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Thursday, 8. November 2018

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Using configuration records and operators to reduce number of overloaded methods

The Delphi Geek – When writing libraries you sometimes want to provide users (that is, programmers) with a flexible API. If a specific part of your library can be used in different ways, you may want to provide multiple overloaded methods accepting different combinations of parameters.For example, IOmniPipeline ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Primož Gabrijelčič @ 22:03

Wednesday, 7. November 2018

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The 12 Agile Principles: What We Hear vs. What They Actually Mean

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest posting by Nishi Grover Garg. The Agile Manifesto gives us 12 principles to abide by in order to implement agility in our processes. These principles are the golden rules to refer to when we’re looking for the right agile mindset. But are we getting the right meaning out of them? ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 15:00
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Custom Managed Records Coming in Delphi 10.3

Marco's Tech Blog – Beside inline variable declaration, as explained in my recent blog post, the coming 10.3 version of Delphi will have another relevant addition to the Delphi language, namely the ability to define code to be executed when records are first initialized, disposed from memory and copied. Before we get ...
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Reminder to self: make a start for an XSD that validates Delphi dproj files

The Wiert Corner – Below are a few interesting things from this thread [WayBack] Any idea why Delphi (At least since Seattle) does this to Dproj filesand… – Tommi Prami – Google+. It’s likely that the WordPress system deleted parts between angle brackets because it thinks it’s invalid ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 12:04

Tuesday, 6. November 2018

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Delphi: updating a (potentially non-existing) item in a generic TDictionary: use ExtractPair. Except in Delphi 2010/XE.

The Wiert Corner – “Documented” in Delphi 2010, [Archive.is] Generics.Collections.TDictionary.ExtractPair – RAD Studio VCL Reference, and functioning bug-free since Delphi XE2, but still hardly documented, [Archive.is] System.Generics.Collections.TDictionary.ExtractPair – XE2 API Documentation ...
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Validating a nested XML element with an empty namespace using XSD – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – In a quest for making Delphi Group Project XML files (with extension .groupproj) validate with XSD, I had to find out about [WayBack] Validating a nested XML element with an empty namespace using XSD – Stack Overflow. I needed the XSD so I could import it in Delphi in order to write a good ...
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How to deal with send failures in EurekaLog

EurekaLog Blog – You (as developer) is interested in getting as much bug reports as possible. First, you have to select a reliable send method for delivering reports from users to you. However, it may be not enough. Sending may fail for many reasons: Unplugged network cable; Turned off wi-fi; Bad wi-fi signal ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Александр Алексеев @ 09:00

Sunday, 4. November 2018

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Android Z-Order, Native Controls, and 10.3 Rio

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Z-order represents stacking controls Before 10.3 Rio when you used a a platform-native control, like TWebBrowser or TMediaPlayer, you were not able to put other controls on top of them. That stacking of controls is knowns as Z-Order. This was especially annoying when you were using them with the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 01:04

Thursday, 1. November 2018

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The Only Coding Standard You’ll Ever Need

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest posting by Jeff Langr. “Standards? We don’t need no stinkin’ standards!” Not only are the individual things we try to base our standards on contentious, but the notion of having standards at all can be contentious, particularly on an agile team. When someone says the phrase “coding ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 23:00
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Full stack web app easier than ever: What's new in TMS XData 4.0 and TMS Sparkle 3.0

TMS Software Blog – During the TMS lab day week we have presented the unreleased prototype of a Web Application Generator from a TMS XData Server. . Well, we're glad to announce that a major release of TMS XData 4.0 - and TMS Sparkle 3.0 - have been released with lots of new features, including an initial version of ...
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Continuous Testing Webinar – Part 1

blog.gurock.com – For all those who did, and for those who couldn’t make it along – here’s the video from Part 1 of our Continuous Testing concepts webinar series, with special guest Paul Gerrard. Continuous Testing During the webinar Paul talked about: The contribution testers make in a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Simon Knight @ 20:00

Wednesday, 31. October 2018

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Unexpected Benefit of Inline Variables: Conditional Blocks

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Inline variables is one of the cool new feature coming in 10.3. The obvious huge use case is loop control variables, but I just discovered another great use case while reviewing some code.  procedure DoesSomething; var var1, var2: Integer; begin // use var1 {$IFDEF Something} // ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 01:03

Tuesday, 30. October 2018

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BDD in Action: Dissecting the Conversation

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest posting by Justin Rohrman. Behavior-driven development (BDD) is part of the development process in my current gig. I had lightly used BDD frameworks years before, but never the process, and we hadn’t heavily integrated it into our development cycles. I spent some time researching, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 23:00
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On our way to Verona: TMS WEB Core v1.1 coming

TMS Software Blog – After a stunning start in Brescia on July 25, 2018 with the TMS WEB Core v1.0 release, we're well underway to our next destination along our Mille Miglia track: Verona. As explained, to visualize the roadmap of TMS WEB Core, we use the historic 1955 Mille Miglia race and each subsequent versions ...
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Movie #139 - Synchronize Prototypes

LearnDelphi.TV – Synchronize Prototypes is an awesome recent feature to the Delphi IDE, if you are not using it you need to watch this video.
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