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January 2015

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Starting with the Edison Part 1 – Setup

Jamie's Blog – I was recently lucky enough to get a SparkFun starter pack for Intel Edison, which is a set of boards that slot together for the Intel Edison. This post is about getting up and running on the Edison with the initial setup and OS update and in the second, I will go through a very basic home ...
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February 2013

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Rakefiles for Delphi

Jamie's Blog – It’s not a secret that I’m a big advocate of Continuous Delivery and I’ve also found that I’ve been using a lot of Ruby and Python development workflow tooling recently because I like those languages in this setting and I find the tools to be relatively easy to use (I ...
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January 2013

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Simple REST Client for Delphi

Jamie's Blog – While writing a Delphi Rich client for a personal project talking to RESTful service I recently became frustrated with the availability easy REST client interfaces for Delphi. As a result, I wrote a small wrapper around the Indy TIdHttp component to provide a fluent interface upon which you can use ...
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August 2012

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Simon Stuart: the tragedy of the commons

Jamie's Blog – This is a late post but I felt it needed to be said. Many of you will have seen Simon J Stuart’s post on why he is shutting down his blog on September 1st. Simon’s post is quite emotive in places but most tragically he is also withdrawing his freely available projects from which many ...
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July 2012

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tgrep update

Jamie's Blog – A while ago, I posted about the tgrep challenge. The tgrep challenge was to devise an application which can search through very large log files for lines which match the time (the name of the challenge will give away the purpose for those familiar with the grep tool). The challenge focuses ...
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October 2011

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tgrep challenge

Jamie's Blog – I thought many of you might enjoy a little programming challenge that I came across. I’ve long been a fan of reddit, and especially the programming and delphi sub reddits. reddit, who seem to finally be getting the support that they need, posted an interesting job ad about 8 months ago, which ...
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June 2011

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Delivering software continuously and why you should

Jamie's Blog – I’ve recently really been getting into a Software Delivery methodology which for me, wraps up a selection of the most potent benefits of Agile, TDD, Continuous Integration which requires Development and Operations to work very closely. Holy cow, all those flashy words in a single description, ...
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March 2011

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Open source kindness and a Delphi yajl update

Jamie's Blog – I’m always pleasantly surprised at the generosity of the Delphi community when it comes to helping other developers or open source efforts. There are many places to host open source code, each community usually has a particular bias towards one system (.NET langs towards Codeplex, Python langs ...
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February 2011

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F# for a Delphi Programmer

Jamie's Blog – When Visual Studio 2010 was released and it included a large number of great new features, one of which in particular was portrayed as a stealth revolution by an article in The Register: F#. F# is a new .NET based functional programming language which emerged from Microsoft’s Cambridge ...
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September 2010

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Flying with MEF in Delphi Prism

Jamie's Blog – The Managed Extensibility Framework (or MEF for short)  has been around the .NET world for a while but I thought I might go through my foray into using MEF with Delphi Prism. MEF is a new library in .NET Framework 4 and Silverlight 4 that addresses the problem of easily extending and componentising ...
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August 2010

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Time to get the Delphi community back

Jamie's Blog – I’ve been a long time lurker and enjoyer of reddit. I find that the content post to proggit is much much better than that posted to similar services. One element of programming.reddit that has always made me quite sad is the apparent lack of fresh Delphi content submitted. I recently started ...
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June 2010

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New Goodies in Delphi Prism 2011

Jamie's Blog – As the announcements have recently proclaimed: Delphi Prism 2011 is out now and the Software Assurance emails went out particularly quickly after the announcements (great work team embarcadero!). I thought I might share what I’ve found to be new and cool in the Delphi 2011 Release. Visual ...
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April 2010

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Converting C headers is hard – yajl for Delphi

Jamie's Blog – Introduction I have been toying with the idea of trying to convert the yajl parser bindings to Delphi in order to build a wrapper on top of the original C dll. yajl (Yet Another JSON Library) is a small fast SAX style JSON parser written and open sourced in C over at lloyd’s yajl GitHub page. ...
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March 2010

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Delphi Prism and the Microsoft Rx Framework

Jamie's Blog – It’s very easy to overlook the fact that Delphi Prism fully supports .NET 3.5 and parts of .NET 4 and with it, the amazing range of Frameworks and Libraries that the .NET eco-system contains. One such framework that I’ve been waiting to get working with is the Microsoft Reactive ...
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November 2009

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An Improved Cirrus Caching Aspect

Jamie's Blog – In my original introduction to Cirrus framework I drew up a basic method result caching attribute for Delphi Prism. This weekend I thought I'd give it another go and try to create a more general purpose Caching Aspect that integrates with a well known Cache library. I decided to use ...
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