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Thursday, 28. December 2017

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Delphi: it is better to use ifndef rather than ifdef to keep the IDE working properly…

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] Dear diary,today I learned that it is better to use ifndef rather than ifdef if I want the IDE to keep working properly. I had a uses clause with an i… – Stefan Glienke – Google+ I promised to remind myself, so here it is (: –jeroen  Filed under: Delphi, ...
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Wednesday, 27. December 2017

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Ideara / Embaracdero at least fixed some of their security issues…

The Wiert Corner – Some security improvements A long while ago I quoted [WayBack] Ideara / Embaracdero is flushing away user trust in their ability to do secure computing… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+. Since then they have fixed some of the issues: EDN password reset email messages do not ...
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Valid reasons for having Delphi AnsiString on Mobile platform…not only for Internet but for Shaders also. //…

The Wiert Corner – It’s too bad that you need workarounds to get ByteStrings working on mobile devices as there are APIs there (like shaders) that work best with them. There was a nice discussion on this last year at [WayBack] I miss AnsiString on Mobile…not only for Internet but for Shaders also.// ...
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c# – Why does Try-Catch require curly braces – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – From my SO Question Archive: Just curious: Why is the syntax for try catch in C# (Java also?) hard coded for multiple statements? Why doesn’t the language allow: int i; string s = DateTime.Now.Seconds % 2 == 1 ? "1" : "not 1"; try i = int.Parse(s); catch i = 0; The example is for trivial ...
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Monday, 25. December 2017

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Installing Lazarus 1.8 on Linux Mint 18.3

The Programming Works – Yesterday I come across my old 32-bit Celeron laptop with 2Gb memory and broken battery and decided to install Linux on it. First I tried Centos 7.5, then Ubuntu 16.04, and finally settled down on Mint 18.3 Cinnamon which I liked most. After playing a little with the OS I decided to install the ...
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Merry Christmas

RemObjects Blogs – Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone here at RemObjects!
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The ÜberPDF™ SDK is done! – complete build system – 100% open source – all platforms…

The Wiert Corner – Merry Christmas: Joe C. Hecht of Code4Sale, LLC is very proud to announce that the ÜberPDF SDK version 1.0 is now complete, is ready for public distribution, and will be made available for download in the next few days. More details at [WayBack] The ÜberPDF SDK is DONE! – COMPLETE BUILD SYSTEM ...
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Friday, 22. December 2017

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Agile Testing Reflections 2017

blog.gurock.com – Throughout my career, I have been into agile and observed it first-hand. After being on this journey for almost a decade now, I have figured out over the years that being agile is about embracing an attitude more than any process or tools. Here are a few of my key learnings from 2017, I hope they ...
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Thursday, 21. December 2017

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#ifdef, redefined

RemObjects Blogs – Using #ifdefs, or your language's equivalent, is a common occurrence in code, not only when writing cross-platform code. #ifdefs (or #if in C#, Swift and Iodine and {$IF} in Oxygene), let you conditionally compile different parts of your project — for example to account for APIs not available on all ...
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QCScraper ClientDataSet XML dump results – archive of qc.embarcadero.com

The Wiert Corner – Since I’m pressed for time, but didn’t want to wait until putting the dumps on-line, below is a rendering of my gist QCScaper ClientDataSet XML dump results – README.md. Wishing everybody a great holiday season! This gist contains two QCScaper XML dumps of the ...
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Reminder to self – proposals for Delphi Language Enhancements, a year later

The Wiert Corner – About a year ago, Vincent Parret proposed many [WayBack] Delphi Language Enhancements that a lot of developers feel long overdue. It sprouted a nice G+ discussion at [WayBack] Blogged – Delphi Language Enhancements – Vincent Parrett – Google+ Now this post is a reminder for myself ...
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Another case against FreeAndNil

The Wiert Corner – I started this post as “A case against FreeAndNil” but soon found out about [WayBack/Archive.is] A case against FreeAndNil – Community Blogs – Embarcadero Community. Recently I was refactoring a bunch of code that was classed based to become interface based. The old code had ...
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Wednesday, 20. December 2017

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If Civil Engineering was like Software Engineering

TPersistent.com – We all know that software engineering is not at all like any other engineering discipline.  It is both a creative endeavor and an expression of technical acumen.  Applying the term “engineer” to this career is somewhat akin to the title “Domestic Engineer”.  If wasn’t, ...
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QualityCentral Report 95543: An overloaded routine cannot be assigned to the method reference

The Wiert Corner – Since I bumped into this while qc.embarcadero.com was down, and quality.embarcadero.com is not publicly indexed and requires an account to be able to manually search: I’m not sure how long qc.embarcadero.com will be up again, so if people can help archiving these entries in the WayBack ...
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Improvements for symbolic expressions simplification in TMS Analytics & Physics developing library

TMS Software Blog – One of the unique features of the Analytics library is symbolic derivatives calculation. The derivative can be calculated just with several lines of Delphi code, for an example: var f, df: string; t: TTranslator; begin t:= TTranslator.Create; f:= 'x^2*e^(x/3)'; df:= t.Derivative(f, 'x'); ...
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