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April 2016

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Anyone that installed D10.1 had the new installation dialogs that Embarcadero brags about…

The Wiert Corner – Conclusion: Web Installer = new installer, but forgets some Active X parts ISO Installer = old installer, but works fine –jeroen Source: Anyone that installed D10.1 had the new installation dialogs that Embarcadero…Filed under: Delphi, Delphi 10.1 Berlin (BigBen), Development, Software ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-04-22 14:00
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Hacking is Important — Medium

The Wiert Corner – “We’re barbarians, not bureaucrats!” Source: Hacking is Important — Medium On hacking vs processes, being disruptive and how people think. Short stories about Borland, Apple, FaceBook and others. –jeroen via: Hacking is Important — Medium – David Berneda – Google+Filed under: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-04-22 08:00
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Internal version numbers for conditional defines etc

The Wiert Corner – Thanks Daniel Jackson for posting (the DocWiki hasn’t been update yet): Version Conditional: VER310 Product Version: 24 Package Version: 240 IDE Version: 18.0 Compiler Version: 31 Source: I had expected Embarcadero would have updated the documentation to reflect the… –jeroenFiled under: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-04-21 11:00
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RubyMania has reached Delphi – Times helper method implementation for integers – from Asbjørn Heid

The Wiert Corner – The below fragment is one of the favourite kinds of examples in the Ruby world: 5.times { |i| print i, " " } It uses the times method on Integer and prints: 0 1 2 3 4 There are many implementations of this in other languages, for instance Ruby’s ‘times()’ function in C# | Of Code and Me (which ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-04-21 11:00
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Positive: Delphi 10.1 Berlin is out; negative all Embarcadero HTTPS sites still vulnerable to DROWN attack

The Wiert Corner – The good news: Delphi 10.1 Berlin is out and released in Berlin (note: you might want to rename Delphi 10 Seattle into Delphi 10.0 Seattle). Some links: Bug fix list. What’s New – RAD Studio. From the 10.1 What’s New (thanks David Heffernan): To enforce visibility semantics, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-04-19 15:00
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Visual Studio 2015 Frequently Asked Questions – install size

The Wiert Corner – Visual Studio is a pretty big product and will take over 30GB of disk space after installation Source: Visual Studio Frequently Asked Questions LOL. It’s about half the size of recent Delphi versions. –jeroenFiled under: .NET, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, C#, C# 5.0, C# 6 (Roslyn), Delphi, Delphi ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-04-14 11:00
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Anders Live | Build 2016 | Channel 9 – on Turbo Pascal, Delphi, C# and TypeScript

The Wiert Corner – Anders Live – Build 2016 – Channel 9 Stage C907 – Speakers: Anders Hejlsberg, Seth Juarez Anders explaining about being a pragmatist ever since he started working on the Turbo Pascal predecessor in 1981. It’s been a long way to TypeScript and beyond (: Lot’s of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-04-06 11:00
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A future Delphi won’t download start page content from the Embarcadero site

The Wiert Corner – The “Official statement” of Embarcadero about their recent hacks are in the form of comments on public messages mentioning the hacks, some asking to take discussions offline. They forgot to comment on Delphi: disable or change your welcome page to not use the Embarcadero site (as that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-04-05 11:00

March 2016

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New experimental FastMM version was committed to https://github.com/gabr42/…

The Wiert Corner – The comments show some nice links to comparison overviews of hashing algorithms. New experimental FastMM version was committed to https://github.com/gabr42/FastMM4/tree/Locking_Improvements.New in this version:- Slightly simplifie… – Primož Gabrijelčič – Google+ Source: New ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-03-22 11:00
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RAD Studio 10 next stop: Berlin (via: The inheritance tree of all Fire Monkey objects) but would you really trust it?

The Wiert Corner – Apart from the very interesting poster: the next stop is RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin Version 24.0.22718.6766. Apparently, I missed the previous RAD Studio 101. Berlin rumour and Tim Anderson mentioning Berlin in New Delphi and C++ Builder Roadmap promises Linux server support « Tim Anderson’s ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-03-22 11:00
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The Default magic function in Delphi

The Wiert Corner – Stefan Glienke worded it perfectly: Default(typeIdentifier) is a “magic” function that is implemented into the compiler and causes it to generate the correct code – like for records with managed fields it generates a call to FinalizeRecord and some instructions to zero the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-03-17 11:00
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Delphi: disable or change your welcome page to not use the Embarcadero site (as that site has been hacked twice this weekend)

The Wiert Corner – Initial hack – image via the forums server. This weekend, the Embarcadero web site was hacked by AnonCoders. Not once (see also G+ link and DelphiPraxis link and image) but at least twice (see also G+ link and image and Delphi Praxis link and image) where the initial hacked simple text ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-03-14 16:49

February 2016

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Delphi: forward declaration of classes and interfaces, but no records.

The Wiert Corner – As Delphi allows to forward declare both classes and interfaces, people often wonder about records. The short answer: you can’t forward declare record types. The long answer: you can’t directly, but you can indirectly either reference based (through pointers or callbacks with const ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-02-24 05:00
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FastMM4 moved from SF.net to GitHub – pleriche/FastMM4@245706d

The Wiert Corner – Updated the homepage in the source and readme to reflect the move to GitHub. Source: pleriche/FastMM4@245706d In related news: Primož Gabrijelčič is contributing to it as well: his pull request got processed https://github.com/pleriche/FastMM4/pull/1 implemented FastReallocMem logger. –jeroen ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-02-23 11:00
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A script to check the frequency of Oracle log switches | Oracle DBA tips

The Wiert Corner – A wile ago, I had a this error when trying to get the TIME portion of a DATE column: ORA-00904: "TIME": invalid identifier This doesn’t work in Oracle, even though when you search for Oracle convert DATE to TIME you end up at this page listing TIME as a function: 12.7 Date and Time Functions. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-02-17 05:00
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