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DelphiDabbler now has a Google+ page now has a page on Google+ named +DelphiDabblerSite that is to be used for notes and comments about programming issues and news.
09 April 2014
Two new string management routines added to the Code Snippets Database.
After a long wait the Code Snippets Database has been updated with two new string management routines that provide slightly different takes on the problem of splitting strings on delimiters. There are now several different implementations of string splitting routines to choose from.
05 April 2014
Released System Information Unit v5.0.1
Release 5.0.1 of the System Information Unit fixes an out-of-range exception that is raised when v5.0.0 is used with Windows 8.1 or Windows 2012 Server R2. This is a critical update.
04 April 2014
Released v1.0.1 of CompFileDate File Date Comparision Utility
v1.0.1 of the CompFileDate file modification date comparison utility has just been released. This is the first update five years after the original was released. It's just a simple bug fix release. I've moved the source code into a Git repo on GitHub to live alongside my other command line utilities - see Ive relicensed the program and its source code under the MPL 2.0.
24 March 2014
Released v4.1.1 of the Clipboard Format Spy
v4.1.1 of the Clipboard Format Spy program has just been released. This version fixes a scaling bug in the UI, a couple of bugs that were preventing the help system working properly and prevents JavaScript errors being reported when displaying HTML stored on the clipboard.
21 March 2014
New blog post requesting comments about CodeSnip 5 proposals
There's a new post on the CodeSnip that provides information about the direction that CodeSnip 5 is likely to take and that invites comments. The way it is currently planned there will be quite a lot of difference between CodeSnip 4 and 5, particularly with regard to how it handles the online Code Snippets Database. Comments are invited from users and potential users. Development of the first preview release resumes in April.
15 March 2014
CodeSnip is on Google+
The CodeSnip program now has its own page on Google+. I'll be using the page to note any periferal issues that have some kind of relevance to CodeSnip. It will also get a summary of new posts on the CodeSnip blog.
15 March 2014
SWAG Archive REST API available
An REST API is available that provides read-only access to the SWAG database hosted on The API is documented at Other than posting a couple of obscure links to the documentation I've not promoted the API before until I was confident that it was stable. Since CodeSnip and the SWAG Viewer web app have been using it for months now I'm confident that it is working fine, but feedback to the contrary is welcome!
12 March 2014
New Blog Post
Just created a new blog post: "Been casting value types to stuff into TStrings.Objects[]?"
08 March 2014
CodeSnip v4.8.7 Released
This new release of CodeSnip fixes a bug in the online program and database update checker. This is a recommended release.
06 March 2014
CodeSnip 4.8.6 Released
CodeSnip v4.8.6 has just been released. It improves the way the program works with Windows 4.8.6.
28 February 2014
System Information Unit v5.0.0 released
Version 5 of the System Information Unit has just been released. It adds support for detectinng Windows 8.1 and Window 2012 Server R2. There are also numerous new methods for testing for the presence of every Windows OS and service pack since Windows 2000. The underlying code has had to be revised to work around Microsoft's deprecation of the old GetVersion API functions and its other rather bonkers ideas that make detecting Windows 8.1 harder than it should be!
27 February 2014