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December 2012

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Oracle DBX Driver

Rob's Technology Corner – Today I was looking my draft posts in blogger.   I found this one, I actually ran into this a several months ago...Today, I ran into the following:Access violation at address 00368099 in module 'dbxora.dll'. Write of address 00000000It occurs when calling TSqlQuery.Next ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2012-12-26 14:14

September 2012

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CodeRage 7 - Dates and Call for Papers Announced

Rob's Technology Corner – Today the Call for Papers for Code Rage 7 was just announced.   This is my favorite event every year.This year the conference will be 2 weeks.   CodeRage 7 - The Online Delphi Developer Conference -- November 6-8, 2012CodeRage 7 - The Online C++ Developer Conference -- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2012-09-20 12:36

August 2012

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FinalBuilder Server replacement Continua CI

Rob's Technology Corner – For quite some time VSoft Technologies the makers of FinalBuilder have been working on a replacement for FinalBuilder Server, that they had called FindBuilder Server vNext +1.    They just announced a public beta of this new product called Continua CI.I have played with this ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2012-08-15 18:39

July 2012

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Embarcadero - Clang and LLVM

Rob's Technology Corner – Recently Tim Anderson reported that Embarcadero was going to be using the Clang Compiler in the Rad Studio.   When word broke about Embarcadero using LLVM with Delphi I was quite pleased.   I had been playing around with LLVM learning its IR for quite some time and it is a great tool ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2012-07-10 01:37

September 2011

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See you at CodeRage

Rob's Technology Corner – I have never seen so many Delphi Events as we are seeing right now.  There is definitely a buzz regarding the new Delphi XE2DelphiLive in San Jose has completed and it was a great event.  Half the Delphi World Tour dates have past, with a several more to go.In ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2011-09-23 11:17
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XE2 and Registration Headaches.

Rob's Technology Corner – Today I hit the registration limit on XE2.I installed it on the following machines.Laptop (Primary for DelphiLive Presentation)Laptop (Backup for DelphiLive Presentation)Desktop (Home)MacMini, Windows VMDesktop  (Work)Registered in in that order.   I ran in to the registration Limit ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2011-09-06 18:36

August 2011

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New Mac and Rad Studio XE2

Rob's Technology Corner – Note: I was given permission to blog about the Rad Studio XE2 Beta.Today my first Mac OSX computer arrived at my home.   I have only used a Mac when workingat Sound and Lights at local theatre.   I have spent about 10 hours total time working on a Mac in the last 10 years. So I would ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2011-08-26 01:41

June 2011

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THtmlWriter - First Look

Rob's Technology Corner – I wanted my build process to automatically generate a web page with what was changed in the given build.   Basically I had to query our Internal Bug Tracking system and produce a web page. Allowing me to take asnapshot of bug tracking system as it looked liked when the build was ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2011-06-15 15:13
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Application -vs- Component Developer

Rob's Technology Corner – During Interviews I have  heard the following from candidates. "I am Application developer, I use components, I don't build them."I typically have thought well I have found another "point and click" developer who is not familiar with OOP.   Since I have been at my component ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2011-06-07 15:34
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Runtime/Designtime what? Delphi Packages

Rob's Technology Corner – To most Delphi developers a package is typically where you would place components so that you can drop them on your forms.So one might assume that a 3rd Party Component developer would know how packages work.    Well over the years I have seen several of these developers make basic ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2011-06-02 22:36

May 2011

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Find Text in Delphi - Evolution of a Feature

Rob's Technology Corner – Every application goes through evolution, where a feature is completely rewritten to be better.  Understanding how a given Feature is used is important before undertaking the rewrite, to know how your going to impact your user base.    The case I am going to point out today is the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2011-05-31 11:29
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The Joel Test The Evolution of a Team.

Rob's Technology Corner – Every place I have worked has had a different staff hiring and/or contractor selection process.       When I started working with my current employer the process was simple.   Come in for one interview, after reviewing the resumes, and a brief conversation with ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2011-05-14 22:21

February 2011

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Happy 16th Birthday - Delphi

Rob's Technology Corner – Happy 16th Birthday - Delphi!Thank you again, to all those involved with Delphi.Last month I was able to go to San Francisco to talk as a Rad Studio customer to talk to Embarcadero sales team.    Where I was able to meet most of the executive team and hear ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2011-02-14 08:20
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Windows 64Bit OS - Directory Layout

Rob's Technology Corner – Short and sweet, as I someone ask me about this today...The \windows\system32\ directory on 64 bit version of  Windows does not contain 32 bit files it contains 64 bit files.    The 32 bit files are stored in \windows\SysWOW64WOW stands for "Windows on Windows"Go figure, the 32 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2011-02-10 11:23

January 2011

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Job Openings @ State of Utah

Rob's Technology Corner – I work for the Department of Technology Services for the State of Utah.I am assigned to work at the Department of Workforce Services.We recently have opened up a few new State Employee based position, which is really a rare thing.All Jobs at the State of Utah can be located here: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Robert Love @ 2011-01-07 23:30
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