Deleaker – Delphi Leak Profiler

Introduction In computer science, a memory leak is a type of resource leak that occurs when a computer program incorrectly manages memory allocations. One of the more challenging aspects of developing in a language without automatic memory management (i.e. a garbage collector or a referencing counting mechanism) is ensuring that your application does not leak […]

Turkey Embraces Delphi

Many people are not aware that in 2017 Delphi was selected as a primary development tool for all South African high schools: “Delphi is a great language that helps our students not only learn programming, but also extend their analytical skills for many other subjects. For us, the ability to standardise on a consistent, compatible […]

WMI in Delphi and VBScript

Purpose The purpose of this article is to provide a very basic introduction to WMI for Delphi developers who are unfamiliar with it. It contains example code to query WMI using Delphi. What is WMI? WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) is a technological invention of Microsoft, whose purpose is to take care of the different operational […]

Gif Animation in Delphi FMX

Recently my wife asked me to help with an urgent request: a simple animation for a family dinner presentation. It was to be the last slide of the night, to cheer everyone up. She had two animated gifs, the first from Quentin Tarantino’s famous Pulp Fiction dance scene, and another of an unknown origin. The plan […]

Delphi RTTI and the Linker

Introduction Like C# and Java, Delphi makes rich runtime type information available to developers, facilitating the use of reflection. Reflection is just another paradigm, but incredibly useful for performing certain tasks. For example, one of the tasks I use reflection for is to discover classes decorated with a SystemInitializer attribute on application startup. Instead of […]

Delphi in the Top 12 TIOBE Index

Awesome news for Delphi advocates, Delphi moved up 5 spots over the last year on the TIOBE Index from position 17 to 12. That’s pretty amazing when you consider it came in higher than the likes of Objective-C, Go, Dart, Rust, Scala and Kotlin. As expected Java, C, Python and C++ were once again on […]