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Friday, 9. June 2017

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How to save QualityCentral

The Art of Delphi Programming – Recently Embarcadero closed the QualityCentral website and actually Jim McKeeth blogged about that. Just in case you want to download the content of QualityCentral, I slapped together some code to achieve that: QCScraper You have to insert your EDN email and password and specify a target file ...
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List of “Plain Text Offenders”; hopefully someone publishes a list of https offenders too

The Wiert Corner – This Plain Text Offenders site lists email screenshots of organisations sending back plain-text passwords they kept on file (According to Robert Love, Idera/Embarcadero should be on the list as well). It is one of the most horrible things that can be done for a password. Business and IT do many ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 14:04
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Speaking at the Italian Delphi Day 2017 Conference Next Week

Marco's Tech Blog – Next Wednesday, June 14th, I'll give a keynote at the Delphi Day conference in Piacenza, Italy, which is also the city where I live (short trip, for sure). This is a conference I used to organize in the past and that Paolo Rossi and Wintech Italia are continuing to put together, with a fairly ...
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Thursday, 8. June 2017

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The High Price of Delayed Feedback

blog.gurock.com – This a guest posting by Matt Heusser. Matt is the Managing Director of Excelon Development, with expertise in project management, development, writing, and systems improvement. And yes, he does software testing too. Most of us are familiar with the development benefits of small batches. The company ...
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Wednesday, 7. June 2017

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Top Programming Skills for Software Testers

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest posting by Jess Ingrassellino. Jess is a software engineer in New York. She has perused interests in music, writing, teaching, technology, art and philosophy. She is the founder of TeachCode.org With literally thousands of programming languages and new technologies being created ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 18:00
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Functions over read-only properties: you cannot mark a property as deprecated in delphi – via Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – I learned one of the reasons you might want to use functions instead of read-only properties from properties – How can I mark a property as deprecated in delphi? – Stack Overflow [WayBack]: Delphi hinting directives: deprecated, experimental, library and platform cannot be used on ...
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Tuesday, 6. June 2017

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The April 2017 Tokyo Hotfix Works with the new Xcode & iOS

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Apple pushed out a new Xcode and iOS this week with WWDC. Naturally I updated and tried it. Xcode version 8.3.3 (8E3004b) and iOS version 10.3.2 (14F89). I’m running 10.2 Tokyo with the April 2017 Hotfix and it all worked as expected. I deployed to my iPad and the iPhone simulator (I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 17:04
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Simple Mobile FireDAC App

The PodCast at Delphi.org – The DocWiki has a great mobile tutorial on building a mobile To Do app with FireDAC and SQLite. I find I usually build it a little differently though, so I thought I would share my code here. Go ahead and lay the UI out the same, and put down most of the same FireDAC components, with the visual ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 13:03

Monday, 5. June 2017

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Embarcadero QualityCentral is dead; man-decades of customer work down the drain

The Wiert Corner – Without announcing an actual date, right before the weekend Embarcadero killed their [WayBack] QualityCentral publicly accessible and search engine indexed issue database. So I wrote this on Google Plus: Embarcadero just flushed down the drain man-decades of work and useful information. Mainly ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 13:04

Friday, 2. June 2017

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Writing Android NDK Code with Elements

RemObjects Blogs – With our latest release of Elements 9.1 last week, we introduced support for native Android NDK apps. What this means is the you can now use whatever Elements language you like best – be it Oxygene, C#, Swift or even Java – to write not just the "regular" JVM/Dalvik-based part of your ...
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Thursday, 1. June 2017

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Setting the correct Xcode build number for Delphi FMX Apps

Olaf Monien – If your Xcode version updates (manually or by Apple’s updating mechanism) then make sure to re-import the iOS/macOS SDK from within Delphi. To build and deploy iOS/macOS apps with Delphi, you need Xcode for the final steps, even though the actual binary is compiled by Delphi. Apple frequently ...
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delphi – How do I parse a web URL? – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – It looks like the platform-neutral TIdURI from Indy solves some corner cases that WinInet.InternetCrackUrl doesn’t. Someday I’ll check it against the .NET Uri class and report back about this. An addition, you might want to extend it as it lacks some features: Indy, TIdURI.PathEncode, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 13:04

Wednesday, 31. May 2017

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The Bug Reporting Spectrum

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest posting by Justin Rohrman. Justin has been a professional software tester in various capacities since 2005. In his current role, Justin is a consulting software tester and writer working with Excelon Development. Outside of work, he is currently serving on the Association For ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 17:00
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ITDevCon 2017 Spring Edition has been a success!

Daniele Teti's programming blog – ITDevCon 2017 Spring Edition has been a success! Beyond the good crowd of loyal Delphi italian programmers that usually comes to ITDevCon, also a good number of new guys were coming to the “Spring Edition”. Maybe because the SE is shorter, maybe because all the speeches were in italian, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Daniele Teti @ 15:04
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Webinar Tomorrow: Understanding Automatic Reference Counting

Marco's Tech Blog – Tomorrow, June 1st, I'll give a webinar (at 3 different time slots) focused on automatic reference counting memory model in Delphi.. This is the summary: Automatic Reference Counting is the memory management system used by Strings & Interfaces on all platforms, and all objects on Linux ...
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