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Delphi and #Code2014

Delphi-losophy – Hey, Delphi ended up really well in the #code2014 survey.  Sure, it’s self-selected and thus statistically dubious, but it definitely is nice to see Delphi in ninth position with a prominent circle.  (If you add Delphi and Pascal together, we’d be in sixth place.  Yes, I can see the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2015-01-10 16:06
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Get Awesomeness is Awesome

TPersistent.com – Get Awesomeness is a curated list of awesome Delphi frameworks, libraries, resources, and shiny things. Inspired by awesome-… stuff. It’s nice to have one stop shopping to open source frameworks of interest.  Certainly beats searching on source forge, Google code, GitHub and all the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2015-01-10 22:57
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Encapsulate Your Data

TPersistent.com – What I always fail to understand is why developers (especially Delphi devs), tend to write programs using datasets with the normal RAD approach when all the benefits of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) are lost by doing so.  Datasets were used back when I wrote Clipper programs in 1992.  Clipper ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2015-01-03 22:24
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Selecting Which Data Access Components (DAC) to Use with RAD Studio XE7

Delphi Insider – FireDAC, DataSnap, dbExpress, IBX and dbGo are all options available out of the box to Delphi/C++ Buider programmers. Faced with these choices how should you make the decision on which database access layer to use in your applications. Some of the factors that may influence your decision can ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 2015-01-25 18:50
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Embarcadero has acquired Castalia and Usertility

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – There have been rumors, and some of them are true…. I’m excited to announce today that Embarcadero Technologies has acquired Castalia and Usertility. The official press release is here: http://www.embarcadero.com/press-releases/embarcadero-acquires-castalia-and-usertility-from-twodesk- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jacob @ 2015-01-21 13:07
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I've been a bit busy lately! Upcoming posts on Delphi Code Monkey

Delphi Code Monkey – I apologize for the lack of blog activity for the last few months. I've been in Crunch Mode at work, and various things are going on in my family life right now that have made it harder to blog about Delphi.I remain an active Delphi guy, all day at work, and I'm happily using XE7 in production. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2015-01-12 20:35
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Delphi: ZEROBASEDSTRINGS and maintaining cross-version Delphi libraries

The Wiert Corner – One of the features that bites me over and over again is the ZEROBASEDSTRINGS that got introduced in Delphi XE3 and is by default ON in mobile compilers and OFF in Desktop compilers. Back then, Mark Edington showed a small example of the effects: and then explained: The XE3 RTL source code has been ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-01-14 05:00
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Now Available: Delphi in Depth: ClientDataSets 2nd Edition

Let's Get Technical – I published the original Delphi in Depth: ClientDataSets book back in March of 2011. At the time I believe it was my 24th book on computer software, though I must admit that I've lost count. Nonetheless, I greatly appreciated the many kind comments I've received from readers since its publication, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2015-01-12 10:48
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Smart pointers in Delphi

Delphi sorcery – Yes, I know - I am way to late to that party.But this is yet another thing that the language itself is missing but can be done with some tricks as the posts showed. However I felt in all these implementations something was missing. Barrys first implementations were record based which ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2015-01-08 01:29
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Never return nil? Maybe!

Delphi sorcery – I admit - such headlines are getting old - at least for those that know a bit about functional programming. But for those of you not familiar with the term monad it might be new. But don't be scared though by all that functional programming gibberish in that Wikipedia article.Today after Nick's ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2015-01-21 00:02
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