It has been a while, again, but I’m back with a collection of relevant and notable links of the recent weeks. All of these are interesting reads and worth checking in case you have missed them.
Official Embarcadero Updates
Idera Adds Web App Text Editing through Froala Acquisition at https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180619005348/en/Idera-Adds-Web-App-Text-Editing-Froala
Technical Blog Posts
Removing the Community toolbar by David at https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/removing-the-community-toolbar
Editor Views in RAD Studio by David at http://www.davidghoyle.co.uk/WordPress/?p=1905
Chet A C Header Translator powered by Clang by Erik of Grijjy at https://blog.grijjy.com/2018/05/29/chet-a-c-header-translator-powered-by-clang/
Using an IDE: Getting back to code faster by Mary helps us get back the the basics of why we us an IDE for our daily work: https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/using-an-ide-getting-back-to-code-faster
RAD Server Solution Series: [Field Service Application] by Sarina at https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/rad-server-solution-series-field-service-application
Using Apple’s Grand Central Dispatch and Android’s ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor for Delphi timers by Allen of Grijjy at https://blog.grijjy.com/2018/05/20/using-the-apples-grand-central-dispatch-and-androids-scheduledthreadpoolexecutor-for-delphi-timers/
Targeting Android 8 and higher by (another) David at http://delphiworlds.com/2018/05/targeting-android-8-and-higher/ (this is an important and urgent area, we are working on this actively)
Open files in external apps from FireMonkey by Sergey at https://www.code-partners.com/open-files-in-external-apps-from-firemonkey/
Use the Source! by Jim at https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/use-the-source
Quite interesting: Delphi LeakCheck at https://bitbucket.org/shadow_cs/delphi-leakcheck
Interesting article on “Open source sustainability” by Tech Crunch at https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/23/open-source-sustainability/. The topic is certainly debatable, but the article raises some interesting points. When multi-million dollar tech giants rely on open source and don’t contribute to it, it is a sign things are out of control. Of course, that’s not always the case.
Another strong and interesting article, Case Sensitivity is an Anti-Pattern by Chad at https://www.kudzuworld.com/articles/casesensitivity/. I’m not 100% convinced, as much as a like case insensitive languages 😉
Up to next month.