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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).


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.


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 »

Hmmm. Castalia for Delphi: Castalia for Delphi is not currently available. Thank you for your interest. – via Uwe Raabe – G+

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/27

Thanks Uwe Raabe for sharing

This sounds interesting:

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As the page then read:

Castalia for Delphi is not currently available. Thank you for your interest.

Copyright © 2013 Jacob Thurman


via: This sounds interesting:

Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE7, Delphi XE8, Development, Software Development | 3 Comments »

CSV libraries for .NET

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/27

A few libraries for writing and/or reading CSV files in .NET:

Most of the above links come from these SO questions:

Together with the links from my previous CSV post If you think CSV is easy; think again that should get everyone going.


Posted in .NET, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, C#, C# 2.0, C# 3.0, C# 4.0, C# 5.0, CSV, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

RosettaCode: cool way to improve your coding skills

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/22

Wow: I feel like having lived under a stone for 8 years, as RosettaCode has been alive since it was founded in 2007 by Mike Mol.

The idea is that you solve a task and learn from that, or learn by seeing how others have solved tasks or draft tasks.

So in a sense it is similar to the Rosetta stone: it has different languages phrasing the same tasks.

There are already a whole bunch of languages on RosettaCode (of which a few are in the categories below), and you can even suggest or add your own languages.

When you want to solve tasks, be sure to look at the list unimplemented tasks by language that leads to automatic reports by language (for instance two of the languages I use most often: C# and Delphi).

I’m sure there are lots of programming chrestomathy sites, even beyond the ones, and it feels very similar to programming kata sites.


Posted in Delphi, .NET, Software Development, Development, C#, Prism, Visual Studio and tools, CommandLine, Java, VBS, Web Development, PowerShell, Scripting, Batch-Files, VB.NET, PHP, COBOL, JavaScript/ECMAScript, PowerShell, C++, VBScript, Fortran, Pascal, FreePascal, C, Perl, Sh Shell, Lazarus, Object Pascal, bash, sed script, Office VBA, Awk, Turbo Prolog, APL | Leave a Comment »


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