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April 2015

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Delphi XE8 things I learned from the second week of G+ reading

The Wiert Corner – General XE8 news: Delphi Library Guidelines | The Art of Delphi Programming. DST issue when converting DateTime: Can someone point me to the problem? I have this code: var dt, dt2:…. Delphi is not a cross-compiler, but a set of cross-compilers – Synopse. Delphi IDE Colorizer Now supports RAD ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-04-22 11:00
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Delphi on Windows x64: solution when project compiles fine under IDE, but not using MSBuild

The Wiert Corner – Especially when using Delphi 2007 on Windows x64 system (8.x, 7, Vista, 2012 Server, 2008 Server, …), the Delphi specific .Targets files used by msbuild are simply installed to the wrong location. A better warning for this is in my BeSharp.net repository: Run-Dependend-rsvars-From-Path.bat ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-04-21 05:00
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Delphi XE8 things I learned from the first week of G+ reading

The Wiert Corner – It has CHM help. Yay! The best new feature in XE8 can be seen by pressing F1. Oh, how did I miss a…. GetIt is cool. Not NuGet level yet, but a good start. Is there any way to change the default GetIt URL for the Rest API…. App Analytics is nice. Finally someone listened to Why Software Sucks by ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-04-15 05:00
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Now that XE8 is out, some Turbo Pascal history

The Wiert Corner – A few people asked, so below is a picture of just a piece of my books closet. From left to right: Object Professional 1.0 manuals volume 1-3 BTree Filer 5.0 manual Turbo Professional manual (from 1985!) Borland Paradox Engine 3.0 manuals Crystal Reports Developers Edition Borland Open Architecture ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-04-14 05:00
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Delphi XE8 is out with version 22.0.19027.8951; Spring4D is almost ready.

The Wiert Corner – A while ago I wrote about Delphi XE7 is out with version 21.0.17017.3725; Spring4D is almost ready, now I can repeat parts of it for XE8. The download links for Delphi XE8, C++Builder XE8 and RAD Studio XE8 are there: ftpd and altd. A whopping  7,217,184,768 bytes (compare that to XE7 update 1 at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-04-09 11:00
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Marking code as obsolete/deprecated in C# and Delphi

The Wiert Corner – During any software life cycle, you will want to phase out some code, and most likely want to mark code to be phased out in the future. So here are two examples on how to do that in C# and in Delphi that just shows the effects of obsoleting/deprecating code. C# On the C#/.NET side of things you can ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-04-07 05:00
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When Delphi documentation hurts: REST.Response.Adapter.TRESTResponseDataSetAdapter – RAD Studio API Documentation

The Wiert Corner – A lot of the stuff on the Embarcadero docwiki hurts. For instance most of the REST stuff (I’m not calling it documentation) is just generated scaffolding. Like REST.Json.TJson. But the TRESTResponseDataSetAdapter has some amazing documenation. About TComponent that is: TComponent is the common ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-04-01 11:00

March 2015

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BitSavers.org just added 7 missing scans of PascalNews newsletters (1975…1983)

The Wiert Corner – For anyone keeping up with Pascal history, these uploads are new: 03_Pascal_Newsletter_Feb75.pdf 04_Pascal_Newsletter_Jul76.pdf 13_Pascal_Newsletter_Dec78.pdf 20_Pascal_Newsletter_Dec80.pdf 21_Pascal_Newsletter_Apr81.pdf 23A_Pascal_Newsletter.pdf 25_Pascal_Newsletter_Apr83.pdf –jeroen via: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-03-30 11:00
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Delphi Pipe – Delphi related RSS feed running on Yahoo Pipes – via twm’s blog

The Wiert Corner – New Delphi related RSS feed: Delphi Pipe “A collection of Delphi related RSS streams” which works perfectly fine in Feedly. So it is definitely time for me to really do some Yahoo Pipes research: Since Delphi Feeds doesn’t list my blog any more and generally isn’t very fast in responding ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-03-28 13:30
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Interfaces are great, but they can be a pain to debug. Forgetting one weak link can lead to Access Violation hell…

The Wiert Corner – Paul Thornton posted a nice question on G+ two weeks ago: Interfaces are great, but they can be a pain to debug. Forgetting one weak link can lead to Access Violation hell. I seem to remember a utility that would let you visualise the links between interfaced objects, but can’t remember what ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-03-24 05:00
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WPF Tutorial | Dependency Properties

The Wiert Corner – Thanks to the answers for .net – What is a dependency property? – Stack Overflow, I came across this really nice WPF Tutorial | Dependency Properties. It has one of the best explanations on Dependency Properties I’ve ever seen, and it is available online for free (: And yes, this ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-03-17 05:00
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Interesting presentation at EKON 16: MSBuild Inside the Microsoft Build Engine from Sebastian Gingter

The Wiert Corner – I missed EKON 16 as both they and we moved outside the regular conference season. So I missed this session: EKON 16: MSBuild // Speaker Deck that has these GitHub source examples: gingters/EKON16_MSBuild. Thanks Sebastian Gingter for pointing me at this! msbuild is used by both Visual Studio and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-03-11 05:00
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Some notes on OpenSSL, S/MIME, email, various RFC standards and their relations.

The Wiert Corner – Stuff I found out myself: OpenSSL does not like to have a period (dot) at the end of a S/MIME message (like many .EML files have as SMTP basically requires a period to terminate an email message. Indy sometimes changes the ContentType of S/MIME messages; you can reproduce this using the CopyEml ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-03-10 05:00
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Brutal way to prevent memory errors in Delphi XE7: rename DLLs, loose part of the functionality, but less memory issues – via G+

The Wiert Corner – When the suggestions from Out-of-Memory in RAD XE7 and -noparser from Tried to patch BDS.exe fails to, then this suggestion by Brian Hamilton on G+ might work: From a post in the EMB forum, a work around for XE7 is I follow the hint of Thomas Grusche renaming the following files: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-03-05 11:00
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Delphi anonymous method formatting thread going into the direction of functional programming – via: Markus Joos – Google+

The Wiert Corner – Markus Joos started a nice G+ thread on anonymous method formatting which ended up into a discussion of functional programming and a peek into what Spring4D 1.3 can offer. Note you might need to be part of the G+ Delphi Developers Community to read the thread. –jeroenFiled under: Delphi, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-03-03 11:00
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