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October 2014

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Why I dislike GoToWebinar by Citrix: 0 stars out of 5.

The Wiert Corner – Last week, I viewed to webinars. A smaller one Geek Fest – Automating the ForgeRock Platform Installation about Ansible installation of Unix machines, and the first 70% of the last day ofCodeRage 9 | Free Development Event by Embarcadero. Both had a bad experience because of GoToWebinar has a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-10-31 06:24
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CodeRage 9 Q&A: Creating Beautiful Animations in your Desktop and Mobile Applications (Boian Mitov)

The Wiert Corner – Session: Creating Beautiful Animations in your Desktop and Mobile Applications The session demonstrates how to create beautiful timeline-based animations in Object Pascal using the Mitov Software’s AnimationLab. Level: All Boian Mitov – Mitov Software Q&A: Welcome to CodeRage 9 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-10-30 21:05
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CodeRage 9 Q&A: Advanced RTTI in Object Pascal (Ray Konopka)

The Wiert Corner – Session: Advanced RTTI in Object Pascal Runtime Type Information RTTI has always been a core feature of Delphi. But until recently, it was complex and limited. Now, RTTI is significantly more powerful, and yet much easier to use as well. This session describes in detail all of the changes that have ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-10-30 20:05
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CodeRage 9 Q&A: Android Push Notifications (Jeff Lefebvre)

The Wiert Corner – Downloads: CodeRage 9 Files! This year I presented Push notifications with Android. Here are the files mentioned in the session! Here is the android project: CodeRage Delphi Here is the TGCMReceiver Component and java file: TGCMReceiver And here is the post that helped me albeit out of date! Link ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-10-30 18:47
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CodeRage 9 Q&A: Understanding Distributed Version Control (Robert Love)

The Wiert Corner – Session: Understanding Distributed Version Control This session helps developers who have been working with a Centralized Version Control System such as SVN to understand and use Distributed Version Control such as GIT or Mercurial. This session focuses primarily on GIT, but applies to Mercurial. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-10-30 18:19
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CodeRage 9 Q&A: Bluetooth Classic and LE Programming with VCL and FMX (Diego Navarro)

The Wiert Corner – Session: Bluetooth Classic and LE Programming with VCL and FMX Level: Intermediate Diego Navarro – Embarcadero Q&A: Audience Question Q: https://developer.bluetooth.org/TechnologyOverview/Pages/GATT.aspx A: Thx Audience Question Q: can you please paste links int the chat window A: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-10-30 16:55
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CodeRage 9 Q&A: InterBase Keynote (Stephen Ball)

The Wiert Corner – Session: InterBase Keynote If you need to manage distributed data over multiple locations then don’t miss the product address for InterBase! The next generation of InterBase is coming soon and will be super charged with a powerful new change tracking engine that makes managing distributed ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-10-30 16:30
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CodeRage 9 Q&A: Working with PDF and Office Documents using VCL and FireMonkey (Girish Patil)

The Wiert Corner – Session: Working with PDF and Office Documents using VCL and FireMonkey In this session, we take a deep look into the all-new multi-format document processing toolset for Delphi from Gnostice. We take a brief look at architectural details of the product and then go into using the product. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-10-30 15:12
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CodeRage 9 Q&A: NestedDataSets in ClientDataSets (Cary Jensen)

The Wiert Corner – Session: NestedDataSets in ClientDataSets A column of a ClientDataSet can contain a dataset, a tabular structure containing one or more columns and zero or more records. This presentation continues Cary Jensen’s CodeRage series on ClientDataSets by looking at this power field type. Level: All ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-10-30 15:09
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CodeRage 9 Q&A log: ClientDataSets and FDMemTables Compared

The Wiert Corner – Session: ClientDataSets and FDMemTables Compared ClientDataSets are in-memory tables that have been in RAD Studio since Delphi 3, but there’s a new kid in town, the FireDAC FDMemTable. This presentation, by ClientDataSet expert Cary Jensen, compares and contrasts these in-memory table classes, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-10-30 13:00
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Dark Patterns – User Interfaces Designed to Trick People

The Wiert Corner – Interesting: A Dark Pattern is a type of user interface that appears to have been carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up for recurring bills. We developers have a big responsibility. Martin Fowler and Erik Dörnenburg (both ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-10-30 11:00
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Barry Kelly on how the Delphi Compiler used to be compiled (via: Google Groups)

The Wiert Corner – not 100% accurate any more (now that the compiler gets more and more LLVM), but still accurate for most of the x86/x64 parts: Barry Kelly explaining how the Delphi compiler is built. Some more of his posts. –jeroen via: Newbie question: What is the importance for a compiler to be able to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-10-23 05:00
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Barry Kelly on “Implementing Closures” in Delphi (via: Google Groups)

The Wiert Corner – It is always nice to see one of the compiler engineers write down how something was implemented. In this case, Barry Kelly explains in comp.compilers on Implementing Closures in Delphi 2009. The post is about 4.5 years old, but still very relevant. About 9 months earlier, he participated in a Reddit ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-10-22 05:00
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Delphi fun code: How to make a water effect on TImage or anything? (via: Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – Every once in a while you see a question with some great code in the answers. This is such a time: image – How to make a water effect on TImage or anything? – Stack Overflow. –jeroenFiled under: Delphi, Development, Software Development
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-10-21 05:00
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The Delphi MESSAGE directive: don’t forget quotes!

The Wiert Corner – The Delphi MESSAGE directive is a very powerful one, you can generate compiler hints, warnings and errors with it, even fatal ones that abort compilation. The compiler will return error codes H1054 (hint), W1054 (warning), E1054 (error) or F1054 (fatal error), which in the documentation are known ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-10-15 05:00
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