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September 2015

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Rudy’s Delphi Corner – Pitfalls of converting, on converting from C/C++ to Delphi

The Wiert Corner – If ever in need to translate C/C++ headers or code to Delphi, this refernece by Rudy Velthuis – a dentist with a strong interest in programming – is the best I could find: Rudy’s Delphi Corner – Pitfalls of converting. It is written in a pretty version agnostic way, and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-09-02 05:00

August 2015

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Android NDK Beginner’s Guide – Free Learning | PACKT Books

The Wiert Corner – For Delphi and Android developers that want a deeper insight in the NDAK: only free today https://www.packtpub.com/packt/offers/free-learning Android NDK Beginner’s Guide Get deep insight into the Android Native Development Kit for building complex apps. Using this practical step-by-step tutorial, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-08-31 10:00
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New Delphi product version: will it be Seattle or 10? It might be both! radstudiodemos/code/…/branches now has RADStudio_Seattle branch, docwiki URLs with Seattle exists and nice YouTube preview image!

The Wiert Corner – Two recent observations: that lead me into thinking Embarcadero is changing the Delphi and RAD Studio version suffix to Seattle. Thanks to Achim Kalwa for getting that to my attention in Looks like Delphi XE9 will have support for Windows 10 RT: … It led me to my observation that until now, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-08-30 11:00
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GoF Patterns in Delphi | Implementations of the famous Gang of Four Design Patterns in Delphi language – via Nick Hodges

The Wiert Corner – Thanks to Nick Hodges for having Delphi-losophy | Flotsam and Jetsam #88 point me to GoF Patterns in Delphi | Implementations of the famous Gang of Four Design Patterns in Delphi language. –jeroenFiled under: Delphi, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-08-20 05:00
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Installing FireDAC 8 for Delpi 2007

The Wiert Corner – Installing FireDAC 8 for Delpi 2007 Installation Obtain 29458_firedac_xe4_update_2_for_rad_studio_delphi_c_ent_ult_arch.zip from a registered Delphi XE4 or higher license: http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/29458: ID: 29458, FireDAC XE4 Update 2 for RAD Studio/Delphi/C++ Ent/Ult/Arch Extract it ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-08-19 05:00
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Fuzzing in addition to Unit Tests – via: David Millington G+

The Wiert Corner – I need to give this link from Jonathan Lange which was shared by David Millington some thought: Embedded in Academia : How to Fuzz an ADT Implementation. There they add fuzzers to help testing an ADT: in this case an Abstract Data Type in the form of  a red-black tree. And then see if it can be ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2015-08-11 05:00

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) ...
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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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