Notice Of Closure

Please note that this website is due to close down on 15th June 2020.

In the interim I will try to move as much content as possible over to my GitHub account. Thanks to everyone who has supported the site over the years.


CodeSnip 4.15.0 released
CodeSnip v4.15.0 has been released. This version adds supports for test compiling snippets with Delphi 10.1 Berlin. For more info and to get the download links, please see the linked blog post.
13 July 2016
Released CodeSnip v4.14.0
CodeSnip v4.14.0 has been released. This minor update adds the facility to view the program's config files. It also has a new command line option to make it possible to specify a test web server to use when debugging web services used by CodeSnip. Operating system detection has been updated. And just because it's nearly Easter, I've added another doggy pic to the program's Easter egg!
19 March 2016
CodeSnip Microsite replaced with entirely new version
Following the overhaul of the CodeSnip microsite last month I've now completely replaced it with a new Bootstrap based version. It's still in beta so comments and bug reports are welcome. See the linked blog post for more info.
03 March 2016
Overhauled CodeSnip micro-site
CodeSnip's micro-site (in the codesnip subdomain of has been overhauled. Apart from fixing some errors the main change has been to update text and links following the move of CodeSnip's source code from Subversion to Git. This micro-site remains in beta.
21 February 2016
CodeSnip development moved from Subversion to Git
CodeSnip's source code is now managed using Git on GitHub. The old Subversion repo on SourceForge has been left in place to preserve the project's source code history, but has been frozen at v4.13.1. The first release to be developed entirely on Git is v4.13.2. For more info, see the linked blog post
21 February 2016
CodeSnip v4.13.2 released
CodeSnip v4.13.2 has just been released. The main feature of this release is that an additional default namespace has been added when using Delphi XE and later to enable snippets that use the Registry unit to compile. In addition some hints used in the main window have been modified or corrected and few menu items and dialogue box names have been tweaked.
20 February 2016
All abandoned program download files have been moved from this site to GoogleDrive
All downloads relating to abandoned programs are down on GoogleDrive. It is no longer possible to choose to download them from The affected programs are: 8 Queens Problem Solver, John Conway's Game Of Life, BoobyTrap!, Component Help Installer and SIBuilder.
16 February 2016
Updated Code Snippets Database with Delphi Seattle and FPC 3.0 compilation compatibility
Every bit of code in the Code Snippets Database has now been test compiled with Delphi 10 Seattle and Free Pascal v3.0.0 and the results have been included in the database. CodeSnip users can download the revised database. A few other tweaks were made to compile results.
16 February 2016
Last ever update to the 8 Queens Problem Solver program released
The time has come to retire my 8 Queens Problem Solver program. It was first written back in 1991 as a Turbo Pascal DOS program, then converted to 16 bit Windows using Delphi 1 and later to 32 bit using a succession of other Delphis. The program was written as an exercise in solving the 8 queens problem. Once that's done there's little more left to do. So I've finally got round to mothballing the project.
15 February 2016
Released Hot Label Component bug fix v2.2.1
Release v2.2.1 of the Hot Label Component from the DelphiDabbler code library has been released. This new version fixes a memory leak introduced in v2.2.0. Users of that version are strongly recommended to update.
14 February 2016
Article #26 "How To Embed GoogleEarth in your Delphi Application" withdrawn
Article #26 showed how to use the Google Earth API with Delphi. Now that Google has discontinued the API the article is redundant and has been withdrawn.
30 December 2015
New blog post: Lives On!
I've been persuaded by the community that shouldn't close down. What's more the generosity of a few individuals means that it's future is secure until July 2019. Read more about this in the linked blog post.
09 December 2015