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Wednesday, 10. January 2018

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Law of the Instrument and Curse of the Programmer

The PodCast at Delphi.org – If you aren’t familiar with the Law of the Instrument, otherwise known as Maslow’s hammer/gavel, or the golden hammer it is often expressed as If your only tool is a hammer, you treat everything as if it were a nail. My understanding is that the law of the instrument means you are ...
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Delphi: playing Chimes.wav as an external file or embedded WAVE resource in Delphi XE5.

The Wiert Corner – Recently I had to play some notification sounds in a Windows Delphi application where the application deployment should be as easy as possible: preferable copying the EXE around. Playing a sound file seems easy, especially if it is a WAV file: just use the PlaySound or the (older) sndPlaySound API ...
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Damned ! var Comp : function(const s1, s2: string): Boolean; begin if CheckB…

The Wiert Corner – One of my main gripes about lots of RTL/VCL/FMX code: conventions are often lacking. Which means one of the below functions starts with Ansi (but does a Unicode operation) and the other has the parameters in reverse. var Comp: function(const s1, s2: string): Boolean; begin if ...
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Regression Testing: What is it and How Does it Help You?

blog.gurock.com – There’s something dubiously iconic about the software defect. Companies spend months, or even years, building a piece of software. Then they put it into production, and at least something goes horribly wrong at some point. It’s probably some kind of immutable law of the universe. If ...
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Autoregister attribute for Delphi | Jon L. Aasenden

The Wiert Corner – Interesting idea: [WayBack] Wouldn’t it be nice if Delphi has an attribute that automatically registers your class for you? – Lennart Aasenden – Google+ Source at [WayBack] Autoregister attribute for Delphi | Jon L. Aasenden –jeroenFiled under: Delphi, Development, Software ...
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Melbourne Meeting – January 2018

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Monday 15th January at 6 for 6:15pm start. We will have three presentations on different types of inter-process communication. Brian Watson will talk about MailSlots. Tony Bryer will talk about named pipes, semaphores and mutexes. John McDonald will talk about sockets.… Continue reading ...
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