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Benchmarking Memory Managers BigBrain 2020 vs. FastMM5

Looking to upgrade the memory manager in Embarcadero Dev C++ I investigated a number of memory manages including FastMM4-AVX. The second memory manager I looked at is called BigBrain 2020 and it looks to have significant performance improvements in some areas. There is a comprehensive blog post by the creator of BigBrain 2020 which compares performance between BigBrain 2020 and FastMM5 (and TC…
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The Origins Of Delphi R&D Recounted By Danny Thorpe, Original Delphi 1 Team Member

I ran across this post over on StackExchange where Danny Thorpe, one of the original Delphi 1 team members, recounts the effort that went into the research and development behind the creation of Delphi 1. Enjoy! “Delphi 1.0 was released Feb 14, 1995. By my (now somewhat foggy) recollection, research / experimentation that directly contributed to defining the Delphi visual development…
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8 Delphi Success Stories Across Windows And Mobile

ArtGen Applications created with Delphi/Pascal are primarily used in the fields of science and technology as well as in business. The development environment is seldom used to create art. With ArtGen, programmer and artist Volker Diefenbach has managed to create a fantastic combination of two worlds that can be described as “algorithmic art”. CHALLENGES The development environment…
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Secrets of FireDAC: Pagination With Grids And LiveBindings

If you want to display only a range of results from a recordset you can using paging (otherwise known as pagination) to do so. It is a common pattern when doing web development to give the user 20 results for example and then the ability to move to the next page. If you are…
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Secrets Of FireDac: Last Inserted Auto Generated Id And Enterprise Connectors

A common pattern when inserting data into a database table which has an auto increment field set on it is to use an SQL query to select the last inserted ID of the newly created record. Once you use your TFDQuery to run your INSERT query you can run this second query to get the newly inserted auto increment ID. Different databases have different SQL queries to accomplish this. MySQL for example…
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