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Monday, 9. April 2012

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How obtain the source of the WMI Data

The Road to Delphi – We normally use the WMI to either return information about software and hardware installed, but you probably ever wondered from where this data is obtained?. Well the answer is, this data is obtained from many sources like the WinApi, the Windows Registry, the SMBIOS or custom functions embedded ...
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Cromis Library updated

From Zero To One – A fairly big update was just commited. The main focus is on 64 bit compatibility. Cromis IMC added: IMC stands for inter machine communication. Just as my IPC which is inter process oriented, this aims at easy, message oriented communication between machines. Forget about TCP/IP, Indy, Synapse, ICS ...
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Sunday, 8. April 2012

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Delphi and OS/2

Delphi Code Monkey – The year that Delphi 1.0 was released, my main desktop computer at home, and my computer at work, were both running IBM OS/2 Warp, an operating system that is now 25 years old. I was employed in 1995 to write software for a large insurance company that had invested heavily in IBM OS/2 Warp, using ...
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Saturday, 7. April 2012

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IDE Fix Pack 4.7.1 – Bugfix release

Andy's Blog – This new IDE Fix Pack version fixes 2 bugs in the Compiler Speed Pack. With version 4.7 the background compiler in Delphi 2010 and newer wasn’t able to find files anymore. That is now fixed. Furthermore a bug that was introduced with version 4.6 that caused the IDE to loose the debugger’s state and ...
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Friday, 6. April 2012

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EurekaLog 6.5.12 for .NET is out

EurekaLog Blog – We are pleased to announce the availability of the new 6.5.12 version. EurekaLog is a tool for Delphi and C++Builder that gives your application the power to catch every exception and memory leak, generating a detailed log of the call stack (with unit, procedure and line number), optionally ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Александр Алексеев @ 14:31
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Speed Up Your FieldByName Expressions in Delphi Database Applications

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi Database Programming :: Jens Borrisholt sent me his view on how one can speed up FieldByName calls in Delphi database applications. By Jens: "I have my own little contribution to this, because if you had unlimited time to refactor code you can gain a lot of speed, doing things different ...
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DUnit and TCustomAttributes

Random thoughts on coding – In this article I am playing with Unit tests and TCustomAttributes as I am working on different ideas to build up a lightweight testing framework.  Basically I liked the idea of TestCase attribute from NUnit and I wanted to do something similar using TCustomAttributes and accessing those ...
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Thursday, 5. April 2012

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Some words on Unicode in Windows (Delphi, .NET, APIs, etc)

The Wiert Corner – O'Reilly book "Unicode Explained: Internationalize Documents, Programs, and Web Sites" Withe the growing integration between systems, and the mismatch between those that support Unicode and that do not, I find that a lot of organisations lack basic Unicode knowledge. So lets put down ...
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Wednesday, 4. April 2012

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Webinar – What’s New in Prism XE2

RemObjects Blogs – This hour long webinar covers what’s new in Prism XE2 and how to get the most out of Prism and the Oxygene for .NET language that powers it. Covers new IDE features and productivity enhancements, duck typing, parallelism, class contracts, oxidizer, plugin interoperability and even some Windows ...
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The Homomorphic Encryption Patent Land Rush

Craig Stuntz's Weblog – I noticed this morning that Google patent search returns 189 results for the query “homomorphic encryption." I have written about homomorphic encryption in the past; it is a true mathematical breakthrough which has the potential to transform cloud computing security. But the emphasis, here, is on ...
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TTwitter updated to fix “401″ bug

OTAPI – I have just released an update for TTwitter (the original “deprecated” version currently available on this blog) to fix the “401″ bug experienced by many of you. The update has been committed to the SVN repository, and an updated zip file has been uploaded too! You can find ...
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Don't forget your free products and offers

Delphi Insider – Redeem your BOGO free tool now - If you purchased a qualifying Delphi, C++Builder, RadPHP or RAD Studio XE2 product between January 16 and March 31, 2012, don't forget to  get your free additional product with the BOGO offer. Go to http://www.embarcadero.com/bogo-redeem to get ...
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Debt in IT and Software Development (via: Coding Horror: Paying Down Your Technical Debt)

The Wiert Corner – Thanks to Randy Glasbergen for the debt image I love this quote from Jeff Attwood on technical debt in 2009: periodically pay down your technical debt and the Computer Weekely article about half a year ago: Short-term speed may come at the price of long-term delays and cost. Lately, I find that I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 07:00

Tuesday, 3. April 2012

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Connecting to SQL Azure with dbExpress

The Art of Delphi Programming – Did you notice that there is a free trial of SQL Azure? Well, I stepped into it – just to gain experience. As the database behind SQL Azure is just SQL Server 2008 R2, there should be a possibility to access that thing with the dbExpress driver for MSSQL that ships with Delphi Enterprise, ...
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How To Show The Copyright © Symbol In A Caption (Label, Form) In Delphi Applications

About Delphi Programming – in Characters :: The question is easy and simple: how do you add the copyright symbol "©" to a string? The string can be used for the Caption property of a Delphi control (Form, Label, and alike). The answer is as simple, but might be tricky for novice users :) While you can find "@", "€" or ...
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