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Tuesday, 31. October 2017

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Especially important for Delphi users on Windows 10 Creators Update: IDE Fix Pack 6.1 released | Andy’s Blog and Tools

The Wiert Corner – The new [Archive.is] IDE Fix Pack 6.1 released | Andy’s Blog and Tools is huge, especially for Windows 10 targets: Windows 10 Creators Update 1703 caused issues with all Delphi programs, libraries and packages because it changed how Windows loads imported DLLs in such a way that it causes ...
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Technical the same but different generated code

Andy's Blog – While debugging the String4D code to hunt down a bug in the CompilerSpeedPack, I saw a lot of CopyRecord/FinalizeRecord calls with a try/finally that the compiler generated. If you have a record with managed fields (string, interface, …) and use it as a function return type the Delphi compiler will ...
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Until someone writes proper string visualisers for the Delphi debugger…

The Wiert Corner – A few tricks to write long strings to files when the Delphi debugger cuts them off (just because they like using 4k buffers internally); TStringStream.Create(lRequestMessage).SaveToFile('c:\temp\temp.txt') TIniFile.Create('c:\a.txt').WriteString('a','a',BigStringVar) TFileStream.Create('c:\a.txt', ...
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Sunday, 29. October 2017

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‘What if?’ scenario analysis in the CPU window

Brian Long – Last Tuesday, 24th October I did some sessions at EKON 21, one of which was on Creative Debugging Techniques. During the session there was a section where I was trying to demonstrate an idea or technique that happened to fully involve the CPU window. Unfortunately a series of finger fumbles on my ...
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IDE Fix Pack 6.1 released

Andy's Blog – With the release of IDE Fix Pack 6.1, the Compiler Speed Pack not only makes the compiler compile faster but it can now also change the generated code, something that IDE Fix Pack has never done before. For this, new command line compiler options are introduced. They all start with “-x” (eXtension) ...
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Saturday, 28. October 2017

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Data models in DBs and GUIs differ

Compas Pascal – The first books about databases have a direct match between what is in the database and what is shown to the user. A typical example is a customer list, and one record in the database is one customer. You would look up one customer at a time, assign a sale to one customer etc. Everything is ...
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Friday, 27. October 2017

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Delphi Blogs of the Month #56

Marco's Tech Blog – While clearly difficult to have a weekly summary, Iv'e fully retitled this installment, although the URL stays as part of the original weekly sequence. Let's get started. Embarcadero News A Busy Summer at https://community.embarcadero.com/article/16572-a-busy-summer Embarcadero ...
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Thursday, 26. October 2017

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The Format function introduced in Delphi 1 was based on the FormatStr function in Turbo Vision available in Turbo Pascal 6 or higher

The Wiert Corner – I did find my Borland Pascal 7.0.1 ISO which showed that https://github.com/romiras/turbo-pascal-archive/blob/master/Files/Dos%20Navigator/FORMAT.ASM is identical to ./BP/RTL/TV/FORMAT.ASM which is used from ./BP/RTL/TV/DRIVERS.PAS to provide this: { String formatting routines } {$L FORMAT.OBJ} ...
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Wednesday, 25. October 2017

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Announcing Remoting SDK and Data Abstract 9.3

RemObjects Blogs – Hey everyone. I'm happy to announce that last week we skipped Remoting SDK 9.3 and Data Abstract 9.3, a major update to the frameworks. Probably the most exciting and significant change is the introduction of the new HttpAPI that my colleague Anton already talked about in this blog post. With just ...
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Manual Testing and Automation: Better Together

blog.gurock.com – Many testers treat manual and automated testing like they are oil and water – they don’t mix. However, in practice, I have noticed that many successful long-term projects use a mixture of exploratory testing and automation to provide the best possible coverage for any scenario. For ...
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EKON 21 – The Conference for Delphi & More

The Wiert Corner – I barely made it to EKON21 mainly because of extensive family members care-taking, so could not attend everything and archived the site for The Conference for Delphi & More | 23 – 25 October 2017, Cologne | presented by Entwickler Akademie and Entwickler Magazin [WayBack] EKON 21 – ...
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Tuesday, 24. October 2017

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Windows Manifest Files

VSoft Technologies – In this post I'm going to look at Windows Manifest Files, what they do, why we need them and how to use them in Delphi and FinalBuilder. We often get asked questions about UAC prompts, High DPI settings, Windows Themes etc when compiling Delphi & C++Builder projects in FinalBuilder. In this post ...
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Continuous Integration Server performance

VSoft Technologies – Continuous Integration Servers are often underspecified when it comes to hardware. In the early days of Automated Builds, the build server was quite often that old pc in the corner of the office, or an old server in the data center that no one else wanted. Developers weren't doing many builds per ...
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Continuous Integration with FinalBuilder

VSoft Technologies – In this post, I'm going to look at how to structure a FinalBuilder project so that it will run on your dev machine, or on your Continua CI Server without modification. This allows the best of both worlds, develop and debug your build process on your development machine, and then later run it on your ...
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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

VSoft Technologies – The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has only been out a few hours, but we're already getting questions about it.  In our limited testing, FinalBuilder 8 and Automise 5 run fine. I've only been running the Fall Update for a few hours, but so far I have not noticed any issues. The applications ...
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