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Tuesday, 14. August 2018

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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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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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