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April 2011

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Variant Invoke and RTTI

Yet Another Programming Blog – I was “spring cleaning” my temporary project directory on my hard drive today and I found a half-finished implementation of a dynamic dispatch for objects based on new RTTI (Delphi 2010+). I spent some time and fixed the last issues I had and now I think it’s ready to be published. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alex @ 2011-04-07 00:19

March 2011

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TZDB 1.7 database 14 March

Yet Another Programming Blog – I have finally managed to get some free time on my hands and released the latest update to TZDB containing the latest DB (from 14 March). As usual, no code changes, just data updates. For those unaware: TZDB is an open source project that provides Delphi (7+) and FreePascal (2.0+) users with a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alex @ 2011-03-27 19:28

February 2011

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TZDB 1.7.110207 and Collections 1.1.1

Yet Another Programming Blog – TZDB 1.7.110207 No code changes, just an updated DB from “The tz Database“. There are a small number of changes there so upgrade only if you want to stay 100% up to date. I would just recommend you skip it. As usual, you can get the latest version here. Collections 1.1.1 This is a bug ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alex @ 2011-02-08 22:36
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Collections 1.1 is out

Yet Another Programming Blog – I’m proud to present version 1.1 of Collections package. The major highlights of this release are: TLinkedDictionary<TKey, TValue>, same as the standard dictionary but with predictable insertion order. TLinkedStack<T>, same as standard set but with some predictability in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alex @ 2011-02-02 18:07

January 2011

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TZDB 1.7 with latest DB update available.

Yet Another Programming Blog – The good people at “the tz database” project released their first update for this year (2011a).  I have updated TZDB to include the newest update. No code changes in this release (it is the same 1.7 code base), just updated the timezone database. For those unaware: TZDB is an open source ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alex @ 2011-01-31 15:16
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Surge of spam

Yet Another Programming Blog – Every time I post something to this blog I get 100+ spam messages a day for a few days. After this “rush” period the quantity starts dropping until I get maybe 2-5 spam messages a day … I’m pretty sure this post will bring much joy to the spam bots out there. It seems I just ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alex @ 2011-01-20 01:11
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Collections 1.0.1

Yet Another Programming Blog – I’ve just put the 1.0.1 bug fix version up for download. It fixes XE compatibility issues, documentation fixes (thanks to Denisa Ilascu for her hard work). I don’t have access to Delphi 2010 and can’t say for sure whether it will work (I hope so). Download link here.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alex @ 2011-01-13 21:14
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Collections 1.0.1 soon

Yet Another Programming Blog – I will get an 1.0.1 update soon addressing XE compatibility issues some people are experiencing and some documentation fixes. Stay tuned.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alex @ 2011-01-11 21:48
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Collections 1.0

Yet Another Programming Blog – Last week I have finally got some free time on my hands to do something I was planning for a long time now: create a new package that will only provide a number of collections. What this means is that I took DeHL and stripped out everything that was not collection related; remodeled the classes to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alex @ 2011-01-10 15:12

October 2010

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TZDB 1.6, oh man!

Yet Another Programming Blog – It seems that changes keep piling up. I decided it is time to get these announcements out of my blog and into their own discussion group. No more TZDB release related news will be written on this blog. Anyway, TZDB 1.6 introduces a better Delphi/FreePascal version detection and should work on ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alex @ 2010-10-27 12:45
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TZDB 1.5, now with FreePascal support.

Yet Another Programming Blog – TZDB 1.5 was released today. If you are wondering where did 1.3 and 1.4 go … well, those were transitional releases. This version of TZDB is selectively dependent on Delphi features giving you the opportunity to actually compile TZDB on more versions of Delphi (should be compilable starting ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alex @ 2010-10-24 16:52
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TZDB 1.2, now with Delphi 2009 and 2010 support

Yet Another Programming Blog – TZDB 1.2 was released today. You can grab it here, and view the latest changes here. The most notable changes are: Latest tz database (2010m). Also removed a few less then useless time zones from the official distribution. Bug fixes, and a new testing module that actually highlighted those ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alex @ 2010-10-20 16:08

September 2010

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TZDB — new location

Yet Another Programming Blog – I have moved the TZDB to a new Google code project. There are two wiki pages explaining some basics and a download with the latest TZDB. Cheers.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alex @ 2010-09-16 11:32
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TZDB — time zone database

Yet Another Programming Blog – In the previous post I offered some details on the new TTimeZone class in Delphi XE. In Today’s post I will present a new project that is based on TTimeZone and offers support for most known (if not all) time zones in wild. All the time zone information used by the project is provided by tz ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alex @ 2010-09-09 17:04
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TimeZone in XE

Yet Another Programming Blog – Since the inclusion of TTimeZone in Delphi XE’s RTL, I was trying to write a small introductory article into how to get started with the class but never got the time. Now, I got some free time on my hands, so here it goes: The new class provides support for: Converting date/time values ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alex @ 2010-09-08 17:55
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