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Friday, 1. January 2016

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Serial Number System Challenge

The Programming Works – I stumbled across an interesting link that made me think about a solid serial number system based on strong cryptography. Cryptography discourages systems based on secret algorithms, and relies on open algorithms and secret keys. So let us develop a serial number generation/verification system with ...

Thursday, 31. December 2015

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The 2015 Embarcadero Year in Review by David I.

Sip from the Firehose – 2015 was a huge year for Embarcadero, our developer tools and our worldwide developers and partners. We shipped two major releases of RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder. We delivered 52 Developer Skill Sprint webinars (6am, 11am and 5pm). CodeRage X for Delphi and C++Builder took place in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 14:47
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Our little New-Year gift for Pascal developers

TMS Software Blog – On this last day of the year, we'd like to introduce a first version of a little New Year's gift for you, Pascal developers. If you are, like us, excited about Internet of Things, embedded software development, DIY projects, controlling electronics from your code, ... we have for you a first version ...
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My Year in Cities, 2014

Marco's Tech Blog – Following a long tradition of this blog, dating back to 2006 (and continued in each of the following years), here is my year 2015 seen through the cities I've been to, mostly for work, occasionally for vacation. The rule is: Places I've visited in 2015 for at least one night (plus some relevant ...
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Wednesday, 30. December 2015

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AppTethering blog posts to help you reuse and extend your existing projects

Sip from the Firehose – Using app tethering, your VCL, FMX and console applications can easily: 1) Discover other applications that are using app tethering, running either on the same device as your application or on other connected devices. 2) Run actions remotely. An application can publish actions using app ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 21:32

Tuesday, 29. December 2015

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Skill sprint: Developing IDE plugins – replay now available

Parnassus – Just before Christmas I did a skill sprint on developing IDE plugins, covering some topics that aren’t usually covered – dockable forms and drawing on the IDE editor, as well as notifiers and the fundamentals of writing plugins. The replay is now available:You can download the source ...
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Using FireDAC Unidirectional property for fast, low memory selection set processing

Sip from the Firehose – I often do large Oracle database queries using FireDAC to analyze registration data about our products and customers. Most of the time I am only processing through millions of rows to create a report or chart. One of the FDQuery properties that I forget to set True is the TDFQuery's "Unidirectional" ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 18:03
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Feature Requests in Embarcadero Quality Portal

Marco's Tech Blog – The Embarcadero Quality Portal (https://quality.embarcadero.com) now offers specific support for requesting new features for RAD Studio. There is a new issue type "New Feature", beside Bug and Documentation Bug. The fields to fill in a slightly different (like there are no steps), but most of them ...
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Friday, 25. December 2015

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Merry Christmas to Software Developers Around the World

Sip from the Firehose – Merry Christmas developers. I hope you have a wonderful day today. May your stocking be filled with perfect algorithms, efficient data structures, well designed objects and bug free applications. "Santa I" sends out big thanks to all of the Delphi and C++Builder developers who continue to join us ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 15:54

Thursday, 24. December 2015

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Designing for Problems Too Big to Test

Craig Stuntz's Weblog – In this post, I will show an example of where using unit testing as a design methodology does not work, and how to produce a design for correct code anyway. There is no single design methodology which works for all problems, so it’s useful to have a variety of tools at your disposal. This post ...
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Wednesday, 23. December 2015

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The state of Delphi

Glooscap Software – Last week, three separate people asked my opinion on Delphi and which version they should be using for ongoing development. It probably won't surprise anyone that I recommended getting the latest version, Delphi 10 Seattle  (#10Seattle) and a subscription. Always get a subscription. Or, if they ...
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Newsgroup Nugget: Row-level locking with FireDAC

Sip from the Firehose – Here is a recent newsgroup post asking about Row-Level locking using FireDAC to talk to SQL databases. Enjoy! Emery asks: I’m working on a project right now that’s presently using FireDAC to connect to PostgreSql, but we are planning on expanding the possible backends to include MS/SQL, MySQL and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 17:33
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There Can Only Be One!

The Art of Delphi Programming – Handling Different Versions of Design Packages inside the IDE Use Case A standard Delphi installation contains three different versions of Microsoft Office Automation Server Wrapper Components packages: XP, 2000 and 2010. Only one of those packages can be loaded at a time because each tries to ...
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Windows applications: Icons and the Shell; names, sizes, etc.

The Wiert Corner – When adding Icons to your Windows applications a few things matter. Selecting the icon resource The icon selected by the Windows Shell (for modern Windows versions usually Windows Explorer), is the one with the lowest ID. When there is no icon with an ID, it selects the icon with the lowest name. ...
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Tuesday, 22. December 2015

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A Small Elements 8.2.89 Update

RemObjects Blogs – [please review & publish] We've just pushed out a small interim update to our Elements 8.2.89 release from November; in fact, the second of two. This update fixes an issue that crept up with the recently released Xcode 7.2, where the location of certain base libraries for the Cocoa SDKs had ...
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