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October 2009

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Time to bury this “Is Delphi Dying” nonsense

Jamie's Blog – Every 3-6 months or, more frequently it seems, someone has the urge to post some attention grabbing headline such as "Is Delphi Dying" or "Is Delphi a Dead language?" (yes, even unintentionally negative headlines hurt). It recently even despicably overflowed on StackOverflow. Enough is enough, I ...
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Dynamically generating code with Delphi Prism

Jamie's Blog – In my last post I covered dynamically compiling code with Delphi Prism and this time I'm going to introduce dynamically creating code which could then be written out to a source file or compiled from in memory. You might want to generate code dynamically for a wide variety of reasons, ...
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September 2009

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Dynamically compiling code with Delphi Prism

Jamie's Blog – Delphi Prism and the .NET Framework are both extremely powerful tools and bring a lot of flexibility that Delphi for Win32 cannot necessarily provide, particularly when it comes to reflection and code generation. I recently started a project where I wanted to be able to compile a string with Delphi ...
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August 2009

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Malware specifically targeting Delphi

Jamie's Blog – The F-Secure blog has details of a Malware variant that they've found that solely targets installed Delphi versions 4 -7. F-Secure currently detect this as: Virus.Win32.Induc.a. The malware saves a clean copy of SysConsts.dcu and then adds a call to its own init function at the entrypoint of the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2009-08-18 17:26

July 2009

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The Delphi Community: From the Outside

Jamie's Blog – Someone on Twitter recently pointed me to LangPop.com - which claims to gather together data to give you an estimated rating of how popular certain Programming languages are. I know that most people have seen the TIOBE Programming Community index at some point which uses similar data mining methods ...
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June 2009

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Delphi Prism and the Cirrus Framework

Jamie's Blog – The May 2009 Release of Delphi Prism introduced the Cirrus layer that provides Delphi Prism developers access to a library for Aspect Oriented Programming natively for the first time. The AOP Wikipedia article has a much more detailed explaination than I could provide but for those who don't want to ...
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May 2009

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Turbo Delphi: A Hidden gem in DelphiLive?

Jamie's Blog – I enjoyed the Twitter live-coverage and exciting revelations of DelphiLive! particularly from JimMcKeeth and marcocantu but also many others. Despite the surprise revelations of Project X etc a particular slide caught my eye amongst the many others: Did you see it? ..ISVs, VARs, Consultants and ...
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April 2009

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Diary of a C# to Delphi Prism conversion

Jamie's Blog – I have in the past written up a few tips for converting a Delphi.NET project to Delphi Prism but this time I thought it might be useful for me to write up my experiences on converting this C# Project to Delphi Prism by initially using the C#ToPas Tool from RemObjects. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2009-04-28 18:25
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My Developer / Utility Toolbox

Jamie's Blog – Most Developers will already have come accross many of these tools but just as every plumber has a favoured brand of wrench or electrician has a favoured model of multi-meter we all have a favourite set of productivity enhancing utilities. Here are a few of the tools which I find ...
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March 2009

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Design Decisions - A REST Library

Jamie's Blog – Since Jim has posted Episode 24 of the Podcast at Delphi.org and explained that we're making an open source Twitter client I thought I would write a quick post about some of the design decisions which we're already facing. In Particular about the decisions around the internal class that will ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2009-03-28 13:03
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Delphi3000 Malware Problems

Jamie's Blog – Just a short post to warn Delphi community members that when I tried to visit long standing community code site  Delphi3000.com I received a warning from Google Chrome that the site apparently contains a significant load of Malware: [caption id="attachment_206" align="aligncenter" width="300" ...
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February 2009

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Delphi can do MQTT too!

Jamie's Blog – I have recently released my MQTT Client for Delphi, which can now be found and downloaded here . TMQTTClient is a non-visual Delphi Client Library for the IBM Websphere MQ Transport Telemetry protocol. It allows you to connect to a Message Broker that uses MQTT such as the Really Small Message ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2009-02-23 13:03
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The Delphi Channel: Coding Delphi for Fun

Jamie's Blog – I am a great fan of the Microsoft Coding 4 Fun blog and feel that there should be something similar for Delphi Progammers. I am trying to get something similar started as a way of boosting the relevance, appeal and attraction of Delphi to novice, hobbyist or student programmers.  Why?  The aim ...
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The Turbo Delphi Product Family: An Open Letter.

Jamie's Blog – To whom it may concern at Codegear, A Recent posting over at The Doric Temple titled "how do I make the case for delphi (as a target business development environment)" has prompted me to wonder why Codegear has slightly neglected the Turbo family which to my knowledge hasn't been updated since it's ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2009-02-08 18:24
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New Language Features in Delphi Prism

Jamie's Blog – Continuing my look at Delphi Prism, in my previous post I took a (very short) look at some of the compatibility changes required to port my Delphi.NET  Twitter Library to Delphi Prism, I mentioned that I now needed to learn about some of the new language features provided by Prism. Ever ...
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