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Thursday, 21. February 2019

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Application shutdown: wait for all threads to terminate or not?

The Wiert Corner – A while ago, I ran into a problem that an anonymous thread would run longer than the main thread of the application. This caused all sorts of trouble, so in this case I decided to fix it for that particular thread. There are various opinions if this should be done for all threads or not. Like ...
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Wednesday, 20. February 2019

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Breaking in the Delphi debugger without a breakpoint

The Wiert Corner – You can fire a debugger breakpoint using either of these two: asm int 3 end which is the x86 debug interrupt DebugBreak() which is the Windows API function wrapping the above interrupt I’m not sure how accurate it is (in the past it would fail under some debuggers other than the Delphi IDE), ...
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TMS WEB Core v1.2 preview: New Electron application support

TMS Software Blog – A few months ago we have started our experimental work with Electron. After the working proof of concept, our goal was to wrap as many Electron API for the Delphi developers as possible. But of course it's not just the Electron API that can be used, you can easily transfer your already existing code ...
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cdecl: C gibberish ↔ English

The Wiert Corner – Cool site if I ever need to decipher C declarations again: [WayBack] cdecl: C gibberish English. You can even store the C code as a URL. via: [WayBack] can someone explain me the C syntax below (from sqlite)SQLITE_PRIVATE void (*sqlite3OsDlSym(sqlite3_vfs *, void *, const char *))(void)… ...
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Tuesday, 19. February 2019

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Do We Really Need Testers?

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest posting by Justin Rohrman. Salesforce.com is in the process of eliminating the testing role in parts of its organization. Some people have the option to go through an interview process to see if they are a fit for a development job, but nothing is promised. Yahoo did the same thing ...
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What’s New in FireDAC for Firebird in RAD Studio 10.3.1

Marco's Tech Blog – Among the many databases FireDAC supports, one commonly used by our customers is Firebird (the open source spin-off of InterBase). FireDAC used to have a single driver for Firebird and InterBase, given they still have a significant degree of compatibility after many years, but more recently the ...
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Delphi component to show some text file at design time

The Wiert Corner – Interesting idea: [WayBack] Delphi component to show some text file at design time Via: [WayBack] On some projects I put an invisible TMemo on the main form to keep notes about things todo…is there any extension that could attach a kind …could save to … – Paul TOTH – ...
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Friday, 15. February 2019

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New RAD Server Console Ext JS UI in RAD Studio 10.3.1

Marco's Tech Blog – The new RAD Server Console UI in 10.3.1 is an additional download from GetIt and it sits side by side with the older console. We'll integrate it more deeply in the future, but you can start using it easily today. 1. Download from GetIt The new web applications is available in GetIt only ...
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To celebrate his 85th birthday, some links to interviews with Niklaus Wirth interviews

The Wiert Corner – Today, Niklaus Wirth, “father” of The Pascal Programming Language turned 85. Happy birthday! Almost 50 years ago, Niklaus Wirth submitted his famous paper “The Programming Language Pascal” which was published early 1971 Luckily it is archived on both the WayBack machine and ...
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Delphi’s Big Day (with a little SVG fun!)

The PodCast at Delphi.org – A lot going on today for Delphi. Celebrating 24 years as being our favorite development tool, and also got the 10.3.1 Rio release! I wanted to do something fun for today, but I keep getting all wrapped up with webinars and other things, so this is a bit last minute, but still fun I think . .. . ...
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Thursday, 14. February 2019

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24 years of Delphi... and Delphi 10.3.1 is out Today!

Marco's Tech Blog – Delphi 1 was introduced by Borland on February 14th 1995, so today it marks the 24th anniversary of the product. If you want to see some of the history about the product and its launch, you can refer to my blog post "22 Years of Delphi and it Still Rocks". In that post, there is a collection of my ...
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Anonymous method do location capturing, so when you expect value capturing you get the “Mysterious Case Of Wrong Value”

The Wiert Corner – Interesting read [WayBack] Mysterious Case Of Wrong Value. In order to capture by value (which in C++ you can specify), you need an intermediate function like Dalija describes: function CreateFunction(Value: Integer): TFunc<Integer>; begin Result := function: Integer begin ...
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Happy Birthday Delphi!

TMS Software Blog – Time flies as today we already celebrate the 24ste birthday of Delphi. The past 24 years have been an amazing, adventurous and always exciting voyage! Looking back at 1995, Delphi was nothing short of a dramatic breakthrough in productivity for software development. Before, I still remember that ...

Wednesday, 13. February 2019

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VCL Root units

The Wiert Corner – Delphi VCL units that are not using any other VCL units: Vcl.Bind.Consts Vcl.Consts Vcl.ComStrs Vcl.HtmlHelpViewer Vcl.IdAntiFreeze Vcl.Imaging.GIFConsts Vcl.Imaging.JConsts Vcl.Imaging.pnglang Vcl.OleConst Vcl.ShellAnimations Vcl.Shell.ShellConsts Vcl.Touch.GestureConsts Vcl.Touch.KeyboardTypes ...
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Tuesday, 12. February 2019

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4 Ways to Use Acceptance Criteria

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest posting by Justin Rohrman. Agile comes as a package deal for most companies right now. That deal includes Scrum, sprints, a kanban board (but probably not a kanban process) and acceptance criteria. Acceptance criteria are supposed to represent the heart of a feature — the value a ...
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