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Tuesday, 24. April 2018

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How to embed a superscript Registered symbol in a Rave memo buffer.

The Wiert Corner – Thomas Pfister came with a nice solution to this question: [WayBack] Does anyone know how to embed a superscript Registered symbol in a Rave memo buffer? – Phillip Woon – Google+ Since Google has such bad indexing of G+, here is the solution: procedure TForm4.RvSystem1Print(Sender: ...
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Sunday, 22. April 2018

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Don't lose time with a known Delphi bug affecting TParallel.Join

Delphi and stuff – Writing multi-threaded code is hard and takes a lot of time. That's why it's especially annoying to waste time with bugs like this. Reading (and enjoying) Primož Gabrijelčič's book Delphi High Performance, I've come across this paragraph in Chapter 7: Exploring Parallel Practices: There's not much ...
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Friday, 20. April 2018

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DWScript transition to Delphi 10.2.3

DelphiTools – Just a quick notice that the DWScript source code has begun a transition to Delphi 10.2.3 up from Delphi XE. The goal is to target Win32 and Win64 compilers, mobile platforms and Delphi Linux are currently not in the scope. At the moment “most” of the test suite is successful in both ...
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Recap of RAD Studio 10.2.3 Patches and Information

Marco's Tech Blog – The replay launch webinar done by the PM team earlier in April is available on YouTube and it is linked at https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/10-2-3-webinar-replay. You can also browse the community for all of the 10.2.3 related blog posts at ...
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Thursday, 19. April 2018

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Tester’s Diary – Testing Defects with Developers

blog.gurock.com – On my latest project, I’ve been working with our developers to test defect fixes as we prepare for our initial release. Normally, I’m the only one on the team who tests defect fixes, but as the result of a recent push, our developers are actively working with me on testing. Testing with our ...
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Delphi IDE pathes

Felix Colibri – How to include a Unit for compilation, loading in the Editor or debugging: the Windows environment PATH, the RSVARS.BAT $(BDS), the Registry pathes, the "Tools Environment Library" and "Project Option" pathes. Package pathes.
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Tip for the doc team: make TMonitor.Enter docs more clear on non-blocking re-entry from the same thread

The Wiert Corner – Even when the Delphi team was large, the documentation was lacking, so with the reduced Delphi team size, I don’t have high expectations of the below to get fixed. But since much of the post Delphi 7 run-time library looks a lot like the .NET core, you can usually fallback to the Microsoft ...
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Enable HTTPS in your REST server with Free SSL/TLS Certificate from Let's Encrypt

TMS Software Blog – One of the most important aspects of a REST API server is security. It should be mandatory that your data is encrypted while being transferred between client and server. And the “standard” way to do such encryption is using HTTP Secure (HTTPS). To support HTTPS in your server, you ...
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Reminder to Self: `TProc` is incompatible with parameterless procedures on interfaces

The Wiert Corner – I knew that methods on interfaces were not compatible with the procedure of object (like [WayBack] TProc)or function of object construct, but they are also not compatible with the reference to procedure or reference to function construct. Via: [WayBack] I try to call an Interface method from ...
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Wednesday, 18. April 2018

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… / source / Native / Delphi / Library / Data / DataSetEnumeratorUnit.pas — Bitbucket

The Wiert Corner – Reminder to self that I one day need to write more about this enumerator: [WayBack] jeroenp / BeSharp.net / source / Native / Delphi / Library / Data / DataSetEnumeratorUnit.pas — Bitbucket It’s not nearly as good as the one by Uwe Raabe, but I didn’t really update this code for about a ...
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5 Test Tools I Use Every Day

blog.gurock.com – I go to a test Meetup every few months. Usually we start by talking about hard testing topics. Either someone in the group has an actual testing problem and wants to hear other people’s opinions on how they would approach it, or we talk about skill development. Toward the end of the evening, energy ...
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Tuesday, 17. April 2018

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TMS announces a new training day: TMS RADical Web Day in Germany

TMS Software Blog – We're excited to inform we are organizing a new training day: TMS RADical Web Day in Germany. Learn everything about fascinating new ways to create modern new web development with Delphi! When you're a passionate Delphi developer and interested in applying your skills for creating web ...
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TTemporaryFileStream – via DELPHI AREA » How to have a temporary stream, with no size limit

The Wiert Corner – I needed a TTemporaryFileStream and found it at [WayBack] DELPHI AREA » How to have a temporary stream, with no size limit. It taught me that CreateFileA and CreateFileW (the ANSI and Unicode versions of[WayBack] CreateFile function (Windows)) accept a FILE_FLAG_DELETE_ON_CLOSE parameter, so as soon ...
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Object Pascal: Immutable State

TMS Software Blog – In object-orientation, an object can be considerable immutable even if it... changes. Introduction Learning a complex concept tends to be better absorbed if we divide the concept into small parts. For example, when we begin to learn English, we are taught that to refer to something ...
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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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