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C++ Libraries in GetIt: TinyXML 2

An ongoing project we have is to ensure more popular, well-known C++ libraries are updated to work with C++Builder, and available to you from within GetIt, our package manager. You may have seen a post earlier this year aboutreal-world (non-demo) apps that you can use with C++Builder and CMake, for example, and this isrelated. This week, I’d like to highlightTinyXML…
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Performance and Quality in the RAD Studio 10.3 IDE

RAD Studio 10.3 has a number of performance improvements, as well as some quality improvements we’d like to share. IDE Fix Pack Some time ago, we licensed Andreas Hausladen’s IDE Fix Pack. This is an unofficial IDE addon that changes the behaviour of several things in…
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New in RAD Studio 10.3: Improvements to the GetIt, New Items, and Compile dialogs

In RAD Studio 10.3, we’ve greatly improved the look and feel of the main window and IDE and Project Options dialogs. Some highlights are a cleaner modern look and updated dark theme in the main window, and some organisational changes and addition of dialog-wide search in the Options dialogs. Our aim is to make minimal changes in layout, ie allow you to keep using the habit and expectation…
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New in RAD Studio 10.3: Options Dialog Improvements

In RAD Studio 10.3, we’re making a number of great improvements to the user interface and usability. Concretely, that’s not just looks: we are carefully making improvements in how to interact with the IDE. Last week, we looked at changes in the main window, where it is…
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New in 10.3: IDE UI Improvements in the Main Window

In recent RAD Studio releases, we’ve paid a lot of attention to the IDE’s user interface. In 10.2.2, we added a dark theme (one of the most popular changes we’ve made!) and updated the component icons. In RAD Studio 10.3, we have a number of further UI upgrades we’re very pleased to show you. This is the first post in a series about the IDE’s UI and user experience. Without further…
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Dave's Thoughts on UI Design - Index

I’m a big proponent of practical, usable UIs that are easy to understand and pleasant to look at. As an ongoing series,there are a number of blogs postson UI design. How To Design a Great UI Apractical approach to taking a mockup or first cut of…
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How To Design a Great UI - Part 3

Welcome back! This is the third post on a series on practical UI design, an approach to creating usable, good-looking UIs when you are not a UX expert. In Part 1, we looked at some basic principles of UI design, a typical UI design workflow, what it means for a UI to be…
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C++ Libraries in GetIt: MurmurHash 3

An ongoing project we have is to ensure more popular, well-known C++ libraries are updated to work with C++Builder, and available to you from within GetIt, our package manager. You may have seen a post earlier this year about real-world (non-demo) apps that you can use with C++Builder and CMake, for example, and this isrelated. This week, I’d like to highlight MurmurHash 3. MurmurHash…
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