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Sunday, 24. July 2011

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Want more…Love

Sip from the Firehose – I am up in Hood River Oregon today for the wedding of Martha’s niece.  It is a glorius day with plenty of sunshine and no clouds in sight.  During the day, we drove up to Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood.  There was plenty of snow still on the mountain and people were skiing and snow boarding on ...
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Saturday, 23. July 2011

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Google+ is a different approach

Compas Pascal – Many try to compare Facebook with Google+, and often they conclude that Facebook har more friends, so they will not switch to Google+, even though Google+ has some nice features. However, Google+ should not be analyzed as a Facebook killer. It isn't. Facebook has a huge head start, and even though ...
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DDevExtensions 2.4

Andy's Blog – I eventually found the time to release version 2.4 of my DDevExtensions RAD Studio IDE Plugin that I used for months myself. “Package Add Unit” dialog replaced by “File Open” dialogWhen you add a unit to a package project the “Package Add Unit” dialog changes your project’s search path. That is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreas Hausladen @ 13:37
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Want more…Mountains

Sip from the Firehose – "Ain’t no mountain high enough. Ain’t no valley low enough. Ain’t no river wide enough. To keep me from getting to you." The lyrics, from the song written by Ashford and Simpson, keep telling me that there is nothing that can stop advance of computer software, developer tools, and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 08:32

Friday, 22. July 2011

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EurekaLog 6.1.02 is out

EurekaLog Blog – We are pleased to announce the availability of the new 6.1.02 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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? GunSmoker @ 21:19
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Want more…Exploration

Sip from the Firehose – The Space Shuttle Atlantis landed this morning at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  The landing marked the end of 30 years of the Space Shuttle program.  I want more exploration both by robotic and manned spacecraft.  In Star Trek we were told over and over again "To boldly go where no man has gone ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 08:41
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Manipulating local/remote files and folders using Delphi and WMI

The Road to Delphi – Some days ago a question in stackoverflow.com was made, about how list the contents of a folder of a remote machine. I answer that question using a WMI approach mentioning the CIM_DataFile and CIM_Directory WMI Classes, these classes  can be used to retrieve information about files, folders and ...
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Future-proofing #2 – Remove the function from the fashion

OTAPI – It is quite probably the most elementary design flaw we all make at some point or another, many even to this day. You create a new VCL Application project, and the very first thing you do is start dropping buttons and other controls onto the form. Your project has barely begun and you've already ...
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What Is Your Most Common Delphi Programming D'Oh - Coding Error Moment?

About Delphi Programming – in Coding Errors :: A "D'Oh" is typically used when Homer Simpson injures himself, realizes that he has done something stupid, or when something bad has happened or is about to happen to him. A "Do'h" in coding for me is when I am looking at a piece of my code that is wrong but looks ok :) ...

Thursday, 21. July 2011

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Future-proofing #1 – Don’t let third parties inhibit your progress

OTAPI – With Delphi going cross-platform (as well as 64 bit for Windows), you're about to notice that an awful lot of projects you have invested so much time and effort into are going stop compiling or working properly. I'm already noticing a lot of this preparing my client's projects for the brave new ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Simon Stuart @ 19:15
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Sneak Peek: Spell Checking support in Prism XE2′s Oxygene 5 Compiler

RemObjects Blogs – In a previous blog post we already took a first look at “Fix-It” support and some related editor enhancements centering around error reporting that are coming to Prism XE2 and Project Cooper later this fall. Today, I want to focus on one specific new detail in error reporting that – ...
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Life after 2.1: Exceptions in Parallel.Future

The Delphi Geek – The main focus in the next OmniThreadLibrary release is on exception handling in high-level constructs (i.e. the OtlParallel unit). The first one to get this support is Parallel.Future. Why? Simple reason – it has a well-defined point of interaction with the owner (the Value function) and only one ...
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Want more…Understanding

Sip from the Firehose – When I look at a piece of software, I see several things.  I see the text.  I see some patterns.  I see variables that might have some meaning.  I see data structures, constants, and other data definitions.  I might see some loops, functions with parameters, and I might even see some comments.  Can ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 07:33
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WebSphere MQ and Delphi

The Wiert Corner – On my research list: WebSphere MQ and Delphi. The funny thing is that this Delphi MQ Series question on StackOverflow that I answered actually helped me to get going A few interesting links: IBM provided Delphi unit for WebSphere MQ Serie (PDF documentation, ZIP file with source) Delphi related ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 07:00
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Something for Delphi to be proud of… in Lion ?!

Te Waka o Delphi – Some people often complain loudly and passionately that Delphi needs a garbage collector and that reference counting is not good enough, but if I read this correctly, in the new OS X release – ‘Lion’ – Apple seem to think that reference counting is an improvement over more ...
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