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April 2014

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MSBuild MSB6003 Work Around

TPersistent.com – One of the QC items not fixed in the XE6 release is 98008, probably because it is still in the Reported state even though it was submitted August 23, 2011. I have previously blogged about the state of QC, so I won’t get into that issue again, suffice to say I hope the QPS initiative continues, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2014-04-16 22:36
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XE6 Released with some Interesting Features

TPersistent.com – I attended the webinar today announcing Delphi XE6. It’s been a long road for the EMBT dev team to provide both C++ and Object Pascal support for iOS, Android, OS X, and Windows in the same environment. Kudos to them for accomplishing that feat, and incorporating over 2000 bug fixes into the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2014-04-16 22:00
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Using CodeSite to Spot Peformance Optimization Opportunities

TPersistent.com – I have been using CodeSite for a long time now (since v2 days), but I am still continually impressed by the product and it’s capabilities.  If you want to do something with your log data, chances are CodeSite has you covered, you just need to figure out how it is implemented. Today, I wanted ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2014-04-14 21:10
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How to Avoid Getting Upset with OptSets

TPersistent.com – OptSets are a great thing for using consistent settings across multiple projects and machines (such as a build machine). Although they were introduced in D2009, I have found that there are still issues using them in XE4 which I believe are problems in the software and not my wetware. The first ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2014-04-05 01:29
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Vote for Me!

TPersistent.com – Actually I am not running for an office of any kind.  I would actually appreciate some votes for my QC items (if that truly counts for anything in terms of prioritization).  Specifically, I would like to see QC # 123768 and 93267 fixed, but feel free to search through all my reports and vote for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2014-04-05 00:39
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Out of Memory - Solved!

TPersistent.com – I recently read EMBT’s Delphi RoadMap and was very happy so see that QPS (Quality, Performance, Stability) is item #2 on the Delphi 2014 list.  I certainly hope that these items appear in order of priority.  One of the primary issues I keep hitting is the Out of Memory error, although far less ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2014-04-02 17:18

February 2014

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Another Broken Link in the Wall

TPersistent.com – Chris Rolliston recently blogged that the Mobile Pack for Delphi Pro is being discounted 50% until the end of March, so I thought I would check it out.  A percentage  doesn’t tell you anything because retailers sometimes mark up the product so they can discount it by 70% to attract buyers. I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2014-02-10 17:50

January 2014

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An Interface You Can Count On

TPersistent.com – Using refcounted interfaces can be difficult, especially when introducing them into legacy code.  Unfortunately, interfacing is key to breaking dependencies and making code more testable. There are only two approaches I have seen to debugging refcount issues: 1) Create a descendant of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2014-01-15 17:37

December 2013

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UI Design - What Not To Do

TPersistent.com – I would never claim to be a good UI designer.  What I know of design is from personal use.  One principle that applies to both code and UI design is that consistency is king.  I often look to widely used commercial software as models for UI design. Of course, one of the software packages I use most ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2013-12-19 20:20

November 2013

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Out of Memory Exception Solved!

TPersistent.com – Compiling project groups even of relatively small projects can generate ‘Out of Memory’ exceptions.  I have been plagued with such errors since upgrading to XE3, and they are sadly still present in XE4.  Reading the newsgroups I have found posts indicating some users are experiencing ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2013-11-19 17:23

October 2013

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The Wild Wild West

TPersistent.com – It’s been my experience that Delphi applications are often produced by a single developer or a very small team working largely independently to “get it done”.  You know…no in-line comments, design or requirement documentation, just the code.  Sometimes I have even been told ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2013-10-28 05:01
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Databinding Options for Delphi

TPersistent.com – If you have never heard of DSharp, I would recommend taking a look. It provides a data binding mechanism, which unlike hcOPF’s does not require developers to create objects that descend from a specific base class.  Unlike LiveBindings introduced in XE2, there seem to be no significant ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2013-10-02 15:57

September 2013

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Latest EMBT Offer

TPersistent.com – I just received an email offer from EMBT to upgrade to XE5 for Android development with a generous 10% off.  The email contained a “Shop online at https://store.embarcadero.com and use coupon code SPECIAL10 at checkout.” near the botton, so just for giggles I clicked on the link.  It ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2013-09-25 00:15
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AnyDAC Acquisition Concerns Apparently Justified

TPersistent.com – I just stumbled upon this on DelphiFeeds. Apparently when I posted my concerns about the AnyDAC acquisition back in February I wasn’t too far off the mark. It appears that one “product” or “add on” is being used to coerce customers to buy additional upgrades. This ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2013-09-18 20:27
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Geolocation for XE5 not Working?

TPersistent.com – I just checked to see if the XE5 World Tour had been expanded to include any cities on the west coast of Canada and they have!  Apparently my previous post has gone unaddressed, even though I pointed out on August 23rd that the XE5 World Tour map was blatantly wrong and misleading, it remains ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2013-09-12 02:00
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