Using Python4Delphi with C++Builder VCL applications

Some C++ developers also use Python for their application development. There are several ways to integrate the two languages together. One way is to create Python extension modules containing C++ functions that implement new object types and functions. Another way is to use the Boost Python C++ library that enables interoperability between the Python and … Continue reading Using Python4Delphi with C++Builder VCL applications

Technology News Worth Reading

Here are a few technology news stories that I’ve read in the past week or so. Microsoft's 10 app store principles to promote choice, fairness and innovation For software developers, app stores have become a critical gateway to some of the world’s most popular digital platforms. We and others have raised questions and, at times, … Continue reading Technology News Worth Reading

Windows Printing with C++Builder using VCL and FMX

Do you need to add printer support to your C++ applications using the Visual Component Library (VCL) or FireMonkey (FMX) GUI ? In this blog post I'll show you how to build Windows applications that support printing image bitmaps using the VCL and FMX frameworks. One of my favorite C++Builder RTL features is that both … Continue reading Windows Printing with C++Builder using VCL and FMX

Bjarne Stroustrup’s CppCon 2020 Plenary is Available on YouTube

Bjarne Stroupstrup's CppCon 2020 plenary sesson, "The Beauty and Power of Primitive C++", is now available on the CppCon YouTube channel. From his CppCon 2020 talk description: This is an exploration of a design space close to the hardware and of the use of C++ in that space, rather than a standards proposal or the … Continue reading Bjarne Stroustrup’s CppCon 2020 Plenary is Available on YouTube

Technology News Worth Reading

Here are a few technology news stories that I’ve read in the past week or so. Reading Code Is a Skill The problem is not that we shouldn't write readable code. Of course we should aim to write readable code, if only for our own poor selves further down the line (there is no one less capable … Continue reading Technology News Worth Reading

Using the Eigen C++ Template Library with C++Builder and VCL

It's been almost 50 years since I took a Linear Algebra and Matrices course as one of my Computer Science electives at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA. The textbook for the course was "Mathematics Of Matrices: First Book Of Matrix Theory And Linear Algebra" by Philip J Davis. While I have used arrays and … Continue reading Using the Eigen C++ Template Library with C++Builder and VCL

New in C++Builder/Delphi 10.4.1 IDE: Package LibSuffix Auto Choice

The C++Builder and Delphi Project | Options | Description page allows developers to Choose and Set build target configurationsWrite a description for the packageSet strings for the package library filename's prefix, suffix and versionDefine the use of the package (designtime, runtime or both)Specify how the package is built (rebuild as needed or explicit rebuild) In … Continue reading New in C++Builder/Delphi 10.4.1 IDE: Package LibSuffix Auto Choice

Recent ISO C++ News and Articles

There's lots of ISO C++ news and content happening including the unanimous voting approval of ISO C++20, CppCon2020 (starts Monday September 13, 2020) with Bjarne Stroustrup's opening keynote "The Power and Beauty of Primitive C++", TIOBE's Index for September 2020 headline "Programming Language C++ is doing very well", C++ programming tips and tricks articles and … Continue reading Recent ISO C++ News and Articles

C++Builder’s Clang-enhanced ISO C++ compilers, Dinkumware Standard C++ Library and Boost Libraries in version 10.4.1 Sydney

C++ developers often ask about ISO C++ language support in releases of Embarcadero C++Builder. This post includes links and information about the C++ compilers, Dinkumware Standard C++ libraries and Boost libraries that are included in C++Builder 10.4 Sydney Release 1. The latest release of C++Builder is 10.4 Sydney Release 1 (v10.4.1). Version 10.4.1 includes C++ … Continue reading C++Builder’s Clang-enhanced ISO C++ compilers, Dinkumware Standard C++ Library and Boost Libraries in version 10.4.1 Sydney