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Thursday, 9. August 2018

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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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Delphi Cookbook 3ed is out!

Daniele Teti's programming blog – Here’s the 3rd edition of the Delphi Cookook! Delphi Cookbook is a best sellers for PacktPub in its category since the 1st edition back in the 2014. Delphi Cookbook 3rd Edition This edition is the first in co-authoring with Daniele Spinetti. Daniele Spinetti is an Embarcadero MVP wich works ...
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How to Randomize / Shuffle (Generic) Collections and Lists – Implementing UnSort in Delphi

Zarko Gajic – The second law of thermodynamics, in short version and when read by a programmer, states that “any collection of objects tends not to be sorted” We developers, we have a tendency of organizing objects into lists, collections, queues, stacks … Since you’ll be using the for ...
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Delphi 2007 – when you lost your Borland.*.Targets file during a Windows upgrade

The Wiert Corner – When upgrading Windows, it will create a fully new %windir% for you. Any files an application installed files in them will be gone, and appear in a %HomeDrive%\Windows.old If you’ve deleted that directory because you thought all your applications worked, or the Windows 10 upgrade automagically ...
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Wednesday, 8. August 2018

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ngHttp2 and OpenSSL win32/i386/x86 and win64/x64_86 (a.k.a. x86_64) builds for Windows

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] ngHttp2 DLLs has a simple a version scheme. The build inside the Windows PHP distribution includes these version numbers. The TreadSafe versions work as plug in replacement for github.com/grijjy/DelphiScalableClientSockets/tree/master/Bin which is used by ...
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Everything You Think You Know About “Cryptocurrency” is Wrong. Even the Name.

Delphi-losophy – If you haven’t heard of Bitcoin by now, then you should probably find out about it right now if you even remotely want to have any Geek-cred at all. Okay, anyway, I actually made a pretty nice chunk of money off of Bitcoin.  A few years ago I took a modest chunk of bitcoin in return for an ...
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RAD Studio 10.x Files Permissions Patch Released

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero has just released RAD Studio Files Permissions Patch, applicable to all versions of RAD Studio 10, 10.1.x and 10.2.x installed using the GetIt web based installer. The GetIt-based installers (up to but excluding RAD Studio 10.2.3 build 3231, made available in July 2018) copy files ...
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Finally: RAD Studio August 2018 Roadmap – Embarcadero Community

The Wiert Corner – While many were expecting the 10.3 release by now, it should now be available towards the end of 2018. If that means better quality, I’m all for it [WayBack]: RAD Studio August 2018 Roadmap – Embarcadero Community. The slides are still in image form (I never understood the lack of PDF), ...
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E2026 or W1023 – take your pick (:

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] A compiler curiosity I’ve learned today … – David Berneda – Google+: depending on if TEST is defined or not, you get E1026 or W1023. // This works: {$IF Declared(Test) and (Test>=100)} {$ENDIF} // This not: {$IF Declared(Test)} {$IF Test>=100} // "E2026 ...
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Tuesday, 7. August 2018

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Delphi unit prefixes for VCL applications

The Wiert Corner – When using 3rd party libraries, not all of them prefix the units they use, so I tend to use this unix prefix list: System;Xml;Data;Datasnap;Web;Soap;Winapi;System.Win;Xml.Win;Web.Win;Soap.Win;Data.Win;Datasnap.Win;Vcl;Vcl.Imaging;Vcl.Touch;Vcl.Samples;Vcl.Shell; Note that it leaves out ;Bde; as that ...
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TMS to the rescue - Merging with TAdvRichEditor (guest article by Joe C. Hecht)

TMS Software Blog – A customer needed an application that could insert a “blog like” post into the middle of a corporate HTML page, making a sandwich of sorts between a header and footer template. Further, they needed the application to provide complete text formatting and image insertion. The app needed ...
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Shouldnt this line be null terminated? HostEnt := gethostbyname(MarshaledASt…

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] Shouldnt this line be null terminated? HostEnt := gethostbyname(MarshaledAString(TEncoding.UTF8.GetBytes(Name))); – G+ – Allen Drennan Yes it should, but I’m not sure if the compiler is fully to blame as GetBytes does not return a terminating zero byte. –jeroen
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Monday, 6. August 2018

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Flotsam and Jetsam #120

Delphi-losophy – I’m sure you’ve heard by now, but Embacadero has released a Community Edition of Delphi and C++Builder. I have a few thoughts on the matter It looks like they are doing things right, making the Community Edition (basically) a non-commercial Professional version, with everything ...
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Bitbucket in Russia

The Programming Works – Bitbucket in Russia fell innocent victim of random wars the russian government is waging in Internet. The connection to Bitbucket was worsening for months and is nearly broken now. I’ve found the currently working solution here (in Russian). It boils down to editing /etc/hosts file, for ...

Saturday, 4. August 2018

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Opening a PDF on Android with Delphi

Stephen Ball – Intents on Android using API 26 to open PDF documents. Recently, the Google Play store updated its requirements so the target API level of 26 was used to get new apps submitted. While this was reasonably easy to achieve through updating the AndroidManifest.Template, the change to the newer API ...
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