Wikipedia credits Skype as being written in Delphi. For a good list of other applications written in Delphi, visit delphi.wikia.com. Plus Embarcadero has a dizzying showcase here. The list of software built with Delphi includes Ad-Aware (which I recommend/install on all relatives machines), Beyond Compare (used at work), Adobe Captivate, FinalBuilder, Help and Manual, Macromedia […]
It looks like Silverlight and WinRT have a lot of API in common. The WinRT Genome Project from Programmer Payback has a nice Venn diagram of the overlaps; and a link to a complete Silverlight 5 vs. WinRT comparison by namespace.
While I usually like to detach, copy/rename, then reattach development databases, for online databases I often need to refer to these SQL commands: BACKUP DATABASE MY_DATABASE TO DISK=‘C:\SQLBACKUPS\MY_DATABASE_BACKUP20111117a.BACKUP’ RESTORE FILELISTONLY FROM DISK=‘C:\SQLBACKUPS\MY_DATABASE_BACKUP20111117a.BACKUP’ RESTORE DATABASE MY_DATABASE_NEW FROM DISK=‘C:\SQLBACKUPS\MY_DATABASE_BACKUP20111117a.BACKUP’ WITH MOVE ‘MY_DATABASE_Data’ TO ‘C:\PRODUCTION_DATA\MY_DATABASE.MDF’, MOVE ‘MY_DATABASE_Log’ TO ‘C:\PRODUCTION_DATA\MY_DATABASE.LDF’
The Delphi IDE Fix Pack from Andy Hausladen in truly incredible. At work we have a very large Delphi project (core application has about 3.9 million lines of code) and using the Delphi IDE was painfully slow—doing a ‘Find Declaration’ would lock the IDE for minutes. After installing the IDE Fix Pack the IDE is […]
At work we’re upgrading to the latest release of Microsoft Exchange and I needed to change the server address within Outlook. To start with, one cannot change the Microsoft Exchange server from Outlook—the field is read-only. The solution is to run the Mail control panel applet. However, Mail tool is only available under the View […]
Just go to the start menu and type msconfig and this very handy form appears: which can be used to determine how windows boots, which OS to start with (if you have a multi-boot system), all services that are installed, a quick launcher for a number of useful tools and most important a fast way […]