Author Archives: Jim McKeeth

An Interview with Ray Konopka

In this episode we talked to Ray Konopka during Delphi Week. Topics include the upcoming Delphi Developer Days, some of his work for Disney, Raize Software, including his new Radiant Shapes, Windows 10 and HoloLense (even though I wish they would rename … Continue reading

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FireDAC: Local SQL

Here are the additional resources for the FireDAC: Local SQL Skill Sprint from this morning. The TFDLocalSQL provides a powerful engine allowing you to run local SQL queries against any TDataSet descendant. Here is the video replay. It is about … Continue reading

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FireDAC In-Memory DataSet: TFDMemTable

More information and resources on TFDMemTable from the FireDAC Skill Sprint. If you missed the Skill Sprint, or want to review it, here is the video with the recording of the Q&A. The presentation is 15-20 minutes, and the other … Continue reading

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Brian Alexakis and Virtual Reality

In this episode I talk with Brian Alexakis about his role and what exactly it means to be a Knowledge Marketer. We also talk about the similarities between FireMonkey and some web development tools, and discuss virtual reality and what it … Continue reading

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Code Monkey in Delphi Code

In this special musical number I’ve created a music video based on Jonathan Coulton’s Code Monkey written in Delphi’s Object Pascal. [Download the code] [Download the video (mp4)]

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Deep Dive into Futures and the Parallel Programming Library

To follow-up with my Parallel For Loops skill sprint last week (lots of good resources there), today I did a deep dive into the Parallel Programming Library (PPL) including Futures, Tasks and custom thread pools. Here are the slides: And … Continue reading

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Factorials, Combinations & Permutaions

This is some code I wrote a long time ago as part of the TDAG mailing list. It calculates Factorials, the number of Combinations and Permutations. This is the mathematics, it calculates the number of Combinations and Permutations, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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DelphiWeek and CodeBattles

I hope you are all as excited about DelphiWeek as we are. On Wednesday we have CodeBattles scheduled. These are a fun way to show off your programming skills. We all use a Google, DocWiki and Stack Overflow during programming. The … Continue reading

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Interview with Darren Kosinski

Talking with Darren Kosinski from the Embarcadero R&D team and his role in the FireMonkey platform. Also a brief introduction to the Parallel Programming Library, and Delphi Week 2015 (Feb 9th – 13th).

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Parallel For Loops

Parallel For Loops are a hassle-free way to supercharge your program with the Parallel Programming Library. The syntax is similar to the standard For loop, with the advantage of each iteration running on in a different task on the thread … Continue reading

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