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Thursday, 6. October 2011

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x64 assembler fun-facts

The Oracle at Delphi – While implementing the x64 built-in assembler for Delphi 64bit, I got to “know” the AMD64/EM64T architecture a lot more. The good thing about the x64 architecture is that it really builds on the existing instruction format and design. However, unlike the move from 16bit to 32bit where most existing ...
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Wednesday, 5. October 2011

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Future-poofing #3 and TKinect at CodeRage 2011

OTAPI – Have you signed up for CodeRage yet? If you haven’t, you should! With sessions spanning 5 days, from some of the very best developers around (<humility>I’m not including myself there</humility>), covering a massive variety of development topics (web, native, framework and ...
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CodeRage 6 starts in 12 days - register and join us live online

Sip from the Firehose – Our sixth annual CodeRage online virtual conference takes place October 17-21 - that’s just 12 days from today.  As always, we will have five days of technical sessions with many of the top development experts from our community and Embarcadero.  We start each morning at 6am Pacific Time ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 19:53
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FishFacts for iOS FireMonkey!

The Hacker's Corner – For the rest of the story, you’ll have to tune in to my talk at CodeRage 6 - October 17-21! Enjoy! Share This | Email this page to a friend
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 19:00
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Testing Cross Cutting Concerns

Craig Stuntz's Weblog – So imagine you’ve been asked to implement the following requirement: When a to-do list item is marked as complete, the CompletedOn date time property shall be set to the current time. That doesn’t sound so hard to implement, but how can I test it? I don’t know precisely what the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Craig Stuntz @ 17:34
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ITDevCon 2011 Time Table

Daniele Teti's programming blog – Yes, it is a bit late, but this year has been really difficult to choose between all the speeches proposals arrived from all over the world. The new Delphi XE2 version (and the RAD Studio XE2 Suite too) are really full of new cool features and many of the best delphi developers want to show what can ...
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RAD Studio XE2 World Tour: Kolding (Denmark)

Pawel Glowacki – I’m just back from Kolding in Denmark where I had a pleasure to show RAD Studio XE2 and FireMonkey to the fully packed room of Danish developers. Only two weeks ago I have been showing RAD Studio XE2 in Copenhagen and now it was the second RAD Studio XE2 World Tour event in Denmark. Very big ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 11:37
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Super simple SQLite application for iOS FireMonkey

The Hacker's Corner – The following unit creates a table, inserts two records, and queries them back. Next I’ll try to tackle DataSnap… Enjoy! unit Unit1; {$IFDEF FPC} {$mode objfpc}{$H+} {$modeswitch objectivec1} {$ENDIF} interface uses SysUtils, Types, UITypes, Classes, Variants, FMX_Types, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 07:53
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CRC32 Calculators in Delphi and .NET

The Wiert Corner – For a couple of projects, I needed to calculate CRC32 hashes (they same CRC that for instance is used in ZIP files). A few of the projects used C#, others used Delphi, so here are a few references: The Delphi Encryption Compendium at Google Code works from Delphi 5 through the current Delphi ...
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Reading and writing files from an iOS FireMonkey application

The Hacker's Corner – Here’s an example of how you can read and write files in your iOS FireMonkey application. Enjoy! {$IFDEF FPC} var content : NSString; {$ENDIF} {$IFDEF FPC} function MyFileName : NSString; var paths : NSArray; fileName : NSString; begin paths := ...
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C++ Builder XE2

The Itinerant Developer – Welcome!  This is the first article on my new blog, and it examines XE2.  I’ll dig right in: First impressions XE2 uses the same installer as previous versions, and has a fairly simple setup process.  For some reason the help uses a separate installer and so installation isn’t ‘set it and forget ...
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Delphi-tage 2011, Cologne

The Itinerant Developer – Hullo from Cologne!  Yesterday I attended the Cologne stop in the Delphi World Tour.  There were over 250 attendees, and they sold out all their tickets: Delphi-Tage about to begin Introduction to XE2 The first talk was an introduction by David Intersimone.  XE2 is, he said, “in my twenty-six ...
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Delphi XE2 community articles, blog posts, and other information

Sip from the Firehose – The Delphi developer community is sharing their expertise about Delphi XE2, FireMonkey, and multi-platform development.  The following are a few recent posts with tips, setup information, and programming advice. Setting up Delphi XE2 and your Mac to develop/debug & deploy mac applications by ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 01:45

Tuesday, 4. October 2011

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Toggling the Status Bar using an iOS FireMonkey application

The Hacker's Corner – Q: How do I turn on/off the Status Bar on the iPhone? A: By calling setStatusBarHidden Below, a simple unit that shows how to toggle the status bar using different animations - none, fade, and slide. The example also shows how to toggle the network activity indicator. unit Unit1; {$IFDEF FPC} {$mode ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 23:14
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Manipulating the icon badge numbers from an iOS FireMonkey application

The Hacker's Corner – Q: How do I update those little numeric indicators on my app’s icon to show how many notifications the user should have? A: By using setApplicationIconBadgeNumber Very simple unit that increments the icon badge number below. Enjoy! unit Unit1; {$IFDEF FPC} {$mode objfpc}{$H+} {$modeswitch ...
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