I have a couple of open source projects on the go, one of which is a simple Delphi wrapper for SQLite. Lukas Gebauer has now added experimental support for user defined functions. This lets you in effect extend the SQL understood by SQLite to include your own custom functions, written in Delphi.
To try out
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A few links:
Announcement of CTP on Somasegar’s blog
MSDN article on PLINQ
MSDN article on Task Parallel Library
Joe Duffy – concurrent programming blog
Interesting note in Duffy’s blog about PDC 07 (the one that never was):
Note: some might wonder why we released the articles before the CTP was actually online. When we
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Zoho users beware. There appears to be a nasty bug whereby a user logs in with their own credentials, but finds themselves logged into another user’s account:
I have the last couple of weeks experienced that I get logged on into another account that I do not know! I can see the other account documents.
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Web standards. “Flash, for all its advantages, sits in a separate space from the browser.” Open source libraries more widely available Vector graphics can be done
Is Vista really half the speed of XP? That is what CNET reports here, in an article which does not bother to link to the source of the tests, as far as I can see.
The tests seem to be based mainly on scripting Office through OLE automation. This is certainly interesting, but it would
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CNET’s inclusion of Vista on a list of top ten terrible tech products has drawn some attention. Here’s the blurb:
Its incompatibility with hardware, its obsessive requirement of human interaction to clear security dialogue box warnings and its abusive use of hated DRM, not to mention its general pointlessness as an upgrade, are just some
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Red Five Labs has announced its implementation of the .NET Compact Framework for Symbian, the operating system used (most of the time) by Nokia.
It is currently in beta, and implements only version 1.0 of the Compact Framework, but nevertheless it is an intriguing development.
With this, Mono, Moonlight, and Microsoft’s own implementation of Silverlight
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