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Archive for February, 2008

Thread pools <> Task handling.

The Delphi Parallel Library (DPL) tends to occupy a lot of my otherwise idle "thought" time. DPL has been redesigned in my head more times than I can count.  The good news is that it is conceptually beginning to actually take some shape and is finding a direction.  As I’ve stated before, a lot of [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on February 22nd, 2008 under CodeGear, Delphi, Parallel Programming | 20 Comments »

Lock my Object… Please!

Here’s a quick recap of all the DPL (Delphi Parallel Library) related posts over the last few months:
A Critical[Section] Difference: Windows XP vs. Windows VistaBreaking the rulesSimmering Unicode, bring DPL to a boil (Part 2)Simmering Unicode, bring DPL to a boilPlacing your code in the forge - Refining a techniqueWhen code lies - A better [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on February 19th, 2008 under CodeGear, Delphi, Parallel Programming | 16 Comments »

A Critical[Section] Difference: Windows XP vs. Windows Vista

No, this isn’t one of those comparisons!  This is just something somewhat interesting about the difference in the implementation of a critical section in Windows XP vs. Windows Vista.  It seems that Windows Vista is much more resilient in how it handle’s the misuse of a critical section.  One such degenerate, blatantly obvious case of [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on February 6th, 2008 under CodeGear, Delphi, Parallel Programming | 6 Comments »

ODPC - One Delphi Per Child

Ok, I just made that up.  But that is the crux of the 1 million seat licensing deal just closed with the Russian Federal Agency of Education.  Infoworld also has an article about the deal right here.  A whole new generation of Delphi developers are now in the making!
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Posted by Allen Bauer on February 1st, 2008 under CodeGear | 14 Comments »

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