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May 2015

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Woot: AsciiImage for Delphi http://memnarch.bplaced.net/blog/?p=129

The Wiert Corner – Woot! AsciiImage for Delphi by Alexander Benikowski on GitHub repository Memnarch/AsciiImage.. AsciiImage for Delphi –jeroen via: And here it is: AsciiImage for Delphi http://memnarch.bplaced.net/blog/?p=129.Filed under: Delphi, Development, Software Development
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-05-21 11:00
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On the Delphi TCommandParser class for parsing command-lines and arguments (via: Suggestions for how to define command line parameters – Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – A while ago, I posted the below StackOverflow answer. Recently a friend asked me about command-line parsing in Delphi, so here is the re-run: Delphi contains a really nice unit called CommandParser with a TCommandParser class that does commandline parsing for you. Since it has virtually no ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-05-13 05:00
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Delphi Component vendors: when you ship source code, make it IDE-browsable as well by compiling with $YD or $Y+

The Wiert Corner – It took me a while to figure this one out: When you have a registered Delphi, you can Ctrl-Click browse both the units and symbols of RTL, VCL, etc. But Delphi will not recompile these units. Some third party components you cannot Ctrl-Click browse the units or symbols, unless you put the source ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-05-06 05:00
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Lars Fosdal: VS/C#6 is out-delphi-ing Delphi. I hope EMBT is paying attention. Currently…

The Wiert Corner – Interesting, Lars Fosdal writes: VS/C#6 is out-delphi-ing Delphi. I hope EMBT is paying attention. Currently live at http://channel9.msdn.com/ I already liked the 7 minute C#6 video from last year. This is even better. –jeroen via: VS/C#6 is out-delphi-ing Delphi. I hope EMBT is paying ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-05-01 20:56

April 2015

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Some interesting demographics on the G+ Delphi Developers community

The Wiert Corner – Stefan Glienke started some interesting demographics polls on the G+ Delphi community. How old are you?. How long ago did you start using Delphi?. Demographics are about group members that actually voted. Which might rule out Delphi programmers not writing English well. Despite that, I think it ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-04-28 11:00
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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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