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Monday, 3. September 2018

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Working with my First Dapp

Delphi-losophy – Okay, for all you non-cool kids, “Dapp” is the short form of “Decentralized Application”.  I’m told that it is pronounced “Dap” and not “Dee-app”.  I wrote about dapps a bit in my last blog post. After posting, I decided I wanted to find a dapp ...
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Saturday, 1. September 2018

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Articles and News from the C++ community

Sip from the Firehose – To prepare for the appearance of C++17 support in the "Carnival" release of C++Builder (RAD Studio August 2018 Roadmap), here are some recent articles that have appeared in the C++ community. To stay up to date on what's happening with ISO C++ you should bookmark the ISO C++ foundation's website. ...
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Quantum Information and Quantum Noise

The Programming Works – The term quantum information is really a synonym of the term quantum state, only viewed at a different angle. If a qubit has state then the complex numbers and are (up to a global phase) the quantum information stored in the qubit; instead of saying “qubit has state “, we can say ...
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API Limits with #FDEC

The PodCast at Delphi.org – The FireDAC Enterprise Connectors (#FDEC) by CData and Embarcadero make it really easy to work with various APIs just like you would any SQL database. For example if you want to publish the results of a query to a Google Sheet (which I find incredibly useful) then it is just a few FireDAC components ...
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Where is the Microsoft development stack?

Yet Another Programming Blog – I have recently read this blog post that looks at the current development stacks used by biggest startups “out there“. One thing becomes apparent: none of Microsoft’s tech is in any list. To be honest this is not news to me or to anyone that pays attention to the state of affairs ...
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Friday, 31. August 2018

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5 Elements of Good, Maintainable Unit Tests

blog.gurock.com – While specific methodologies such as TDD still attract a lot of controversy, I think it’s fair to say that unit testing itself is a lot closer to a consensus. We’re clearly not there yet, but we’re getting closer and closer. With that in mind, what can a software developer who is ...
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Thursday, 30. August 2018

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The Delphi VCL comes to Oxygene

RemObjects Blogs – Developers switching from Delphi to Oxygene are loving our "Delphi RTL" compatibility library, as it helps them move their code over to new platforms without having to embrace all the new APIs at once. With the new Elements 10 builds we shipped in the past couple of weeks, we're taking ...
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Delphi: delete temporary file after response dispatched – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – A while ago, Marjan Venema was in need for [Archive.is] Delphi SOAP: delete temporary file after response dispatched – Stack Overflow. The solution there is a truly temporary file: a file stream that when the handle closes will have Windows delete the file by setting the correct flags. The ...
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8-Weeks Delphi Community Edition Bootcamp Starts Next Week

Marco's Tech Blog – Delphi CE Bootcamp is an 8 week FREE instructional lecture covering many different areas of Delphi development and focused on new developers as well as existing ones. The series begins next week, and I'm the first instructor. Lectures will be posted each week on each weeks topic and ...
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Building Android/iOS Native App from TMS Web Core/TMS XData application using PhoneGap

TMS Software Blog – Since TMS Web Core generates pure stand-alone HTML/JS/CSS applications, and because that applications can be fully responsive, I have decided to do a quick experiment on how to convert the TMS Web Core application to a native mobile application using PhoneGap tool, more specifically PhoneGap Build. ...
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On the Delphi *.dcp files

The Programming Works – A *.dcp file is created when Delphi builds a package. It always bothered me that the default *.dcp file location does not take into account the build configuration. For example, the default location for Win32 platform is $(BDSCOMMONDIR)\DCP; if you build a package in DEBUG configuration and then in ...
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How to read data from old delphi application Paradox databases without BDE?

The Wiert Corner – Interesting question that raise some good tips: [WayBack] How to read data from old delphi application Paradox databases without BDE? I search for freeware or open source solution. – Jacek Laskowski – Google+ [WayBack] PdxHak, PdxHakRecover and PdxHakViewer [WayBack] ODBC Paradox Setup ...
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Wednesday, 29. August 2018

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DUnitX: now has a WillRaiseAttribute to ease defining tests around code that should throw exceptions

The Wiert Corner – I stumbled over this commit message in [WayBack] “extended the TestAttribute with “Expected” property (#181)” which isn’t phrased correctly, but adds a very nice feature. The feature is about WillRaiseAttribute: constructor WillRaiseAttribute.Create(AExpectedException: ...
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Humility: The Lost Value in Agile Development

blog.gurock.com – The extreme programming (XP) development process was built upon four core values: communication, simplicity, feedback and courage. The practices of XP, such as pair programming and test-driven development (TDD), all demonstrate fidelity to these underlying values. A few years after revealing XP to ...
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Enum values in their own namespaces/scopes: Scoped Enums (Delphi)

The Wiert Corner – A while ago, I needed several enum types in the same unit with overlapping enumeration values. Putting each in an encompassing type wasn’t possible and I didn’t want to put each in their own unit. Luckily, Delphi 2009 introduced the “scoped enum” feature effectively promoting ...
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