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Friday, 31. August 2012

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Introduction to unit testing with Lazarus

The Programming Works – 1. Lazarus 1.0 comes with built-in unit testing framework called FPCUnit. FPCUnit is another Pascal clone of Java JUnit framework, like DUnit framework supplied with Delphi, but different from DUnit in some details. If you are absolutely new to unit testing (or to Lazarus, like me) create your first ...
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How to Create a Windows Shortcut (.LNK) File From Delphi Code

About Delphi Programming – Shell Samples :: Shortcuts are extremely useful and are the primary mechanism you can use to customize your desktop to give yourself quick access to the applications, documents, and Internet resources you use most often. Read the full article to learn how to create standard Windows shortcuts using ...
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Delphi Xe3 info

Felix Colibri – Delphi Xe3 Info : what's known so far about Delphi Xe3 : FireMonkey FM2, Windows 8 Metro and Metropolis, DataBindings, Mac OsX, the future Mobile Studio and Html5 Builder. WinRt: native or not ? Delphi Pro Database licensing changes

Thursday, 30. August 2012

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Poor EULA clause reverted?

DelphiTools – Unofficial information from David Champion https://forums.embarcadero.com/thread.jspa?threadID=76231 “In fact we do listen to our customers and make representations to our developer group in the USA. Subsequently the EULA changes you were worried about have been dropped altogether.” From ...
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Lazarus Goes 1.0

Te Waka o Delphi – As some people may have already noticed, Lazarus went “1.0″ yesterday. The sensitivity – and some might say serendipity – of the timing of this can hardly have escaped many people, including myself. Since I now intend taking a far greater interest in the alternatives to ...
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Programming Collective Intelligence

Malcolm Groves – This book has taken me longer to read than just about any other technology book, but I’ll come back to that. The premise of this book is that machine learning has become an integral part of modern applications, from Amazon’s product recommendations through Google’s pagerank and on ...
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SA Increased Unexpectedly ? Check your T’s and C’s

Te Waka o Delphi – Two days ago I received a renewal quote for my XE2 Professional SA. The quote included an increase that I wasn’t expecting, having not been made aware of the clause in the SA T’s and C’s that allows for an annual increase of up to 5%, regardless of the fact that the cost for a ...
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Wednesday, 29. August 2012

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2nd PGD Challenge: Results Finally!

Pascal Game Development – Well it's about time! Yes here are the final scores
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Blog #10 - What's in Delphi XE3

LearnDelphi.TV – This video is a summary (of what I can remember) is in Delphi XE3.  It is based on the presentation in Auckland, New Zealand yesterday. Watch it on YouTube.  XE3 should be released any day now.
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Controversial changes in the EULA for Delphi XE3 and C++Builder XE3

Andreano Lanusse – As everybody knows Delphi XE3 will be released soon, some previews have been already published and there are some controversial topics around XEe, mostly because of leaks from people that clearly violated the NDA and this is shameful. The biggest controversy is the new license agreement (EULA) that ...
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New EULA on the next morning

The Programming Works – To repeat the old news, here is an extract from the recent EULA leakage: .. the use of data access technologies for client/server connectivity will no longer be allowed in the Professional edition. This includes both Embarcadero and 3rd party solutions. Professional users may only, legally, access ...
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All Your Base Are Belong To Us

DelphiTools – Somehow I feel this meme is a good match for the latest EULA change plans from Embarcadero for Delphi, which essentially forbid all database or networked uses in Delphi XE3 Pro. It sounds just as ridiculous as the EULA changes themselves. Somebody set up us the bomb This must be close to what what ...
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Blog #9 - More Delphi interviews

LearnDelphi.TV – Yesterday I was at the Delphi XE3 product launch/demo in Auckland, New Zealand (I flew up from Wellington) and while I was there I harassed a few unsuspecting Delphi users and got them to say what the use Delphi for.  The video is about 5 minutes long and you can watch it on YouTube.
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XE3 Pro EULA changes and MVPs

Australian Delphi User Group Members – So I was made an Embarcadero MVP about two weeks ago, an achievement I’m quite proud of. It was, I believe, largely for my work on the TIndex and my off-line ADUG activities more so than my blog entries here. Meanwhile everyone’s … Continue reading →
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Tuesday, 28. August 2012

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Embarcadero’s indefensible licensing change

TURBU Tech – If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a very disturbing post by Jolyon Smith about a leaked NDA document covering a licensing change in Delphi XE3. The upshot is that new licensees will no longer be able to use Delphi Professional for database development unless it’s a local database ...
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