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Code Review Checklist – CodeProject

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/20

Still relevant: [WayBackCode Review Checklist – CodeProject

[WayBack]  Best “Everything Else” Article of November 2016 Ebenezar John Paul – Code Review Checklist… – CodeProject – Google+


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Running/execute an command not present in the menu/toolbar isn’t that obvious

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/15

Took me a while to figure out that you can run any command in, even if it’s not in the menu or toolbar:

This isn’t very clear in Atom, but what you’re after is this menu item: Toggle Command Palette

Mac OS X: Shift+Command+P:

Mac OS X: Shift+Command+P

Windows: Ctrl+Shift+P

Windows: Ctrl+Shift+P


via: [WayBackWhere can I run Atom command? – Stack Overflow

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macos – Right-click, create a new text file. How? – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/14

I’m still amazed this is not in stock Mac OS X:

In Finder > Select a folder > Right click, we get a popup with an option to create a new folder:Is there a way to add menu item New Textfile for adding a new text file?

[WayBackmacos – Right-click, create a new text file. How? – Ask Different

One way is to use Automator scripts, but: scripting…


Posted in Apple, Automator scripts, Development, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Do NOT download the Embarcadero patch for RAD Studio 10.2.2!

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/11

[WayBack] Embarcadero just released a patch for RAD Studio 10.2.2. It breaks linking projects with runtime packages, like GExperts, any other IDE expert and probably also most component packages. – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+ in a response to [WayBack] RAD Studio 10.2.2 Tokyo February 2018 Patch available now at This patch for RAD Studio 10.2.2 (build 2004)… – Marco Cantù – Google+.

RSP-19914 (by Thomas Mueller)


After installing the RAD Studio 10.2.2 Tokyo February 2018 Patch I can no longer compile any project with “Link with runtime packages”.

Error message:
[dcc32 Fatal Error] Project1.dpr(5): E2225 Never-build package ‘vcl’ must be recompiled

Steps to reproduce

1. Create a new VCL project
2. Open project options
3. Select Packages -> Runtime Packages
4. Set “Link with runtime packages” to true
5. Close dialog with OK
6. Compile the project
-> Error

You might have noticed that the MVP logo is no longer on the blog. It got revoked because I was too critical. Given releases like the above, I can’t stop being critical in a public way as the internal ways to effectively voice criticism that used to work in the past stopped working a long time ago.

Not just the MVP was revoked, the account to which the MVP was attached got killed without notification. That account also had the tech-partner licenses attached: the ones I used to support Delphi open source projects. Which means I do not have any Embarcadero provided licenses to support open source Delphi projects any more except the ones I own (the most recent ones being Delphi 2007 and XE4).

Many people in the Delphi community even refuse to become MVP because formally the MVPs are not allowed to be be critical publicly. Which means these community members have a limited list of Delphi versions they can use to support and test their open source projects with.

I am glad for the time I could use those licenses to support open Delphi source projects, but alas, that time is over. I still like the concepts of Delphi as those are strong. I don’t like how Embarcadero handles their infrastructure and product quality.

In the next 2 years there will be Delphi posts on my blog as that’s about the depth of the posting queue right now. After that: time will tell. For the last decade or so, I’ve spend more free time supporting Delphi than spending time on paid Delphi projects. That won’t last forever.

For now I’m going on a two week holiday tomorrow after which I will be available for new projects.


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Iterations Mean Rapid Feedback — Agile Heretic Episode Five

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/08

Though sprints help maintaining some rhythm, don’t let them dumb you down:

Have you ever run for real, then run on a treadmill? Running for real means that you have a pace, hopefully sustainable, and off you go. If…

Source: [WayBackIterations Mean Rapid Feedback — Agile Heretic Episode Five

Via: [WayBack] Iterative development does not mean timeboxed or repetitive development. – Marjan Venema – Google+ (who is a great coach)

Which reminded me I should order and read [WayBackPersonal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life: Jim Benson, Tonianne DeMaria Barry: 9781453802267: Books


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