Delphi Code Monkey – The title of this blog post is a bit provocative. I think that Embarcadero is doing well with Delphi and I am excited about XE4. I have been using it. But I need to complain today. I get paid to write Windows applications, and Delphi is still the best tool for that job. But it ...
DelphiTools – One of the “novelties” of the NextGen Delphi compiler is immutable strings, which I find quite puzzling, for lack of a better word, given that Delphi already had reference-counted copy-on-write strings, and the NextGen compiler uses reference-counted strings. I always considered that ...
Delphi sorcery – I have been wondering this for a long time now. Why does Delphi not have this great language feature? Sure, we have helpers but they are not the same. First they are still officially considered a feature you should not use when designing new code. However it opens up some interesting possibilities - ...
DelphiTools – This is a practical poll question, what would get you to buy a newer Delphi version? What would you like to see most and foremost, and would most have a use for? To force you to choose, you can only pick two items! Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate ...
Olaf Monien – Now that EMBT gave us Delphi for iOS, a.k.a. RAD Studio XE4, we got a quite powerful tool (not just) for developing iOS Apps in our hands. Compared to what it takes to get a halfway serious App done in Xcode (yes, we have some successful Xcode’d Apps out in the wild) it is amazing how hast you ...
JED Software Blog – Recently I created an QC report to try and get the default wizard behaviour changed to be user friendly. The issue is that the description text for the wizard item only shows when the mouse is hovered over the item. This means that keyboard navigation will never show the description nor will just ...
Andreano Lanusse – This time you didn’t have to way a full year to see a new Delphi release, 8 months after XE3 release Delphi XE4 is out. iOS development is the major topic of course and bring the second version of FireMonkey to iOS, a lot of expectation on this topic specially after XE2. Also there is a bunch ...
DelphiTools – Very experimental support for LLVM in DWScript is now in the googlecode repository, thanks to the efforts of Christian-W Budde. This is the beginning of the opening of new realms of possibilities for DWS! LLVM support is currently centered around jit compilation, and at the moment doesn’t ...
Marco's Tech Blog – Not unexpectedly, there is debate in the Delphi community around strings in the NextGen compiler, touching on string immutability, copy-on-write, the loss of the AnsiString type in Delphi's new iOS compiler, and the like. Some sources are: delphitools.info/2013/05/13/immutable- ...