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Archive for November, 2010

Volgende week woensdag: Hands-On Delphi Developer Workshop (8 december 2010, 08:30-17:00 Jaarbeurs Utrecht)

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/11/29

Volgende week woensdag geef ik tijdens de Hands-On Delphi Developer Workshop een sessie over Delphi Productiviteit

Er zijn nog een aantal plaatsen vrij.
Deze unieke dag kost slechts EUR 69,95 exclusief BTW, dus pak die kans!

Mijn sessie is de laatste van de dag; eerder zijn deze sprekers aan bod:

  • Danny Wind van de DelphiCompany: Cloud Data Storage Using Azure
  • Pawel Glowacki van Embarcadero: DataSnap (Engelstalig)
  • Bruno Fierens van TMS Software: Ontwikkel Office 2007/ Office 2010 style applicaties

Het doel van mijn sessie is om interactief met wat opdrachten te zien hoe je productief kunt zijn in Delphi.
Er is genoeg ruimte voor discussie, dus heb je zelf ook tips: kom er gerust mee!

Ik begin te laten zien wat ik minimaal aan mijn Delphi ontwikkelstraat toevoeg om een productief basis-systeem op te zetten.
Delphi specifieke tools als GExperts en ModelMaker Code Explorer komen aan bod, maar ook externe tools als Everything en SysInternals: tools die zowel geïntegreerd als los te gebruiken zijn.

Verder ga ik in op de versiebeheer integratie van SVN in Delphi: wat als er nieuwe versies zijn, hoe ziet u verschillen met oude versies, etc.
Er is voldoende gelegenheid om zelf aan de hand van opdrachten met een aantal van deze tools ervaring op te doen.
Tijdens de opdrachten doet u vaardigheden op met refactorings, vergelijkingen, unit testen, etc.

Ook toon ik een een aantal interessante sites die binnen de Delphi community erg gewaardeerd worden.
Genoeg dus om – ook na deze dag – uw kennis verder verrijken.


Posted in Delphi, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Generate XSD from XML – XSD.EXE versus on-line tools

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/11/23

Quite a while ago, I wrote about the XSD.EXE tool to generate wrapper classes from an XSD file.

Recently, I had to create an XSD based on some XML.
Actually: a client was implementing a tool, that could export some of the data as XML.
That XML had to go into their database.
But the tool vendor told the client that the underlying XSD was ‘not supported’ (odd: why allow exporting XML and then not provide something supporting as the XSD?).

Anyway, the data was not that difficult, but having an XSD at hand made the import process a lot easier.
So lets see how to get a starting XSD from an of XML files (in practice, you would do this with a couple of XML files, then collect the best pieces into your final XSD). Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in .NET, Delphi, Development, Software Development, XML, XML/XSD, XSD | 11 Comments »

Streaming your mp3 collection through an Icecast server using ezstream

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/11/22

With more and more devices supporting media streaming, it is nice to have an audio streaming service in your home.

Setting this up on Windows is pretty straight forward.
What you need is this:

  1. A subdirectory tree with all your songs in MP3 format
  2. Icecast
  3. EzStream
  4. A streaming capable player (Windows Media Player will do)

Lets string these together.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Media Streaming, Power User | 3 Comments »

NetBIOS Suffixes (16th Character of the NetBIOS Name)

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/11/19

I always forget this, so here is the source on why NETBIOS names cannot be longer than 15 characters in a Microsoft environment:

Microsoft, however, limits NetBIOS names to 15 characters and uses the 16th character as a NetBIOS suffix.


via NetBIOS Suffixes (16th Character of the NetBIOS Name).

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TFS: moving files using the TF.EXE command-line utility (Team Foundation System)

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/11/18

I recently needed to move around a bunch of files in TFS to a new directory structure.

Doing that from within the Visual Studio 2010 IDE was tedious, so I wrote a batch-file like below.
This batch file should also work for Team Foundation System 2005 and 2008.

  • %~dp1 fetches the drive + directory from %1.
  • %~nx1 fetches the filename + extension from %1.
  • relative target directories work better than absolute ones
  • the batch-file assumes it executes with the current directory is %sourceDirectory%

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Development, Source Code Management, TFS (Team Foundation System) | Leave a Comment »

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