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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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Dear everyone: Please stop using $IFDEF VERXXX

TURBU Tech – I just checked out the source to a new project.  Not going to name names because what I’m discussing is a pretty universal problem.  This project had dependencies on several common Delphi open-source libraries, and it had a well-designed DPROJ file that got all the paths right and everything. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 2014-08-28 17:28
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My “Delphi Cookbook” has been published

Daniele Teti's programming blog – Almost an year ago I started to write a book about Delphi for Packt Publishing. Today that book has been published. This book is a cookbook! That’s it, in 328 pages you will find useful (I hope) “recipes” for your day-by-day Delphi job. Topics of the book Create visually stunning ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Daniele Teti @ 2014-09-25 22:00
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DUnitX has a Wizard!

VSoft Technologies – Thanks to a contribution from Robert Love, DUnitX now sports a shiny new IDE Wizard for creating Test projects and Test Units.  Before you install and use the wizard, there is one thing I recommend you do. In your Delphi IDE, add and Environment variable DUNITX and point it at your copy of the ...
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IDE Fix Pack 5.6 for XE6 released

Andy's Blog – IDE Fix Pack version 5.6 adds support for RAD Studio XE6. All patches that are in version 5.5 for XE5 are also in 5.6 for XE6 except the patch for QC 111998 ($TDW macro used in Tools causes crash) that is fixed in XE6. XE6 introduces a project option to compile projects with the command line ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreas Hausladen @ 2014-05-10 18:48
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Every Android API for Delphi

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Delphi XE5′s support for Android includes many of the most common Android APIs either wrapped in nice cross platform libraries and component or accessible directly via the JNI wrappers. The rest can be accessed by creating headers to expose them. The new JNI Bridge makes this calling of the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 2014-01-30 04:46
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