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Thursday, 19. April 2018

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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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Sunday, 15. April 2018

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Artificial Intelligence Transgender: Kings and Queens

Delphi and stuff – Researching for some Natural Language Processing tasks for a .NET application recently, I've come across Facebook's FastText library. FastText is an open-source, free, lightweight library that allows users to learn text representations and text classifiers. It works on standard, generic hardware. ...
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BDD Testing Skills Webinar Part Two

blog.gurock.com – During our BDD Testing Skills webinar last week, a number of questions were asked. Kudos to Jeff for taking time out to answer as many of them as he could, below: We release product versions via a waterfall-ish 3 month full dev/test cycle for new versions. Can BDD be applied in this eco-system / ...
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Friday, 13. April 2018

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The Value of Risk-Based Testing From an Agile Viewpoint

blog.gurock.com – When I first heard about risk-based testing, I interpreted it as an approach that could help devise a targeted test strategy. Back then I was working with a product-based research and development team. We were following Scrum and were perpetually working with tight deadlines. These short sprints ...
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Thursday, 12. April 2018

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David Heffernan was on a bug reporting spree. Compiler unit tests could have detected these much faster.

The Wiert Corner – For my archive, most bugs around UInt64 handling, lots of them in the Windows x64 compiler, all by David Heffernan: [WayBack] Who can guess what value is returned by StrToFloat(‘߀’) if the PUREPASCAL version of StrToFloat is used ……. Make sure that you copy and paste ...
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Delphi attributes cannot use `const x: array of string` as argument

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] I want to annotate some of my enumerated types with human facing names. So I want to write: type[Names(‘Explicit time domain’, ‘Implicit time domain’,… – David Heffernan – Google+ This does not work: constructor Create(const Values: array of ...
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