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Monday, 4. July 2011

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Delphi XE preview videos

Random thoughts on coding – Here you can see the latest videos from embarcadero talking about the new version of Delphi called Delphi XE.First preview:this second preview covers some of the third party tools that will be part of Delphi XE:FinalBuilder, used to manage the build processThe ability to invoke IDE operations (like ...
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Presentation of the new Rad Studio XE and the new Visual Studio 2010 in Barcelona

Random thoughts on coding – On November 24 will be held this seminar in Barcelona, which conveniently will show us the new features of the new RAD Studio XE, Delphi XE, C++ Builder XE, Delphi Prism XE and RadPHP XE. I'll take this opportunity to learn in a practical way the latest additions, see examples of operation, contact ...
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Delphi XE team working

Random thoughts on coding – Here you can see the latest videos from Danysoft about team working with Delphi XE by Luis Alfonso Rey. The videos are in Spanish and there have released the first 2 chapters and it is expected a series of 5 chapters.Enjoy the videos!.
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Delphi Certification program

Random thoughts on coding – Embarcadero released yesterday the "Delphi Certification Program" where you can get one of the Delphi certificates to distinguish yourself from other professionals.There are two certificates available:- Delphi Developer Certification- Delphi Master Developer CertificationFor the Delphi developer ...
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Building my own Delphi Physics Engine part IV

Random thoughts on coding – I'm still working on my solution, but I can advance you a preview of the smoothness of the application. I have improved the bridge particle and its interaction with external events. I'm working on a TStyle class that will enhance the GDIRender allowing the different particles to have a custom style ...
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Building my own Delphi Physics Engine part V

Random thoughts on coding – Today I felt inspired (after parts I, II, III and IV) and I tried to do a cloth simulation in the Thundax Physics Engine. There are a lot of things to do, but at least I can start simulating different components very fast without too much implementation. I saw one amazing implementation of the ...
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NIS 2010 SONAR raised when running executables compiled with Delphi 2010

Random thoughts on coding – Going on with my previous post (Signing your Delphi applications with Microsoft Signtool) in this post I'll explain different solutions to avoid false positives by the Antivirus. I've recently got an alert from my NIS 2010 (Norton Internet Security) SONAR indicating that my application contains a ...
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Building my own Delphi Physics Engine part VI

Random thoughts on coding – I've been quite busy lately and in this article I've focused on the collision container. As you'll see in the following images and video, the spheres will be bouncing around, colliding with one another and with the surfaces inside the container that holds the entire motion of the system. ...
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Polygonal approximation to circle

Random thoughts on coding – In order to be able to tackle the "cutting tool" for my TDPhysicsEngine, I need to work with polygon approximations instead of a full drawn circle using the Canvas.Ellipse Delphi function. To achieve this in the view layer is as easy as using Canvas.Polygon function to draw a polygon using a list of ...
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Getting OS information with Delphi

Random thoughts on coding – If you would like to know all about your OS, even for the latest versions like Windows 7 64 bits or Windows Server 2008 R2 there is a fantastic library for this purpose.DelphiDabbler has a system information unit called dd-sysinfo which contains a lot of helping methods to retrieve OS ...
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OLE Automation with Delphi part II

Random thoughts on coding – Going on with my previous post (OLE Automation with Delphi part I) where I was able to use the invocation of the "Word.Application" service using COM. In this post I am going to show you how to detect if a service is available using OLE Automation. First of all, I'm going to give you a brief ...
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Building my own Delphi Physics Engine part VII

Random thoughts on coding – After several weeks working on my TDPE I think I managed it to get the desired outcome and now the displayed items show more realistic features. In my previous versions, neither angular velocity nor mass was interacting in terms of moving an object and now, using different mathematical algorithms, ...
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Capturing console output with Delphi 2010/XE

Random thoughts on coding – This new method supersedes the previous one using TDosCommand. It's been tested and it works with Delphi 2010 and Delphi XE, so it's worth to give it a try. It's really easy to use and I'm preparing a little tool with it.procedure CaptureConsoleOutput(const ACommand, AParameters: String; AMemo: ...
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Sunday, 3. July 2011

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Want more…Knowledge

Sip from the Firehose – I am in the constant search for knowledge of all kinds. While I continue my search in the areas of software engineering and computer programming, I also explore other areas where software might be used.  In my undergraduate studies at Cal Poly Computer Science (1969-1973) I took a range of non- ...
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Saturday, 2. July 2011

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Want more…Toys

Sip from the Firehose – Continuing my month of July theme about wanting more, this time it is Toys.  Peter Pan said he would never grow up, never grow up, never grow up, not me.  That’s me in spades.  I suspect that many developers also have a lot of kid inside themselves.  We have toys.  We want more toys.  My list ...
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