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Thursday, 7. April 2016

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On the “out” parameter specifier in Delphi

The Programming Works – I’ve posted before what the “out” parameter specifier is actually doing in a Delphi code. Now let us consider when the “out” keyword should be used instead of “var”. There is only one case when the “out” keyword should be used. It is closely ...
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MVP of the Week: Jens Fudge

The PodCast at Delphi.org – This week we are highlighting Jens Fudge of Middelfart, Denmark as our MVP of the week. Jens is a long time Delphi developer who works for Exotech and Archersoft. He helps organize the Danish Delphi User Group DAPUG, specifically getting speakers to their biannual workshop. Jens also regularly ...
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Brisbane Meeting – April 2016

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Wednesday April 6th at 5:30pm to 9pm. We will have a quick look at the TMS Scripter product, a library and component set that makes it easy to add custom scripting to your applications, or even build your own IDE! Please RSVP to me (eivind@nexusdb.com) before 2pm on the meeting day if you want to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eivind Bakkestuen @ 00:43

Wednesday, 6. April 2016

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New Rad Studio Coming - Security?

Rob's Technology Corner – On April 21st & 22nd there will be a Webinar that goes over the Highlights of RAD Studio. Embarcadero presenters will discuss among other things the following topics: A new installation tool with GetIt technology and the choice of what you want to install  Extended support ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 20:01
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A single-source TV-guide for 6 operating systems

TMS Software Blog – Introduction With the first release of our brand new TMS FNC UI Pack we are venturing into a new way of designing and creating components. A way that allows developers to easily switch between 3 frameworks (FMX, VCL and LCL). As the TMS FNC UI Pack targets these three frameworks it automatically ...
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On Data Files and Configuration in Delphi Programs

Delphi Code Monkey – On a Delphi programmer's group on Facebook the other day, someone asked a question about configuration files. They were going to use an INI file to hold their data, and someone suggested the Registry.  I chimed in that I find INI files superior to Registry files, with the provision that perhaps ...
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Anders Live | Build 2016 | Channel 9 – on Turbo Pascal, Delphi, C# and TypeScript

The Wiert Corner – Anders Live – Build 2016 – Channel 9 Stage C907 – Speakers: Anders Hejlsberg, Seth Juarez Anders explaining about being a pragmatist ever since he started working on the Turbo Pascal predecessor in 1981. It’s been a long way to TypeScript and beyond (: Lot’s of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 13:00
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Class Methods vs Instance Methods

The Programming Works – C# implements BigInteger.Parse as a static class method, and there is obvious reason for it: you can call a static class methods in a variable’s declaration: BigInteger N = BigInteger.Parse(stringToParse); Delphi/Pascal does not support the above syntax, so the equivalent code is var N: ...
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Ask that "Dumb" Question, and No You Aren't Dumb. Or maybe if you are, that's OK.

Delphi Code Monkey – I found this blog post called "Being a 'Dumb' Girl in Computer Science" incredibly awesome, so I have to share it with everybody.  As someone who wants to see more women in STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) in school and in the workforce, I'm encouraged to see how brave and resourceful, ...
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Tuesday, 5. April 2016

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At TMS, ALL-ACCESS means ALL-SPOILED!

TMS Software Blog – In October 2015 we introduced TMS ALL-ACCESS, our 1 year subscription to the entire product range. This no-nonsense subscription was created due to the numerous requests we received from our customers. They simply wanted ALL products with no restrictions or limitations. At tmssoftware.com all ...
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A future Delphi won’t download start page content from the Embarcadero site

The Wiert Corner – The “Official statement” of Embarcadero about their recent hacks are in the form of comments on public messages mentioning the hacks, some asking to take discussions offline. They forgot to comment on Delphi: disable or change your welcome page to not use the Embarcadero site (as that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 13:00
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Embarcadero Cool App Contest

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero has started a contest for "cool apps" with monthly winners. you can read all of the information at: http://community.embarcadero.com/article/news/16221-join-our-club-of-elite-embarcadero-developers-show-us-your-cool-apps There are submission rules, you ...
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Melbourne Meeting – April 2016

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Monday 18th April at 6 for 6:15pm start. A Mix of Interesting Topics  –  Geoffrey Smith (Tyson Technology) Geoffrey will discuss a number of topics that hold his interest Open Office File Editing TBA Please Register Members should log on here before registering.… Continue reading ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 - Arrived and setup.

Rob's Technology Corner – After a bit of waiting my new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B just arrived.   I wanted to share a few of my steps I used in getting started and paired up with my Mac for easy development.Having played with both Raspbian and Microsoft IOT Core with my Pi 2.  I currentlyprefer to use Raspbian, so ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 04:39

Sunday, 3. April 2016

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SQL Server Bulk Copy using Delphi

Delphi and stuff – When inserting a lot of data into a SQL Server table, the memory-based bulk copy exposed by the IRowsetFastLoad interface in Microsoft's OLE DB providers is the fastest way. Here are the steps listed in the example above (with some comments added by me): Establish a connection to the data source. ...
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