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Delphi XE includes Regular Expression support, something that has been requested many times over the years. In this blog post I'll show some basic usage of regular expressions in delphi.


Introducing FinalBuilder 7

It's been a long time in the making, but FinalBuilder is almost here. FinalBuilder 7 has been in private beta testing for a few weeks, and today we are opening the beta to existing customers.


FinalBuilder's IDE is message driven. When you select an action in an actionlist for example, the actionlist view publishes a message to which other parts of the IDE can subscribe. The publish/subscribe mechanism used in the IDE has gone through a few revisions over the years, in the quest for the perfect publish/subscribe mechanism...


Hybrid Version Control

Distributed verison control systems are gaining in usage and popularity, but many organisations still use traditional centralised VCSs like Subversion and Visual Source Safe. Recently I've been using a hybrid setup and getting many of the benefits of a DVCS without needing to move the whole team to a new VCS platform.


Using interfaces and reference counting in Delphi works great in the most part. Its a feature IĀ use a lot, I'm a big fan of using interfaces to tightly control what parts of a class a consumer has access to. But, there is one big achillies heel with reference counting in Delphi, you cannot keep circular references, at least not easily, without causing memory leaks.