Optimization · Tips & Tricks · Uncategorized

Boost Mac performance with Metal and Delphi 10.4

Is your Mac app a little unresponsive or does it feel sluggish? Does your MacBook laptop turn into a lap-heater when running your app? Then the new Metal support in Delphi 10.4 may be just the thing for you and your customers! I have been given permission by Embarcadero to blog about this new feature… Continue reading Boost Mac performance with Metal and Delphi 10.4

Patterns · Tips & Tricks · Uncategorized

Mapping Delphi Types to Indices at Compile Time

Say what now? In this post I will show you how you can use generics and class variables to generate unique incrementing indices for any Delphi type. For example, the Integer type could map to index 1 and the TStream type to index 2 etc. The values of these indices will be determined (partially) at… Continue reading Mapping Delphi Types to Indices at Compile Time

Foundation · Libraries · Tips & Tricks · Uncategorized

Using Static Libraries and Assembly with 64-bit macOS

We show how you can use Delphi’s new 64-bit macOS compiler toolchain to link 3rd party static libraries and your own assembly code. We also look into some common linking errors you may run into and how to fix them. LLVM based Compiler and Linker Like all recent Delphi compilers, the new Delphi compiler for… Continue reading Using Static Libraries and Assembly with 64-bit macOS

Foundation · Libraries · Uncategorized

A YAML Library for Delphi

YAML has become a quite popular human-readable data serialization language. Unfortunately, there aren’t many Delphi libraries that provide tools for it. I hope to fill this void with Neslib.Yaml, a personal project build on top of LibYaml that provides support for parsing and generating YAML documents and streams. LibYaml Bindings Neslib.Yaml uses LibYaml to perform… Continue reading A YAML Library for Delphi

Foundation · Optimization · Tips & Tricks · Uncategorized

Allocation-Free Collections

Say you have a method that creates a temporary list to gather some data. You calculate some statistics based on that data and then you destroy the list again. You call this method a lot, resulting in lots of memory allocations and deallocations and increased memory fragmentation. In addition, all this memory management takes time… Continue reading Allocation-Free Collections

Communications · Tips & Tricks · Uncategorized

iOS and macOS App Extensions with Delphi

In this article we are going to cover how to package iOS and macOS Application Extensions with your Delphi developed iOS and macOS application and interact with the Application Extension from Delphi using the Application Groups API. Introduction There are numerous features on iOS and the Mac that are only available using Application Extensions. App… Continue reading iOS and macOS App Extensions with Delphi

Optimization · Tips & Tricks · Uncategorized

Inline Variables can increase performance

Delphi 10.3 Rio will add inline variables to the language. Besides the various benefits mentioned in Marco’s blog post that introduces the concept, inline variables can potentially improve performance of your code. It’s all about scope If you have been reading my articles, then you may know that I am a sucker for performance. That’s… Continue reading Inline Variables can increase performance