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Tuesday, 17. April 2018

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Why you should try to avoid using Variant operations in Delphi

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] Delphi “WAT?!” of the day: var v1, v2: Variant; begin v1 := True; v2 := True… shows some interesting code. The [WayBack] Variant Types (Delphi) – RAD Studio: Variant Type Conversions (and the decimal point/comma handling or rounding issues not documented there) ...
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Sunday, 15. April 2018

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Artificial Intelligence Transgender: Kings and Queens

Delphi and stuff – Researching for some Natural Language Processing tasks for a .NET application recently, I've come across Facebook's FastText library. FastText is an open-source, free, lightweight library that allows users to learn text representations and text classifiers. It works on standard, generic hardware. ...
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BDD Testing Skills Webinar Part Two

blog.gurock.com – During our BDD Testing Skills webinar last week, a number of questions were asked. Kudos to Jeff for taking time out to answer as many of them as he could, below: We release product versions via a waterfall-ish 3 month full dev/test cycle for new versions. Can BDD be applied in this eco-system / ...
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Friday, 13. April 2018

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The Value of Risk-Based Testing From an Agile Viewpoint

blog.gurock.com – When I first heard about risk-based testing, I interpreted it as an approach that could help devise a targeted test strategy. Back then I was working with a product-based research and development team. We were following Scrum and were perpetually working with tight deadlines. These short sprints ...
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Thursday, 12. April 2018

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David Heffernan was on a bug reporting spree. Compiler unit tests could have detected these much faster.

The Wiert Corner – For my archive, most bugs around UInt64 handling, lots of them in the Windows x64 compiler, all by David Heffernan: [WayBack] Who can guess what value is returned by StrToFloat(‘߀’) if the PUREPASCAL version of StrToFloat is used ……. Make sure that you copy and paste ...
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Delphi attributes cannot use `const x: array of string` as argument

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] I want to annotate some of my enumerated types with human facing names. So I want to write: type[Names(‘Explicit time domain’, ‘Implicit time domain’,… – David Heffernan – Google+ This does not work: constructor Create(const Values: array of ...
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Improve Android and iOS debug compilation speed – grijjy blog – Set the Debug information option to Limited Debug information

The Wiert Corner – If you develop mobile apps with Delphi, you know it: compiling for Android and iOS is sloooooooooooooow, especially for debug builds. This little tip makes compiling Debug builds much faster…… Set the Debug information option to Limited Debug information When I read a thing like that, I always think ...
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Tuesday, 10. April 2018

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A Simplified Agile Test Strategy for Cross-Environment Testing

blog.gurock.com – Cross-environment testing is viewed as a tedious and repetitive task, and it is generally a challenge to accommodate within the fast iterations of an agile life-cycle. I have worked as a tester on various agile teams and mostly in product-based companies, and I have seen first-hand the problems of ...
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What's In Store for Apple's Mac?

RemObjects Blogs – For decades, pundits have compared Apple’s Macintosh computers to Windows PCs. Recent articles about Apple’s Mac plans provide us with a look inside its hardware and software engineering efforts. They also reveal what Apple is doing to make such comparisons less relevant in the future. I'm going to ...
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Sunday, 8. April 2018

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Melbourne Meeting – April 2018

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Monday 16th April at 6 for 6:15pm start. Robert Horbury-Smith will introduce us to mORMot. The Mormot (usually written as mORMot to emphasize the Object Relational Model aspect of the product) presentation will provide a brief overview of the mORMot open-source library, which has over 2400 pages of ...
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Saturday, 7. April 2018

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Disable the Delphi clipboard history; originally by Attila Kovacs at https://plus.google.com/u/0/108426155215159556558/posts/6MBZuMYDTCD

The Wiert Corner – Delphi Clipboard History [WayBack] Castalia had a Clipboard History for Delphi since a long time and since the acquisition of it around Delphi XE8, that was [Archive.is] integrated into the IDE for everyone to use as the [WayBack] “Delphi Clipboard History” Some people object to the ...
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In Which I Pontificate About StackOverflow

Delphi-losophy – Joel Spolsky is kind of a hero to me. He was one of the first developer bloggers — one of the first guys to write about things that we developers were thinking about and talking about. He wrote classics like “The Joel Test” and stuck up for developer environments with “Bionic ...
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Thursday, 5. April 2018

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Shifting Left: Performance Testing at the Unit Testing Level

blog.gurock.com – Unit testing is important. Performance testing is important. You’ll get little argument from the people with boots on the ground, actually doing software development, that these tests matter a lot. Unit testing is widely practiced in development circles, particularly by programmers who have ...
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Do not use non-ASCII characters as identifiers – not all your tools support them well enough

The Wiert Corner – For a very long time I’ve discouraged people from using non-ASCII characters in identifiers. In the past, transliterations messed things up. Even with increased support for Unicode, tools still screw non-ASCII characters up. Delphi is not alone in this (the most important one is the DFM view ...
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Wizard to change Delphi Icon so it used the Projects’ Icon

The Wiert Corner – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+ wrote this: [WayBack] Just an inspiration from attila kovacs (too many guys with this name on G+ to…: A Delphi Wizard that adds a menu item so the Delphi Icon will change into the icon of the currently loaded project. Can be useful if you have many ...
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