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Thursday, 13. February 2020

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Reminder to self: be aware of implicit setup/tear down code in methods

The Wiert Corner – If a part of a method requires implicit setup/tear-down code (for instance when using managed types like arrays, strings, etc), especially in rarely taken execution paths, then consider putting that code in a separate method. I bumped into this recently, and found out it does not just hold for ...
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Wednesday, 12. February 2020

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25 Years of Communicating about Delphi

Let's Get Technical – Delphi turns 25 this Friday, and I’ve been fortunate to have had a front row seat. And, in addition to being a life-long database application developer, I’ve also made a career out of sharing information about software development, through books, magazine articles, conference talks, and training ...
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The Enter key and the OnKeyDown/OnKeyUp events on Android

Brian Long – A problem surfaced on Stack Overflow recently from a Delphi developer, Tom Byrnes, who discovered that on Android, the Enter (or Return) key no longer triggers the OnKeyDown and OnKeyUp events. This was unfortunate as Tom wanted to code to run in (one of) those handlers.The problem had been reported ...
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Delphi desktop settings: .DST naming limitations and content similarity to .DSK files

The Wiert Corner – Based on [WayBack] Bummer, cannot save a Delphi desktop named “Default Layout – right 3/4” – at load this one seems to be restored, but the list does not contain that entry. – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+: Desktop settings are saved as .DST files The name of a ...
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Tuesday, 11. February 2020

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Catch Me If You Can: LLVM back-end cannot catch all exceptions

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] Catch Me If You Can: the LLVM backend cannot return from a hardware exception (like AV) if the hardware exception is raised directly within a try...except block. It can only safely return if there is a function (method) call within the try...except block. Via and by [WayBack] Dalija ...
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Rebuilding the Delphi & C++Builder Android Java files

Brian Long – Some while back I posted a command script (or batch file as we used to call them) that could be used by RAD Studio 10.3 users if they felt the need to change any of the few Java files underlying Delphi's (and C++Builder's) Android RTL.The script would rebuild all the Java files into the required ...
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Delphi is turning 25!

Stephen Ball – This week, Delphi is turning 25, and as part of the celebrations, members of the community have been encouraged to share their stories about Delphi, what they love and how it has helped their careers. Delphi was originally launched on the 14th of February 1995, while I was still at 6th form College. ...
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TMS FixInsight v2020.2 is here

TMS Software Blog – Our Delphi static code analysis tool just got updated. TMS FixInsight is your indispensable tool to enhance your Delphi code quality and make it less prone to errors than your Delphi compiler warns for. TMS FixInsight catches numerous classic patterns of mistakes in code and with the new version ...
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How Was This Tested?

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest post by Peter G Walen. There’s never enough time to really exercise a piece of software. Bosses want it done yesterday. Project Managers and Scrum Masters want to know the progress and what is left. So, hey, it worked just mark it as PASS and move to the next set of tests. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Marialena Perpiraki @ 10:00
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to go to the next/previous compiler error in the current …

The Wiert Corner – Via: [WayBack] Is there a keyboard shortcut to go to the next compiler error in the current source file? – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+: Primož Gabrijelčič: Alt-F7, Alt-F8 IIRC And indeed, it is sort of documented as of Delphi 2007 for “Message View”, but appears to be a ...
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Friday, 7. February 2020

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Automatic SDK Downloads

RemObjects Blogs – Last week's Elements build added a small but pretty nifty feature to EBuild: automatic download of new SDKs.As you might know, for the Cocoa and Island platforms, Elements uses a set of pre-imported .fx files to build against the native platform APIs. These .fx files are specific to each version of ...
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Melbourne Meeting – February 2020

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Monday 17th February at 6 for 6:15pm start. At our next meeting, Richard King will introduce us to Lazarus and FreePascal. If you’re interested in a cross-platform alternative to Delphi, or you are concerned about Embarcadero’s redefinition of perpetual, you should take a look at ...
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Thursday, 6. February 2020

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Ready for the new Microsoft Edge Chromium browser!

TMS Software Blog – Unless you have been living under a rock, you will know that Microsoft has been busy transforming their Edge browser to be based on Google Chromium. This means Edge ditches the EdgeHTML rendering engine as well as its JavaScript engine ChakraCore. Now Edge will use the Blink rendering engine and ...
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Three Easy Ways to Improve a Container’s Performance

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest posting by Bob Reselman Containers are all the rage, and understandably so. They provide all the benefits of a standalone virtual machine while making faster load times possible, as well as easier manageability for system admins and developers alike. Yet containers do not guarantee ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Marialena Perpiraki @ 10:00
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Delphi Berlin and up without disabled Castalia: Use Ctrl+W to select content in the IDE code editor. Place your curso…

The Wiert Corner – If you have enough guts to keep Castalia enabled and have Delphi Berlin or higher, then you can use this shortcut: [WayBack] Tip: Use Ctrl+W to select content in the IDE code editor. Place your cursor some random piece of code, preferably deep in code that have nested block… – Lars ...
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