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Archive for November 28th, 2013

GertDuino: Raspberry Pi + Arduino in one.

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/11/28

On my research list…


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Create Google Hangouts quickly with these easy URLs – WP Media Pro

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/11/28

Need to check these one day on Windows as they do not seem to work on a Mac, not even with the Hangouts plugin.

Create Google Hangouts quickly with these easy URLs – WP Media Pro.


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Development tools should become more version control friendly, and version control tools more whitespace tolerant

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/11/28

There are a few more messages in the “Missed Schedule” backlog, and I really hope that WordPress is going to address this really annoying bug soon as I have to recheck my blog multiple times a day now.

Back on topic:

Development tools should become more version control friendly, and version control tools more whitespace tolerant

I’m taking Delphi and Bitbucket here as an example, but this holds for many more development tools and version control tools.

Ultimately, you want changes to be as simple as this one: only the relevant changed lines show up as an actual change.

But often changes include convoluted non-relevant information.

A few things development tools should not do: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in .NET, C#, Delphi, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, Software Development, Source Code Management, Visual Studio and tools | 2 Comments »

Delphi .dproj files: FrameworkType and FormType (via: Embarcadero Discussion Forums)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/11/28

One more of the “Missed Schedule” series, this time it was originally scheduled for October 1st, (2013 that is).

Delphi XE2 and up introduced the FrameworkType and FormType elements in the .dproj files to distinguish between VCL and different flavours of FireMonkey.

Actually, Delphi XE1 already had the value None for FrameworkType, so some cross-platform changes trickled into the Delphi builds early.

Though the IDE writes these values to the .dproj files, you cannot change their values from within the Delphi IDE, not even through the Open Tools API.

There is no documentation about the values in the .dproj files. the only places I could find were these about FrameworkType in combination with Actions:

that basically tell this:


Defines whether an action is created for the VCL or FireMonkey (FMX) framework. The default of this parameter is VCL (for compatibility with legacy applications).

This parameter is used to avoid situations when VCL actions are used in FireMonkey applications and inversely; this can lead to a serious increase in an application’s size and to execution errors, for example, calling of Windows API under MacOS.

But it is incomplete, and there is no documentation about FormType. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Development, Missed Schedule, SocialMedia, Software Development, WordPress | Leave a Comment »

DLL call forwarding: learned something new today!

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/11/28

Learned something new today:

the effect of a DLL forwarder. The code for the function Ds­Address­To­Site­NameW doesn’t live in netapi32.dll. Instead, netapi32.dll has an export table entry that says “If anybody comes to me asking for Ds­Address­To­Site­NameW, send them to logoncli!Ds­Address­To­Site­NameW instead.”


via: If you can’t find the function, find the caller and see what the caller jumps to – The Old New Thing – Site Home – MSDN Blogs.

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