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Archive for March 21st, 2013

my flights – Google Search

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/03/21

Cool: Google understands which flights I have booked: my flights – Google Search.

Now hopefully Lufthansa will strike only for one day, and not cancel my Amsterdam->Munich flight on saturday.

Lufthansa ® – Cancelled Flights.

–jeroen

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Porting to Delphi XE2: Delphi XE2 Unit scope names not always right

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/03/21

Sometimes, Delphi XE2 gets confused after converting an old Delphi project because the Unit scope names are not correct. When creating a new Delphi XE2 application, the Unit scope names are as follows:

  • System;Xml;Data;Datasnap;Web;Soap;Vcl;Vcl.Imaging;Vcl.Touch;Vcl.Samples;Vcl.Shell

This means that if you don’t prepend a unit with a Unit scope prefix, Delphi will automatically try the list above. The thing is: when importing a Delphi project from an old Delphi version, the Unit scope names are somehow “guessed”, and not always complete:

  • System;Xml;Data;Datasnap;Web;Soap;Winapi

This means it cannot resolve the right name for the VCL units like Controls or Forms, and you get a nice compiler error: But with the default, it cannot resolve the Windows and other units in the Winapi scope. So the list I normally use is one of these:

  • System;Xml;Data;Datasnap;Web;Soap;Vcl;Vcl.Imaging;Vcl.Touch;Vcl.Samples;Vcl.Shell;Winapi;System.Win
  • System;Xml;Data;Datasnap;Web;Soap;Vcl;Vcl.Imaging;Vcl.Touch;Vcl.Samples;Vcl.Shell;Winapi;System.Win;Bde

(Yes, some apps still store Paradox data locally and use the BDE)

–jeroen

Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Development, Software Development | 2 Comments »

Will it live or die like Reader? Did they rush it? – Google Keep – Android Apps on Google Play

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/03/21

Interesting questions that come up:

– did they rush this because of the media attention the last couple of days?
– will it follow the Google Reader after a few years of use?

–jeroen

via: Google Keep – Android Apps on Google Play.

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