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Monday, 22. May 2017

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TMS XData REST Server on Linux - Step by Step - Part 2

TMS Software Blog – This is part 2 of the tutorial on how to create TMS XData and TMS Sparkle servers on Linux. On Part 1, we have installed Ubuntu and connected to it from Linux. Here is video for second part: Installing PAServer on Linux and running our first "Hello, World" application on it. To install PAServer, ...

Friday, 19. May 2017

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Software Testers Diary: Building Credibility in the Development Room

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest posting by Carol Brands. Carol is a Software Tester at DNV GL Software. Originally from New Orleans, she is now based in Oregon and has lived there for about 13 years. Carol is also a volunteer at the Association for Software Testing. It has been a few months, and I still have ...
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Big Ball of Mud

Delphi and stuff – Recently I've spoken to people at quite a few companies where Delphi is used to develop their software. There's a pattern which is very hard to miss or ignore: Every one of them so far wants to get away from Delphi. They are all very dependent on it and still need it to continue running their ...
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TMS XData REST Server on Linux - Step by Step - Part 1

TMS Software Blog – Latest versions of TMS XData and TMS Sparkle have been just released with a major feature: Linux support. You can now deploy your XData/Sparkle server to Linux using Delphi 10.2 Tokyo, and in this video/blog post series, I will show you how to create and deploy such a server step-by-step. Since some ...
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RAD Studio May 2017 Roadmap and Commentary

Marco's Tech Blog – Over the last week, Embarcadero published a new official RAD Studio roadmap and an additional blog post with Product Manager comments and further information (including a section of mine). Here are the links, in case you missed one of those: ...
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Thursday, 18. May 2017

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OmniThreadLibrary 3.07.1

The Delphi Geek – This update brings only few small changes. The biggest of them is support for the Delphi 10.2 Tokyo. You can get it as a zipped download, git checkout, via Delphinus, and via GetIt. For more information on OmniThreadLibrary, go to www.omnithreadlibrary.com. Read more »--- Published under the ...
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Anders Hejlsberg on Modern Compiler Construction | Seth Juarez | Channel 9

The Wiert Corner – One of those “must watch” videos if you are remotely or more interested in how compilers influence our day to day coding activities. The Red Dragon Book, first edition: Compilers. Principles, Techniques and Tools. It starts out with referring to the Dragon Book (well, actually the first ...
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Wow, this parses in Delphi: `property Foo: string index 0 string read GetFoo;`

The Wiert Corner – Quite a few interesting entries got posted after I published this compiler glitch: Wow, this parses: property Foo: string index 0 string read GetFoo; Note the extra “string”. Found this in an old piece of code so it must have been uncaught by the compiler for quite a while. – ...
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Wednesday, 17. May 2017

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Delphi Corner Weblog: New: Velthuis.AutoConsole unit – helps against the “optimised” Embarcadero FastMM fork.

The Wiert Corner – Brilliant: if it is a console program and it was started any other way (from the Windows Explorer, from the Delphi IDE with or without debugger, from another non-console program), then, before the console window can close, it will display: Press any key... Source: Delphi Corner Weblog: New: ...
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If you were using Managed / IManaged in Spring4D, be aware they got renamed to Shared / IShared

The Wiert Corner – Sometimes changes are breaking. In this case it’s a Spring4D change: https://bitbucket.org/sglienke/spring4d/commits/a7c9bc92f30f7b5ec71b4905c1f0d97339b3c807 It renames Managed / IManaged to Shared / IShared and introduces compatibility with weak references. Together they are the Spring4D ...
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Books - But Wait, There's More!

Glooscap Software – "Books are the training weights of the mind." -- Epictetus I found two new Delphi books. One that I've been looking forward to for a long time and another one that I just learned about. Keep 'em coming... Delphi in Depth: FireDAC by Cary Jensen Learn how to connect to a wide variety of ...
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9 Ways to Become a First Class Noticer

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest posting by Simon Knight. Simon Knight works with teams of all shapes and sizes as a test lead, manager & facilitator, helping to deliver great software by building quality into every stage of the development process. Albert Einstein famously asked the question; “How would it ...
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Tuesday, 16. May 2017

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On the design of the Delphi TStream classes – why aren’t they decomposed better?

The Wiert Corner – Ever since I started using Delphi more than 2 decades ago, I wondered about the design of the TStream classes, especially as “stream16.zip” by Duncan Murdoch from the DOS Turbo Pascal era (which I copied in the below gist) showed how to perform composition using streams. Even though by ...
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Saturday, 13. May 2017

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Program to an Interface and not an Implementation

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I have been struggling with trying to understand what it means to "Program to an interface and not an implementation." Nick Hodges said if he could teach new developers one thing it would be "program to an abstraction, not an implementation". This is the same thing. (https://goo.gl/GVbaoU)So I asked ...
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Friday, 12. May 2017

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Delphi in Depth: FireDAC is now available

Let's Get Technical – Last autumn, as I was finishing up my chapters for the 2016 Delphi Developer Days course book, which I wrote with Nick Hodges, Director of Engineering at Embarcadero Technologies, I received a question about FireDAC from my German colleague Dr. Holger Flick. He was asking about the relevance of my ...
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