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July 2015

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Delphi: turn off column or line block selection mode – via: Default IDE Shortcut Keys; Delphi Programming

The Wiert Corner – The Default IDE Shortcut Keys – Delphi Programming was a good starting point to find out how to disable column or line blocks. Since the table there is incomplete (even the Embarcadero documentation is wrong as some shortcuts can turn on and off a mode), here are the relevant shortcuts keys: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-07-30 05:00
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Jon Skeet’s speech “Back to basics” is really a good watch – via Jørn Einar Angeltveit G+

The Wiert Corner – Thanks Jørn Einar Angeltveit for sharing this a while ago: A session by Jon Skeet and Tony the Pony (which has strong teeth) presented during the Polish DevDay 2013 in Kraków, Poland. +Jon Skeet’s speech “Back to basics” is really a good watch. In a funny way, he explains why the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-07-15 05:00
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Chuck Jazdzewski on Twitter: “Doing some historical posts to resurrect my blog. http://t.co/kSXy3ARUhR”

The Wiert Corner – Interesting. Not only about Delphi history, as Chuck has done so much more nice things. Chuck Jazdzewski on Twitter: “Doing some historical posts to resurrect my blog. http://t.co/kSXy3ARUhR”. His blog: removingalldoubt.com –jeroenFiled under: .NET, C#, Delphi, Development, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-07-08 06:13
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20 resources on migrating to Unicode with Delphi | Software on a String

The Wiert Corner – Great post by Marjan Venema when you need to migrate your old Delphi programs to the modern Delphi world: 20 resources on migrating to Unicode with Delphi | Software on a String. I’m glad that some of the links overlap with what I posted and presented in the past at: Some Unicode links. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-07-08 05:00
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Windows Kernel object names are optional. Don’t give them a name unless you intend them to be shared. (via: The Old New Thing)

The Wiert Corner – Very interesting: Kernel object names are optional. Don’t give them a name unless you intend them to be shared. –jeroen via: You can name your car, and you can name your kernel objects, but there is a qualitative difference between the two – The Old New Thing – Site Home ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-07-01 05:00

June 2015

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Scala programming language and Venkat Subramaniam videos

The Wiert Corner – A long while ago, someone (it was too long ago, so I sincerely forgot who, it probably was in the JBuilder era) told me that I should try out Ruby and Scala. I did take a short look at Ruby back then, but since Ruby was so focussed on Web Development, and my heart really wasn’t there, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-06-30 05:00
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20 years ago today: Here’s a nickel kid. Go buy yourself a real computer.

The Wiert Corner – An eternal Dilbert strip that is based on the tiny Here’s a nickel kid. Go buy yourself a real computer fragment from single.h: #if _FP_W_TYPE_SIZE < 32 #error "Here's a nickel kid. Go buy yourself a real computer." #endif 20 years ago, we were in the autumn of the 16-bit computing era, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-06-24 11:00
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Aspect Oriented Programming in Delphi

The Wiert Corner – I’ve been doing Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) in .NET for a long while, mostly using PostSharp LAOS as that was the first AOP .NET library I encountered (5 years ago it became PostSharp 2.0, now it is already at its 10th anniversary!). AOP allows you to perform separate of concerns (SoC) ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-06-24 05:00
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Yahoo Pipes Blog – Pipes End-of-life Announcement

The Wiert Corner – Too bad. It was fun while it lasted: Yahoo Pipes Blog – Pipes End-of-life Announcement (thanks to Dennis for reporting this). Which means that in a few months time, this pipe will be gone: Delphi Pipe – Delphi related RSS feed running on Yahoo Pipes – via twm’s blog « The Wiert Corner – ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-06-05 11:22
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HTML book “Multithreading – The Delphi Way..” (via: How do I perform processing in multiple threads in Delphi? – Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – Interesting book: Downloadable HTML with images: 14809 Update V1.1 Tutorial: Multithreading – The Delphi way. Online HTML without images: Multithreading – The Delphi Way.. Quote: This is a comprehensive tutorial on thread programming, containing over 50 example pieces of source code. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-06-04 05:00

May 2015

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The Zen Of Programming

The Wiert Corner – From The Zen Of Programming: The novice thought for a moment. “I will design a new editing program,” he said, “a program that will replace all these others.” There are different forms of the above. Think about them for a while. Then name at least three. Now go back to work. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-05-27 05:00
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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
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