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Friday, 22. November 2013

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Smoketest – Performance Case Visualisations

Te Waka o Delphi – This post is a peek behind the curtain of the next major update to Smoketest which I hope to have completed shortly: Performance Case visualisations. Smoketest has always had two types of test case that you could implement by deriving from two distinct base classes: TTestCase is the base class for ...
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Thursday, 21. November 2013

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Smoketest – Interfaces vs Inheritance

Te Waka o Delphi – A couple of commenters on my previous post have taken issue with my use of interfaces to form contracts between test cases and the test framework, rather than using simple virtual methods and inheritance as found in DUnit. I thought it would be interesting to illustrate why I went down this route. ...
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Using the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security scripting API and Delphi

The Road to Delphi – These are a set of useful Delphi snippets to handle the Windows Firewall using the Advanced Security scripting. Note : Some of the below samples requires elevation. Adding a LAN Rule Adding a Per Interface Rule Adding a Protocol Rule Adding a Rule with Edge Traversal Adding a Service Rule Adding an ...
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30 years of Turbo Pascal: Integrated Approach Revolutionized Software Development (via: heise Developer)

The Wiert Corner – Thanks for the German heise Developer people that reminded me yestarday was a special birthday of Turbo Pascal: 30 Jahre Turbo Pascal: Integrierter Ansatz revolutionierte die Softwareentwicklung | heise Developer. The Google Translation into English isn’t bad at all. –jeroenFiled under: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 16:49
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Changing FireMonkey style at runtime

Pawel Glowacki – Last month Sarina DuPont blogged about loading custom FireMonkey styles on a mobile device at runtime ("How to load custom styles at runtime"). That’s a very interesting approach to compile a custom style as a resource into the mobile app. This week there was another blog post by David I about ...
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RAD Studio XE5 in Action LIVE! in Bratislava

Pawel Glowacki – I’m back from the RAD Studio XE5 in LIVE! event in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. It is not the first time I have demonstrated true native, multi device development for Android, iOS, Mac and Windows with Delphi XE5, but it always feels refreshing. Delphi XE5 release is so special, ...
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Wednesday, 20. November 2013

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Reminder: Get Oxygene for .NET as part of your RAD Studio SA

RemObjects Blogs – Hi. i just wanted to shoot out a reminder that if you purchase “Support & Maintenance”, aka Software Assurance (SA) for RAD Studio XE3 from Embarcadero, you are entitled to updated releases of Oxygene .NET for the duration of your SA period. Embarcadero might be telling you (if they ...
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Smoketest – Set Me Up / Tear Me Down

Te Waka o Delphi – In a previous post I demonstrated how the default “pretty name” for a Smoketest test case (derived from the test case classname) can be over-ridden by a test developer by implementing a specific interface (INameCase) on the test case class itself. There are some other interfaces that can ...
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When the Delphi XE5 commandline compiler fails with `error F1026: File not found: ‘False.dpr’`

The Wiert Corner – If you an error like below when compiling Delphi XE5 .dproj files using msbuild … then note the documentation for Debug information (Delphi) – RAD Studio. has not been updated yet as it still lists the values {$D+} or {$D-} {$DEBUGINFO ON} or {$DEBUGINFO OFF}. (_PasCoreCompile target) ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 09:00
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Moving Hosts – Now Settled

DelphiTools – A month ago I started experimenting with various VPS hosting solutions for this website. Well I now consider myself settled for the time being. Here are a few of my findings for those that were interested. Nothing Delphi-related there. Note that while I am listing some Virtual Private Server vendors ...
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Tuesday, 19. November 2013

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New MVPs & Directory

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Another round of new Embarcadero MVPs Chris Rolliston Marcos Lizarraga Rudy Velthuis Christina Louise Warne Bertie Buitendag CHUA Chee Wee Warren Postma Bruce McGee You can learn more about them, and our other MVPs in the newly redesigned MVP Directory. Here are some pics of a few of the MVPs ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 22:59
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Out of Memory Exception Solved!

TPersistent.com – Compiling project groups even of relatively small projects can generate ‘Out of Memory’ exceptions.  I have been plagued with such errors since upgrading to XE3, and they are sadly still present in XE4.  Reading the newsgroups I have found posts indicating some users are experiencing ...
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ITDevCon 2013: speaker; Last=Pluimers

The Wiert Corner – This summer was rough with some intestine issues, so I was really happy the recovery worked out and I could make it to a couple of conferences this fall. ITDevCon 201 3was one of them, and I had great fun! The BitTime people organizing the conference took many nice pictures of which one of me when ...
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Smoketest – Some Differences With DUnit

Te Waka o Delphi – Writing tests in Smoketest is intended to enable a test developer to write tests in a way that describe themselves, without requiring the test developer to add this “narrative” themselves. To see this in action, I thought I would compare some simple DUnit tests with the equivalent using ...
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8 Tips to Speed Up Your Android ARM Emulator (AVD)

The PodCast at Delphi.org – The Android Emulator is very slow. The main reason is because it is emulating the ARM CPU & GPU, unlike the iOS Simulator, which runs x86 code instead of the ARM code that runs on the actual hardware. This means the iOS Simulator is typically faster than actual hardware, and the Android Emulator ...
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