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Monday, 8. June 2015

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A Deeper Dive into Range Checking

Te Waka o Delphi – Yesterday I posted about an issue with type checking in Delphi (and other Pascal) compilers. As mentioned in that post, range checking is fundamentally flawed as a supposed solution to the problem for reasons that are explored further in this post. To recap: Range checking does not test the types ...
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Sunday, 7. June 2015

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Extended TClipboard implementation for FMX and VCL (CCR.Clipboard)

Delphi Haven – I’ve just pushed to GitHub (first time, so be gentle…) an extended, multi-platform TClipboard implementation for newer Delphi versions: https://github.com/chrisrolliston/CCR.Clipboard Where the platform allows, supports delayed rendering, virtual files, change notifications, and inter- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 22:25
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Knock knock…

Delphi Haven – A few cobwebs, but looks like everything’s still working! Can’t promise a lot more to come, but I have one or two things lined up…
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 22:06
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Weekend fun with Raspberry Pi 2 and TMS Cloud Pack

TMS Software Blog – Thinking to myself, why go through the hassle of sacrificing a desktop computer or fiddle around with VMs to test something on a Linux machine when I have here several 85mmx56mm Raspberry Pi boards laying around capable of amazing things. For my experiments, I wanted to have an ownCloud available ...
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A Silent Danger…

Te Waka o Delphi – A brief post on a long standing omission in type checking in Pascal and the limitations of Range Checking as applied to the problem. Consider this contrived example of a simple function: This very simple function accepts an explicitly 32-bit Integer parameter and simply returns TRUE if the value ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jolyon Direnko-Smith @ 05:00

Friday, 5. June 2015

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RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder June 2015 Special Offers

Delphi Insider – RAD Studio XE8 June Special Offers  Take advantage of these great offers during June and combine them to save even more! 10% extra introductory discountBuy one tool – get a second tool free!Upgrade from any earlier version and save up to 45%Bonus Pack additional software and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 19:40
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Yahoo Pipes Blog – Pipes End-of-life Announcement

The Wiert Corner – Too bad. It was fun while it lasted: Yahoo Pipes Blog – Pipes End-of-life Announcement (thanks to Dennis for reporting this). Which means that in a few months time, this pipe will be gone: Delphi Pipe – Delphi related RSS feed running on Yahoo Pipes – via twm’s blog « The Wiert Corner – ...
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Thursday, 4. June 2015

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Fast Reports –What’s New in Fast Reports v5 and Fast Cube v2

Sip from the Firehose – Embarcadero Technology Partner Spotlight Fast Reports –What’s New in Fast Reports v5 and Fast Cube v2 Denis Zubov - Fast Reports Inc. Thursday, June 4, 2015 http://www.fast-report.com/en/ YouTube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qFGelg4tIc FastReport® is an add-on component that allows your ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 20:35
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More Information on GetIt Package Manager in XE8

Marco's Tech Blog – GetIt is the new XE8 package manager for RAD Studio. Information about how to submit your libraries to GetIt has just been made available by Embarcadero. The idea behind GetIt is really to make is easier and faster to discover, install, and keep updated some of the best open source ...
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HTML book “Multithreading – The Delphi Way..” (via: How do I perform processing in multiple threads in Delphi? – Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – Interesting book: Downloadable HTML with images: 14809 Update V1.1 Tutorial: Multithreading – The Delphi way. Online HTML without images: Multithreading – The Delphi Way.. Quote: This is a comprehensive tutorial on thread programming, containing over 50 example pieces of source code. ...
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Wednesday, 3. June 2015

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Live Experts Panel and Premium Content - RAD Studio Update Subscription Customer Exclusives

Delphi Insider – If you have an active Update Subscription for RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder, check your email today for an email from emailquestions@embarcadero.com about the upcoming Live Experts Panel as well as links to some videos and whitepapers that you can access without having to fill in and submit any ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 18:51
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Using Generics & RTTI to get enum string name or enum value

Stephen Ball – Overview This blog post looks at Enums and how multi-platform generics and RTTI (or what C# guys call reflection) make this really simple using common code on Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android using Delphi. Starting with what an Enum is, the post then explores how you would traditionally have seen ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 13:10
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Events in Japan and China

Marco's Tech Blog – A few pictures of the XE8 events during my recent trip to Japan and China, and a video of my keynote in Tokyo. (Trying to link directly form Google Photo, let's see if this works). Japan Event in Osaka (view of the castle from the event room and dinner after event) and Tokyo (during the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 13:09
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App Tethering : Remote Actions

Malcolm Groves – After the last few posts, you should be getting comfortable sharing data between multiple apps. That leaves us the last of our original four conceptual areas to cover off : Actions. Just as App Tethering allows you to share pieces of data out to remote applications, it also allows you to share ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Malcolm Groves @ 05:00

Tuesday, 2. June 2015

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TMS Pack for FireMonkey v3.0: 3 new components: delivered

TMS Software Blog – About 2 weeks ago we announced the upcoming new FireMonkey scheduling/planner component TTMSFMXPlanner here and revealed the first details about it. For quite some time, this was the number one requested component. Today we are excited to confirm its availability as part of TMS Pack for FireMonkey ...
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