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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 06:19
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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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OmniThreadLibrary 2.1 hotfix

The Delphi Geek – All users of the 2.1 release, please download this very important hotfix. There was a nasty bug in OtlEventMonitor where FreeAndNil was called on a variable containing garbage from the stack. >:-( Great thanks to [Антон Алисов] for finding the problem. --- Published under the Creative Commons ...
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Apps are the lock-in

TMS Software Blog – In the past couple of weeks, I bought a Windows Phone 7 device for the purpose of doing some development on this platform (and of course also for my geek curiosity). I also bought an Android tablet for the purpose of testing our mobile web controls (for IntraWeb and ASP.NET). Surprisingly, neither ...
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Mark the dates in your agenda

TMS Software Blog – It promises to be a busy fall again for Delphi developers. Lots and lots to learn about the upcoming Delphi versions. About everywhere in Europe you can come to learn & meet up with colleagues and your component & tool providers such as TMS software. 8 September : CodeWay Tour 2011 in Paris: ...
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Want more…Creativity

Sip from the Firehose – I’ve always thought that software design and programming is a very creative process.  Developers create something from nothing using their mind, hands, hardware, and development tools.  I love that we can create software anywhere.  I can be sitting at my notebook computer on the beach, in a ...
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Version Insight Plus Beta 3

Uwe's Delphi blog – I have fixed some more bugs in Version Insight Plus and here is Beta 3. You do not know what “Plus” is all about? If yes, check my first Plus blog post. This is the list of the changes: Fixed: There was no Subversion icon when there was no libsvn_client-1.dll somewhere in a path in the ...
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Wednesday, 27. July 2011

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Flotsam and Jetsam #40

Nick Hodges – “ As with any other form of writing, there is a skill to writing good comments. Much of the skill is in knowing when not to write them”. “Comments should say something code does not and cannot say.” Rosetta code is a pretty cool project – it proposes common programming ...
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