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Thursday, 22. September 2011

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Video: See what's new in Delphi XE2

Delphi Insider – Check out this nice new video from my co-worker Sarina on what's new in Delphi XE2.If you haven't downloaded a free trial of Delphi XE2 yet, do it now!
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Decorator Design Pattern in Delphi. Multiple Decorations

Yanniel's notes – In my previous post I introduced the decorator design pattern to you. I used a fairly simple example (a silly example if you wish) in order to give you a flavour of the pattern. I wrote Delphi code for that matter and I focused in having ONE, and only ONE, decorator class.This was the situation in ...
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Cross-platform Special Folders in FireMonkey

Malcolm Groves – There was a question on the ADUG list last week about how to retrieve “special folder” locations on OS X. By special folder, I mean locations like the user’s Home directory, the Documents directory, Temp directory, etc. I thought I’d write up the solution both because ...
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Delphi XE2-64bit: bottleneck in trigonometric functions?

DelphiTools – Taylor Series and Angle Reduction In Delphi XE2 64bit, SSE2 is used to compute the trigonometric functions (cos, sin, etc.), and they are computed through what looks like Taylor series (with double-precision literals being coded in hexadecimal, likely to minimize compiler precision issues). However ...
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C# Using Blocks can Swallow Exceptions | DigitallyCreated

The Wiert Corner – I got to the SafeUsingBlock extension method because of a nice StackOverflow thread on exceptions swallowed in a using block. Actually, you can broaden the case into a wider scope: in any language when you protect resources in a try finally block (essentially, a using will turn into an implicit try ...
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Flotsam and Jetsam #44

Nick Hodges – If you haven’t figured it out, I’m all cuckoo for the Delphi Spring Framework.  Some folks were worried that the project was stagnating, though it hadn’t been that long since it had been changed.  Well, at least until yesterday, when a big set of changes were made with the idea of ...
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MonkeyGroomer – Convert “Automagically” from VCL/VGScene to FireMonkey

OTAPI – One of the most prevalent questions we Delphi developers have been pondering ever since the announcement of FireMonkey has been “so, how long is it going to take for me to switch my VGScene/VCL forms over to FireMonkey?” Well, a very good friend of mine (Jeff Lefebvre) has been working ...
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Wednesday, 21. September 2011

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ElevatdDB: Date Math 2

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – Let me start off by mentioning a couple things. I'm not an expert at ElevateDB by any means and I don't claim to be one either. I purchased ElevateDB three weeks ago on 09/01/2011, and have only been using it for about ten days within that three week period.I'm sharing my ElevateDB experiences with ...
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A Delphi road map preview from the new product manager.

Lars Fosdal – While we wait for a Delphi roadmap, a "roadmap preview" is available from the new RAD Studio product manager.Frequent and regular FireMonkey updatesA Next Generation Delphi Compiler with multiple hardware/OS targetsNext Generation RAD C++ Compiler with multiple hardware/OS targets64bit RAD C++Delphi ...
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Tuesday, 20. September 2011

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Lua4Delphi Fundraiser Progress #1

OTAPI – I have been overwhelmingly heartened by level of support demonstrated by the Delphi community toward the Lua4Delphi Fundraiser! Within the first 24 hours, over £1000 of the £6000 target had been raised. At the time of writing, we sit at almost £2000! See the Fundraiser Status widget (top-right of ...
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Thank you world, hello Texas….

Sip from the Firehose – I returned from the RAD Studio XE2 World Tour and my round the world in 13 days trip early Sunday morning after stops last week in Moscow, Warsaw, Amsterdam and Washington DC.  Many thanks to the thousand plus attendees that I had the privilege to spend time with.  There was loads of excitement ...
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Pictures of Ankara Delphi XE2 Event

Marco's Tech Blog – A few pictures of Ankara and the XE2 event, from my phone. Quality is low, but should get you an idea. The place was very big and quite full. And I visited a meseum and the old castle and the old area around it. Very nice. ...
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Use TFile Delphi Record To Encrypt or Decrypt A File

About Delphi Programming – in Files and Folders ::A member of the Delphi Programming Forum in a post titled "RTF File encryption" is asking for some help in encrypting RTF documents. Starting with Delphi 2010, the RTL includes the "ioutils.pas" unit hosting dozens of file and folder related functions grouped into TFile, ...
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Dropbox – Simplify your life – easy way to sync your iOS Delphi XE2 FireMonkey stuff between your Mac and PC

The Wiert Corner – One of the things hard when doing FireMonkey iOS development Delphi XE2 is that you have a multi stage process: Develop and test using Delphi XE2 on Windows Compile and deploy on the iOS Simulator using xCode on OS X Deploy on the real iOS hardware using xCode OS X Basically you need to share your ...
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TStringList Visualizer revised (2010, XE, XE2)

Uwe's Delphi blog – I do really like the debugger visualizers that have been added in the Delphi 2010 release including the OTA enhancement that lets you create your own visualizers. Sometimes I still use Delphi 2007 and I look for the visualizer glyph for the TStringList, do not see it, but then I do realize that I ...
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