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Archive for February 9th, 2021

ApexSQL Refactor – Free SQL formatter | ApexSQL

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/09

The below configuration file haves [WayBack] ApexSQL Refactor – Free SQL formatter | ApexSQL produce quite OK formatted SQL, even for complex queries, not just for SQL Server.

So this is the second free tool I use from ApexSQL. The first one was ApexSQL, a free tool (SSMS add-in) for analyzing the execution plan of a SQL server query…


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Posted in Database Development, Development, Software Development, SQL, SQL Server | Leave a Comment »

A few links on Raymond Chen

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/09

I linked to [WayBack] the Old New Thing a lot from my blog, but never put in a few links to the author of all those posts: Raymond Chen.

So here you go:

Recurring topics on his blog:

He is on some videos to, for instance [] One Dev Question with Raymond Chen – Why Are There 4 Functions for Converting Strings to GUIDs | One Dev Minute | Channel 9 (the actual mp4 video file through

You can find many more via raymond chen – Google Search


Posted in Development, Windows Development | Leave a Comment »

How do I pretty-print JSON in Delphi? – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/09

For my archive: the [WayBack] How do I pretty-print JSON in Delphi? – Stack Overflow answer by [WayBack] Bob:

If you do not want to use any external library, and you’re using a Delphi XE5 or newer, there is a very handy TJson.Format() function in the REST.Json unit.

uses json, REST.Json;

{ ... }    

function FormatJSON(json: String): String;
  tmpJson: TJsonObject;
  tmpJson := TJSONObject.ParseJSONValue(json);
  Result := TJson.Format(tmpJson);



Posted in Delphi, Development, JavaScript/ECMAScript, JSON, Scripting, Software Development | 2 Comments »

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