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Thursday, 29. September 2011

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Pictures of Milan Delphi XE2 Event

Marco's Tech Blog – A set of pictures of the event in Milan last week (taken by Paolo Rossi). Available on Google+ or Picasa. Here are a few of them, featuring myself, Jason Vokes, Daniele Teti, but also Fabrizio Bitti, Michela and more.
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Delphi and OS X

Brian Long – There are more posts and articles coming out illustrating how to work with cross-platform native aspects (OS X and iOS). Accessing special folders both on Windows and on OS X are looked at by Malcolm Groves in ‘Cross-platform special folders in FireMonkey’ Looking at how to convert from an NSString ...
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Update 1 released for Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2 and RAD Studio XE2

Brian Long – Over 120 fixes are made in the recently released Update 1 for the XE2 product range from Embarcadero. There’s also an important licensing issue remedied in it. Full details are at http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/41650.
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Delphi Roadmap

Brian Long – Whilst Delphi and RAD Studio users await the next release of the official roadmap, JT (aka John-Ray Thomas) has posted a list of technology areas where work is actively on-going in the Embarcadero labs. Frequent and regular FireMonkey updates A Next Generation Delphi Compiler with multiple ...
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EditorLineEnds.ttr – what is it?

The Wiert Corner – Sometimes when you start Delphi multiple times, you get an error message similar to this: [Error] Cannot create file "C:\DOCUME~1\username\LOCALS~1\Temp\EditorLineEnds.ttr". The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. [OK] Since there are are a few QC entries on ...
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Opening files and URLs in default applications in OS X

Malcolm Groves – After my article on Special Folders, a few people asked how to open a file in the default application. For example, if I open a JPEG, whichever application is registered as the default app for JPEGs will execute. This is roughly analogous to ShellExecute in Windows. The question was also asked ...
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Revenue Recognition and the Software Development Industry

Nick Hodges – Before I start, I want to stress that I am not a lawyer.  I am not an accountant.  You’d be a total fool to base any business or legal decisions on anything I write here.  Consult a an attorney or a fully accredited CPA or some other person who truly knows what he’s ...
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Lua4Delphi – From DFM/FMX to LUA, Form Composition

OTAPI – Hopefully you will have read on my blog already about some of the many glorious features of Lua4Delphi, a small portion of what you will see when you begin playing with it! Well, this article will focus on one of the more impressive feature-sets I feel I haven’t adequately covered… ...
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Wednesday, 28. September 2011

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Use Knowledge of Your Own Threads to Extract Optimal Performance…

Te Waka o Delphi – “The Delphi Geek” recently blogged about a performance bottleneck he had identified in FastMM when used with a particular conditional define. Although not directly related, his post reminded me of an experience I had many years ago, working on a highly complex multi-threaded system (long ...
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11 reasons to upgrade to XE2 before September ends

Sip from the Firehose – There are loads of new and enhanced features in Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2, RadPHP XE2, Embarcadero Prism XE2, and RAD Studio XE2.  You can see all of them in the RAD Studio XE2 Feature Matrix.  Embarcadero’s global evangelism team has traveled hundreds of thousands of miles to visit with ...
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EurekaLog 6.1.03 is out - now with XE2 and FireMonkey support

EurekaLog Blog – We are pleased to announce the availability of the new 6.1.03 version. EurekaLog is a tool for Delphi and C++Builder that gives your application the power to catch every exception and memory leak, generating a detailed log of the call stack (with unit, procedure and line number), optionally ...
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Turning off Delphi’s Brace Highlighting in Delphi 2010 and Earlier

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – This morning, I wrote about turning off Delphi’s Brace highlighting because Castalia’s is better. A couple of astute readers pointed out in the comments that the method I described only works in Delphi XE and XE2 – the option isn’t there in Delphi 2010 and earlier. ...
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Delphi XE2 Update 1 is out; be sure to get it.

The Wiert Corner – I’m at the BASTA.NET conference, so I need to keep this short: Be sure to get Delphi XE2 Update 1 and read the release notes. You will need it in order to apply future updates, which will come soon and often: a big change when compared to previous product releases. You will need do a full ...
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NeverSleepOnThreadContention–NOT!

The Delphi Geek – FastMM is a wonderful memory manager, but it can slow down quite a lot when used in multithreading environment. While Pierre has implemented some conditional defines that could help the multithreaded code, namely NeverSleepOnThreadContention and SwitchToThread, I’m now making a point that you ...
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Turning off Delphi’s Built-in Parenthesis Matching

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – After yesterday’s post about parenthesis matching, it became apparent that it would be useful to know two things: First, Castalia’s parenthesis matching will peacefully co-exist with Delphi’s built-in parenthesis matching. They can both work at the same time, and some people like ...
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