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Prestwood IT Newsletter Aug 2015 Issue - Delphi Edition

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  August 2015 - Delphi Edition (762 of 4,803 subscribers receive this group's content.) Year 17 Issue 8  
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Expert guidance from working professionals!
Company Info topic:
Prestwood IT Social Networking Strategy
by Mike Prestwood

Social networking is a bit confusing! Emailing and calling are still the standards. Is faxing still ok? What about Facebook? Do I friend someone or become a fan of their fan page? Wait, what happened to fan pages? Are they now Facebook pages? What about Facebook groups? What about LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, MySpace, and others?

The following articles are posted to the PrestwoodBoards knowledge base:

The Prestwood Strategy: Although we still prefer phone calls and email, we do use social media to reach out. Our primary form of social networking is not with our clients, but with fellow IT professionals at PrestwoodBoards.com. Use the link above to learn more including how to interact with Prestwood IT, our other websites and groups, and our staff including Mike Prestwood.

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Coding Services Info topic:
Stabalize Paradox System Audit
by Mike Prestwood

Help stabilize Paradox System with our proprietary procedure including oplocks, BDE settings, software updates (latest appropriate BDE/Paradox), and stabilize computers too. Also includes review of deployment architecture (appropriateness).


IT Water-Cooler for Power-Users topic:
Now It's Easy To Get End-User Problem Reports
by Wes Peterson

In the past it's been a pain to get end-users to give developers an accurate and complete list of the steps they took to get to a problem - especially if screen-shots are desirable.

Now Microsoft has provided a tool that makes the entire process ridiculously easy.






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Language Basics topic (classic post):
Delphi Variables (var x: Integer = 0;)
by Mike Prestwood

Declare global variables in the interface section of a unit, variables declared within the implementation section (but not within a method) have a scope limited to the unit. You declare local variables in a var block outside (above) your begin..end code block. You cannot declare variables in-line (inside begin..end). You can initialize global and unit variables but you cannot initialize local variables. Delphi offers many variable types. Some common variable types include String, WideString, PCharInteger, Boolean, Single, Double, Pointer, and Variant.


Coding Tasks topic (classic post):
Delphi Best Practices I - Handling TForm.OnCloseQuery
by Wes Peterson

In this first installment of a New Knowledge Base Series I'll discuss The TForm.OnCloseQuery Event which too frequently goes unhandled.


 Monthly Delphi Lesson
OOP Topic:
Code Snippet of the Month

In Delphi programming language (Object Pascal), all classes ultimately inherit from the base class TObject.

//Specify both namespace and class:
TCyborg = class(System.TObject)

end;
  
//Use shortcut alias:
TCyborg = class(TObject)

end;
  
//None, default is System.TObject
TCyborg = class

end;
Delphi for Win32 Topic:
Resource Link of the Month: Delphi for Win32 Home Page
CodeGear's Delphi® 2007 for Win32® home page. The RAD visual development environment for WindowsDelphi® 2007 for Win32® The RAD visual development environment for Windows
Language Basics Topic:
FAQ of the Month: Camel versus Pascal Casing
Question: What is the difference between Camel Casing and Pascal Casing?

Answer:

Camel casing capitalizes the first character of each word except the first word, it can frequently resemble a camel. Used by many languages including Paradox's ObjectPAL and Java.

myAge
theBoxCar

Pascal casing capitalizes the first character of each word (including acronyms over two letters in length).

TheHtmlCode
CAStatePercent


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