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5-Minute-Snack: Accessing Exchange Mails, Contacts, Calendars and everything else with Delphi Rio

We all remember the days when we used ActiveX to access content from Microsoft products. Then, Delphi allowed us to import TLB files and everything became much easier. Still, you needed to have these tools on your machine as well as the app. Today, I would like to introduce you to the CData Exchange data controls for Delphi.

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5 or 3 Minutes: The irony of wanting to stand out

5-Minute-Snacks have been part of this blog for quite some time. The name is a pun with a German soup that you can eat after 5 minutes, simply adding boiling water.

Never has it been my intent to be better or quicker than any other tool or software.

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5 Minute Snack: Retrieve data from a RESTful API and import into a dataset using the REST library (I/II)

I must admit this is the one feature that really blew my mind, having worked with Visual Studio and Xcode often rather recently. This is so well-thought trought and abides to the ideas of REST so well that it made me reconsider a lot of my implementation considerations. Before knowing about this feature,

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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.

I was really surprised how easy and flexible it was to read this kind of data with Delphi.

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