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July 2016

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Windows 10 OneDrive Bug – (It Will Delete Your Files)

Te Waka o Delphi – Not really a “Pascal” issue, but an important one never-the-less and one that for some curious reason is not receiving any significant coverage: Windows 10 deletes your OneDrive files (in the cloud). The Backstory This first happened to me over Christmas when I lost over 250GB of files, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 2016-07-04 21:46

May 2016

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Fantasy Island [a.k.a x86/x64 Codegen Using Oxygene]

Te Waka o Delphi – This is a quick follow up post to further tease some of the exciting developments in the world of RemObjects Elements. Yesterday I posted about implementing a Windows version of my trivially simple RandomNumber application. Today, I present another Windows version. But this one doesn’t use ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 2016-05-22 02:59
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Fire, Walk With Me

Te Waka o Delphi – This final post in the mini-series re-creating a random number app for OS X, Android and .NET has taken a while not because it’s complicated but because I’ve been distracted by a far more significant cross-platform project and some significant and exciting developments in the world of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 2016-05-21 00:16
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Previous Post Now Fixed

Te Waka o Delphi – Something made me check the post I published yesterday and it’s a good job I did because I found that WordPress had severely truncated it (perhaps something to do with the update to 4.5.1 that I did later on ?). In any event, that previous post has now been restored (fortunately the previous ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 2016-05-01 20:49

April 2016

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Relight My Fire

Te Waka o Delphi – I’m not sure how many more song inspired Fire references I can keep coming up with, but here at least is one more. In response to my previous post Wouter commented that he had a much simpler cross platform solution to the random number problem: Which is very pithy but actually makes a very ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 2016-04-30 22:12
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Come on Baby, Light My Fire

Te Waka o Delphi – Earlier this year, the Fire IDE for Elements was officially released after a fairly extensive beta. I have previously stuck with Visual Studio for the [relatively little] Elements work I have been doing but problems with my VM solution on a recently acquired MacBook Pro gave me the impetus to spend ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 2016-04-25 05:15

October 2015

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Official: Idera to Acquire Embarcadero

Te Waka o Delphi – The recently sign-posted potential acquisition of Embarcadero by Idera has now been officially confirmed by a press release from Idera, as reported by The Register. What is starkly apparent in the press release is the extent to which neither the Idera nor the Embarcadero commentary make any ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 2015-10-09 03:54

September 2015

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No Seriously – Let’s Buy Embarcadero

Te Waka o Delphi – Peter Dunne posted a suggestion in the Delphi Developer group on Facebook that a kickstarter project could be started to fund the acquisition of Delphi by the community itself (assuming that Embarcadero or Idera put it up for sale, of course). How realistic is this ? Numerous people have chipped in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jolyon Direnko-Smith @ 2015-09-23 21:52
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I’ve Got a Great Ide(r)a – Let’s Buy Embarcadero!

Te Waka o Delphi – The murky (and let’s face it usually quite tedious) world of high corporate finance turned up an interesing tid-bit yesterday on reuters, in the form of a potential acquisition of a little outfit called Embarcadero by Idera. The key point in that article occuring just under halfway down being: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jolyon Direnko-Smith @ 2015-09-22 08:23
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Break It or Improve It ?

Te Waka o Delphi – Seth Godin recently asserted that Don’t touch it! You might break it is the opposite of Touch it! You can make it better I fully appreciate what he means by this (and we mustn’t forget that Seth Godin does not blog on the subject of software development, although a lot of what he says ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jolyon Direnko-Smith @ 2015-09-22 07:50

August 2015

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Formatting Case Statements

Te Waka o Delphi – I’m afraid I have been guilty of editorialising on StackOverflow. It was sheer laziness really. A question prompted me to respond by sharing a personal preference and instead of “context switching” to my blog I posted an answer that even at the time I acknowledged was not in fact ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jolyon Direnko-Smith @ 2015-08-14 05:27

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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jolyon Direnko-Smith @ 2015-06-08 08:09
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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 @ 2015-06-07 03:00

December 2014

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On The Shoulders of Giants…

Te Waka o Delphi – When discussing mobile device application development using Oxygene or other RemObjects Elements technologies, the question of user interface designers doesn’t usually take long to come up (particularly with Delphi developers). Up to now the answer has always been Xcode Interface Builder for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jolyon Direnko-Smith @ 2014-12-18 07:57

November 2014

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Visual Studio Pro for just $0 !!!

Te Waka o Delphi – Not exactly hot off the presses but some people apparently seem still to be unaware that my suggestion for a Community Edition of Delphi has been picked up (some years later, mind you). Except that it isn’t Embarcadero that have picked it up, but Microsoft. The Deal Just Got Better Some might ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jolyon Direnko-Smith @ 2014-11-24 07:45
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