Another month has gone by, and here are some interesting Delphi links I’ve collected.
New Platform Status docwiki page, indicating support for newely released versions of the operating system RAD Studio supports, and offering workarounds and suggestions from blog posts and other sources: docwiki.embarcadero.com/PlatformStatus/en/Main_Page
10 Seattle Update 1 has been released with new features (blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2015-december-features-10seattle-u1.html) and bug fixes (blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2015-november-radstudio-10seattle-udpate1.html). There are also two follow up hotfixes (blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2015-december-2-hotfixes-10seattle-u1.html)
If you don’t have 10 Seattle check out the active offers at www.embarcadero.com/radoffer
General Blog Posts
Jens Fudge on Teaching Delphi at delphi.exotech.dk/#post36
Stephen Ball video in Visual Live Bindings (Master Detail Detail) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7z3wPjgZEI&feature=youtu.be&a (part of a series worth looking to)
Allen Bauer on assorted topics like his guru-maker experiences (Cyborging a Cheap Laminator) and meeting one of his mentors (blog.therealoracleatdelphi.com/2015/12/mentors-and-inspiration.html)
Sarina DuPont on accessing a WinRT API for globalization at community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/using-the-winrt-globalization-api
Jim McKeeth on Hour of CodinGame with Object Pascal / Delphi at delphi.org/2015/12/hour-of-codingame-with-object-pascal-delphi/
Really Technical, In Depth Blog Posts
Favorably surprised by the depth of many recent blog posts, including the following:
Rudy Velthuis on BigIntegers at blogs.teamb.com/rudyvelthuis/2015/11/19/27844 and the actual information at rvelthuis.de/programs/bigintegers.html
Marc Durdin has a summary blog post with links to articles he wrote covering Windbg and Delphi at marc.durdin.net/2015/11/windbg-and-delphi-a-collection-of-posts/ (I remember using Windbg to find nasty errors in the past)
Sarina has also a long and detailed comment in a quality portal bug report regarding support for iPad Pro device and detailed steps on how to add a launch storyboard to a FireMonkey application at quality.embarcadero.com/browse/RSP-12931
David Millington has a very nice blog on “Custom object memory allocation in Delphi: Bypassing FastMM for fun and profit” at parnassus.co/custom-object-memory-allocation-in-delphi-bypassing-fastmm-for-fun-and-profit/ (I covered this on my Robust Delphi applications sessions years ago, but I agree this technique is largely unknown).
The Delphi Parser is a new tool to help migration, with the current version focused on BDE to FireDAC migration. A free tool let’s you assess the actual conversion on your code. The company also offer migration consulting.
A solar calendar open source VCL component at sourceforge.net/projects/solarcalendar/
Have a nice reading. I’ll try to create another of these blog links collections before the end of the year.