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David Millington
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Random question (from me personally): what interest or need is there for advanced data structures in your code? For example: various trees (red-black, AVL, n-ary, B+...), tries, skip lists, Bloom filters, etc etc. Possibly various algorithms too.

It occurred to me that I don't know of reliable, modern-Delphi-style, generic, high quality (eg well unit tested) implementations of these fundamental data structures. I also don't know what the need for them is - ie what the demand is, how many people are writing code that would use them. I've written a couple in the past, one for a customer and a one for interest. The main Delphi source I know of is Julian Bucknall's excellent Tomes of Delphi which covers some of these, but the code is seriously showing its age. Spring4D has many containers but not many data structures; it mostly wraps Delphi's containers.

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The 2017 RAD Studio developer survey is here! Please fill it out - your answers help determine where we take the product.

An updated roadmap is coming soon as well.

https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/updated-roadmap-coming-soon-annual-developer-survey

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Parnassus Bookmarks and Navigator are out for 10.2 Tokyo! Plus a couple of cool new features in Navigator...

https://parnassus.co/bookmarks-navigator-10-2-tokyo-plus-new-features/

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Just want to reshare this - I'm looking for a contractor, do you want the job? Ignore the list of requirements if they seem too much, and get in touch anyway :) I'm far more interested in a good programmer than whether you already know how to write a plugin! I can teach you anything you don't know, and I think you'd be surprised at how easy it is. (Shhhh - trade secret.)
I'm looking for a contractor for the next Parnassus plugin. Would you like to be involved in getting what's tentatively called Parnassus Debugger out the door?

https://parnassus.co/like-help-write-next-parnassus-plugin/

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I'm looking for a contractor for the next Parnassus plugin. Would you like to be involved in getting what's tentatively called Parnassus Debugger out the door?

https://parnassus.co/like-help-write-next-parnassus-plugin/

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The Stack Overflow survey is out, and only open for a few more days!

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VCLBYTL

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The Stack Overflow developer survey is out, and only open for a few more days!

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VCLBYTL

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Bookmarks bugfix - if you changed the shortcuts to add a bookmark or caret (stack) bookmark and then found the wrong type of bookmark was being added when you pressed the key, this update is for you. Other than that, this release is identical to v1.5.0 - which added some neat stuff, by the way, including syntax highlighted code snippets in the dockable window.

https://parnassus.co/bookmarks-bugfix-changing-shortcuts/

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I have an odd bug on FMX that has all the hallmarks of a pointer overrun or something similar, writing pixels to a FMX TBitmap. It only occurs on some machines with a specific OS/hardware combination; I can't reproduce it; I can't reproduce even on the same machine with a test cut-down app; a code inspection shows nothing wrong, compiling with range checking etc is fine, as are bound-checking asserts. My customer is in the process of setting up remote access to the machine it occurs on, but I'd appreciate any "Yeah, you're clearly doing X" kind of help :)

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/37325579/odd-artifacts-writing-to-fmx-bitmap-with-tbitmapdata-on-windows-10
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