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Friday, 17. February 2017

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OmniThreadLibrary 3.07

The Delphi Geek – New year, new release ;) You can get it as a zipped download, git checkout, via Delphinus, and via GetIt. For more information on OmniThreadLibrary, go to www.omnithreadlibrary.com. Read more »--- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
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Yet another surprise from Delphi compiler

The Programming Works – Build and run the following console app: program ItWorks; {$APPTYPE CONSOLE} uses SysUtils; type TTest = record FData: Integer; end; procedure DoTest(const S: string); begin Writeln(TTest(S).FData); end; begin try DoTest('123'); except on E: Exception do ...
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Now that Delphi will reintroduce Linux as a target: what features / support do you expect in the compiler and libraries?

The Wiert Corner – Almost 2 decades after the first Delphi Linux support in [WayBack] Borland Kylix by an full tool-chain (IDE, compiler, debugger, libraries) running on Linux, Embarcadero/Idera is about to support Linux again in a cross-compiler fashion that was originally scheduled for late 2016 as Delphi Godzilla ...
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Thursday, 16. February 2017

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Musings on TIOBE

Te Waka o Delphi – It seems like only 12 months ago that a lot of fuss was being made about Delphi re-entering the TIOBE Index Top 10 and now it’s done it again! Um… hang on… To enter the Top 10 again doesn’t that mean that somewhere along the way it must have dropped out of the Top 10 ...
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Wednesday, 15. February 2017

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Is JIRA Jilted?

TPersistent.com – I am evaluating Berlin 10.1 and finding that the IRBB errors frequently encountered with Delphi Seattle seem to be gone.  I wish we could upgrade to the latest Berlin edition, but sadly the pricing of Delphi now that The New Release Pattern has taken effect, is just to cost prohibitive in order to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 22:04
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The New Release Pattern

Delphi-losophy – Are you on Update Subscription for RAD Studio? You are?  Great.  Wise move. You aren’t?  Why not? We are very interested in you being on Update Subscription — so much so that you pretty much have to be when you upgrade.  We do this because Update Subscription is really great for you, and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 16:06
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Generic TObjectList layout has changed

TURBU Tech – I ran across a really strange bug at work yesterday: Access Violation when performing a certain operation in the program. These are usually really simple.  Easy to reproduce, and the debugger takes you right to the problem, and there you are, confronted by a nil that someone forgot to initialize ...
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Shameless Plug: uArm Swift

TURBU Tech – I just ran across this on IndieGoGo.  Everyone remember the cute lab robots from the first Iron Man movie?  Well, the people at uFactory are trying to actually build them.  (More or less.) They’re building robotic arms with modular, interchangeable tools on the end and multiple methods to ...
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Love is in the air….

Stephen Ball – Yesterday, was Valentines day and marked the 22nd Birthday of Delphi, originally launched Feb 14th 1995. All around the world, developers were tweeting and blogging about Delphi.  From product directors to 3rd party component vendors an awesome amount was being shared – including this fun ...
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HashLib4Pascal is a Delphi/FPC compatible library that provides an easy to use interface for computing hashes and checksums of strings (with a specified encoding), files, streams, byte arrays and untyped data to mention but a few.

The Wiert Corner – One day I will need lots of hashing in Delphi: Xor-el/HashLib4Pascal: HashLib4Pascal is a Delphi/FPC compatible library that provides an easy to use interface for computing hashes and checksums of strings (with a specified encoding), files, streams, byte arrays and untyped data to mention but a few. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 12:05
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The Craig Chapman IoT Episode

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Talking with Craig Chapman about Internet of Things, high altitude balloons, Linux server configuration, enumerating data sets and 4K displays. Links from today’s episode . . . The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained Tiobe Index – Delphi back in ...
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Tuesday, 14. February 2017

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Cross platform messaging made easy with TMS MQTT

TMS Software Blog – Last week we released a new product, TMS MQTT. MQTT is a standard lightweight machine 2 machine messaging protocol. This enables the instant exchange of binary or text messages between code running on various operating systems. To fully take advantage of this, we developed our TMS MQTT client to ...
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MahdiSafsafi/delphi-detours-library: Delphi Detours Library

The Wiert Corner – I didn’t know about the MahdiSafsafi/delphi-detours-library: Delphi Detours Library [WayBack] until this question turned up: Does anybody have a version of Delphi Detours (https://github.com/MahdiSafsafi/delphi-detours-library) that works with Delphi 2007?  – Primož Gabrijelčič – ...
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22 Years of Delphi and it Still Rocks

Marco's Tech Blog – To celebrate another year of success for Delphi. I dug a bit in my archive. Here are a few old images, mostly ads from Borland, before and after the product release. You can find a higher resolution version of these images at https://goo.gl/photos/WeWa3wEL9xDYAp179. Here are smaller versions, with ...
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Anonymous Classes: Dynamic Objects

Te Waka o Delphi – There is another use case for anonymous classes even simpler than that of providing implementations of interfaces: Dynamic objects. I am not referring not to the notion of a dynamic object which involves runtime allocation of objects as opposed to static allocation. In Delphi terms this distinction ...
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