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Delphi Offers Massive Productivity Boost Over WPF And Electron

Embarcadero commissioned a whitepaper to investigated the differences between Delphi, WPF .NET Framework, and Electron for building Windows desktop applications. The benchmark application – a Windows 10 Calculator clone – was recreated in each framework by three Delphi Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) volunteers, one expert freelance WPF developer, and one expert Electron freelance…
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Using Apilayer REST APIs from Delphi

As you might have seen online, Idera (Embarcadero parent company) recently acquired apilayer, a company offering a number of REST API micro-services, ranging from IP address geolocation to email and phone number checks, from financial information to weather and flight…
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Join TCoffee and Code Week - 1st to 5th Feb

Join us for “TCoffee and Code” Join us every day between the 1st & 5th of February for TCoffeeAndCode as we have a virtual coffee break at 11am GMT each day. With Covid still keeping many developers away from the office and the rest of their teams, we decided…
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User Defined Functions with InterBase

InterBase has several built in functions that developers can use to create and optimize SQL queries. In some situations though, you may find yourself needing to expand queries or work with more complex queries that include string, date and statistical functions. InterBase’s way to resolve this problem is by supporting libraries or user defined functions or UDFs. UDFs are programs for performing…
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Fast Inverse Square Root in Delphi's Object Pascal

Does Delphi make you a better programmer? Is Object Pascal code more readable? There is an algorithm with a mystery constant that rose to fame in John Carmack’s Quake III Arena C code for quickly estimating the inverse square root of a 32-bit floating-point number. float Q_rsqrt( float number ) { long i; float x2, y; const float threehalfs = 1.5F; x2 = number * 0.5F; y =…
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New FireUI App Preview on Play Store

When FireMonkey introduced the FireUI Preview a few releases back, the application was available in the Google and Apple stores, to simplify the deployment to a device. The same app is also a demo available as source code, but that requires a few configuration steps to be able to compile and deploy to a device. Having a prebuilt ready-to-use version is a nice advantage. Now Embarcadero has…
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