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Tuesday, 9. January 2018

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Some of my New Year’s #CodingResolutions

The PodCast at Delphi.org – The joke goes that, when asked, the software developer responds that their New Year’s Resolution is “7680×4320” or 8K. Joking aside, tradition has it that at the turn of the year we evaluate our lives and look for areas of improvement. Here are a few of my software development ...
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Sunday, 7. January 2018

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Animation problems in Delphi Tokyo 10.2 update 2? Check bug RSP-19525

The Wiert Corner – If you run into animation problems in Delphi Tokyo 10.2 update 2, then read [WayBack] … In particular I cannot use the use the animation to change the tab in a TabControl… – Raffaele Miola – Google+. It is likely that  RSP-19525 (10.2 Tokyo Release 2 breaks Animation under ...
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Saturday, 6. January 2018

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chakracore-delphi

Delphi and stuff – With the initial release coming up soon, here are a few teaser screenshots of chakracore-delphi, a new opensource library with Delphi and Free Pascal bindings and classes for Microsoft's ChakraCore Javascript engine: FPC 3.0.4 and Lazarus 1.8 build (win64): FPC 3.0.4 and Lazarus 1.8 build ...
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Friday, 5. January 2018

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Three Steps to Better Measurement

blog.gurock.com – A few years ago I was working at a software company that was releasing a new product for the iPad. Our initial release of the product went to a small customer and was used lightly by a couple of people. They were happy, and the product was doing most of what it should. We considered the release a ...
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I've Been Telling the Wrong Stories to Prospective Customers

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – This post has nothing to do with Delphi other than it's the software development tool I use. In November of last year I finally purchased Microsoft Office 365. A couple days later I received a promotional email introducing me to Microsoft Virtual Academy (https://mva.microsoft.com/). I visited ...
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Thursday, 4. January 2018

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Record helpers can do wonders for code clarity.

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] Record helpers can do wonders for code clarity…. – Lars Fosdal – Google+ Record helpers can help any type including enumerated types so you can add functions to enumerations. –jeroenFiled under: Delphi, Development, Power User, Software Development
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Delphi inner scoping is undefined. Please Embarcadero/Idera, come up with a formal language definition for Delphi

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] Hi there, this is pure curiosity only; but this compiler behaviour seems odd to me. What do you think?… – Agustin Ortu – Google+ The problems start when you prefix the outer class which you have to when using inner consts ([WayBack] Oh nice. Feel free to QP. Fails at least in ...
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Wednesday, 3. January 2018

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Crosscompiling with Lazarus 1.8 on Linux Mint 18.3

The Programming Works – Suppose you installed Lazarus 1.8 on Linux Mint 18.3 as described before and want to build Windows binaries (well we don’t like Windows, but the users do ). I’ve found the useful piece of information about crosscompiling here and started to adopt it to my 32-bit Linux system. The first ...
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Where and Why we Automate

blog.gurock.com – I see more test automation projects that start and then are later abandoned, than started and subsequently celebrated for what they contribute to a software project. This generally starts with a complaint that it takes the QA group too long to perform regression testing. Managers demand test ...
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Monday, 1. January 2018

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LAUNCHED https://uberpdf.org/

The Wiert Corner – It is a lot (~300 megabyte compressed download!), but worth it. Here are the links: [WayBack] ÜberPDF Org ÜberBuild with ÜberPDF-SDK (either will work on all systems): [WayBack] UberPdfSdk-1000-0000.tar.gz (best for Unix Like systems – 299,311,992 bytes) sha256sum UberPdfSdk-1000-0000.tar.gz ...
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Sunday, 31. December 2017

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Delphi FMX TBitmapCodecManager.LoadFromFile calls TImageTypeChecker.GetType that returns ONLY predefined image types

The Wiert Corner – Bugs happen: [WayBack] Did I miss something ? I’ve tried to add a custom image loader for FMX … TBitmapCodecManager.LoadFromFile calls TImageTypeChecker.GetType that returns ONLY predefined image types ! (gif, bmp, png, tiff, jpg) … – Paul TOTH – Google+ I’m not ...
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My Year in Cities 2017

Marco's Tech Blog – This is my end-of-the-year blog post listing places I've visited in 2017 for at least one night (plus some relevant daily trips, marked with an asterisk), in chronological order. At times, the reason for the trip is listed:  Torino (Italy)* Trento (Italy)* Sydney (Australia) Brisbane ...
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Friday, 29. December 2017

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Getting Ready for 2018

blog.gurock.com – Lots of people use the Christmas and New Year break as a time of reflection. I’ve certainly done so in the past and it’s a tradition I’ve tended to find extremely useful. Sometimes, it’s led me to make some life-changing decisions. Most often, it’s simply helped to give me a sense of purpose and ...
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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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