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December 2009

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Solving Excel's "DBCC TRACEON" error with brute force and ignorance

Coding with the enemy – We use excel reports extensively for reporting. They are fast to create and everyone can read and manipulate them. However there are the occasional gotchas. In the past, I have had to muck about with macros to fix connection string errors. We upgraded to sql server 2008 on the weekend. Following ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Sean @ 2009-12-09 17:27

November 2009

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Why I am moving from delphi to .net

Coding with the enemy – This post is somewhat of a conterpoint to Why we didn’t convert to .Net. And perhaps we never will… I would have writen a post earlier, but I have spent most of the last week writing a tender proposal. The tender was for a claims management application with 70 users scattered across the country. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Sean @ 2009-11-20 21:11

September 2009

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D2010 suppport in tiOPF

Coding with the enemy – tiOPF is a Object Persistence Framework. That is, it is a framework based around saving your objects to, and loading them from, databases and/or flat files.Delphi 2010 support has now been added to the latest repository version.No release has been made as of yet, so you need to to retrieve it from ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Sean @ 2009-09-22 19:52
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C# for the iPhone: Monotouch released

Coding with the enemy – Novell's MonoTouch product has been released. MonoTouch is mono for the iPhone.This allows compiling .net applications to native code and deploying to the iPhone.There are akready 200 apps in the app store using Mono via Unity so the underlying technology is fairly well tested. MonoTouch adds ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Sean @ 2009-09-15 19:16

August 2009

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When you install Delphi 2010, put it in a virtual machine

Coding with the enemy – I recently compared the performance of virtual machines with the real hardware. The figures were suprisingly good.Shortly after that, disaster struck. My laptop wouldn't turn on. It took Dell 2 weeks to fix, replacing the motherboard and the video card.If I had delphi installed directly, I would ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Sean @ 2009-08-28 18:07
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Changing Excel query connection strings

Coding with the enemy – We use Excel and database queries extensively for reporting purposes. It's quick and easy to set-up, and provides reports that our clients can manipulate.However I have recently run into a rather painful excel quirk with ODBC connections: Excel stores the database connection string internally. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Sean @ 2009-08-14 13:36

July 2009

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Windows Performance Index - VMware workstation v Virtual Box

Coding with the enemy – Virtual Box 3 has been released. I haven't used previous versions of VB, but it has a good rep. Version 3 now supports 3d acceleration. I have been wanting to use Aero and Glass in my virtual machines so that I could develop Vista specific applications so I gave it a try.First the bad news, VB ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Sean @ 2009-07-15 15:02
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iPhone programming might be getting a whole lot easier

Coding with the enemy – The mono project has announced MonoTouch. MonoTouch is Mono for the iPhone and the iPod touch. Applications writen with MonoTouch work and non-jailbroken phones, and can be submitted to the app store.See Miguel's blog for additional details. According to the comments, a beta should be released ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Sean @ 2009-07-01 10:51

June 2009

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Guido just doesn't get windows programming

Coding with the enemy – Among the blogs I follow is that of Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python. Mostly they are interesting but his latest one (IronPython in Action and the Decline of Windows) is a large pile of wtf. Apparently programming windows apps is tedious and gui creation requires many lines of code. Even ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Sean @ 2009-06-29 21:20

May 2009

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iPhone Dev: Zombie Mansion post mortem

Coding with the enemy – OverviewI released Zombie Mansion in mid December 08. It is a 1st person shooter, the 2nd available on the iPhone and the first one to be designed for mobile devices rather than being a pc port. ZM was a port and extension of the work I had done previously on the Yeti engine.Seeing as how every ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Sean @ 2009-05-13 18:41

April 2009

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And Now for Something Completely Different

Coding with the enemy – One of the pragmatic programmer tenets is to learn a new language every year. I'm a bit behind on that, I haven't learn a new language since 2002 (I don't count objective C because I hate it and have only learnt the bare minimum necessary to get by). Unfortunately the need to earn a living has ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Sean @ 2009-04-21 18:42

March 2009

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Filtering generic collections with anonymous methods

Coding with the enemy – I have recently been adding generics to the ti Object Persistence Framework. As part of that I was asked to add enumerator filtering. I did this using a similar technique to that shown here by Malcolm Groves.I ended up with code used like this:for item in Flist.FilteredEnumerator(function ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Sean @ 2009-03-10 16:56

February 2009

January 2009

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Garbage collection - it's not about lazyness

Coding with the enemy – There seems to be a common belief amongst a number of Delphi programmers (and c++ programmers etc) that garbage collection is all about being too lazy to do your own clean-up.E.g. Babnik asks "What is it about Garbage Collection?" (kudos for actually asking the question) and his post has the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Sean @ 2009-01-19 13:43

December 2008

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Zombie Mansion released for the iPhone

Coding with the enemy – Zombie Mansion is first person shooter game I have been developing for the past few months (and the cause of my receding hairline). It got finally got approved yesterday.See here for screenshots and more info.See here for the App store page.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Sean @ 2008-12-12 09:33
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