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Thursday, 4. January 2018

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Delphi inner scoping is undefined. Please Embarcadero/Idera, come up with a formal language definition for Delphi

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] Hi there, this is pure curiosity only; but this compiler behaviour seems odd to me. What do you think?… – Agustin Ortu – Google+ The problems start when you prefix the outer class which you have to when using inner consts ([WayBack] Oh nice. Feel free to QP. Fails at least in ...
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Wednesday, 3. January 2018

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Crosscompiling with Lazarus 1.8 on Linux Mint 18.3

The Programming Works – Suppose you installed Lazarus 1.8 on Linux Mint 18.3 as described before and want to build Windows binaries (well we don’t like Windows, but the users do ). I’ve found the useful piece of information about crosscompiling here and started to adopt it to my 32-bit Linux system. The first ...
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Where and Why we Automate

blog.gurock.com – I see more test automation projects that start and then are later abandoned, than started and subsequently celebrated for what they contribute to a software project. This generally starts with a complaint that it takes the QA group too long to perform regression testing. Managers demand test ...
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Monday, 1. January 2018

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LAUNCHED https://uberpdf.org/

The Wiert Corner – It is a lot (~300 megabyte compressed download!), but worth it. Here are the links: [WayBack] ÜberPDF Org ÜberBuild with ÜberPDF-SDK (either will work on all systems): [WayBack] UberPdfSdk-1000-0000.tar.gz (best for Unix Like systems – 299,311,992 bytes) sha256sum UberPdfSdk-1000-0000.tar.gz ...
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Sunday, 31. December 2017

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Delphi FMX TBitmapCodecManager.LoadFromFile calls TImageTypeChecker.GetType that returns ONLY predefined image types

The Wiert Corner – Bugs happen: [WayBack] Did I miss something ? I’ve tried to add a custom image loader for FMX … TBitmapCodecManager.LoadFromFile calls TImageTypeChecker.GetType that returns ONLY predefined image types ! (gif, bmp, png, tiff, jpg) … – Paul TOTH – Google+ I’m not ...
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My Year in Cities 2017

Marco's Tech Blog – This is my end-of-the-year blog post listing places I've visited in 2017 for at least one night (plus some relevant daily trips, marked with an asterisk), in chronological order. At times, the reason for the trip is listed:  Torino (Italy)* Trento (Italy)* Sydney (Australia) Brisbane ...
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Friday, 29. December 2017

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Getting Ready for 2018

blog.gurock.com – Lots of people use the Christmas and New Year break as a time of reflection. I’ve certainly done so in the past and it’s a tradition I’ve tended to find extremely useful. Sometimes, it’s led me to make some life-changing decisions. Most often, it’s simply helped to give me a sense of purpose and ...
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Thursday, 28. December 2017

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Delphi: it is better to use ifndef rather than ifdef to keep the IDE working properly…

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] Dear diary,today I learned that it is better to use ifndef rather than ifdef if I want the IDE to keep working properly. I had a uses clause with an i… – Stefan Glienke – Google+ I promised to remind myself, so here it is (: –jeroen  Filed under: Delphi, ...
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Wednesday, 27. December 2017

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Ideara / Embaracdero at least fixed some of their security issues…

The Wiert Corner – Some security improvements A long while ago I quoted [WayBack] Ideara / Embaracdero is flushing away user trust in their ability to do secure computing… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+. Since then they have fixed some of the issues: EDN password reset email messages do not ...
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Valid reasons for having Delphi AnsiString on Mobile platform…not only for Internet but for Shaders also. //…

The Wiert Corner – It’s too bad that you need workarounds to get ByteStrings working on mobile devices as there are APIs there (like shaders) that work best with them. There was a nice discussion on this last year at [WayBack] I miss AnsiString on Mobile…not only for Internet but for Shaders also.// ...
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c# – Why does Try-Catch require curly braces – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – From my SO Question Archive: Just curious: Why is the syntax for try catch in C# (Java also?) hard coded for multiple statements? Why doesn’t the language allow: int i; string s = DateTime.Now.Seconds % 2 == 1 ? "1" : "not 1"; try i = int.Parse(s); catch i = 0; The example is for trivial ...
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Monday, 25. December 2017

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Installing Lazarus 1.8 on Linux Mint 18.3

The Programming Works – Yesterday I come across my old 32-bit Celeron laptop with 2Gb memory and broken battery and decided to install Linux on it. First I tried Centos 7.5, then Ubuntu 16.04, and finally settled down on Mint 18.3 Cinnamon which I liked most. After playing a little with the OS I decided to install the ...
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Merry Christmas

RemObjects Blogs – Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone here at RemObjects!
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The ÜberPDF™ SDK is done! – complete build system – 100% open source – all platforms…

The Wiert Corner – Merry Christmas: Joe C. Hecht of Code4Sale, LLC is very proud to announce that the ÜberPDF SDK version 1.0 is now complete, is ready for public distribution, and will be made available for download in the next few days. More details at [WayBack] The ÜberPDF SDK is DONE! – COMPLETE BUILD SYSTEM ...
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Friday, 22. December 2017

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Agile Testing Reflections 2017

blog.gurock.com – Throughout my career, I have been into agile and observed it first-hand. After being on this journey for almost a decade now, I have figured out over the years that being agile is about embracing an attitude more than any process or tools. Here are a few of my key learnings from 2017, I hope they ...
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