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The C++Builder 25th Anniversary: Visual Development, the Power of the C++ Language and 2.5 decades of Continuing Excellence

Delphi version 1 was launched at the Software Development Conference in San Francisco on February 14, 1995. I and other team members would travel around the world giving demonstrations of the IDE, Object Pascal language, VCL components, and database connectivity. When Delphi was released, one of the frequently asked questions was, “where is the Borland C++ version”. At that time we…
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New Platform Identifiers in RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder 11 Alexandria

I was looking through the “What’s New in version 11 Alexandria” and found a cool tidbit about small changes in the RTL for “Platform Identifiers“. Using these platform identifiers can help in your cross platform development projects. Ensuring that all of the platform related identifiers use a consistent naming pattern will also help in your programming efforts. The…
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Delphi 11 Alexandria Defines

As part of my recent DelphiCon 2021 session, Multi-Platform Explorations using Delphi, FMX, Feeds, REST and More, my example code needed to use IFDEFs for some of the uses statements, variable definitions and code. This blog post contains an example of the use of defines…
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Developer and Development News - Sunday, November 14, 2021

I’ve built a C++Builder app that pulls development related news and posts from more than 50 developer focused RSS news feeds. From time to time, I’ll highlight some of the articles that piqued my interest. Beautiful C++: 30 Core Guidelines for Writing Clean, Safe, and Fast Code–Kate GregoryIncludes explanations of 30 guidelines along with plenty of examples, the occasional…
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50 years of Pascal and still growing!

In the March 2021 edition of the Communications of the ACM there is an article, by Nicklaus Wirth, about the 50th anniversary of Nicklaus Wirth’s Pascal. What started at ETH Zurich (in 1970) was publicized in the article “The programming language pascal” by Wirth in the Acta Informatica Journal in March of 1971. The programming language pascal Acta Informatica volume 1, pages…
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