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May 2020

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OmniThreadLibrary 3.07.8

The Delphi Geek – New OmniThreadLibrary is out! Get it while it’s hot!Version 3.07.8 is mostly a bugfix release. It fixes few small bugs and enables support for Delphi 10.4.You can get it now on git, download the ZIP archive, install it with Delphinus or with GetIt (in few days).For more information, visit ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr42 @ 2020-05-30 19:51
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Top three Delphi 10.4 features

The Delphi Geek – Delphi 10.4 has just been released (turn here for a great overview) and has some nice enhancements even for us, die-hard Windows developers. It is too early to give any deep analysis as I have just installed it and did not do any thorough testing, but I can already pick my top three new features. In ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr42 @ 2020-05-27 09:24

February 2020

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Long live Delphi!

The Delphi Geek – Something great has happened on this day, 25 years ago.It was the sign of Aquarius. People were listening to Creep. And the AppBuilder was released.You don’t know AppBuilder? Sure you do! It was developed and — thanks to Netscape — released under codename Delphi.Indeed, our beloved Delphi is 25 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr42 @ 2020-02-14 09:26

November 2019

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Sales! Sales! Sales!

The Delphi Geek – Parallel Programming with OmniThreadLibrarye-book: 50% offprinted book: 25% off (use coupon BLACKFRIDAY25)Delphi High Performancee-book: 72% offHands-on Design Patterns with Delphie-book: 80% off--- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr42 @ 2019-11-29 19:25
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ITDevCon X

The Delphi Geek – The ITDevCon X - the tenth edition! - has just ended and boy was it a blast! (As usual, I should say.)This was my seventh ITDevCon conference and I always like to visit it. This year was no exception.Thank you Daniele, Valentina, Fabrizio, and all bit Time gals and guys for organizing two days ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr42 @ 2019-11-08 18:46

September 2019

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CompareValue for booleans

The Delphi Geek – CompareValue function is incredibly practical when you are writing comparers (functions that determine how some data structure is ordered). System.Math and System.StrUtils define a bunch of functions that can be used to compare integers, doubles, strings … There’s, however, no CompareValue for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr42 @ 2019-09-30 20:22
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Visit “What’s new in Rio 10.3.2” in Ljubljana

The Delphi Geek – On September 26th I’ll talk about RAD Studio Rio in Ljubljana. We’ll discuss 10.3 a bit and 10.3.1/10.3.2 updates in more detail. We’ll also look into the future to see what 10.4 might bring.This will also be a good opportunity to see my latest book, Design patterns with Delphi, or get your own copy ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr42 @ 2019-09-12 16:58

July 2019

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When True is not

The Delphi Geek – Pop quiz! How can the following program …Writeln(True);Magic;Writeln(True);… output this:?TRUEFALSESimple! Read more »--- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr42 @ 2019-07-16 15:35
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The case of a missing begin/end

The Delphi Geek – Delphi never stops surprising me …Did you know that this is a valid syntax?case a of 0: Writeln(0); else Writeln('else'); Writeln(a);end;This code indeed compiles and works exactly as the following fragment.case a of 0: Writeln(0); else begin Writeln('else'); Writeln(a); end;end;I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr42 @ 2019-07-02 19:24

June 2019

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Delphi Day 2019 sessions

The Delphi Geek – Slides and code for my Delphi Day 2019 sessions are now online.--- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr42 @ 2019-06-06 15:47

April 2019

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Spring4D European Conference 2019 sessions

The Delphi Geek – Slides and code for the Spring4D conference are now published on the conference page.Slides and code for my two sessions – Design patterns with Spring4D and Interception and dynamic proxy – are also available on my presentations page.--- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr42 @ 2019-04-29 17:41
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FastMM4 large memory allocation–benchmarking VirtualAlloc

The Delphi Geek – Earlier this week a long-time customer asked me why FastMM allocates large memory blocks from the top of the memory and if that option could safely be turned off. Their reasoning was that such allocations are much slower than normal ones. The question surprised me as I didn’t know of any such ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr42 @ 2019-04-27 17:49
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Books, books, books

The Delphi Geek – Dear reader,You probably know that I write books. A big part of making a book, however, is not just writing it, but letting all the potential readers out there know that the book exists. I'm doing a lot there - and so is my publisher - but still we can't reach all the potential readers ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr42 @ 2019-04-18 10:16
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Deep Dive into Design Patterns

The Delphi Geek – While writing Design Patterns with Delphi, I spent quite some time researching existing literature on design patterns implementation in Delphi, design patterns in other languages, other types of patterns, design principles and so on …In case you would like to dig deeper than the book takes you, here ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr42 @ 2019-04-08 23:07

March 2019

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Spring conference, spring edition

The Delphi Geek – Hurry up, you only have five (5) days left to get a Spring4D European Conference ticket at the regular price!It’s gonna be a blast! Stefan will be there, of course (can you imagine Spring 4D without him in the picture?), and so will be I. There will be a ton of interesting sessions, and lots of time ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Primož Gabrijelčič @ 2019-03-26 15:34
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