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Archive for March 3rd, 2014

How to setup and use a SQL Server alias

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/03

Just in case I need this ever again: How to setup and use a SQL Server alias.

Posted in Database Development, Development, SQL, SQL Server, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012 | Leave a Comment »

Delphi Predefined Conditionals on iOS: IOS, MACOS, MACOS32, POSIX and POSIX32 (via: Conditional compilation (Delphi) – RAD Studio)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/03

Just a reminder to Self after reading Predefined Conditions in Conditional compilation (Delphi) – RAD Studio.

On iOS, these conditional symbols are defined:

  • IOS
  • MACOS32
  • POSIX32

For the (x86 based) iOS simulator, CPU386 and CPUX86 are defined.

For iOS physical devices, CPUARM is defined.

For OS X and the iOS Simulator, ALIGN_STACK is defined as some parameters (including Extended) require to be aligned on 16-byte boundaries. For explanation, see the Mac OS X Stack Alignment article by Eli Boling, as well as PC_MAPPED_EXCEPTIONS and UNDERSCOREIMPORTNAME (sometimes een PIC).


via: Predefined Conditions in Conditional compilation (Delphi) – RAD Studio.

Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Development | Leave a Comment »

Delphi types that cannot be used for TypeInfo

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/03

When writing the Spring4D unit tests for GetTypeSize to include as many TTypeKind values, I came across a few types that either did not compile, or were not supported by TypeInfo. I listed them below as I could not find them in the documentation.

I included a test named Test_EnsureAllTTypeKindsCoveredByCallsTo_Test_GetTypeSize_ that verifies that all TTypeKind values except tkUnknown are covered. So future extensions of TTypeKind will make the tests fail.

As a side issue, I really wanted to know if tkUnknown could be emitted by the compiler. It can sort of, for instance by defining discontiguous enumerations, but are incompatible with TypeInfo as well.

Types that do not compile at all: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Agile, Delphi, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi 8, Delphi x64, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Development, DUnit, Software Development, Unit Testing | 2 Comments »

osx – How to find out Mac OS X version from Terminal? (via: Super User)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/03

I’m a command-line addict, so this was a great SuperUser question by Željko Filipin:

I know how to find Mac OS X version from GUI: Apple Menu (top left) > About This Mac

Is there a Terminal command that will tell me Mac OS X version?

It was answered by User delfuego:

You have a few options:

sw_vers -productVersion
system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType

These commands led me to this post: Finding OS X Version and Build Information From the Command Line | The Nubby Admin that also showed these commands:

uname -a
osascript -e 'system info'

Where uname shows only the kernal version, oascript gives a ton of information. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | 2 Comments »

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