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Delphi Prism / Oxygene Questions

Monday’s podcast will feature an interview with RemObject‘s marc hoffmanDelphi Prism has been released, and it is powered by the RemObjects Oxygene compiler.   If you have any questions about the Oxygene Compiler then this is your opportunity to ask them of marc, as he is the Chief Software Architect for RemObjects.

Please, leave your questions in the box below, and I will cover what I can with marc.  Remember, keep your questions focused on Oxygene and RemObjects as marc won’t be able to answer questions on behalf of CodeGear or Embarcadero.

Intro to Generic Collections with Delphi 2009

A very short introduction to Generic Collections in Delphi 2009. Create a TList of Integers and show adding and removing items from it. Showing some of the differences in types, gotchas and errors you might get.

Generics, or parametrized types, are a type that works with another type that is defined later. Collections are a great example of using them. You create a generic TList, and then when you use it you declare what type it will contain. Then it will be strongly typed to that specific type, both in adding items and removing them.

Delphi Generics work with all types in Delphi: native types (Integer, string, etc.), Records, Objects and Interfaces.

This is screen cast episode 2, shot with Camtasia and hosted on Vimeo.  I had to shoot it at 1280×720 so they will offer it in HD and not downscale it.  Let me know how it works for everyone.

As was pointed out in the comments, the download link only works after you sign into Vimeo.  If that doesn’t work for people let me know and I will come up with a different solution.

What’s going on here?

There was a noticeable lack of a podcast covering Delphi programming specific topics.  Since I really wanted one to listen to I figured I might as well make one.  I’ll interview people in the Delphi community that I think are interesting, and explore news and technology that looks cool to me.

I am going to start out with a weekly audio podcast, but in the future I hope to add video podcasts (or whatever you want to call them) and textual articles as well.  It will be a lot of fun.  Let me know what you would like me to cover, and if I like the suggestion I might do it.

Just remember, Delphi Rocked before Dot Net did!

Update: Episode 1 is out!