Flotsam and Jetsam #80

  

Despite all my slaving over a hot keyboard, bringing you a never ending supply of intellectually stimulating and hopelessly useful content, in the entire history of this website, no one has ever donated to me via PayPal.  And there is a reason for that – the stupid donate button doesn’t work.  Well, I fixed it.  Or at least I think I did.  And now, you can donate Bitcoins to me as well!  Just click on that little blue button on the right that says “Donate Bitcoins”.  Hey, hope springs eternal! I think by now pretty much everyone in the Delphi community knows that Embarcadero has acquired AnyDAC.  I’m pleased by that, and I think you should be, too.  Anyway, it looks like they are going to rename it “FireDAC”.  I like that name.  And according to that link, you’ll be able to download it for XE3.  Just another reason to upgrade to the latest version of RAD Studio XE3. (It appears that this page on the wiki has now been removed.  Hmmm…..) Tim Anderson has an interesting article about cross-platform development and the different strategies a framework can take towards producing a user interface for each platform.  I mention it because he discusses FireMonkey in it.  Jeroen pointed out this cool table that has all the Delphi compiler defines for each specific version.  Nice.

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