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Delphi anonymous method formatting thread going into the direction of functional programming – via: Markus Joos – Google+

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/03/03

Markus Joos started a nice G+ thread on anonymous method formatting which ended up into a discussion of functional programming and a peek into what Spring4D 1.3 can offer.

Note you might need to be part of the G+ Delphi Developers Community to read the thread.


Posted in Delphi, Delphi 2010, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Delphi XE6, Delphi XE7, Development, Software Development, Spring4D | Leave a Comment »

RAD Studio 2015 Roadmap – Blogs

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/03/03

Odd that the RAD Studio 2015 Roadmap on the Embarcadero site got published by Brian Alexakis which is relatively unknown in the Delphi community.

I wish that ARC for Windows and Linux x86/x64 were on the list: the first since it makes it so much easier to solve ARC problems in libraries, the second since Kylix had a Linux x86 compiler and an RTL (yes, Kylix didn’t have Unicode nor Generics, but maybe the Linux and OS X targets might be too far apart).

I like that there is a roadmap for 2015. And glad with what is on it: 4K support (hopefully also done for the IDE), C++ LLVM compiler, IDE large memory (though I wonder how they do that), native HTTP (hopefully WinHTTP for SOAP and REST).

In the mean time, Kris Houser has indicated XE8 is in beta. Which is good know as well.


via: RAD Studio 2015 Roadmap

Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE8, Development, Software Development | 1 Comment »

Some links to version control system popularity articles and graphs (GIT, HG, SVN, etc)

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/03/02

So I won’t forget:


Posted in CVS, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, Mercurial/Hg, Software Development, Source Code Management, Subversion/SVN, TFS (Team Foundation System) | Leave a Comment »

Fake/Mock SMTP servers and services for use during development

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/02/26

When developing mail sending software, you don’t want all your test mails to proliferate in the world.

Luckily there are some SMTP servers and services that allow incoming mail, but don’t forward them:

I got two of them from the interesting Stack Overflow question How to Debug/Monitor SMTP Communications? and later I also found about development smtp server for windows.

Note that I also like smtp-cli that Tripp Lilley suggested in his answer: though not a server, it is a nice command-line tool for testing SMTP servers (for instance to see if you got the above servers/services configured right on your client side, or if you have configured your own SMTP server correctly).

The cross platform monitoring tools tcpdump and wireshark (formerly etherreal) are great tools, they are usually way too deep for most of the SMTP problems I encountered. But when the going gets tough they are invaluable, especially Wireshark as it has a great feature Following TCP streams.

I wish there were similar servers and services for POP3, that would have helped a lot with a Delphi Indy project I developed a while ago (:


Posted in Communications Development, Delphi, Development, Internet protocol suite, SMTP, Software Development | 6 Comments »

Macros are gone since Visual Studio 2012, but an extension brings textual macro’s back (via Can I record/play Macros in Visual Studio 2012/2013? – Stack Overflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/02/25

This is why I like the extensions in Visual Studio so much: even though recordable macro’s were removed in Visual Studio 11, textual macros (which I used most) are in the Text Macros for Visual Studio 2012/2013 extension by Xavier Poinas:

You can try this extension (I am the author):

It basically does the same thing as the Notepad++ macros (text editing, no UI automation).

The code is open source (GitHub), so feel free to contribute improvements :-)


via: Can I record/play Macros in Visual Studio 2012/2013? – Stack Overflow.

Posted in .NET, Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2002, Visual Studio 2003, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio and tools | 2 Comments »


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