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Tuesday, 29. December 2015

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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Uwe Raabe @ 10:04
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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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Delphi 10 Seattle version numbers

The Wiert Corner – The ones I know, hopefully they are the only ones as search results are inconclusive: 23.0.20618.2753: Delphi 10 Seattle. 23.0.21418.4207: Delphi 10 Seattle Update 1. –jeroen XE9Filed under: Delphi, Delphi 10 Seattle, Development, Software Development
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 12:00
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Embarcadero Skill Sprint – Developing Plugins in RAD Studio, Dec 22 2015

Parnassus – On Dec 22 I’m running an Embarcadero skill sprint on writing plugins for Delphi and C++Builder – and it covers a lot more than many plugin intros do. Register for the webinar if you find the topic interesting!Times6AM San Francisco / 9AM New York / 2PM London / 3PM Milan11AM San ...
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Monday, 21. December 2015

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What MVPs Are Saying about Delphi and C++Builder 10 Seattle

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Our Embarcadero MVPs are all over the world, and a few of them wanted to share their impressions of Delphi and C++Builder 10 Seattle. Jens Fudge, Archersoft Aps in Denmark says: Delphi 10 Seattle is a great product. My favourite development tool indeed, with many nifty utilities that you need to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 19:56
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Reminder: Navigator and FixInsight have a bundle sale, December only

Parnassus – A quick reminder: FixInsight, the static code analysis tool, and Navigator, the unit/code navigation and minimap plugin, have a bundle sale this month – buy both for $40 off. Don’t know what they are? Read on…FixInsightThis tool analyses your Delphi code and finds important ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David @ 14:40

Sunday, 20. December 2015

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Sending REST API messages with Delphi to Parse.com

Random thoughts on coding – Parse.com is one of the most interesting cloud base solutions I have found so far, and most importantly; basic accounts are for free (up to 30 requests/second, after that is when you have to pay). Using Parse.com I can keep track of my applications, using the Analytics feature. This is an easy way ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 20:29

Saturday, 19. December 2015

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IDE Fix Pack 6.0 BETA

Andy's Blog – The IDE Fix Pack 6.0 BETA for XE2-10Seattle focuses on the Win64 compiler’s compile speed. It not only uses SSE2-SSE4.1 instructions to increase the compiler’s performance but it also optimizes for the most common cases. Micro optimizations are used for tight loops and functions that are called a ...
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