Happy Birthday Delphi !

Delphi 27th birthday

Happy Birthday Delphi !

On Monday the 14th of February Delphi turns 27, #Delphi27th. The current version of Delphi is Delphi 11 Alexandria, named after the famous Alexandria library. As I’ve been developing Delphi code for some years now, I’ve also collected a library of code snippets and I would like to share the idea of creating your own library of code snippets with you.

What are code snippets?

Wikipedia defines a code snippet as a small region of re-useable source code. In Delphi these re-usable snippets can be found under Live Templates, and under several other aspects of Code Completion. My own code snippets however have a  broader scope and they range from one-liners to complete design patterns and even (partial) frameworks. Sometimes a code snippet illustrates a corner case that I’m bound to forget otherwise, sometimes it’s a complete base version for creating a REST based web service or a design pattern for graceful termination of Task based multithreading.

Code snippets are really very personal and usually just useful for you and they do not need to hold up to public scrutiny. They are mostly placeholders for your knowledge, your personal library which only you know and use. For me they are also a toolbox with ready made algorithms or solutions to common coding challenges.

Maybe the idea of collecting code snippets and building your own personal Alexandria library of knowledge appeals to you as well. If so, take a look at the short video on the subject and start collecting!

Delphi Code Snippets video

Click to start the YouTube video on Code Snippets

Slides of this video and the source of DoubleTrouble and EZeroDivide can be downloaded here. The WinRAR archive has Delphi27 as password protection.

Don’t forget to join the Delphi27th Anniversary webinar on Monday at 17:00 CET with Jim McKeeth, Marco Cantu, David Millington and Ian Barker.

Egyptian Basbousa

for Alexandria we made Egyptian Basbousa

DelphiCon 2021 16,17,18 november 2021


Delphi conference 2021

De Delphi Conference 2021 begint vanmiddag al, dus registreer nu op https://delphicon.embarcadero.com/ en na de registratie boek dan ook je early bird pass op https://delphicon.embarcadero.com/checkout/select-tickets/

Veel bekende sprekers en enkele heel interessante sessies. Het hele schema vindt je hier https://delphicon.embarcadero.com/schedule/

Mocht je later willen kijken in de replays, registreer dan toch vandaag en koop ook voor 0$ je early bird pass. Alleen dan zijn de replays namelijk vrij toegankelijk.


Delphi 11 Alexandria

Delphi 11 Alexandria is out today!

Alexandria is named after the famous ancient library. With alle these Delphi books coming  out in the past few years its perfectly named.

My favorite features of this release are high-dpi IDE, the Mac OS ARM64 support for the M1 chip, the AVX-512 support and the many small but very pleasant updates to the VCL and FMX frameworks. Especially the VCL updates top the common controls and the support for Windows-11 is most welcome.

Lets add another book to the library; coding for Windows-11 in Delphi-11.