Tuesday, 12. December 2017

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Delphi Blogs of the Month #57

Marco's Tech Blog – As usual, this is a collection of links to relevant blog post and other newws you might heve missed over the recent perios of time, and that relate with Delphi one way or another. Embarcadero News There is a new Sencha MVP program, similar to the RAD Studio one: https://www.sencha.com/blog ...
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Sunday, 10. December 2017

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fpcupdeluxe

Delphi and stuff – If you use Free Pascal and/or Lazarus and update them often to follow the development in trunk, or if you just need to use multiple versions side by side, have a look at fpcupdeluxe (GitHub). It's a GUI front-end which lets you easily select a release and build it, including cross-compilers, with a ...
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The Lazarus Effect

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I haven't been focused on much software development lately, I've been working on some marketing material which I hope to have completed soon. Then I will get back to software development.Last night I was prodded by my friend Jeff Duntemann's post on Facebook regarding the release of Lazarus 1.8 ...
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Friday, 8. December 2017

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Spring4D presentation slides and more

The Delphi Geek – Slides and code for my Spring4D presentation are now online on the Presentations page.And to the participants of the workshop, here's the answer I promised.If you want to catch all calls to some function while mocking, you can pass in Arg.IsAny (or call some other function of the TArg type, ...
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3 Test Design Techniques and When to Use Them

blog.gurock.com – I occasionally get stuck on one test technique and forget about everything else. I get a new change and immediately see a series of fields and buttons. My mind leaps, almost automatically, to the technique we use to analyze variables and stays there. I start performing some tests on a field — ...
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Thursday, 7. December 2017

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Let’s stop copying C / fuzzy notepad

The Wiert Corner – Ah, C. The best lingua franca we have… because we have no other lingua francas. Linguae franca. Surgeons general? C is fairly old — 44 years, now! — and comes from a time when there were possibly more architectures than programming languages. It works well for what it is, and what it is is a ...
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Wednesday, 6. December 2017

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Oh nice. Feel free to QP. E2003WithConstsInDescendingClassesConsoleProject

The Wiert Corner – Oh nice. Feel free to QP. Fails at least in Delphi XE8. program E2003WithConstsInDescendingClassesConsoleProject; {$APPTYPE CONSOLE} uses ParentUnit in 'ParentUnit.pas', ChildUnit in 'ChildUnit.pas'; begin end. unit ParentUnit; interface type TParent = class // section can be strict ...
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The Accidental Expert

blog.gurock.com – I had been working on a project for a few months, and it was still in the early stages. Installation was more difficult than it should have been. I had to download a zip package, unzip it, run a batch file, then stop services, edit a configuration file, copy a few other customized files into place, ...
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Monday, 4. December 2017

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Advent of Code

The Delphi Geek – Last few days I'm having great fun solving problems from Advent of Code 2017 page and so does my daughter (with a bit of help from her dad). I'm using Delphi and she Python so that's also a good practice to brush my multilanguage skills ;)Go ahead, take a look at the problems. Some are simple, some ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Primož Gabrijelčič @ 17:47
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Delphi tip of the day: {$WARN UNSUPPORTED_CONSTRUCT ERROR}

The Wiert Corner – Delphi tip of the day: {$WARN UNSUPPORTED_CONSTRUCT ERROR} It will throw a compiler error when you use an attribute that isn’t defined as the above [WayBack] turns a warning into an error as normally [WayBack] UNSUPPORTED_CONSTRUCT is only a warning. Which means that this code now fails: type ...
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Friday, 1. December 2017

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The Palindrome Software Testing Challenge

blog.gurock.com – The Workshop on Teaching Test Design was held in Columbus, Ohio in February of 2015. The goal of the workshop was to come up with a set of exercises that can be freely distributed to help people teach test design. I grouped up with one other person, Paul Harju, and wrote a small web page in ...
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In the middle of winter, Spring comes to Ljubljana

The Delphi Geek – Indeed, it is snowing for the last three days. Not much, but winter is definitely here.To add some green to the white surroundings we'll spend the next Friday talking about spring. Or, actually Spring. For Delphi. Also known as Spring4D - definitely the best Delphi collection of programming goodies ...
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Thursday, 30. November 2017

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Getting rid of [dcc32 Warning] W1029 Duplicate constructor ‘ClassName.ConstructorName’ with identical parameters will be inacessible from C++

The Wiert Corner – Note that the below solution works for any project raising the W1029 warning (not just from projects using Delphi Mocks) like [dcc32 Warning] W1029 Duplicate constructor 'ClassName.ConstructorName' with identical parameters will be inacessible from C++ From my original text at [WayBack] Get rid of ...
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Wednesday, 29. November 2017

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Canonical Delphi Singleton Pattern – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – Though I try to refrain from using the singleton pattern when possible (I prefer dependency injection over accessing “globals” that usually tend up to be not so global after all), sometimes I need to. In C# there has been a canonical singleton pattern implementation by John Skeet for a ...
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I Taught Myself to Code and You Can Too!

blog.gurock.com – Many people want to teach themselves to code. The problem is that there are hundreds of resources, and it’s difficult to evaluate what works, and what you need. As a teacher by training, I know how to break a complicated subject down into smaller pieces, and how to connect abstract concepts ...
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