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SmartMobile Studio free for educational purposes

DelphiTools – As posted on Google+, Smart Mobile Studio is now free for educational purposes. The Pascal Programming for Schools website had already been updated sometime ago with samples and tutorials about getting started with Smart, and is a significant online resource for teaching Pascal in general, not just ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric @ 2013-10-01 10:57
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I had a dream…

The Art of Delphi Programming – I had a dream. While I was working on my current project the WOMP (White Owl Mail Provider) dropped a message at my doorstep. The message reads You are invited to a special event. Be prepared to be picked up at 7 pm. Point seven o’clock a coach drawn by two unicorns came up the driveway (I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Uwe Raabe @ 2013-09-23 09:33
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Introducing DUnitX - A Unit Test Framework for Delphi

VSoft Technologies – But, we have DUnit.... Unit Testing in Delphi is not new, the DUnit framework has been around for many years. So why create a new unit test framework? My motivation for creating a new framework was partially frustration with the confusion over DUnit, DUnit2 and who was maintaining DUnit? ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2013-09-20 07:09
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The Delphi Language is Lagging Behind

The Delphi Geek – While I love the way Delphi is expanding to multiple platforms (but please, guys, stop the horses once in a while and fix some bugs!), I think the Delphi language could use a facelift. In particular, I like what Eric is doing with the DWS and I absolutely enjoy coding in Smart Mobile Studio where I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr @ 2013-09-06 09:23
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Performance benchmark from Delphi 2010 to Delphi XE6

Andreano Lanusse – Thomas Grubb from Words from a Delphi CodeSmith blog, did a fantastic job comparing performance from Delphi 2010 to XE6. His motivation around this benchmark was to validate Delphi Quality, Performance, and Stability (QPS) over the years, specially now where Embarcadero claims a lot of focus on ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreano Lanusse @ 2014-06-09 04:27
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The VCL Styles Utils Project now supports dialogs and popup menus

The Road to Delphi – Two missing parts of the standard VCL Styles is the lack of the capacity to theme the popup menus and the standard Windows dialogs. I started to work a year ago in the dialogs area, but due to my limited time I was not able to finish that. But a few months ago I receive a very interesting mail from ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 2013-11-11 16:37
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Delphi XE6 32bits and Scimark

DelphiTools – In a Google+ comment to my recent article about inlining in XE6, Leif Uneus posted results from Scimark. It appears that XE6 is about 30% slower than previous versions at least from XE5 to XE for 32bits floating point. Note that Scimark does not make use of inlining, but does make heavy use of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 2014-05-08 06:00
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Why Delphi generics are annoying

Delphi sorcery – First of all: I like generics, I love them. You can do all kinds of neat stuff with them... until they bite you. Then they crash your compiler which might make your IDE hang or actually generate wrong source code.So today I will talk about about the smaller or bigger annoyances of Delphi ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2014-03-29 22:33
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Efficient String concatenation in Delphi

DelphiTools – You may all know about String concatenation in Delphi, but do you know about the implicit String variables the compiler may create for you? Along with the implicit variables come implicit exception frames, and a whole lot of hidden stack juggling, which can quickly become hidden complexity ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric @ 2013-10-28 07:10
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Are Embarcadero Really Interested in New Users ?

Te Waka o Delphi – In replying to a comment on his blog post about the pricing of the mobile add-on pack (XE4 – no news on XE5 as yet that I am aware of), Larry Hengen appears to be one of those people still under the belief that there are any “new buyer” type customers for Delphi. Are there ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 2013-08-20 23:44
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