Month: October 2016

5 Minute Snack: Preparing imported data for visualization, data cleansing

The last snack showed how easy it is to read textual data into a database with Delphi and FireDAC. However, most of the times we cannot be happy just yet. Creating a good user-experience is our major concern at all

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Delphi History: The Turbo Comeback

Who still remembers the comeback of the Turbo editions? Back in the day the community was calling for a “Free Delphi” from Borland, especially as Microsoft was flooding the developer tools market with Visual Studio Express. Borland reacted and initiated

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5 Minute Snack: Accessing comma-separated files in Delphi

Reading comma-separated or tab-separated┬ádata from text files (also known as “flat files”) is a rather common task that developers have to deal with. For that reason most 3rd party frameworks offer methods to import data into their grids and databases.

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Component Development: Using asynchronous, non-blocking web requests (II/II)

This is part two of this post. The first post tackled asynchronous web requests using the REST library from Embarcadero that is shipped with new versions of Delphi. Now we will turn our attention to the web request that downloads