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New language feature in XE7

Delphi sorcery – Nope, not the dynamic array enhancement that everyone talked about already.In fact I am going to show you something that I haven't seen anyone talking about yet.It wasn't even mentioned on the official XE7 shows and the reason probably is because it is not been finished completely as in used in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2014-10-03 15:30
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Delphi hinting directives: deprecated, experimental, library and platform

The Wiert Corner – I’ve been experimenting with the Delphi hinting directives lately to make it easier to migrate some libraries to newer versions of Delphi and newer platforms. Hinting directives (deprecated, experimental, library and platform) were – like the $MESSAGE directive – added to Delphi 6. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 2014-10-01 05:00
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My New Object Pascal Handbook

Marco's Tech Blog – I'm working on a new book covering Delphi's Object Pascal language from the ground up to the most advanced features. Getting the Ebook You can get a draft of the ebook (in PDF format) today as part of an Embarcadero promotion:  It is free if you buy Delphi XE7 in the next ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-10-23 10:19
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VCL Styles Utils – Now supports the TTaskDialog component

The Road to Delphi – I’m very pleased to introduce a very exciting new feature to the VCL Styles Utils project. This is the support for style the TTaskDialog component. This control available since RAD Studio 2007 is a wrapper for the Task Dialogs introduced in Windows Vista and allows to create very rich and flexible ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 2014-10-09 20:10
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DWS WebServer with JavaScript CodeGen

DelphiTools – The pre-compiled 2014.10.13 version of the DWScript WebServer is now available! This version includes the Pascal to JavaScript CodeGen! Here is the download link for the installer: DWSWebServer 2014.10.13 (1541 kB) This version also includes all fixes and improvements in DWScript, but the main ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 2014-10-13 13:30
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Generics and variance

Delphi sorcery – When working with generic collections there is often the question: "Why can't I just assign my TList<TPerson> to a variable of TList<TEntity>? TCustomer inherits from TEntity!" There is something called covariance and contravariance - but the bad news are: Delphi does not support ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2014-10-09 21:46
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DWScript news and sneak peek

DelphiTools – Below is a quick summary of changes in the SVN since the last post. There is also a mini-sneak peek of things to come! Recent changes Language changes Arrays can now be concatenated with the ‘+’ operator (same as XE7), note that it is supported for static arrays too, but a concatenation ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 2014-10-08 09:12
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The real power of generics

Delphi sorcery – I just watched the "Effectively Using Generics in Object Pascal" Code Rage 9 session by Ray Konopka, where he showed a great introduction to generics which is mostly about putting things into lists, dictionaries or other data structures. So basically container types what generics are great ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2014-10-29 18:51
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Book! Book! Book!

Glooscap Software – "You cannot open a book without learning something." -- Confucius I have always had a thing for technical books, both printed and, now, electronic editions. EBooks are convenient and searchable, but there's just something about having a physical book that's hard to beat. As it turns out, I'm in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Bruce McGee @ 2014-10-29 02:11
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Open Source "TurboPack" Components for XE7

Marco's Tech Blog – An important set of open source components has been migrated to XE7 and is now available. These includes some of the former Turbo Power components, plus a few others. This is why we are thinking of referring to them as "TurboPack". The work has been done by Roman Kassebaum (with a little help by ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-10-13 10:26
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