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Friday, 26. October 2018

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Directions for ARC Memory Management in Delphi

Marco's Tech Blog – A few years back, when Embarcadero started building new Delphi compilers for platforms other than Windows there was a lot of discussion how compatible the new Delphi should have been with the current language, in terms of core language features and overall perception of the language. Eventually the ...
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Testers Diary – Using Task Analysis to Map a Path for Automation

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest posting by Carol Brands Lately, my test team have been thinking about automated testing much more. We recently started working with browser-based projects, and with a corporate push toward a DevOps culture, we were considering how we can use automation to drive our testing strategy ...
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Google is sunsetting Google+ by August 2019; DelphiPraxis might start English forums and have RSS

The Wiert Corner – From [WayBack1/WayBack2] Google is sunsetting Google+ by August 2019. “sunsetting” – clarification: “no fucks were given about current users” Edit: Sticky while the shock facto… – Lars Fosdal – Google+ I learned the very successful German forum site ...
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The Web vNext

TPersistent.com – I have been reading a lot about Web development lately, and pondering the future of web development.  For the longest time I shied away from Web development, largely because it was so laborious and frustrating. I dabbled a bit back when people were using COM objects with VBScript on the server and ...
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Thursday, 25. October 2018

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Some Delphi versions miss some of the Indy files

The Wiert Corner – Depending on your Delphi versions, you will likely miss Indy files: Delphi < XE miss the ones mentioned at [WayBack] QualityCentral: 68314 Closed Missing Parts of Indy Source Delphi > XE8 miss the ones mentioned at [RSP-18094] Missing Indy Source – Embarcadero Technologies The gap ...
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Pictures from the 10.3 Rio Preview in Brazil

The PodCast at Delphi.org – We just shared a preview of 10.3 Rio in Brazil on Tuesday, the 23 of October here at the Embarcadero Conference in São Paulo. Over 750 developers were in attendance, and the speakers included many Embarcadero and Sencha MVPs. I snapped a few pictures from the event that I thought I would share. With ...
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Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Marco's Tech Blog – Microsoft has released a new update of Windows 10, continuing with their now 6-month release cycle. The version 1809 was initially distributed, and then put on hold (twice, actually) because of issues, first with files on OneDrive and later with ZIP operations. But that’s not the point of my blog ...
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Why I wish QC had been archived in full…

The Wiert Corner – A quick search later and it seems I’m bumping into [WayBack] http://qc.embarcadero.com/wc/qcmain.aspx?d=125403 (the version I’m bugfixing is built using XE6). The workaround listed (in my case blanking indexfieldnames in OnBeforeClose) works. Now… imagine if this had been filed to ...
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Movie #135 - Layout Through Parentage and Alignment in FireMonkey

LearnDelphi.TV – This is a really rough recording outlining how you can layout controls by taking advantage of the way FireMonkey controls can be the parent of other controls. Here we align a bunch of labels and edits. Watch it on YouTube.
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Movie #136 - Livebinding a Checkbox

LearnDelphi.TV – Here we take a look how we can live bind a checkbox to a Y/N string field in a dataset in a FireMonkey application.  Watch on YouTube.

Wednesday, 24. October 2018

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Finding your program with an “Access Denied” (Error code 5) after lunch break…

The Wiert Corner – Via: [WayBack] I just returned from lunch break and found my program faulted with an “Access Denied” (Error code 5) error in a call to Mouse.GetCoursorPos and was wond… – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+: All of [WayBack] GetCursorPos, [WayBack] GetCursorInfo and ...
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Delphi Rio “new overall direction of removing ARC”

The Wiert Corner – Finally: “new overall direction of removing ARC” Via [WayBack] Delphi Rio – New IDE Configuration with Search Box – New compiler dialog – Improve code completion – Inline variables – Rafael Dipold – Google+ Hopefully zero-based strings are the next to ...
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Delphi: uninstalling the ancient CollabNet 1.7.5 version

The Wiert Corner – Somehow the integration team at Embarcadero still hasn’t discovered there are newer CollabNet SVN Client versions than 1.7.5 which has been shipped since Delphi XE3 until Delphi XE6. The newer version (currently 1.8.8) have plenty SVN security issues fixed. The easiest way to uninstall the ...
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How Much Testing is Enough for Quality Assurance?

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest posting byby Erik Dietrich. The answer is exactly 23 person-days. When you clicked on the title to read more, I’m sure you didn’t think the answer would be this simple. And, of course, it isn’t. But I’ll bet at least a tiny part of you was hoping that there ...
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TMS WEB Core: a bridge to the future!

TMS Software Blog – Intro While working in the TMS Labs this week, we had a fruitful discussion on how we could interact with a desktop or mobile environment, where the browser that hosts a TMS WEB Core application, runs on. We already had some experience creating a JavaScript bridge between a TWebBrowser and Google ...
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