How to compile Lua 5.3.0 for Windows

Friday, January 16th, 2015 | Lua | 17 Comments

This is a tutorial on how to compile Lua 5.3.0 for Windows (executable and DLL) with Microsoft Visual Studio Express. › Continue reading

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How to compile libpomelo for Android

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 | Android, Pomelo | No Comments

This is a tutorial on how to compile libpomelo for Android on Windows 7 (libpomelo is a C language client SDK for Pomelo). › Continue reading

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How to compile libpomelo as a Windows DLL

Monday, October 20th, 2014 | Pomelo | No Comments

This is a tutorial on how to compile libpomelo as a Windows DLL (libpomelo is a C language client SDK for Pomelo). › Continue reading

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Delphi XE7 and iOS error “Unable to mount developer image (e800000e)”

Friday, October 17th, 2014 | Delphi Programming, Delphi XE7, iOS | No Comments

Stumbled across this error during Delphi XE7 iOS deployment:

Unable to mount developer image (e800000e)
I’ve found two solutions:

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How to compile libpomelo for iOS

Monday, October 13th, 2014 | iOS, Mac OS X, Pomelo | No Comments

This is a tutorial on how to compile libpomelo for iOS (libpomelo is a C language client SDK for Pomelo) on Mac OS X 10.9.5 with Xcode 6.0.1. › Continue reading

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VerySimpleXML 2.0 – a lightweight, cross-platform, one-unit XML reader/writer for Delphi 2010 – 10.1 Berlin

There are lot of possibilities if you’re in need to parse or write XML files:

Now here comes another one: the updated VerySimpleXML 2.0 – a lightweight, cross-platform, one-unit XML reader/writer for Delphi 2010 – 10.1 Berlin targeting at Win32, Win64, iOS, MacOSX and Android. Use it for well-formed XML files (like configuration files, interprocess communication protocols, etc.). › Continue reading

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Monitoring with OMD (with Nagios Core) on Debian 7 Wheezy

Monday, August 18th, 2014 | Debian, Monitoring, Nagios | 4 Comments

As Centreon (my favourite monitoring tool with nagios core) still does not support PHP 5.4+ and my boxes are now on Debian 7 (with PHP 5.4) and I didn’t want to downgrade to PHP 5.3 (for various reasons), I’ve searched for an alternative frontend for nagios. Well, I’ve found a lot but only to mention a few here:  Nagios XI (free for small environments => max. 7 hosts, oh come on, with vms on the run, really way too few), Adagios (looks nice and clean) and finally OMD which got me with its easy setup on debian 7.
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Exception while using TStreamReader with TZipFile

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 | Delphi Programming, Delphi XE6 | 4 Comments

If you’re using the TStreamReader with a TZDecompressionStream – the stream output by TZipFile.Read(const FileName: string; out Stream: TStream; out LocalHeader: TZipHeader) – you’re likely to experience the exception: EZDecompressionError with the message 'Invalid ZStream operation!'.
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Porting to XE5 and the “W1030 Invalid compiler directive: ‘true'” warning

Friday, March 14th, 2014 | Delphi Programming, Delphi XE5 | 3 Comments

If you port your application to Delphi XE5 and you receive this warning

[dcc32 Warning] W1030 Invalid compiler directive: 'true'
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There is already a standard code style

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 | Delphi Programming | 8 Comments

As François Piette (a very honourable Embarcadero MVP) recently wrote, coding style matters. He states “… this is mostly a matter of personal preferences as long as the style is constant…” but I totally disagree in this very important topic: there shouldn’t be any “personal preferences” in writing code. › Continue reading

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