Porting to XE5 and the “W1030 Invalid compiler directive: ‘true'” warning

Friday, March 14th, 2014 | Delphi Programming, Delphi XE5 | 4 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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VerySimpleXML – a lightweight Delphi XML reader and writer

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

Now here comes another one: VerySimpleXML – a lightweight, one-unit XML reader/writer in under 500 600 lines of code. Use it for small well-formed XML files (like configuration files, etc.). › Continue reading

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Solving circular unit references with class helpers

Sooner or later you run into the circular unit reference problem when using a single unit for each class. There are some solutions (move the common used structs into a separate unit, use type casting, redesign your obvious bad class design, etc.) – this is a solution using class helpers. › Continue reading

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How to change the language and background of the Cisco SPA504G

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 | Cisco SPA504G, VOIP | 9 Comments

This tutorial shows how to change the language of your VOIP phone Cisco SPA 504G / SPA508G / SPA500 series (Firmware 7.5.5)
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Eclipse on Mac OS X – Workspace error on NFS mounts

Friday, March 26th, 2010 | Eclipse, Mac OS X | 13 Comments

If you are using Eclipse on Mac OS X and experience a “Workspace in use or cannot be created, choose a different one” after moving your workspace to a NFS share, try running eclipse with these arguments:

./eclipse -vmargs -Dosgi.locking=java.io

or you may add this line to your /Application/eclipse/Eclipse.app/Contents/MacOS/eclipse.ini file:

-Dosgi.locking=java.io

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Lua 5.1 for Delphi 2010

Monday, September 28th, 2009 | Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi Programming, Lua | 38 Comments

This is a Lua 5.1 Wrapper for Delphi 2009 and Delphi 2010 which automatically creates OOP callback functions.
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WordPress Plugin – QR Code Tag v1.0

Saturday, September 19th, 2009 | Wordpress | 44 Comments

QR Code Tag

Use QR Codes (Google API or QR Code Lib) anywhere in your WordPress blog, as a Widget, Shortcode, Tooltip or with a PHP function.
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Favourite Android applications

Friday, September 18th, 2009 | Android | 4 Comments

Here are some of my favorite free essential Android applications
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Hint: Blank Typo3 installation screen

Friday, August 14th, 2009 | Typo3 | 1 Comment

If you experience a blank installation screen while trying to setup Typo3, take a look at your mysql database time out setting in your php.ini file:

If this exceeds your max_execution_time setting, you’ll get a blank typo3 installation screen. Set it to a low vale, e.g. 5.

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