Sunday, 24. June 2018

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Use the Source!

The PodCast at Delphi.org – One of the great things about Delphi is not only is it written in Delphi (mostly), but it ships with the VCL, RTL, & FMX source code. You can use this source code in lots of different ways, which I’ll cover in a bit, but sometimes it is a matter of finding the source file with the code you ...
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Saturday, 23. June 2018

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FastText follow-up

Delphi and stuff – Just a quick follow-up for those of you who showed interest. My proof-of-concept with FastText has been a success. The C# class library has been integrated with a product and staged for a future release. The product provides a web-based conversational user interface, accepting natural language as ...
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Thursday, 21. June 2018

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Balancing Mobbing, Pairing and Solo Work

blog.gurock.com – I spent the first half of my career building software as an individual. Initially the applications and projects I worked on were small, so there wasn’t a lot of potential for stepping on others’ toes. And collaborating with others? Why would I do that? Programming seemed a solo sport. I was content ...
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I wish the Delphi language supported multi-line strings

The Wiert Corner – Very often, I see people ask for how to embed multi-line strings in a Delphi source file. The short answer is: you can’t. The long answer is: you can’t and if you want you have to hack your way around. The answer should be: just like any of these languages that do support multiline ...
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TMS Day followup: Using TMS FlexCel with TMS WEB Core

TMS Software Blog – Another TMS day They say time flies when you are having fun... It is hard to believe it has been about 2 years since my last blog post, which was also about a TMS Day. I see two options here: Either we start doing more TMS Days so I can blog about the sessions, or I just start actually writing down ...

Wednesday, 20. June 2018

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Two cool features of the TestInsight treeview – navigate and copy

The Wiert Corner – TestInsight is a great tool for automatically running your unit tests and seeing the results to make you more productive. Two of the results treeview features you might not know make you even more productive: After selecting a node, pressing Ctrl-C will copy the content as text to the clipboard ...
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Delphi - always full of surprises!

The Delphi Geek – After all these years, Delphi still surprises me. Apparently, as I found out today (by making a stupid typo), Copy(string, index, position) doesn't require position parameter!IOW, following two lines do exactly the same:s := Copy('123456789', 4, 6);s := Copy('123456789', 4);Works for arrays, too!Of ...
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Class helpers and virtual methods – E2003 Undeclared identifier: ‘QueryInterface’/ ‘_AddRef’/’_Release’

The Wiert Corner – Reminder to self: if you want to stay compatible with old (Pre Delphi XE) source code, then do not use virtual methods in class helpers. Technically you can, as class helpers can inherit from other class helpers, but this is only supported as of Delphi XE. In lower versions you get these errors as ...
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Monday, 18. June 2018

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IDE Fix Pack 6.3.2 for XE2 only

Andy's Blog – There was an off-by-one bug in the Win64 Compiler Speed Pack for XE2 since the release of version 6.0. This caused the XE2 dcc64 compiler to generate defective code that caused crashes in the created executable file. The off-by-one bug only affected XE2. When I began writing the patches I used XE4 ...
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Sunday, 17. June 2018

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IDE Fix Pack 6.3 released

Andy's Blog – The new IDE Fix Pack 6.3 add some IDE fixes and makes DFM reading a little bit faster due to the usage of buffers on the stack instead of the TBytes heap allocations with unnecessary FillChar calls. The compiler option extension -x-fpr also got a new feature. If a function has stack variables that ...
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Friday, 15. June 2018

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Leading the Agile Culture Change

blog.gurock.com – Ken, a Test Manager, at the Acme company was concerned. He and his fellow managers had collaborated to create cross-functional feature and product teams. They were pretty successful at the team level. It hadn’t been easy. It was time to change the rest of the organization. Especially since they had ...
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Thursday, 14. June 2018

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GExperts 1.3.10 experimental twm 2018-06-03 – twm’s blog

The Wiert Corner – I just saved it to [WayBack] GExperts 1.3.10 experimental twm 2018-06-03 – twm’s blog. It includes: [WayBack] GExperts Usage Statistics – twm’s blog [WayBack] GExperts Bugfixes – twm’s blog in the Unicode area –jeroen
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Delphi MS OpenXML files – ZIP and XML…

The Wiert Corner – If I ever need to do OpenXML in Delphi: [WayBack] For some years i’ve had a subsystem that directly manipulates MS OpenXML files… – Dany Marmur – Google+ Summary: Zipping: units from mORMot. Brilliant! Fast. Does not puke! XML:ing: Oxml (kluug.net). –jeroen  
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Wednesday, 13. June 2018

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Performance Testing Asynchronous Applications

blog.gurock.com – Asynchronous computing addresses a need that has been at the forefront of application development since the earliest days of computing: ensuring fast application response between systems. Whereas synchronous architectures require a caller to wait for a response from a called function before moving ...
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Delphi, IBX and the Turkish I problem

The Wiert Corner – Last year, it took a while to reproduce and it is likely not fixed anytime soon: if you use Delphi and IBX (InterBase Express) to connect to either InterBase or FireBird database, then in the Turkish locale do not use lowercase SQL in your Delphi code as it will break on the I’ve decided to ...
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