special Offers:Get FastCube, Rapid SQL and more free with new or upgrade purchases of Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio XE2 until December 30th2007 users ...
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Pascal Server Pages – Pascal Script

Yanniel's notes – Without getting too technical, I would define a Pascal Server Page (PSP) as a dynamic web page containing embedded Pascal Script (PS) code.  When a web request is made, the PS code needs to be executed (interpreted) in the server side and outputted into the proper format (HTML, XML, JSON, text, ...
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Understanding Unicode Support in Delphi (If You Are Still On Delphi <= 7)

About Delphi Programming – in Coding Delphi Applications :: If you are preparing to move / migrate your "old" Delphi applications to any Delphi version later than Delphi 2009, you must have heard that a default Delphi string type is now (where "now" means in Delphi versions >= 2009) Unicode. What does this mean? Will you ...

Thursday, 8. December 2011

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Stockholm with FireMonkey Live - Upgrade Amnesty

Stephen Ball – Yesterday I was in Stockholm for another FireMonkey Live event. During the day we looked at some really practical pointers for getting FireMonkey into real world applications and linking to some Delphi, C++ Builder and also Java / C# backend services. A number of these sessions are now available as ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 18:46
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Why we need interfaces in Delphi.

The Programming Works – Objects are normally accessed by an object reference. Interface reference is a different method to access an object’s functionality. A simple question – why do we need interface references at all, why can’t we use object references everywhere? There are several reasons to use interface ...
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Semaphore throttle

The Programming Works – Suppose we have an algorithm that uses N parallel threads, and we have a system with M CPU cores, N > M. Running the algorithm on the system leads to performance loss because the threads are contend for available CPU cores and cause time-consuming thread context switching. A better approach is to ...
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24 Hours of Delphi with David I - register now

Delphi Insider – Join us for 24 Hours of Delphi with David IYou’re invited to a special online event filled with technical information, tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Delphi.Whether you’re new to Delphi, looking to upgrade from a previous version, or using the latest XE2 version, you’ll be sure to ...
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Adding a Standard Context Popup Menu to a SynEdit

The Road to Delphi – When you uses an Edit control like a TMemo or TEdit component a context menu pops up with options to undo, copy, paste, select all, etc. Unfortunally the TSynEdit component doesn’t include a menu like this, so you must write you own. You can fix this in a few lines of code using a interposer ...
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Wednesday, 7. December 2011

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A code-free wind turbine in Firemonkey 3D

Australian Delphi User Group Members – How would you go about building a wind turbine in Firemonkey 3D with revolving blades? You can stop reading right now if you want and go away and think about this; possibly even fire up XE2 and try building something; … Continue reading →
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Trouble with Google Reader and GEXperts RSS feed :)

The Wiert Corner – While catching up my feeds after an astonishing holiday around the Antarctic Peninsula (some photos at Flickr), I bumped into a Google Reader issue with the GExperts.com RSS feed: all posts seem to be stamped 20111117T0555. Funny, as I remember being late to report GExperts 1.35 for Delphi XE2 was ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 13:17

Tuesday, 6. December 2011

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TKinect 2 now open to the public!

OTAPI – Victory Fernandes and I have decided to make TKinect (v2) available to the public as-is, and give the public access to the development working copy as it evolves. This means that the SVN repository you can check out today (details below) is the exact working copy Victory, Embarcadero and I are ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Simon Stuart @ 16:10
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