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Monday, 5. February 2018

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Deliberate Practice Webinar

blog.gurock.com – In 1968 when the Vietnam war was in full swing, the U.S. Navy was losing approximately 1 fighter plan for every enemy fighter they took down. An unacceptable rate of attrition, by anyone’s standards. The top brass knew something needed to be done… But what? Their solution: The Top Gun training ...
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My New RTTI in Delphi Class on Embarcadero Academy

Marco's Tech Blog – As you might remember, I'm helping building the Delphi curricula on the Embarcadero Academy web site. My focus so far has been on the Delphi language, while other tackle VCL and other areas, or other languages and tools. Last week I completed my set of classes on the Modern Delphi language ...
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Sunday, 4. February 2018

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Updated chakracore-delphi examples

Delphi and stuff – chakracore-delphi has been updated to show some (still rather crude) example implementations of: setTimeout setInterval native Promise
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Ondrej Kelle @ 19:09

Saturday, 3. February 2018

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Books, wonderful books!

The Delphi Geek – I love reading. I loved it since the (very) young days. As far as I remember, books were my friends.I also love - as I somewhat surprisingly discovered in my twenties - teaching and writing. I always kept to the short form - blog posts, magazine articles, and so on. Always - until few years ago I ...
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Friday, 2. February 2018

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Elements 10 Highlights 1/2018

RemObjects Blogs – Over the past month we've shipped five new update builds for Elements 10, and we're hoping that today's build will be promoted to "Stable" next week, making .2249 the first build of Elements 10 to then be available publicly to users without an active subscription – including for trial ...
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Moving from Tester to Lead

blog.gurock.com – One of my first concerns when I got into testing was moving from a junior, the lowest person in the organizational chart, up to a lead. Leads always seemed so cool to me. They were respected, people came to them with important questions, they had responsibility for their own work as well as the ...
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Thursday, 1. February 2018

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GetPublished – Author Information

The Wiert Corner – One day I must re-publish these papers: Author Information ID: 1454 First name: Jeroen W. Last name: Pluimers User name: Biography: Jeroen Pluimers has had a long history in software development ranging from high-level knowledge-based systems to low-level communcation. After ...
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Wednesday, 31. January 2018

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How to Bring Delphi Back from Life Support

Delphi Code Monkey – I was recently commenting on Facebook and asked what could the community do to help Delphi get more popular again.  My answer? Uh Nothing.  A real change would start with the product actually getting a serious refresh, something probably that nobody can afford to do, and which EmbarcIdera ...
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Which class memory management model would you prefer for Delphi?

The Wiert Corner – An interesting discussion on ARC and classic memory management in Delphi and ideas on hybrid ways: [WayBack] Which class memory management model would you prefer for Delphi? Or better, which one would fit better for your needs? – Malcon X Portela – Google+ –jeroen
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How Does BDD Impact Your Overall Testing Strategy?

blog.gurock.com – So, what is this BDD testing stuff, anyway? Before I answer that (as it turns out, nonsensical) question, I’ll speak briefly about the sometimes-frantic world of software development trends. It seems that, methodologically, software development reinvents itself at a staggering pace. First ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 11:00
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As Delphi generics are not supported for free functions, wrap them in a record container.

The Wiert Corner – Of the things not possible with generics in Delphi, I already wrote about Impossible: Property using Generics in Delphi. Now it’s time to write about simulating a free function with generics as this is impossible: function CreateManaged<T>(const value: T): IManaged<T>; Usually I ...
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Tuesday, 30. January 2018

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Delphi 2009 syntax; not official, but a great start and complement to DelphiAST

The Wiert Corner – A while ago, I found out that [WayBack] Toon Krijthe made a [Archive.is] Delphi 2009 syntax sample which is a great complement to the DelphiAST parser given that Borland/CodeGear/Embarcadero/Idera never published one in the 22+years that Delphi is alive. –jeroen
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LIVE! Episode Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

The PodCast at Delphi.org – We have a whole new streaming solution that should fix all the issues we were having, so expect better audio quality this time. Join Craig, David and myself for the latest on Delphi, C++Builder and software development in general. [YouTube] Tuesday, January 30th at 11 AM Mountain time (click for ...
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Monday, 29. January 2018

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Generic Solution to Coloring the Focused Entry Control in Delphi Applications

Zarko Gajic – Looking for the best approach to change the background color (and other properties) of the focused data entry control in a Delphi (VCL) application? By (Windows) design, the control on a data entry form which has the input focus is not drawn (/highlighted) differently from other controls (i.e. ...
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Friday, 26. January 2018

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Try-Finally Blocks for Protecting Multiple Resources in Delphi

Marco's Tech Blog – The Delphi language shares with many others a standard resource allocation pattern to make sure that in case of an exception the resources is properly released. Resources in this context are memory objects, files, operating system objects and handles, and the like. In Delphi, compared to other ...
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