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Friday, 16. September 2011

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Wish list: Slicing syntax

TURBU Tech – I’ve been doing a lot of string processing work lately.  Delphi has a lot of strengths, but unfortunately string manipulation really isn’t one of them.  It gets really messy really quickly if you’re trying to do anything complicated.  Extracting substrings out of strings quickly ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 19:47
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Free Certification Test for Delphi XE2 and RAD Studio XE2 Users

Delphi Insider – If you purchase or upgrade to Delphi XE2 or RAD Studio XE2 by September 30th 2011, you can get a free code to take the Delphi Developer Certification exam.If you haven't already heard about the Delphi Developer Certification program, you can learn more here.
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Buy Delphi XE2 and RAD Studio XE2 from Bob Swart in Eurozone

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – As a reseller of Delphi and RAD Studio, I can offer you no discount coupons, but instead a free Delphi XE2 Development Essentials courseware PDF manual (with useful information), plus my personal support (I'm a Delphi developer myself, and use it on a daily basis) and dedication. See ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Bob@eBob42.com @ 14:16
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Meet Me in Verona

The Delphi Geek – I know that XE2 on Win64, OS/X and iOS is all the rage but some of us (or is it most of us?) still have to make living in the Win32 world. That’s why my ITDevCon 2011 talks are not focused into specific technologies but into techniques and tools that will make your life easier. (At least your life ...
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Records with methods, Improved RTTI support

DelphiTools – Delphi Web Script version 2.2 will soon be a wrap up, I’ve posted a preview zip (324 kb) for the SVN-averse. Here is the summary of recent changes form the SVN side of DWS: “Records-with-methods” are now supported, you can specify visibility (private/public/published), declare ...
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Slim Read/Write Lock (SRWLock) – the fast alternative to TMultiReadExclusiveWriteSynchronizer

JEDI Windows API – Another new feature of Windows Vista is the SRW-Lock. It has some advantages compared to a critical section or the TMultiReadExclusiveWriteSynchronizer of Delphi. Lets think about it. The SRWLock was made for the case of a shared resource which will be changed from one ore more threads while there ...
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A little bit of zis, etc. #3

Francois on Delphi – Back from the DelphiLive conference… A big thank you to Frank and Michael who made this a very nice event. There was a lot of excitement about the new XE2, from the attendees to the speakers to the Delphi team. The crowd was not huge, but there was a lot of energy and good vibes. Mason ...
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A little bit of zis, etc. #3

Francois on Programming – Back from the DelphiLive conference… A big thank you to Frank and Michael who made this a very nice event. There was a lot of excitement about the new XE2, from the attendees to the speakers to the Delphi team. The crowd was not huge, but there was a lot of energy and good vibes. Mason ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Gaillard @ 10:19
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Implementing the OnBeforeCreate and OnAfterCreate Events for Delphi Forms

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi Forms :: The TForm's OnCreate event is called when the form is created. Usually, you would write an OnCreate event handler to perform special processing when the form is created - such as setting any startup information (initial control property values, for example) for form operation. ...
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Version Insight Q&A from Cologne

Uwe's Delphi blog – Last Friday and Saturday I was in Cologne at the Delphi Tage and I have answered some questions on Version Insight there and think it is a good idea to share the questions/topics and answers with you. Side note – Marco published pictures, I have seen me on one that is in the albums and not in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Uwe Schuster @ 01:09
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DelphiLive 2011 Recap

Mat DeLong – I have a bit of time now, so I thought I’d write a recap of the two presentations I did this week for DelphiLive. I recorded the presentations, so at some point I may even make these videos available. My first presentation was on Tuesday, and I covered the new features and improvements in DataSnap ...
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Thursday, 15. September 2011

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A console window that gets on with Unicode – fancy that

Delphi Haven – Like quite possibly a good proportion of people syndicated on DelphiFeeds.com, I’ve recently acquired a Mac. Being cheap, it’s only a refurbished iMac, but it looks good (and was spotless when taken out of the box). In terms of first impressions, I’ve found OS X a bit ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 10:26
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Have your say on the topics for the 2012 ADUG Symposium.

Malcolm Groves – The ADUG Committee have started organising next year’s Symposium, and have created a short survey for feedback on topics that you might want to see. So, if you’re a Delphi or C++Builder developer and there’s a reasonable chance you’ll be in Australia around March or April of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Malcolm @ 09:15
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When Does “CreateForm” Not Create a Form… ?

Te Waka o Delphi – Apparently, when your application is a FireMonkey application. If you have any applications which contain code similar to this: Then you will need to rethink how you initialise those forms in the FireMonkey framework because CreateForm() commits what I consider to be a cardinal sin (in the software ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jolyon Smith @ 03:11
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Painlessly building a XE2 project group for a specific platform

Uwe's Delphi blog – Regularly someone asks how one can build a project group for a specific platform. The painfull way is to set each project by hand to the platform to build and then call “Build All” for the project group. There are painless ways to switch the platform at once for all projects that support ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Uwe Schuster @ 01:31
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