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Friday, 21. October 2011

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Multithreading Made Simple

The Delphi Geek – Keep in mind – my session on high-level OmniThreadLibrary stuff goes on air at 06:00 AM PDT / 15:00 CET. --- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
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CodeRage6 Fourth Day

Marco's Tech Blog – Another day at CodeRage6, but having real work to do I missed most sessions. Good replays are already online, as I was very interested in the series of RTTI sessions by Robert Love, since I think RTTI is the Delphi language revolution of the last few years.  Today Anders will cover DataSnap ...
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Two small Core Foundation tips

Delphi Haven – Core Foundation is a straight C, yet object-orientated API layer of OS X. Here’s a couple of small tips: 1. Much of the source for Core Foundation is freely available, so if you’re wondering whether a CFArray will retain its items on creation (for example), wonder no more ...
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D'oh! Those Negative Boolean AND Bitwise Expressions :(

About Delphi Programming – in D'Oh Moments :: Again, never mind years of programming! A "D'oh" moment for me is when I do an obvious coding error but I am not able to see it even in the debugger. Consider the following section of code: var sl : TStringList; begin sl := TStringList.Create; try if (NOT sl.Count > ...
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WMI Tasks using Delphi – Computer Hardware

The Road to Delphi – Determine how much free memory a computer has Use the class Win32_OperatingSystem and the FreePhysicalMemory property. const wbemFlagForwardOnly = $00000020; var FSWbemLocator : OLEVariant; FWMIService : OLEVariant; FWbemObjectSet: OLEVariant; FWbemObject : OLEVariant; oEnum ...
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Full Screen for Adium

RemObjects Blogs – This is when marc gets bored at 2AM: a plugin to enable fullscreen mode in Adium. trivial. rough. kills puppies. works. Precompiled download and source (git) on code.remobjects.com. The most work, really, was finding my way around the Adium APIs; the actual code is laughably trivial.
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CodeRage 6 session replays for Thursday, October 20

Sip from the Firehose – I’ve now uploaded Thursday’s (October 20) CodeRage 6 session replays to the Embarcadero Developer Network’s Code Central repository. Join us tomorrow, Friday, the last day of CodeRage 6 for the final technical sessions. We will finish at 12noon Pacific Time (UTC -7).  Also, check out the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 02:03
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Fix: Now() returns incorrect time on iOS device

The Hacker's Corner – var TZOffsetFromGMT : Integer; procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject); begin TZOffsetFromGMT := NSTimeZone.localTimeZone.secondsFromGMT; end; use it later as follows: var Hour, Min, Sec, MSec : Word; CurrTime : TDateTime; begin CurrTime := Now+TZOffsetFromGMT/3600.0/24.0; ...
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Thursday, 20. October 2011

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OmniThreadLibrary in Practice [1]–Web Download and Database Storage

The Delphi Geek – From time to time I get a question on the OmniThreadLibrary forum that could be of interest to other OmniThreadLibrary users. As I believe that many of you don’t follow that forum I have decided to repost such questions on the blog (and provide answers, of course). The first question in this series ...
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Visit the CodeRage 6 virtual exhibit hall - it’s open!

Sip from the Firehose – Our technology partners have exhibits in the CodeRage 6 virtual exhibit hall.  Many of them are offering special deals for CodeRage 6 attendees.  The conference has 24 hours until it ends.  Now is a great time to visit the virtual exhibit hall and see what our partners are doing to support our ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 22:13
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Article: DataSnap connectivity for iOS

The Hacker's Corner – I have published my article on how to achieve DataSnap connectivity from an iOS application written using Delphi XE2 and FireMonkey! DataSnap connectivity for iOS using Delphi XE2 and FireMonkey The article contains a link for the full source in CodeCentral. Enjoy! Share This | Email this page to a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 20:07
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New IDE Fix Pack 4.5 developer snapshot (dev 2)

Andy's Blog – With the help of  an IDE Fix Pack user I was able to find a bug in the directory cache that caused the background compiler and the ErrorInsight parser to fail. The “forground” compiler and the CodeInsight compiler weren’t affected by this bug because they run in the main thread and not in a ...
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WMI Tasks using Delphi – Accounts and Domains

The Road to Delphi – Determine the domain in which a computer belongs? Use the Win32_ComputerSystem class and check the value of the Domain property. You can also use the DNSDomain property in Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration. const wbemFlagForwardOnly = $00000020; var FSWbemLocator : OLEVariant; FWMIService : ...
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App Android ITDevCon2011 disponibile sul Market (ITALIAN)

Daniele Teti's programming blog – Manca solo una settima all’inizio di ITDevCon2011. Per permettere a tutti gli iscritti (e far decidere chi è ancora indeciso) di sfruttare al meglio i due giorni di intensa formazione, abbiamo appena pubblicato l’applicazione ITDevCON2011 sul’Android Market. Trevete il programma completo della ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Daniele Teti @ 14:50
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ITDevCon2011 Android App

Daniele Teti's programming blog – In less that a week, ITDevCon2011 will begin. To allow all members (and to let decide who is still undecided) to take advantage of the two days of intense training, we have just published the application ITDevCON2011 on the Android Market. You’ll find full conference program, speaker profiles and ...
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