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Friday, 29. July 2011

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Life after 2.1: Parallel.Join’s new clothes

The Delphi Geek – Parallel.Join has started its life as a very simple construct. class procedure Join(const task1, task2: TProc); overload; class procedure Join(const task1, task2: TOmniTaskDelegate); overload; class procedure Join(const tasks: array of TProc); overload; class procedure Join(const tasks: array of ...
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Want more…Magic

Sip from the Firehose – Programming is magic.  Developers are pulling software rabbits out of their hats every day. At the same time, what we do is also very real to our users.  When my daughters were young they played Magic the Gathering card game by Wizards of the Coast.  I would buy the card packs and individual cards ...
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The Dark Side of Application.ProcessMessages in Delphi Applications

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi Stuff :: When coding an event handler in Delphi (like the OnClick event of a TButton), there comes the time when your application needs to be busy for a while, e.g. the code needs to write a big file or compress some data. If you do that you'll notice that your application seems to be ...

Thursday, 28. July 2011

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Hiding the TObject.Create constructor

Andy's Blog – If you design your classes you may get to a point where you want to have multiple overloaded constructors in your class. But all these overloaded constructors have parameters and a parameter-less constructor doesn’t make sense. And it should be forbidden to call it. Unfortunately Delphi doesn’t ...
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OmniThreadLibrary 2.1 hotfix

The Delphi Geek – All users of the 2.1 release, please download this very important hotfix. There was a nasty bug in OtlEventMonitor where FreeAndNil was called on a variable containing garbage from the stack. >:-( Great thanks to [Антон Алисов] for finding the problem. --- Published under the Creative Commons ...
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Apps are the lock-in

TMS Software Blog – In the past couple of weeks, I bought a Windows Phone 7 device for the purpose of doing some development on this platform (and of course also for my geek curiosity). I also bought an Android tablet for the purpose of testing our mobile web controls (for IntraWeb and ASP.NET). Surprisingly, neither ...
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Mark the dates in your agenda

TMS Software Blog – It promises to be a busy fall again for Delphi developers. Lots and lots to learn about the upcoming Delphi versions. About everywhere in Europe you can come to learn & meet up with colleagues and your component & tool providers such as TMS software. 8 September : CodeWay Tour 2011 in Paris: ...
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Want more…Creativity

Sip from the Firehose – I’ve always thought that software design and programming is a very creative process.  Developers create something from nothing using their mind, hands, hardware, and development tools.  I love that we can create software anywhere.  I can be sitting at my notebook computer on the beach, in a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 07:18
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Version Insight Plus Beta 3

Uwe's Delphi blog – I have fixed some more bugs in Version Insight Plus and here is Beta 3. You do not know what “Plus” is all about? If yes, check my first Plus blog post. This is the list of the changes: Fixed: There was no Subversion icon when there was no libsvn_client-1.dll somewhere in a path in the ...
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Wednesday, 27. July 2011

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Flotsam and Jetsam #40

Nick Hodges – “ As with any other form of writing, there is a skill to writing good comments. Much of the skill is in knowing when not to write them”. “Comments should say something code does not and cannot say.” Rosetta code is a pretty cool project – it proposes common programming ...
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Tweets and Retweets #22

Marco's Tech Blog – Rumors and little news about the coming version of Delphi, more Google+ tweets, new hardware I bought (a Mac Mini and a high-end Dell). But not much, as I've been quite busy. Also, I'm not trying to get active on my Google+ account (http://plus.google.com/109099686252303180605), so I might be ...
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Want more…Inspiration

Sip from the Firehose – Some software projects are started because you receive a contract to build and application.  Sometimes you join a company that has a project and needs additional developers.  Often you are working on the next version of an existing application.  I hope that sometime in your career you have an ...
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Marco Cantu’s Delphi XE Handbook Available in print and electronically

The Wiert Corner – Having proofread, I’m really glad that Marco Cantu recently announced that Delphi XE Handbook to be Available in both print and electronic forms. Note that since the announcement, you can also get the Handbooks Collection in PDF form for something like EUR 55. His books are always a pleasure ...
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Sneak Peek: Inline Interface Implementations in Prism XE2 and Cooper

RemObjects Blogs – Today, I would like to talk about another new language feature that is new in Oxygene 5. This particular feature was mainly added for Project “Cooper” to fill a need on the Java platform, but it is also available on .NET. The feature is Inline Interface Implementations Some Background ...
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Tuesday, 26. July 2011

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The time as come…

Michael Rozlog – This is my last blog post for Borland/Inprise/Borland/CodeGear/Embarcadero as Friday the 29th is my last day. Over the past couple of decades I’ve grown to love the developer products more than you can imagine. I have a lot of technology passion, and I hope that came across in these blog ...
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