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Wednesday, 10. October 2018

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4 Ways to Stay Relevant in Testing

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest posting by Justin Rohrman. Technology moves fast, and it is easy to get change fatigue. I have spent several years working at startups where we can continually adopt the latest technology or process because there is no current momentum. But most companies pick something that works, ...
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Tuesday, 9. October 2018

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Visiting the TMS lab day 6: TMS WEB Core Progressive Web Apps

TMS Software Blog – Another day, another visit this week in the TMS lab and today we're going to have a look at what progressive web application development can bring for us, Delphi developers and how we prepare TMS WEB Core in the lab to be ready to take advantage of this technology. First of all, what exactly is a ...
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A Key’s Odyssey – the path of a keystroke message through the VCL

The Wiert Corner – Blast from the past, but still relevant, this article by Peter Below: This article follows the path of a keystroke message through the VCL. You will learn how the key processing is implemented, how the OnKey events work and what intervention points for the programmer can be found in the whole ...
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Monday, 8. October 2018

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Visiting the TMS lab day 5: Using external classes in pas2js

TMS Software Blog – For todays visit in the lab, we dive deep into the workings of the pas2js compiler. This technical article is therefore provided by Michael Van Canneyt, one of the two masterminds behind the pas2js compiler. Michael Van Canneyt has been involved in the Pascal language development community for over ...

Friday, 5. October 2018

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Visiting the TMS lab: Week 1 in a nutshell

TMS Software Blog – Two weeks of TMS lab visits At the beginning of this week we announced that we will publish a series of blogs for the coming 2 weeks. Well the first week is over! Each day we visited the TMS lab to see what the team is working on and what other plans we have for the future TMS WEB Core releases. ...
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Cary Jensen is available to help your Delphi team

Let's Get Technical – Are you looking for help with your Delphi applications and/or your Delphi team? I will be available for contract work starting in mid-November 2018.Over the past 30 years, I have primarily been a software developer specializing in database applications, but I am also the author of more than 25 books ...
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Optimize Your Hardening Sprint for a Quality Advantage

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest posting by Nishi Grover Garg. A hardening sprint is an additional sprint that some teams run to stabilize the code and ensure that everything is ready just before release. Agile teams vary in their opinions on using hardening sprints in Scrum, but if your team does agree on having ...
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Thursday, 4. October 2018

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What’s the point of having abstract classes in Delphi?

The Wiert Corner – There was an interesting thread a while ago: [WayBack] What’s the point of having abstract classes in Delphi? – Agustin Ortu – Google+ The answer is no (the documentation warns you against it – see Constructing instance of abstract class –  the compiler doesn’t), ...
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Visiting the TMS lab day 4: TMS WEB Core from Lazarus

TMS Software Blog – It is nice there is also free open-source IDE for Pascal developers, but what is really nice is that this free IDE runs on multiple operating systems. It can be natively run from Windows, macOS and Linux. And yes, Raspbian being in the Linux family, Lazarus also runs on Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi! ...
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The Delphi Compiler and UTF-8 Encoded Source Code Files With no BOM

Marco's Tech Blog – Last week a (large) customer sent me an email indicating he was experiencing issues when compiling the same project on different machines. Turned out the difference was in the source code files format and the root cause was a unit saved as UTF-8 but without a BOM. The reason? One of the developers ...
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Wednesday, 3. October 2018

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On my list to try (about half a year since it appeared): A new mutlti-threading library for Delphi. (darkThreading) – Chapman World

The Wiert Corner – With fresh libraries – like new Delphi and Windows versions – I usually take a pause to see if any major updates have been published to stabalise things. So about half a year after the release of A new mutlti-threading library for Delphi. (darkThreading) – Chapman World [WayBack], this ...
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Visiting the TMS lab day 3: ExtJS & TMS WEB Core

TMS Software Blog – The fact that IDERA acquired the company Sencha behind the ExtJS framework and has now both Embarcadero and Sencha under its umbrella generated also some interest among Delphi developers for this framework. From time to time we get a request if the ExtJS framework can be used from TMS WEB Core. ...
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Just curious, Is there ever a benefit to not providing a GUID in an interface…

The Wiert Corner – An interesting question [WayBack] Just curious,Is there ever a benefit to not providing a GUID in an interface? – Johan Bontes – Google+ The answer is simple: The benefits are almost none and you loose compiler assisted casting ease. The interesting bits are the discussion where even ...
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7 Holes You Might Have in Your Testing Strategy

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest post by Erik Dietrich, founder of DaedTech LLC. How do you feel about your group’s software testing strategy? Do you think that it is bulletproof? Planning a nice relaxing holiday to start the day after your next roll to production? If you’re anything like the majority ...
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Tuesday, 2. October 2018

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Not just C++: Thoughts on Dealing with Signed/Unsigned Mismatch – IT Hare on Soft.ware

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] C++: Thoughts on Dealing with Signed/Unsigned Mismatch – IT Hare on Soft.ware. I have seen things like this happen in way to many places, not just C/C++: static_assert( -1 < 1U );//fails! Take away: Never ever use explicit casts merely to get rid of warnings (whether ...
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