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Wednesday, 20. July 2011

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Interesting…

Delphi Haven – Most of it’s just a copy of the XE (or should I say XE1?) demo tree, but a couple are new: http://radstudiodemos.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/radstudiodemos/branches/RadStudio_XE2/Delphi/ No EXEs though! I’ll leave the Sovietology to a certain frothy blogger-cum-team of bloggers (if said ...
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Tuesday, 19. July 2011

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OmniThreadLibrary 2.1

The Delphi Geek – Yes, it is ready. Get the ZIP or check it from SVN. If you’re following the trunk, do the update. You’ll actually get more than 2.1 as I’ve already merged in development branch with support for exception handling in Parallel.Async and Parallel.Join. Warning – those changes may break the code as two ...
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Dogfooding the new “Oxygene 5″ Compiler

RemObjects Blogs – Here at RemObjects, we’ve always been great fans of so-called “dogfooding” – the act of using your own products early on in the beta cycle. As you know, we create developer products, and nothing helps us drive and test those more than actually using the products ourselves actively. ...
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New Embarcadero partner promo with a chance to win CodeSite Studio

Delphi Insider – Starting today and over the coming weeks, we'll be doing a series of drawings where you can win a free copy of some great tools from Embarcadero partners. First up is your chance to win a copy of CodeSite Studio.If you've taken a look at RAD Studio XE, you know that it includes a rich set of tools ...
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Facebook and Delphi - Facebook API for Delphi

About Delphi Programming – in Facebook :: I guess you know what Facebook is? In simple words, Facebook is a social networking website intended to connect friends, family, and business associates. Users of Facebook can share news stories, video, and other files with friends. Here's a Facebook page you should "like" if you are ...
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ISO 8601: Delphi way to convert XML date and time to TDateTime and back (via: Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – Recently I needed a way of concerting back and forth ISO 8601 DateTime values used in XML from Delphi. Thoug the Delphi DateUtils unit has some ISO 8601 features for calculating week numbers, you actually need to the XSBuiltIns unit for converting back and forth to ISO 8601 text representation of a ...
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Want more…Sugar

Sip from the Firehose – Julie Andrews, as Mary Poppins, sang "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down." The "Spoonful of Sugar" song starts "In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and snap the job’s a game".  When I am programming, I am having fun.  Yes, it is also a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 06:07
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Multitouch is so passe, Face control is where it’s at.

Malcolm Groves – Natural User Interfaces are developing at a furious pace. It seems like the Kinect has really put a fire under this space. One of the more interesting (and potentially embarrassing) examples of this I’ve seen recently is using a webcam and some custom face tracking software to control music ...
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Monday, 18. July 2011

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It’s my birthday – here’s a present!

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – Today is my birthday. I’m 31 years old. For my birthday, I want to give YOU a present: For the next 24 hours, use coupon code 31BDAY to save $31 when you purchase Castalia for Delphi. That means that for the next 24 hours, the full Castalia for Delphi costs only $118, and Castalia Essentials ...
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Want more…Wizards

Sip from the Firehose – I just got out of the movie theater where I watched "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows part 2".  I won’t spoil the movie for any of you who have not seen the movie yet.  What I can say, is the world needs a lot more wizards and a lot less muggles.  With all of the troubles around the world, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 06:07
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Delayed Event Handling Using Event Handler Detaching for Delphi Applications

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi TIPS ::The article How to Detach an Event Handler from a Control Event describes a simple mechanism to remove an event handling procedure from a control's event. Allan Lloyd made a remark about the idea suggesting an extension: when you have an event handler which takes some time (> 0.1 ...

Sunday, 17. July 2011

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Things that make you go ‘urgh’…

Delphi Haven – What’s the flaw in this test code? program Project1; {$APPTYPE CONSOLE} var Arr1, Arr2: array of array of Integer; I, J: Integer; begin SetLength(Arr1, 5, 5); for I := 0 to 4 do for J := 0 to 4 do Arr1[I, J] := I * J; Arr2 := Copy(Arr1); for I := 0 to 4 do for J := ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 11:12

Saturday, 16. July 2011

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Want more…Components

Sip from the Firehose – Our Embarcadero Technologies developer tools come with many components.  Delphi XE and C++Builder XE include ("out of the box") more than 500 visual controls.  RadPHP XE comes with more than 75 visual components.  Consistently, our developer surveys tell us that our customers use a lot of additional ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 23:47
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Getting ready for OmniThreadLibrary 2.1

The Delphi Geek – After a long long wait (sorry folks, due to events out of my control this release took many months longer that I expected) OmniThreadLibrary 2.1 is finally ready! I’m just putting together change log, testing demos to see if everything is working as it should and so on … A day or two and it will be ...
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Want more…Security

Sip from the Firehose – As someone who travels a lot, I appreciate all of the work that security and safety teams do all over the world.  Some might complain about the long lines to get through security but I am very thankful for all that is done to protect me. We live in an online world where we all must keep track of our ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 04:24
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