Windows Phone and Windows development…

Ever since Microsoft decided to retire Windows Phone, I have stopped developing software for the Windows Platform. With the release of Visual Studio 2022, UWP (Universal Windows Platform) seems to be an afterthought. As of now, I believe all the Windows Phone and Windows/Microsoft Store apps have been pulled by Microsoft because I have not… Continue reading Windows Phone and Windows development…

My code vault

Hi all, I have spent some time cleaning up the many version control systems where I have been hosting my samples, projects, Proof-of-Concepts, experiments, etc… into a single consolidated code vault. After Microsoft decided to retire CodePlex, I have chosen GitLab over Azure DevOps, GitHub, BitBucket and CodeCommit. Ideally, I would like to host on… Continue reading My code vault

Error: cannot load data from the server: “RadStudio.json” metadata file does not exist for RAD Studio 10.4

Error: cannot load data from the server: “RadStudio.json” metadata file does not exist Whenever you see this error, run the following command: GetItCmd.exe -c=useonline From the RAD Studio Command Prompt after you have changed the directory to C:\Programme Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\21.0\bin Source:

Embarcadero RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo has been released

Hi everyone, Embarcadero have now released RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo for Windows with improved support for Windows 10 and centennial using VLC. For more information on new features of RAD Studio, please visit The toolset and IDE is now available to download from

CodePlex source vault now live

Hi there, All projects are slowly being migrated from my GitHub and repositories to my CodePlex vault All future submissions and new projects will now be done at the CodePlex vault.


I’m an Architect/Consultant providing my services to many large FTSE 100 firms/enterprises in the UK. I design many solutions which I publish to TFS on premise and on the cloud. I’ve created a GitHub account where I will commit some of my POCs to share with the public domain at the locations below.