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Thursday, 4. April 2019

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Firemonkey/Isometric at master · tothpaul/Firemonkey

The Wiert Corner – This shows you how to do 2.5D isometric projection in Delphi using Firemonkey: [WayBack] Firemonkey/Isometric at master · tothpaul/Firemonkey. [WayBack] Isometric projection – Wikipedia. Via: [WayBack] I wonder what the best approach would be to use FireMonkey to develop an isometric 2.5D game ...
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Delphi: do NOT use duplicate GUIDs on interfaces

The Wiert Corner – One of the things when fixing bugs in an old codebase is wading through technical debt. A quick win is to get rid of duplicate GUIDs when interface portions have been copy-paste re-used: interfaces with the same GUID are treated the same with as casts even if they are different. the compiler does ...
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Wednesday, 3. April 2019

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TMS WEB Core v1.2 Padua beta is here for TMS ALL-ACCESSS users

TMS Software Blog – Our team is working around the clock for the huge update that TMS WEB Core v1.2 is. The combination of the number of improvements and new features is mind-blowing. We thought it was time to give our TMS WEB Core v1.2 Padua beta in your hands so you can not only benefit from the many improvements ...
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Delphi, attributes, RTTI and the IDE

The Wiert Corner – Reminder to self: [WayBack] It took me a while to address an awful IDE crash issue. If you install a design time package which uses RTTI to populate custom attributes declared in… – Baoquan Zuo – Google+ TL;DR: be very careful using the built-in RTTI support objects as when they ...
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A new problem, a new stack

Rob's Technology Corner – Time to RewriteIn the past year, my employer decided to rewrite our Internal Application.     It's not something we took lightly, the current Delphi Application is over 5 Million lines of code.     So as we rewrite portions of that existing application we will need to ...
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Tuesday, 2. April 2019

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What Testers Should Be Automating

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest posting by Justin Rohrman. When the topic of test automation comes up in a conversation between testers, most of the time the answer — even before any context is given — is “Selenium.” Selenium is a fine tool, but it is good for a small number of tasks, and there are many comparable ...
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Classic Tip: From Default Project Options to RAD Studio Option Sets

Marco's Tech Blog – In early versions of Delphi and RAD Studio, a user could change some of the current project options and (with a check box) save them as default, that is as the initial options for any future project. It was also possible to change this configuration by selecting the Project Options when no project ...
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Interface methods are not assignment compatible with method references or methods of object.

The Wiert Corner – Boy I wish that QC was still up and QualityPortal was publicly indexable as that would have saved me quite a bit of time tracking this down. Luckily I got help from Stefan Glienke (who maintains the awesome Spring4D library based on modern Delphi compiler support) when I mentioned How good are you ...
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Monday, 1. April 2019

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Access the camera with TMS WEB Core 1.2 Padua

TMS Software Blog – In the past two weeks we have given some insight on the upcoming support for 3D graphics and a new syntax highlighting editor, and we have promised that there will be more to come to TMS WEB Core v1.2 Padua. It's time to continue with some more new components: TWebCamera, TWebQRDecoder and ...
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Animated Path Graphics of Grace Hopper

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I wanted to finish this side project during Women’s History Month to honor the Amazing Grace Hopper and her contributions to the field of Computer Science. I found this interesting SVG of Grace Hopper that wanted to figure out how to render in Delphi using the FireMonkey TPath, but it also ...
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Friday, 29. March 2019

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Fix Bugs: Don’t File Bug Reports

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest posting by Jim Holmes Bug reports and the triage process are waste. In every sense, but especially the Lean sense. What’s more valuable to your users and customers? High-quality software being used in production, or a bug database that’s filled with hundreds or thousands ...
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Thursday, 28. March 2019

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Not sure why, but sometimes the Delphi IDE does not allow you to toggle the Console Application; it looks off, but is in fact on: IsConsole returns true

The Wiert Corner – On my research list: Not sure why, but sometimes the Delphi options display a regular application, but the IsConsole returns true because of AppType Console in the main PropertyGroup. console applications are turned off in the linker the debugger still shows it as a console application when ...
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Windows Manifest Files and Delphi

The Wiert Corner – An interesting read on Windows Manifest Files in Delphi [WayBack]. TL;DR: Do not let Delphi manage your manifest. All versions are either limited, or buggy, or both. Basically it’s the same as doing VersionInfo in Delphi: do not let the IDE do it, but do it yourself. In this case: Write your ...
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Wednesday, 27. March 2019

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VCL Styles Utils – New version released

The Road to Delphi – Hello Guys, a new version of the VCL Styles Utils was released, the main changes for this update are : Improved Modern Dialogs support Support for Windows 10 build 1809 (Dark Mode Explorer) High-DPI support Thank you very much for the contributions from salvadordf and luebbe Rodrigo.
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Value types not having parameterless constructors…

The Wiert Corner – The list below is based on a G+ discussion in a single language, but has way broader aspects. It’s on value types, mutability, parameterless constructors and expectations of compiled code. I’ve bitten myself in the foot with mutable types in too many languages too often, so I started ...
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