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Tuesday, 2. August 2011

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FinalBuilder and Delphi: 64-Bit Registry Gotcha

Te Waka o Delphi – Just a short post to share something I learned the hard way today when moving a FinalBuilder installation from a 32-bit Windows server to a shiny new 64-bit Windows 2008 server on our even shinier new HyperV platform:  The 64-bit registry can catch you out. The registry on 64-bit Windows (as ...
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Monday, 1. August 2011

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Want more…Agility

Sip from the Firehose – Are there any of today’s software development teams that aren’t using some form of agile method? Dictionary.com defines agility as "the power of moving quickly and easily" and "the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly".  Both of these definitions fit perfectly with what ...
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TVatCalculator - Value Added Tax Calculator Implementation in Delphi

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi Code :: VAT or Value Added Tax is a common form of taxation in the European Union (EU). VAT is added on top of the cost of a product or service and generates revenue for a government. Here's a small example: if VAT % is 23% and Net value is 200, the Gross value is 246. If you are ...
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Generic linked lists redux

Delphi Haven – Do generics and typed pointers mix? Certainly, so long as you use a nested type: type TOuterType<T> = class public type PInnerType = ^TInnerType; TInnerType = record Value: T; end; end; OK, so the New/Dispose bug still holds, but that’s only a minor irritant. ...
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Sunday, 31. July 2011

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IDE Fix Pack 4.3 Beta 3

Andy's Blog – I have uploaded a new IDE Fix Pack 4.3 beta build. The directory cache got some optimizations and bug fixes. Furthermore I did some other I/O optimizations and I added an experimental fastdcc.exe command line tool that hooks the command line compiler. Changes compared to Beta 2: Full unsaved files ...
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Want more…Platforms

Sip from the Firehose – Platform is one the most overloaded terms in computer technology. When someone talks about supporting a platform they might be referring to an operating system platform, hardware platform, mobile platform, database platform, graphics hardware and software platform, service based platform, ...
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Saturday, 30. July 2011

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Delphi Developer Certification Tips #3

Andreano Lanusse – The tips #3 for the Delphi Developer Certification it’s about exception handling. Exceptions are exceptional conditions that require special handling; the exception handling provides a standard way of dealing with errors. Using exception handling you will be able to manage errors when it ...
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Free Delphi Certification offer for Delphi and RAD Studio XE owners ends July 31

Delphi Insider – Reminder - If you're a registered user of Delphi XE or RAD Studio XE, you only have until July 31 to request your free certification test code.Here are the instructions:If you're a registered Delphi XE user or RAD Studio XE user, you are eligible to take the Delphi Developer Certification exam free ...
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Want more…Quality

Sip from the Firehose – If you live in the United States, you have been witnessing the struggles between President Obama (a Democrat), the House of Representatives (controlled by the Republican Party), the Senate (controlled by the Democratic Party).  Compromise is often key to getting things done in politics, but we must ...
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Using DAArrayDataSource

RemObjects Blogs – One of the most popular UI controls to represent tabular data is the NSTableView. And today I want to talk about binding RemObjects Data Abstract tables to the NSTableView. As you might know, there are several ways to tie up data with the NSTableView. The first one is to provide a delegate class for ...
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Friday, 29. July 2011

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Enter to Win AQtime - RAD Studio Partner Promo #2

Delphi Insider – If you’ve taken a look at RAD Studio XE, you know that it includes a rich set of tools including AQtime Standard, which eliminates the guess work from your performance profiling, memory and resource debugging and helps you see how your program performs during execution.Now you can enter to win a ...
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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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