Monthly Archives: September 2011

Let’s Build a Compiler

I decided to LaTeX-ify Jack Crenshaws ‘Let’s Build a Compiler‘ series. Between 1988 and 1995 Jack Crenshaw wrote a sixteen-part series on how to build a compiler. This was a non-technical introduction (No Dragon book necessary) and appears to have encouraged many … Continue reading

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FireMonkey needs TLC

There is an interesting in depth blog by Chris Rolliston on some of the issues he has encountered with the recently released FireMonkey framework that comes with Delphi XE2.  A couple of areas that struck me include the issues relating to “Keyboard handling beyond … Continue reading

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Scientists Patent the Scientific Method

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the patent office awarding obvious or frivolous patents. I recently came across this one awarded to Palsson, Covert and Herrgard. I only read the abstract which is given here: “The present invention provides … Continue reading

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Useful tips for fireMonkey and Delphi XE2

Here is a list of useful tips for using fireMonkey. Update (7 Sept 2011): A report from Embarcadero indicates that Anchor support will eventually be provided in FireMonkey. 1. Fonts too fuzzy? You may find that font rendered in controls such as … Continue reading

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Bugs and Issues in Delphi XE2 & FireMonkey

Given the number of issues I and others are finding in fireMonkey I decided to log them here. QualityCentral (QC) is not yet accepting bug reports on XE2. All my tests were done on a trial version of Embarcadero® Delphi® … Continue reading

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Delphi XE2: Applying a Style to FireMonkey

It took me a little while to figure out how to apply a style to a fireMonkey application in Delphi XE2 so I thought I’d share the information here. The following information was obtained from the trial version that is now available for download. … Continue reading

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