Wednesday, 18. July 2018

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Beyond Functional Testing: 7 Other Types of Testing You Should Do

blog.gurock.com – When you first start working with software, the idea of testing it seems pretty straight-forward. You build something- let’s say a feature. You then stop, run your software and make sure the feature behaves the way that you want it to. For example, did the “alphabetize this list” ...
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ColorButton unit with TColorButton saved for posterity as http://delphi.about.com got hi-jacked.

The Wiert Corner – Hopefully my blog will last longer than the original delphi.about.org articles. Last year, I noticed yet another path into bit rot: [WayBack] The title reads “Source Code for the TColorButton Delphi Component”… I must be going blind because I can’t find it – Thomas ...
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Tuesday, 17. July 2018

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Loop wars - measuring performance

Delphi sorcery – Today on Google+ there was some off topic discussion going on and the claim was being made that for-in loops are slower than for-to loops and some benchmark was being posted to back that argument.Because I like to measure and investigate things I looked into that. I was running the following ...
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From the bragging “Did you know the IDE starts almost twice as fast in 10.2.2 as it did in 10.1?”

The Wiert Corner – An interesting discussion sprouted from the bragging [WayBack] Did you know the IDE starts almost twice as fast in 10.2.2 as it did in 10.1? https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/new-in-10-2-2-welcome-page-… – David Millington – Google+. I do not care very much about IDE ...
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Enabling GetIt Install Logs for RAD Studio Installation

Marco's Tech Blog – At times, RAD Studio GetIt-based web installer stops with some fairly vague error message. These can be due to connectivity issues, odd file system configurations, lack of disk space, an existing partial install, and other causes. But some of the error messages like "operation error" don't explain ...
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GExperts “Set Component Properties”

The Wiert Corner – I totally forgot about [Archive.is] GExperts Help: Set Component Properties The main reason is that I hardly use any live connections in Delphi applications any more for mainly two reasons: timing issues (varying from taking way too long to open something, via order what needs to be opened ...
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Monday, 16. July 2018

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RAD Server 10.2.3 Performance Patch

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero has just released a performance patch for the RAD Studio 10.2.3 version of RAD Server, our REST-based web service hosting architecture.  Getting The RAD Server Optimization Patch This patch is available at http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/30838 and it includes a new set of binary ...
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Updated IBLite 2017 GetIt Package With License File

Marco's Tech Blog – IBLite is the local version of the InterBase database you can embed in your mobile and desktop applications. RAD Studio has full deployment support, so you can easily deploy the required file with your app, both for debug and for store deployment (see image below). IBLite offers more features and is ...
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Friday, 13. July 2018

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New linear algebra operations and symbolic features in TMS Analytics & Physics library

TMS Software Blog – TMS Analytics & Physics developing library supports operations with array and matrix variables and includes special package of linear algebra functions. New version 2.5 introduces many capabilities and improvements for linear algebra operations. First, new operators introduces specially for vector ...
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A Definition of Done for Modern Development

blog.gurock.com – Most of the companies I have worked with have a “definition of done” to tell when they are ready to release. After all the feature work is done — or most of it, at least — we do some sort of regression testing. When the test team has finished their regression pass and reported all the bugs they ...
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Thursday, 12. July 2018

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CodeRage 8 replays: REST stuff

The Wiert Corner – It seems I forgot to schedule this post, as it was still in the drafts.. So here it is for historic purposes. Likely a few links have died by now. Last year I could not make it to CodeRage 8 as I was prepping for EKON 17 and ITDevCon 2013. But there were some nice presentations, some of which I ...
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Delphi TList.Grow and TStringList.Grow perform differently

The Wiert Corner – Just as a reminder to self: the non-generic TStringList and TList grow way less aggressive than the generic TList: TList.Grow and TStringList.Grow: 4, 8, 12, 28, 44, 60, 76, 95, 118, 147, 183, 228, 285, 356, 445, 556, 695, 868, 1085 Generic TList growth via TListHelper.InternalGrow: 1, 2, 4, 8, ...
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Wednesday, 11. July 2018

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Delphi – pressing Ctrl-A on a TDBEdit was partially fixed in Delphi 10.2 Tokyo

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] QualityCentral 110308 – TDBEdit updates wrongly Datalink.Modified when Dataset being in Browse mode and [WayBack] QualityCentral 127300 – Closed Exception When Ctrl+A (select text) on TDBEdit have been partially fixed in Delphi 10.2 Tokyo under [RSP-16288] Bug after selecting ...
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“Don’t access VCL from a background thread” – how to demo that?

The Wiert Corner – When accessing the VCL from multiple threads at the same time: adopted from …\DEMOS\THREADS\THRDDEMO.DPR Great question a while ago: [WayBack] “Don’t access VCL from a background thread” – how to demo that? – Primož Gabrijelčič – Google+ For me, the ultimate ...
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Win Prizes – Fill out the Jira Testing Plugin Survey!

blog.gurock.com – In partnership with the wonderful folks at the Ministry of Testing, we bring you the Jira Testing Plugin survey! Go fill it out here and get entered into a prize draw for Ministry of Testing goodies: Survey If you love to learn about all things testing, you’ll love our first prize: A year ...
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