Wednesday, 22. November 2017

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Less Checking – More QA!

blog.gurock.com – Julia Atlygina and developer Alexander Ivkin came by our TestRail stand at the Atlasssian Conference. Imagine our surprise when we learned they had created a mobile application that enables users to view, execute and get reports on their tests from a linked TestRail instance!  As you’ll know ...
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check if network connection is permanent

The Wiert Corner – Thanks Uwe for the below code! I was in a situation of a batch file running from a Task Scheduler that got broken because the user suddenly turned on persistent network connections. So I needed to check if a shared drive-letter was indeed persistent or not and act accordingly. The below code helped ...
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Tuesday, 21. November 2017

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Delphi history: No, dynamic arrays do not support a non-zero lower bound, but what if you want them? – via Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – A post of some older Delphi stuff I did in the past just in case need it again. David Heffernan found the documentation for this: [WayBack] Structured Types (Delphi): Dynamic Arrays – RAD Studio Since I needed a dynamic array structure supporting a non-zero lower bound, I was glad he also ...
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Monday, 20. November 2017

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New on Embarcadero Academy: CodeRage Replays and my New Course and Bundle

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero Academy is an independent online training site available at https://www.embarcaderoacademy.com/. The site has an overall agreement with Embarcadero as a key destination for online training for the company development tools products. The academy site co-hosted the CodeRage XII ...
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30% discount on EurekaLog

EurekaLog Blog – We are pleased to announce Black Friday and Cyber Monday 30% discount on any of our EurekaLog products using the coupon code found below. The sale starts on Black Friday (24 November) and ends at end of Cyber Monday (27 November). Enter this code when paying for the item on our web site: BFCM2017 ...
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Friday, 17. November 2017

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Testing Tools in Python

blog.gurock.com – Python offers several robust testing libraries, from unit testing and mocking for integration tests to security, load, and UI testing. We have reviewed several libraries and have chosen to share these for their ease of implementation, ease of use, and community contribution/active maintenance over ...
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Thursday, 16. November 2017

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Explaining Tasks in Delphi Parallel Library... by Creating too Many Tasks

Marco's Tech Blog – Recently, I wrote some new demo for Delphi PPL (Parallel Programming Library), while doing some research for an online class -- which is available since last week on the Embarcadero Academy site ("Anonymous Methods in Delphi"), along with a new overall bundle of my classes ("Master Modern Delphi ...
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Hi! how to hide a property in object inspector? i have my custom components …

The Wiert Corner – For my link archive: [WayBack] How to hide a property in object inspector? i have my custom components … [WayBack] delphi – Custom component and tab order – Stack Overflow Some quotes Jeroen Wiert Pluimers You cannot undo things that are inherited. What you can do is not make ...
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Wednesday, 15. November 2017

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FastMM4 + Delphi – Recompiling application with 10.2.1 causes memory leaks?

The Wiert Corner – This is why you should always test your Delphi apps with FastMM4 and FullDebugMode enabled: [WayBack] Delphi – Recompiling application with 10.2.1 causes memory leaks? A workaround is to add the below code in either of these places: end of your .dpr file right before the end. in the ...
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How I Learned to Build a Test Suite

blog.gurock.com – I learned to build a UI automation suite through a lot of trial and error. This article would be the guide of how to teach yourself to design a suite from the ground up: resources for learning specific skills, reasons for selecting languages (Python or Ruby are lightweight choices and easier to ...
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Tuesday, 14. November 2017

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Is Your Testing Arresting?

blog.gurock.com – Was the testing you did today beautiful? You know, that testing where you copy-pasted Lorem Ipsum into every text box in your application in turn over three long hours? Hmm. But have you ever seen any beautiful testing? I mean, can testing even be beautiful? Tim Riley and Adam Goucher reckon so ...
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Two ways to Provide a Better Testing Service

blog.gurock.com – I read a question on one of the software testing subreddits a few weeks ago. The company this person worked for had a process where developers were responsible for writing very detailed test procedures, along with annotated screenshots. Those procedures, and all of the supplemental screenshots and ...
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Delphi: ^TNodeData incompatible with PNodeData – {$T+} versus {$T-}

The Wiert Corner – In my Turbo Pascal days, I was fan of the {$T+} directive (now a.k.a TypedAddress on) as it would make the @ operator return typed pointers and the compiler would be more strict in forcing checks on pointer types to be compatible. Not so much in Delphi any more, see the below comment on in a G+ ...
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Monday, 13. November 2017

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Announcing Elements 9.3

RemObjects Blogs – Hi everyone. It's release time again, and I'm happy to announce that last week we shipped Elements 9.3, the latest update to version 9 of our multi-platform Swift, C#, Java and Oxygene compiler. Version 9.3 builds on the strong releases that came before it, really focusing on stability, bug fixes ...
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Melbourne Meeting – November 2017

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Monday 20th November at 6 for 6:15pm start. Glen Kleidon will give a presention on Encryption. The presentation will include: Generating Certificates for testing. General encryption topics including how RSA public/private keys actually work, using some basic mathematics. How to create SSL Clients ...
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