Monthly Archives: January 2006

comments (2)

Often, I find myself commenting out chuncks of code. Either because I decide to go on a different route with the solution, or because the specs for the program change (do they change? YES). When revisiting the code after a while, I sometimes don’t seem to be able to come up with the why of […]

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Comments

If you want to temporarily disable your code you normally comment this piece out. I generally use either — (line comment) or /* */ (block comment). The code below: SELECT * FROM emp WHERE 1=1 AND empno < 1000 becomes either: --SELECT * -- FROM emp -- WHERE 1=1 -- AND empno < 1000 or: […]

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Pronunciation

Eddie Awad has a couple of nice posts on his blog on how to pronounce the terms used in PL/SQL. The first one is Char or Car? The second one is see-quel wins, but what about the others? On the second one he has a poll on pronunciation of a couple of terms. The nicest […]

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Regular Expressions in 10G

Today, I came across an article on how to Develop and Test Regular Expressions with a Unit Testing Package. I know just a little bit about Regular Expressions but I know that they are really powerful. I have used some (simple) form of them to find (and replace) stuff in Delphi files, mostly the .dfm […]

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Records in Delphi

In Delphi, you still have the old pascal method of creating records to hold data and then create pointers to get to this data. The problem with this approach is that it is not really object oriented. You have to cleanup the records behind the pointers. There is no way Delphi can do this for […]

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Selection Information

I came up with a new plug-in yesterday, inspired by the Scale… plugin by Scott Mattes. The problem I found with this plug-in was that it didn’t reuse the window. I primarily used this plug-in to find out the length of a selection in pl/sql developer.   Maybe, when I have new ideas, I will […]

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ANT 2.0 (2)

I just got the demo for the mouse hook I downloaded from about.com to work. This might be a good thing to use to implement the autohide functionality of the new ANT application. Nice to play with Delphi and Windows messaging again… 😉 And I found another link with explanation on how to hook the […]

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ANT 2.0

First there was YALM (Yet Another Launcher Manager). Then I rewrote that application into ANT (ANother Toolbar). Now I came up with the idea to build ANT 2.0 and then blog some about it. I don’t know when I have the time to do this (it will be a really slow project), but I will […]

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Old application, still running…

I just picked up an old application I wrote back in 1995. It has been written in FoxPro and it is still working. This might be a nice application to port to WindowsXP with an Oracle backend. One day. When I have some more time on my hands ;-). For now, the application does what […]

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