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Programming Delphi for Various Platforms and Versions

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Published on: April 22, 2017

Delphi has come a long ways since it was first released in 1995. It now compiles 32-bit or 64-bit, still creates console or Windows applications but now also can create Android and iOS apps if you have the FireMonkey library and cross-platform tools, you can create Android and iOS apps. There are a lot of[…]

Broadening My Skill Set

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Published on: January 31, 2016

As an independent software developer, I make my living writing scripts and applications for others. In order to maximize my opportunities, I need to be a master of many environments. Since much of my career has involved Windows applications, I am spending quite a bit of effort in other areas. Several months ago, I converted[…]

Preventing Multiple Application Instances in Delphi with TMutex

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Published on: October 20, 2015

Having worked in Delphi for many years, I’ve seen the development tool and it’s RTL evolve significantly, yet remain resilient in backwards compatibility. Early on, to prevent your application from running multiple times, there were generally two different approaches: Search for the name of your app’s main form by name, or Search for a “mutex”[…]

Make the New Welcome Screen in Delphi Usable

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Published on: October 8, 2015

Why is it that when companies have a good thing, they have to go mess it up by changing its design? I’ve seen this in many different industries but since change happens so much more quickly in software, I seem to be annoyed much more often with changes in user interface. Of course, there are[…]

dbForge Data Generator for SQL Server

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Published on: August 18, 2015

DevArt Software has been busy at producing a great number of database tools and components for both Delphi and Visual Studio developers over the last few years. They’re still coming out with new ones as well. One of the most recent additions is dbForge Data Generator for SQL Server. I purchased version 1.0 in April,[…]

Career Developers and Passionate Technologists

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Published on: August 11, 2015

Programmers can be grouped into two broad categories: 1) Career Developers, and 2) Passionate Technologists. Career Developers will pick a language and a job and be very good at what they do, produce excellent work for their employer, and live happily ever after. Passionate Technologists will be constantly seeking different ways of doing things, learn[…]

Linux, Lazarus, and Lots of scripting

Categories: Linux, Programming, Web
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Published on: June 9, 2015

A friend of mine runs a business selling a Windows application for a niche market. Of course he has a web site with lots of information and a way to download a trial of his software and then pay and register it. Since he’s a technical person, likes writing code, likes to keep overhead low,[…]

Windows Services with Oxygene

Categories: Programming, Windows
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Published on: June 5, 2015

Some of my blog entries are just to remind myself how to do things later–and on several occasions they’ve been useful in that regard. I hope they are also useful to others that may encounter similar struggles. This is another one of those articles which I will likely refer back to at some point. I’ve[…]

How to Break Delphi’s Object Repository

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Published on: June 1, 2015

I’m a long time Delphi user and have taken advantage of the Object Repository quite a bit. It’s really handy to take a unit or project that might be useful somewhere else but in a slightly different form and add it to the repository. Later, when you need to use that bit of code, you[…]

Raspberry Pi Distractions

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Published on: February 28, 2015

I’ve been spending a lot of my spare time with RemObjects products (mostly Oxygene and Hydra) over the last several months and haven’t kept up my blog on those subjects like I intended. But another distraction is taking an increasing interest as more of a fun hobby than a dire need that will make me[…]

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