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Archive for March 6th, 2014

At #SXSW 2014 this week, Embarcadero Launches Appmethod, A New Multi-Device Development Platform For Native Apps (via: @TechCrunch)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/06

The @appmethod secret.

The @appmethod secret.

Wow. Out of the blue, I just read Embarcadero Launches AppMethod, A New Multi-Device Development Platform For Native Apps | TechCrunch. And I’m impressed.

In short:

At SXSW 2014 (which is running now, its agenda has a schedule from March 7th till March 16th), Embarcadero announces appmethod, to be released in beta on March 18th, 2014 for building native cross platform applications. Many have found out you can apply for the beta at

More and more people are bumping into the appmethod link, for instance on FaceBook, on Google Plus, at Delphi Bistro and #Appmethod starting with the @appmethod secret by Joy Ruff.

Below are a few my observations from following all of the above links. Read them, especially the TechCrunch. I expect interesting posts from others to follow really soon now (:.

I’m only a few hours ahead of you readers, but I’m having a positive vibe just for these reasons: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Android, C++, Delphi, Delphi XE5, Development, iOS Development, JSON, Mobile Development, Object Pascal, OS X FMX, Pascal, SOAP/WebServices, Software Development | Tagged: , , | 15 Comments »

When GExperts for Delphi 2007 does not install itself in Delphi on Windows Vista/7/8

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/06

Like When DelphiSpeedup cannot register itself in Delphi on Windows Vista/7/8, GExperts also had problems installing on Windows Vista and up when Delphi runs in a non-elevated account.

It said it installed fine, but it didn’t get included when Delphi was started. The reason was that it got installed in the wrong root key.

What happened is that GExperts installed itself into the HKLM root:

GExperts=C:\Program Files (x86)\GExperts for Delphi 2007\GExpertsDelphi2007.dll

But it should have installed itself in the HKCU root: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Batch-Files, Delphi, Delphi 2007, Development, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Windows “FIND” console app: how to *not* have the dashed line with the filename in the output

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/06

When using the Windows FIND console application, it will insert a dashed line

C:\Users\Developer>echo Foo > %temp%\foo.txt
C:\Users\Developer>find "Foo" %temp%\foo.txt

This is really annoying when using FIND to parse files, and redirect the output fur further processing.

But there is a way around it, as find will not emit the dashed line when it the input is not a file, but stdin: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Batch-Files, Development, Scripting, Software Development | 1 Comment »

RaspMap – Raspberry Pi Component Map

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/06

Interactive map of Raspberry Pi showing which components is what. Hoover your mouse over the board to see the meaning of the components.

RaspMap – Raspberry Pi Component Map.


Posted in Development, Hardware Development, Raspberry Pi | Leave a Comment »

NTFS Driver for Mac OS | Seagate

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/06

Consolidation of HDD manufacturers (image from WikiMedia)

Consolidation of HDD manufacturers (image from WikiMedia)

Earlier this year I wrote about Accessing Mac Hard Drives from Windows 7/8: Boot Camp Support Software 5.0.5033 and mentioned that there are also a few solutions for writing NTFS volumes from Mac OS X.

Thanks to dhardy03, I learned that Seagate now provides NTFS drivers for Mac OS X for Free. The installer name indicates it is an OEM version of the Paragon NTFS drivers for Mac OS X.

I’m not sure yet if it works only on Seagate drives, but since the only other HDD manufacturers left are Toshiba and Western Digital (Toshiba is a much smaller HDD manufacturer than WD and SD), it is a substantial part of the market.

I might try NTFS-3G as well, but that hasn’t been updated for a while and has been replaced by the commercial Tuxera product.



Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

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