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Delphi XE8 things I learned from the first week of G+ reading

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/04/15

Components and tools that work with XE8:



Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE8, Development, Software Development | 1 Comment »

Now that XE8 is out, some Turbo Pascal history

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/04/14

A few people asked, so below is a picture of just a piece of my books closet.

From left to right:

  1. Object Professional 1.0 manuals volume 1-3
  2. BTree Filer 5.0 manual
  3. Turbo Professional manual (from 1985!)
  4. Borland Paradox Engine 3.0 manuals
  5. Crystal Reports Developers Edition
  6. Borland Open Architecture Handbook for Pascal
  7. Turbo Pascal 5.5 OOP Guide
  8. Turbo Pascal 5.5 Reference Guide
  9. Turbo Pascal 5.5 User’s Guide
  10. Turbo Pascal Quick Reference
  11. Programming with Turbo Vision

This is only the front-left portion of one shelve. Most shelves are two deep and about 4 times as wide as what you see here (:

I have floppies somewhere in my archive too. Need to dig them up some day.



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Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE8, Development, History, Pascal, Software Development, Turbo Pascal | 3 Comments »

Delphi XE8 is out with version 22.0.19027.8951; Spring4D is almost ready.

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/04/09

A while ago I wrote about Delphi XE7 is out with version 21.0.17017.3725; Spring4D is almost ready, now I can repeat parts of it for XE8.

The download links for Delphi XE8, C++Builder XE8 and RAD Studio XE8 are there: ftpd and altd. A whopping  7,217,184,768 bytes (compare that to XE7 update 1 at 5,649,917,952 bytes: almost 30% increase) that has been seeded a few days ago with the version time stamped at the end of last month (like xe7), here is the version number: 22.0.19027.8951.

Before installing, note that in addition to the below documentation links:

Be sure to have at least 70 gigabytes of free disk space before you attempt to install.

This in addition to the almost 7 GiB ISO file (:

The download is fast as altd is on akamai: the 7 GiB downloaded in about 16 minutes. Google can do the math.

XE8 doc links


On the Spring4D side, Stefan and Honza have added XE8 support, so a new release of that can be near.


Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE8, Development, Software Development | 8 Comments »

Marking code as obsolete/deprecated in C# and Delphi

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/04/07

During any software life cycle, you will want to phase out some code, and most likely want to mark code to be phased out in the future.

So here are two examples on how to do that in C# and in Delphi that just shows the effects of obsoleting/deprecating code.

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Posted in .NET, .NET 1.x, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, C#, C# 1.0, C# 2.0, C# 3.0, C# 4.0, C# 5.0, C# 6 (Roslyn), Delphi, Delphi 2005, Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi 6, Delphi 7, Delphi 8, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Delphi XE6, Development, Software Development | 6 Comments »

When Delphi documentation hurts: REST.Response.Adapter.TRESTResponseDataSetAdapter – RAD Studio API Documentation

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/04/01

A lot of the stuff on the Embarcadero docwiki hurts. For instance most of the REST stuff (I’m not calling it documentation) is just generated scaffolding. Like REST.Json.TJson.

But the TRESTResponseDataSetAdapter has some amazing documenation. About TComponent that is:

TComponent is the common ancestor of all component classes.

TComponent is the base class for all components. Components are persistent objects that have the following capabilities:

IDE integration. The ability to appear on an IDE palette and be manipulated in a Form Designer.

Ownership. The ability to manage other components. If component A owns component B, then A is responsible for destroying B when A is destroyed.

Streaming and filing. Enhancements of the persistence features inherited from TPersistent.

To assist the doc team: this is a query for all pages containing “TComponent is the common ancestor of all component classes.”. Feel free to QC or QP it.


via: REST.Response.Adapter.TRESTResponseDataSetAdapter – RAD Studio API Documentation.

Posted in Delphi, Development, Fun, Software Development | 2 Comments »


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