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Wednesday, 12. October 2016

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Delphi – unmangle names in BPL’s – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – Check out $(BDS)\source\cpprtl\Source\misc\unmangle.c – it contains the source code for the unmangling mechanism used by TDUMP, the debugger and the linker. (C++Builder and Delphi use the same mangling scheme.) … This has been around as long as BCC itself. However the file was called ...
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Expired Apple Intermediate Certificates and RAD Studio iOS Development

Malcolm Groves – From the Code Partners blog : Last week we were doing some updates for a customer on a C++Builder Android and iOS app. The Mac that we were using to do the code signing for iOS hadn’t been used for this before, so we needed to setup the Certificates and Provisioning Profiles for the customer’s ...
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Tuesday, 11. October 2016

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When Migrating to FireDAC, You Must Understand UpdateMode

Let's Get Technical – Let's start with a little history lesson. When Delphi first shipped it had one data access framework, the Borland Database Engine (BDE). While the BDE was a breakthrough product in its early years, providing a fast, independent, and easy-to-use data access layer, it was cumbersome to install, used a ...
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Monday, 10. October 2016

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ITDevCon 2016

The Delphi Geek – ITDevCon was - as always before - a blast! Great topics, great presenters, great organization and great food!My presentations (slides and code) are now online at the usual place.--- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
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XE+ Plus Pack – discount applied without coupon required

JED Software Blog – Seems Share-It doesn’t want to provide some users with the ability to enter a coupon. To avoid further confusion I’ve reduced the price by 40% without the need for the coupon. This makes the price 23.20 Euro If anyone wants to recommend a payment gateway that has an admin interface that ...
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Melbourne Meeting – October 2016

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Monday 17th October at 6 for 6:15pm start. Peter Postmus will give a presentation on his experiences with the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3. Then Geoffrey Smith will discuss various aspects of computer security.   Note: New Venue, No Catering We now meet at the Melbourne Men’s Shed, situated in the ...
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Saturday, 8. October 2016

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XE2 Plus Pack discount code

JED Software Blog – As mentioned previously: 42% off “XE2 Plus Pack” for Delphi – http://www.jed-software.com/xepp.htm. Coupon “THE-ANSWER”. Ends 2nd November 2016. It’s been on twitter for a while: @jedsoftware.

Thursday, 6. October 2016

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Faster backups for large SQLite databases

DelphiTools – Despite having “lite” in its name, SQLite can handle very large databases quite efficiently. The single largest I am currently dealing with just passed 100 GB, and occasionally when backing it up with the SQLite standard Command Line utility it would take many hours. After some asking on ...
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Real nullable types will probably never make it to the language, but wel can still dream

The Wiert Corner – Allen Bauer (ex Delphi R&D team) wrote the brilliant piece about a year and a half ago. We can still dream, right? Allen Bauer, May 25, 2015 Current working theory of Nullable<T>. Nullable<T> = record … property Value: T read FValue; default; … end; Using the ...
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Wednesday, 5. October 2016

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In `System.SysUtils`, `class function TCardinalHelper.Parse` throws errors for valid Cardinal values

The Wiert Corner – Oh nice System.SysUtils.TCardinalHelper.Parse: class function TCardinalHelper.Parse(const S: string): Cardinal; begin Result := StrToInt(S); end; Which means you get this nice EConvertError with message ''4294967295' is not a valid integer value'. with this simple test (which doesn’t even ...
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New Windows 10 Style Calendar Control Coming Soon

Marco's Tech Blog – RAD Studio 10 Seattle introduced several new VCL UI controls that mimic the WinRT UI controls. Two more are coming in Update 2, a new calendar control and a matching calendar picker. The first set of VCL controls specifically introduced to mimic the WinRT UI part of Windows 10 were ...
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TMemIniFile have non-virtual SetStrings procedure. To add support processing of…

The Wiert Corner – TMemIniFile have non-virtual SetStrings procedure. One of the classic Delphi RTL examples of Delphi team members  not reading Delphi Component Design by +Danny Thorpe  You can still get it for a few dollars, used: http://www.amazon.com/Delphi-Component-Design-Danny-Thorpe/dp/0201461366 –jeroen ...
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FireMonkey vs. VCL

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Frequently when I am talking about the VCL or FireMonkey I get some of these common questions: Is VCL deprecated? Which is better FMX or VCL? If I am starting a new app today, should I use VCL or FMX? The first is easy to answer, the other two are a little harder. The VCL (or Visual Component ...
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Delphi XE8 [dcc32 Fatal Error] dcc32_F2084_C2359.dpr(30): F2084 Internal Error: C2359

The Wiert Corner – Fails in Delphi XE8 with a nice [dcc32 Fatal Error] dcc32_F2084_C2359.dpr(27): F2084 Internal Error: C2359 It is fixed in Delphi 10.0 Berlin, but of course a C2359 search does not reveal that as Quality Portal is behind a wall. So for future reference the bug: [RSP-13471] Int64 for loops can ...
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Tuesday, 4. October 2016

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If you thought you could do multi-threading, then play “The Deadlock Empire” games

The Wiert Corner – Slay dragons, learn concurrency! Play the cunning Scheduler, exploit flawed programs and defeat the armies of the Parallel Wizard. Source: The Deadlock Empire Via: Face the dragon. Learn the ropes of concurrent programming. – Lars Fosdal – Google+ Source code is available and focuses on ...
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