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December 2014

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Delphi Cookbook for USD 5 (or EUR 4.80); actually: get any Packt eBook or video for that price – #packt5dollar

The Wiert Corner – Earlie this month, I wrote a review about Delphi Cookbook. Well: as of last thursday, you can get that for USD 5 (or EUR 4.80, so better get yourself a USA account: just ensure your address is in the USA). Heck: until januari 6th, you can get any eBook or Video on Packt for USD 5. Note there is even ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-12-20 21:08
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Embarcadero is working on two 64bit iOS compilers – via: Just got another reminder from Apple about 64 bit IOS requirements

The Wiert Corner – Interesting comment by Marco Cantu: R&D at Embarcadero is working on a 64bit iOS compiler, oh well actually 2 of them, also C++. We’ll support 64bit and “universal binaries” (bundling both 32 and 64 bit binaries) requested by Apple.The Feb 1st requirement is only for new apps, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-12-18 19:30
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Delphi and MVVM: the demo by Malcolm Groves

The Wiert Corner – A small follow up on MVVM, MVP, MVC, OOD, etc: it is all about structure and using common sense: When you want to do MVVM with Delphi, there is a great Delphi MVVM demo that Malcolm Groves gave at CodeRage 7 that is on YouTube. A few resources you should look at after viewing that demo: MVVM ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-12-17 05:00
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Clean Coder Blog: The Obligation of the Programmer.

The Wiert Corner – Reminder to all developers: the Obligation of the Programmer on Clean Coder Blog. By Uncle Bob, exactly a month ago. –jeroenFiled under: .NET, Delphi, Development, Software Development
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-12-15 21:00
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Which Delphi extensions to (not) put in version control: Delphi File Extensions – Delphi Programming (via Delphi.wikia.com)

The Wiert Corner – Convenient list to decide what to put in your version control system: Delphi File Extensions – Delphi Programming. –jeroenFiled under: Delphi, Delphi 1, Delphi 2, Delphi 2005, Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi 3, Delphi 4, Delphi 5, Delphi 6, Delphi 7, Delphi 8, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-12-10 05:00
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Blast from the past: Deleting empty Delphi .ddp files

The Wiert Corner – In Delphi 6 and 7, .ddp files were used to store the Delphi Diagram Portfolios. Often these files were created empty like `Empty.ddp`, so it pays to clean up those. The below batch file (part of the free BeSharp.net code repository) will help with that. Make sure you download this Empty.ddp file and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-12-09 05:00
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MVVM, MVP, MVC, OOD, etc: it is all about structure and using common sense.

The Wiert Corner – I’ve done partitioned programming (using various layers for different kinds of functionality) for ages. The first time I can remember of official terms for it, I already used patterns like that for a couple of years. Back then the parts were from Object-Oriented Design: Peter Coad, Edward ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-12-04 05:00
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Danny Thorpe active on various Bitcoin reposiories – via: Best C# Article of October 2014 Nicolas Dorier – NBitcoin : Build Them All…

The Wiert Corner – Via Best C# Article of October 2014 Nicolas Dorier – NBitcoin I learned that dthorpe (yes, that is indeed Danny Thorpe many people know him from the Delphi, C# and Google world) is active as Contributors to NicolasDorier/NBitcoin and on quite some Bitcoin related repositories. When we met last ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-12-01 11:00
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Book review: Delphi Cookbook by Daniele Teti, Packt publishing

The Wiert Corner – After speaking on EKON 2014 and ItDevCon 2014, the last month has been extremely busy on both the work and family side of things. So it took longer to write my review of the Delphi Cookbook by Daniele Teti, Packt publishing (ISBN 978-1783559586). Before the review, first two ways to see for yourself ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-12-01 11:00
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Delphi version and Build numbers

The Wiert Corner – Every vendor should publish version numbers like this to make it easier for their customers to check if they are current or not. I can’t promise to have a complete list, or the latest versions, but I will update with the versions I have used. Delphi XE 15.0.3953.35171 = Update 1 Delphi XE2 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-12-01 05:00

November 2014

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Reminder: rebuild my Nullable Types based on Class Operators in Delphi

The Wiert Corner – Class Operators in Delphi have been introduced in the ARM compiler in Delphi XE4 for iOS support. By now it has been in the ARM compiler for Android too, and hopefully it will (soon) be in the x86 compiler as well. So it is time to look at my Nullable types again, and see if I can port them over to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-11-27 05:00
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Default comparers in Delphi used by TArray.Sort (via: Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – A long while ago, I posted a detailed answer on what functions the default comparers actually were calling to get a feel for if they would apply or not answering delphi – What does the default TArray.Sort comparator actually do and when would you use it? – Stack Overflow. I needed that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-11-26 05:00
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Signing your Delphi executables with a digital certificate.

The Wiert Corner – Using Delphi build-events (see my post Delphi prebuild/prelink/postbuild events), you can automate the process of signing your Delphi executables with a digital certificate. Below the steps for signing Windows executables. Prerequisites: You have your digital certificate in a PFX file. (for testing ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-11-25 05:00
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How do I test an interface? Should I even do that? | Software on a String

The Wiert Corner – Please someone add the Software on a String blog to DelphiFeeds (: Great article on testing implementations of interfaces in a generic way. With examples in NUnit and DUnit. How do I test an interface? Should I even do that? | Software on a String. And then Stefan Glienke made a great comment at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-11-20 11:00
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Delphi prebuild/prelink/postbuild events

The Wiert Corner – Ever since the Delphi build engine got changed to MS Build in Delphi 2007, many people use Delphi build events. Their order is prebuild, prelink and postbuild (or maybe better spelled pre-build, pre-link and post-build). Before Delphi 2007, you had to fiddler with project groups and dependencies to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2014-11-20 05:00
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