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Wednesday, 11. March 2020

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Bad surprise of the day: SysUtils.TEncoding in XE2+ defaults to ANSI, while in XE it defaulted to UTF-8.

The Wiert Corner – Bad surprise of the day: SysUtils.TEncoding in XE2+ defaults to ANSI, while in XE it defaulted to UTF-8 .Among other things this means that TStringList… – Eric Grange – Google+ Source: Bad surprise of the day: SysUtils.TEncoding in XE2+ defaults to ANSI, while i… Delphi ...
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Tuesday, 10. March 2020

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Eating our own TMS WEB Core food

TMS Software Blog – While we have used TMS WEB Core already for several internal projects, earlier this year we decided to embark on a first public TMS WEB Core project. "Eating our own dog food" was one of the main objectives but an even more important reason was bringing the concept of our TMS Subscription Manager to ...
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Introducing Exceptionless support in EurekaLog

EurekaLog Blog – EurekaLog 7 now supports Exceptionless bug tracker software. Exceptionless is a popular crash tracker software. It offers hosting service, as well as freeware self-hosting, and allows external connections via REST/JSON based API. Exceptionless is NOT an issue tracking software, it is designed ...
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qq => qa

TMS Software Blog – Most will wonder what kind of programmatic expression or what kind of mathematical formula makes up the title of this blog. In this blog, for once I don't want write about programming nor maths, although the expression makes a lot of sense in the daily world of software development, more in ...
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Despite Rumors Delphi is Alive and has Frequent Releases

Marco's Tech Blog – You might have seen that over recent days the TIOBE index website has published their March 2020 status focusing on Delphi’s demise -- after it went one position down since last year -- and a few other web sites have mentioned it.  TIOBE analysis includes some factually incorrect statements. ...
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Quality and Testing

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest post by Peter G Walen. Software Quality Assurance, Software Testing, and Quality Control. All the same, right? We hear people bandy the phrases about. We hear them interchangeably. Sometimes we find them pointedly at odds with each other. Which is the right term? Instead of giving a ...
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Monday, 9. March 2020

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Implementing SelectDelay for TComboBox – Postpone Event Handler Execution in Delphi

Zarko Gajic – Delphi’s TComboBox combines an edit box with a scrollable list – with the Style property defining the display style of the combo. When set to csDropDownList there’s no edit box – users can only pick from the predefined items displayed by the list. If you need to react, when the selection ...
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How to find out why your application suddenly closes?

EurekaLog Blog – Sometimes there are cases when your application just silently exits, and you have no idea why. How can you diagnose such issues? When can a program close? The application may close: Ordinarily: the application is closed by its own code, or the application is closed by an external process; Not ...
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Sunday, 8. March 2020

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Melbourne Meeting – March 2020

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Monday 16th March at 6 for 6:15pm start. At our next meeting, Geoffrey Smith will give us an introduction to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Then John McDonald will show how to use Regular Expressions in a Delphi Program. Regular Expressions can be used in Delphi to validate text, parse text, extract ...
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Thursday, 5. March 2020

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TMS WEB Core: Webanwendungen mit Delphi entwickeln

TMS Software Blog – Lernen Sie in diesem 350-seitigen Buch die zahlreichen Möglichkeiten der Softwareentwicklung mit TMS WEB Core kennen. Seit mehr als zwei Jahrzehnten ist Delphi bekannt für die schnelle Programmierung von Windows-Anwendungen. Insbesondere die einfache Erstellung von Desktop- ...
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Multi-parameter FreeAndNil plus InitialiseNil methods – interesting code ceremony reduction by David Heffernan

The Wiert Corner – I’m probably getting a truckload of anti-FreeAndNil folks over me, but there are cases this comes in useful, so having an overloaded version cutting down code ceremony makes sense: [WayBack] interface – Avoiding nested try…finally blocks in Delphi – Stack Overflow Which means ...
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Wednesday, 4. March 2020

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Take a headstart by embracing the latest browser changes

TMS Software Blog – What has been going on lately? Microsoft and Apple recently announced big changes regarding their browsers and more importantly on the embedded browser components that are currently available in Windows, iOS and macOS. Microsoft announced it will start rolling out replacements for Internet Explorer ...

Tuesday, 3. March 2020

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How to Best Use Indispensable People

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest post by Johanna Rothman For years, we asked people to reinforce the same skills. Now, we’re asking people to share their knowledge. What do you do when you want to use an agile approach, and you have an “indispensable” tester? Dave, a tester, knew the data part of ...
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Use SetString if your source memory reagion with characters is not null-terminated…

The Wiert Corner – Too many people forget this (including myself) every now and then) so here is a reminder to use the [WayBack] SetString method when assigning strings from memory regions having characters but no null terminator: Anyway, assuming that you use a Unicode Delphi you want to use SetString in its place: ...
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Monday, 2. March 2020

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Serializing Objects with TJson

The Art of Delphi Programming – Serializing objects to Json as well as de-serializing them with the Delphi standard libraries has been subject to many discussions. While the majority suggests to use another library or a self implemented solution, there are others who would prefer the built-in tools for a couple of reasons. ...
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