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ASCII is not just an RFC. It is an Internet Standard, but only recently.

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/29

When people tell you that ASCII is not an Internet Standard but an RFC. They are wrong. They used to be right though. Until 2015-01-12, when IETF declared the RFC 20 to be an Internet Standard: status-change-rfc20-ascii-format-to-standard-00.

So after more than 45 years (like many good things, the ASCII RFC is from 1969), it is not just an American Standard but an Internet Standard (:

Thanks Lauren Weinstein for sharing and Kristian Köhntopp for pointing to the reclassification.

–jeroen

via: ASCII – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Posted in ASCII, Development, Encoding, History, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

CodeInspect says “Hello World”: A new Reverse-Engineering Tool for Android and Java Bytecode – via: Secure Software Engineering

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/29

Thanks  for mentioning this, so it got on my research list:

a new reverse-engineering framework that works on the intermediate representation Jimple and supports all the features above and a lot more.

CodeInspect supports as input format a complete Android Application Package (apk), just the Android bytecode (dex-file) or a jar-file.

In the following we will describe the different features based on a malicious Android apk.

The figure above is a screenshot of CodeInspect. As one can see, CodeInspect is based on the Eclipse RCP framework

–jeroen

via: CodeInspect says “Hello World”: A new Reverse-Engineering Tool for Android and Java Bytecode | Secure Software Engineering.

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Posted in Android, Development, Java, Java Platform, Mobile Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Some links to Delphi Unit Testing history

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/29

Unit testing has been here for a long time, and so has Unit Testing in Delphi. Below a summary of historic links together with some notes on how the state of affairs changed over the years.

Charlie Calvert

I’ll start with one of the first large Delphi Unit Testing articles was a paper by Charlie Calvert summarizing the state of the art on Delphi Unit Testing in 2004. It is present in the wayback machine as DUnit Talk and on his elvenware.com site.

Note that the elvenwere.com site is sometimes slow or hard to reach. Since his evangelist days at Borland/CodeGear, Charlie has moved through a few evangelist jobs at Falafel and Microsoft and finally went back to his old profession: being a great teacher – this time at Bellevue Collegeoften using script based languages and cloud computing, with less focus on his web-presence.

Many of his IT books (during his writing period, he wrote both as Charles Calvert and Charlie Calvert) are still relevant though.

DUnit; Juanco Añez Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Agile, Delphi, Dependency Injection, Design Patterns, Development, FreePascal, History, Inversion of Control / IoC, Pascal, Software Development | 3 Comments »

Mockable: Quickly create REST and SOAP mocks

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/28

Thanks Wiebe Elsingae for sharing a link to this:

Test your application with ease

Create REST and SOAP services which mimic your external providers.

Easy to use Create one mock in three secondsMockable is a simple configurable service to mock out RESTful API or SOAP web-services. This online service allows you to quickly define REST API or SOAP endpoints and have them return JSON or XML data.

Maybe the nicest feature: Try now (no sign-up required).

–jeroen

via: Mockable: Quickly create REST and SOAP mocks.

Posted in Communications Development, Development, HTTP, Internet protocol suite, OData, REST, SOAP/WebServices, Software Development, TCP | Leave a Comment »

windows – .Net WinForm System Beep on a 64 Bit OS – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/28

Thanks Shay Erlichmen for answering this on SO why the Beep function does not bell the speaker any more on x64 systems:

Beep has been removed as a native function from all x64 platforms (so no managed version of course), there is a connect issue that petition to return it.

We use a different trick to discover servers, we remote eject the dvd drive, and the drive with the tray open is the one were looking for :)

Larry Osterman has a great article about this: What’s up with the beep driver in Windows 7.

In the mean time, the connect issue has been removed as well.

The good news however (if your hardware still has an Intel 8254 compatible PIT in the South Bridge connected to a PC speaker):

Ludwig Ertl wrote the BEEPx / BeepXP driver that interfaces to the speaker through the 8254. Note it has a (German) changelog, but you can respond in English.

–jeroen

via: windows – .Net WinForm System Beep on a 64 Bit OS – Stack Overflow.

Posted in Development, Power User, Software Development, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista | Leave a Comment »

 
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