6 Efficient Things You Can Do to Refactor a C++ Project by Bartlomiej Filipek (Bartek)

Bartek posted an article today as part of a series of his work modernizing/refactoring a legacy C++ project. His series of articles takes an old C++ application and brings it up-to-date. In the article, Bartek covers the following techniques: Having the latest Compiler and correct C++ Standard versionFix Deprecated or Removed C++ FeaturesUnit TestsDecouple or … Continue reading 6 Efficient Things You Can Do to Refactor a C++ Project by Bartlomiej Filipek (Bartek)

Building a C++Builder RSS Feeds VCL Application with XMLDocument, NetHTTPClient, NetHTTPRequest and WebBrowser Components

I have many favorite prebuilt components that are included with C++Builder 10.4 Sydney. In this blog post I'll show you how to create an RSS Feeds VCL (you can also use the same approach for a FireMonkey FMX) application using the XMLDocument, NetHTTPClient, NetHTTPRequest and WebBrowser components. Start by creating a C++Builder VCL application. Set … Continue reading Building a C++Builder RSS Feeds VCL Application with XMLDocument, NetHTTPClient, NetHTTPRequest and WebBrowser Components

Roberto V. Zicari interviews Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of C++ programming language

Roberto V. Zicari interviewed Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of C++ programming language, back in 2007. Roberto again interviews Bjarne 13 years later. In the interview, Bjarne talks about notable computer scientists that influenced his career and work. Bjarne also talks about why he designed the C++ language and why he started with the C language. … Continue reading Roberto V. Zicari interviews Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of C++ programming language

Using C++Builder to list all available VCL styles in a ComboBox and apply a selected style using the ComboBoxChange event

Back in June a developer asked a C++Builder question on StackOverflow. The question was "How can I list all the available VCL styles in a combo box and in the ComboBoxChange event, apply that style in C++ Builder?" I answered the question and gave the example code. One of my favorite RTL features for the … Continue reading Using C++Builder to list all available VCL styles in a ComboBox and apply a selected style using the ComboBoxChange event

Multithreaded Sorting with C++Builder and the Parallel Programming Library (PPL)

The Parallel Programming Library (PPL) is one of my favorite features in C++Builder runtime library. PPL allows developers to create tasks that run in parallel to take advantage of multi-core processors. Using the PPL, you can: 1) speed up loops with a Parallel For, 2) run multiple tasks in parallel using TTask, and 3) use … Continue reading Multithreaded Sorting with C++Builder and the Parallel Programming Library (PPL)