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Tuesday, 31. December 2019

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Delphi, decoding files to strings and finding line endings: some links, some history on Windows NT and UTF/UCS encodings

The Wiert Corner – A while back there were a few G+ threads sprouted by David Heffernan on decoding big files into line-ending splitted strings: [WayBack] Having been a little underwhelmed by the performance of TStreamReader when reading huge text files line by line, I attempted to roll my own. I managed … ...
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Monday, 30. December 2019

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Three New Year’s Resolutions Every Tester Should Make

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest post by Nishi Grover Garg. Here we are gearing up for another new year! As time flies by, we may start to feel stuck in one place, unable to move forward in our careers. Testers can get bogged down by too much to learn, too many directions to take, and so many tools and ...
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Sunday, 29. December 2019

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IDE Generation of Interface Methods

TPersistent.com – Just a note to myself so I don’t forget, it’s possible to generate the methods for an interface in a new class that implements it, by pressing Ctrl+Space within the new class declaration.  A list of methods will appear, and you can multi-select them, press Enter and the method ...
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When You Don't Know, What You Don't Know

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I've been in a rut for about the past six months. Not just a Delphi programming rut but a "life rut". What's worse, I knew I was in a rut and thought I was trying to get out of it only to realize I wasn't. Then this morning came and... I now know what I didn't know."I knew I was in a rut and thought ...
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Thursday, 26. December 2019

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Monica Cellio drama

The Programming Works – Disclaimer: I don’t care about StackOverflow or StackExchange sites. I can use them for asking or answering questions, but I have no respect for the sites; if some day they disappear, I would not regret. I quite understand now how this crowdsourcing business works. They created an attractive ...
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Delphi: Why is there no class procedure TArray.Sort(Keys: array of T; var Values: array of T; const Comparer: IComparer);

The Wiert Corner – The underlying question at [WayBack] … Does anyone know of any array sort method similar to this for Delphi (with the two array parameters, key and value with a comparer method) … – Ugochukwu Mmaduekwe – Google+ was basically this: Why is there no class procedure ...
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Wednesday, 25. December 2019

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Delphi 10.1.2 Berlin: after ….

The Wiert Corner – For my archive: [WayBack] Bummer, a big showstopper with Berlin 10.1.2: an object with an indexed property getter crashes the debugger! Please +Marco Cantù we need a fix for this… – André Mussche – Google+ When debugging and adding a watch on a property: ‘Function to be ...
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Flexible and Economical UTF-8 Decoder

The Wiert Corner – For my link archive: [Archive.is] Flexible and Economical UTF-8 Decoder. Be sure to read the whole article there as the explanation of the initial algorithm is important and final algorithm is towards the end. The foundation is a state machine combined with a lookup table to find the initial state ...
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Tuesday, 24. December 2019

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Developing client applications using RESTful master-detail data

Stephen Ball – This is part 3 in my series of developing an REST server and client application. In my last two posts, we have created a REST server with a fully documented API using YAML , and exposed 3 datasets with master detail relationships over REST using zero lines of code.  If you have not read and watch ...
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Delphi and generics: some examples of “E2015: Operator not applicable to this operand type”

The Wiert Corner – I don’t have enough time right now to elaborate on the code, so below is a an example of where I bumped into the very non-descriptive [WayBack/Archive.is] E2015: Operator not applicable to this operand type when using generics in Delphi. Most have to do with comparing types (one of which is ...
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Monday, 23. December 2019

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Bare Minimum Expert and Wizard Demos

Delphi Code Monkey – Bitbucket, instead of giving me free Mercurial hosting forever has decided to kill my Mercurial repos, of which I have hundreds.I converted two little ones today and wanted to make a quick post because I think many people may have looked for these minimal wizard and expert examples and have had a ...
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Why do we test? What do testers really do?

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest post by Peter G Walen. We can find a list of what various experts tell us that testers do. There are extensive lists of items these experts tell us what testing is all about. They tell us to write test plans and test cases; to find bugs; to verify conformance to requirements, to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Marialena Perpiraki @ 14:00

Friday, 20. December 2019

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Delphi RTL: Generic vs. Traditional Collections

Marco's Tech Blog – Since Delphi got generic types, in the 2009 version, its runtime library (RTL) has a generic collections unit. The RTL however, still has the classic collections. Recently I got some requests about which is recommended to use, and while the discussion can go a bit deeper, I wanted to blog a high ...
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Thursday, 19. December 2019

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Is Software Reliability Engineering the New Testing?

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest post by Peter G Walen. Reliability engineering is an interesting thought exercise for me. I think that is because people often conflate quality with testing and quality assurance with quality control. They use terms interchangeably, ignoring what they mean. I get it. It is easy to ...
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TMS certified consulting partner: FlixEngineering LLC

TMS Software Blog – Company history: Since 1996, Dr. Holger Flick has been using Delphi as his primary development platform and has been an active member of the community. He studied computer science at Dortmund University and later wrote his dissertation at the Ruhr University in Bochum in the field of ...
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