Code Faster in Delphi Book

This book will make you a faster Delphi developer, it doesn't matter if you are just starting out, or have been using Delphi since version 1, you will find all sorts of tips, tricks and hacks to boost your productivity.

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Code Better in Delphi Book

Make your Delphi code better by reading this book! You will find numerous tips, tricks, techniques and tools to enhance and improve code. How does your code stack up? Are you writing code that will be usable for years, or are you heading towards a dystopian maintenance apocalypse?

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Movie #142 - Regular Expression Matches

In this video we look at the Matches method on TRegEx, the Regular Expression engine in Delphi. We use it download images in a web page.  Watch it on YouTube.

Movie #141 - Styling 3rd Party Controls

We take a look at how you can style controls that don't support VCL styles, in this case a cxGrid.  Chack it out on YouTube.

Movie #140 - Delphi 10.3 Rio First Impressons

In this video we take a look at some of my first impressions of the latest version of Delphi - having used it for a few hours now.

Overall really good but...

Movie #139 - Synchronize Prototypes

Synchronize Prototypes is an awesome recent feature to the Delphi IDE, if you are not using it you need to watch this video.

Movie #138 - Multipaste

I've been using Delphi XE7 for a job lately, and there are a number of features I've missed from later versions of Delphi.  One of them is Multipaste, which can save you a heap of typing.  Check out how to use it here.

Movie #137 - IF statement refactoring and StrUtils functions

Here we do a refactoring of an IF statement, and use some StrUtils functions to make our code much shorter.  Watch it on YouTube.

Movie #136 - Livebinding a Checkbox

Here we take a look how we can live bind a checkbox to a Y/N string field in a dataset in a FireMonkey application.  Watch on YouTube.

Movie #135 - Layout Through Parentage and Alignment in FireMonkey

This is a really rough recording outlining how you can layout controls by taking advantage of the way FireMonkey controls can be the parent of other controls. Here we align a bunch of labels and edits. Watch it on YouTube.

Movie #134 - Console Text Color

If you are writing console applications it can be useful to change the color of the text, watch to find out how..

Movie #133 - Minesweeper (and other random things)

In this video we have a quick look at some code I've written to produce a Minesweeper clone - in both the VCL and partially in FireMonkey, check it out on YouTube, it's about 10 minutes long.