Friday, 17. August 2018

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Summer Books

Glooscap Software – "It’s always better to have too much to read than not enough." -- Ann Patchett Six months ago it was "reading by the fire" weather and now it's "reading on the patio in the shade" weather. Either way, it's always fine weather for reading. OK, so not all of these are available in the summer, but ...
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Thursday, 16. August 2018

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Release Criteria at All Levels: Turtles All the Way Down

blog.gurock.com – Many agile teams understand acceptance criteria for a story. They become great at finishing the story. And, they became disappointed when the customers don’t actually want what they’ve delivered. This is the story of one team who learned how to define “done” for an iteration, a customer release, ...
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Reading files that are locked by other references: c# – Notepad beats them all? – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – Cool feature borrowed from Notepad, which can read files locked by other references (for instance a process having the handle open): [WayBack] c# – Notepad beats them all? – Stack Overflow. The example from the answer is in .NET, but can be used in a native environment as well (Notepad ...
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Have NoMessageBoxes depend on a global boolean · Issue #58 · pleriche/FastMM4 · GitHub

The Wiert Corner – Reminder to self: [WayBack] Have NoMessageBoxes depend on a global boolean · Issue #58 · pleriche/FastMM4 · GitHub –jeroen
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A success story – kudos to ScaleMM, +André Mussche… – Ondrej Kelle – Google+

The Wiert Corner – Though no maintenance for over 2 years, it ScaleMM seems among the fastest of Delphi memory managers: [WayBack] GitHub – andremussche/scalemm: Fast scaling memory manager for Delphi Full story via [WayBack] A success story – kudos to ScaleMM, +André Mussche… – Ondrej Kelle ...
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Work around for running out of memory when building multiple projects in Delphi < 10.2

The Wiert Corner – I found out this is a problem until at least Delphi 10.1 Berlin, but my original question was for XE8: Is there any tool that clears the Delphi memory overhead when a “build all” switches to the next project in a project group? XE8 constantly runs out of memory with large project groups ...
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Wednesday, 15. August 2018

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zlib win32/i386/x86 and win64/x64_86 builds for Windows

The Wiert Corner – In the past, the DLL for zlib was called zlib.dll, but as of a few years back it is called zlib1.dll as it switched to static linking. There are may obscure download sites for zlib1.dll, but the master site is referenced from these documents: [WayBack] Frequently Asked Questions about ZLIB1.DLL ...
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Tuesday, 14. August 2018

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Ransomware: How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic

blog.gurock.com – You can’t go very long without hearing or reading something about a new ransomware attack. The term ransomware has forcefully entered our collective vocabularies over the last five years, and in that short time has become one of the most common and dangerous technology threats. According to ...
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Delphi Build Groups: building all the Configuration/Target permutations of projects in your project group from inside the IDE

The Wiert Corner – An automated build system for your Delphi applications is gold, and straightforward to setup using the Delphi support for msbuild. Sometimes however, it is convenient to build any or all Configuration/Target permutations of all your projects from inside the Delphi IDE. This has been possible since ...
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Delphi Blogs of the Month #61

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero Updates Embarcadero released Delphi Community Edition, a great step to get the product back to students and hobbyist with support for mobile platforms in a free edition, for non-prossional developers. The release has been very well received and had a large number of downloads, but we ...
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Optimized Pascal compilation time | Fredrik Haglund’s blog

The Wiert Corner – Long uses lists especially of units circularly referencing each other are killing for compiler performance both in CPU and memory consumption. To solve it: Ingredients ICARUS – a free tool from the maker of Pascal Analyzer. http://www.peganza.com/products.htm. Icarus parses Delphi or Borland Pascal ...
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Sunday, 12. August 2018

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Delphi Book Collection

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – One week after I wrote about Warren Buffet's 25-5 rule I created my own "Top 5" list. However, this time I put a little twist on it. Instead of creating a to-do list of things I wanted to accomplish in the next six months, I created a list of the top 5 things I have accomplished within my lifetime. ...
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Thursday, 9. August 2018

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A Day in the Life of an Agile Tester

blog.gurock.com – An agile tester’s work life is intriguing, busy and challenging. A typical day is filled with varied activities like design discussions, test planning, strategizing for upcoming sprints, collaborating with developers on current user stories, peer reviews for teammates, test execution, working ...
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Why Skylake CPUs Are Sometimes 50% Slower – How Intel Has Broken Existing Code – Alois Kraus

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] Why Skylake CPUs Are Sometimes 50% Slower – How Intel Has Broken Existing Code – Alois Kraus reports that the PAUSE instruction on Intel Skylake architecture takes an order of magnitude longer than on previous architectures. This impacts spinlock code in .NET 4.x and .NET Core 2, and ...
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Reminder to self: write up which refactoring options might work under what circumstances

The Wiert Corner – Reminder to self to elaborate on: [WayBack] Did you know that the Delphi IDE’s rename refactoring (Ctrl+Shift+E) also works for forms and components? It works even better than GExperts Rename Comp… – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+ [WayBack] 10 minutes waiting the ...
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