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Archive for September, 2007

Who is going where to attend what!? The ISO C++ committee meetings.

Yep.  That’s right.  This weekend I’ll be boarding a plane to attend the ISO C++ meetings next week.  So why is the long-term Delphi guy going to attend something for C++?  Since I do things for CodeGear across the product lines in different capacities, it isn’t too much of a stretch.  But there are a [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on September 25th, 2007 under CodeGear, General, Work | 3 Comments »

Super editor zoom - proof of concept.

David Clegg mentions in this post a new super secret, "super zoom" feature.  First of all the reason this "feature" isn’t on by default is that it was implemented as a very quick hack to more or less simply be a proof of concept for the team to play with.  As such, it is [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on September 21st, 2007 under CodeGear, Delphi, IDE, Work | 11 Comments »

Wading in the shallow end of the pool - Thread Pools

A few weeks ago I was following with interest the announcement by Intel where they open-sourced their Thread Building Blocks (TBB) library. OK, so it is written in C++, makes heavy use of templates, and is generally like nearly every C++ library out there with heavy macro usage and umpteen levels of nest macros… [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on September 19th, 2007 under CodeGear, Delphi, Parallel Programming, Work | 17 Comments »

Cleggy joins the CodeGear team

The ever-present David Clegg, has just joined the CodeGear crew working on the Developer Network! Welcome to the crucible (it does get a little "hot" around here at times! :-)  Be sure to stop by his blog and say, "Hi."
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Posted by Allen Bauer on September 14th, 2007 under CodeGear, General, Work | 2 Comments »

A Generic Playground, an intro to parameterized types in Delphi for .NET

The other day, I presented an introduction to the new parameterized types language feature in the latest release of Delphi for .NET at the Developer Days event. First of all, I’m not what one would call a consummate expert in the realm of language generics. In fact a lot of it just [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on September 13th, 2007 under CodeGear, Delphi, Generics, Work | 12 Comments »

Oh bugger! Comments are being moderated…

I know a lot of you have posted comments and then sent me email directly since your comment didn’t show up… well it turns out that I’m still learning this new blog engine and comments are all moderated by default. I also noticed that the spam has already started :-(. So for now, [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on September 12th, 2007 under CodeGear, General, Work | 4 Comments »

IDE Autosave and recovery

I mentioned it in this post, which got me thinking about a new RAD Studio IDE feature; autosave. So what do you think, is some sort of time-based autosave feature something nice to have in a development tool?
Let’s spec this thing out. I think you should be able to configure the [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on September 11th, 2007 under Delphi, Work | 23 Comments »

New blogging server and engine…

So this is officially my first post on the live version of the Wordpress based blog-server. Lots of really cool new toys and features to play with. I’ll miss some things like customizations and personal themes, but I’m promised that it’s coming. No longer will I have to upload an image to [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on September 11th, 2007 under CodeGear, General, Work | 5 Comments »

Steve Shaughnessy on Blackfish SQL and dbExpress4.

If you’re doing any kind of database work with Delphi and/or C++Builder (I’d say that a very large number of you are), then you have got to start reading Steve Shaughnessy’s blog. Yesterday he posted an excellent introduction to the new Blackfish SQL database with some interesing information about its lineage. Then today [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on September 7th, 2007 under CodeGear, Delphi, Work | 4 Comments »

Just in case…RAD Studio 2007

Just in case you missed all the other CodeGear bloggers, the press release, and the article on the CodeGear Developer Network… I’ll go ahead an mention it here; CodeGear has announced RAD Studio 2007. If you’ve been waiting for the next studio release to upgrade, now is the time to do it. [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on September 5th, 2007 under CodeGear, Delphi, Work | 7 Comments »

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