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Wednesday, 20. June 2018

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Two cool features of the TestInsight treeview – navigate and copy

The Wiert Corner – TestInsight is a great tool for automatically running your unit tests and seeing the results to make you more productive. Two of the results treeview features you might not know make you even more productive: After selecting a node, pressing Ctrl-C will copy the content as text to the clipboard ...
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Delphi - always full of surprises!

The Delphi Geek – After all these years, Delphi still surprises me. Apparently, as I found out today (by making a stupid typo), Copy(string, index, position) doesn't require position parameter!IOW, following two lines do exactly the same:s := Copy('123456789', 4, 6);s := Copy('123456789', 4);Works for arrays, too!Of ...
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Class helpers and virtual methods – E2003 Undeclared identifier: ‘QueryInterface’/ ‘_AddRef’/’_Release’

The Wiert Corner – Reminder to self: if you want to stay compatible with old (Pre Delphi XE) source code, then do not use virtual methods in class helpers. Technically you can, as class helpers can inherit from other class helpers, but this is only supported as of Delphi XE. In lower versions you get these errors as ...
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Monday, 18. June 2018

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IDE Fix Pack 6.3.2 for XE2 only

Andy's Blog – There was an off-by-one bug in the Win64 Compiler Speed Pack for XE2 since the release of version 6.0. This caused the XE2 dcc64 compiler to generate defective code that caused crashes in the created executable file. The off-by-one bug only affected XE2. When I began writing the patches I used XE4 ...
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Sunday, 17. June 2018

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IDE Fix Pack 6.3 released

Andy's Blog – The new IDE Fix Pack 6.3 add some IDE fixes and makes DFM reading a little bit faster due to the usage of buffers on the stack instead of the TBytes heap allocations with unnecessary FillChar calls. The compiler option extension -x-fpr also got a new feature. If a function has stack variables that ...
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Friday, 15. June 2018

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Leading the Agile Culture Change

blog.gurock.com – Ken, a Test Manager, at the Acme company was concerned. He and his fellow managers had collaborated to create cross-functional feature and product teams. They were pretty successful at the team level. It hadn’t been easy. It was time to change the rest of the organization. Especially since they had ...
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Thursday, 14. June 2018

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GExperts 1.3.10 experimental twm 2018-06-03 – twm’s blog

The Wiert Corner – I just saved it to [WayBack] GExperts 1.3.10 experimental twm 2018-06-03 – twm’s blog. It includes: [WayBack] GExperts Usage Statistics – twm’s blog [WayBack] GExperts Bugfixes – twm’s blog in the Unicode area –jeroen
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Delphi MS OpenXML files – ZIP and XML…

The Wiert Corner – If I ever need to do OpenXML in Delphi: [WayBack] For some years i’ve had a subsystem that directly manipulates MS OpenXML files… – Dany Marmur – Google+ Summary: Zipping: units from mORMot. Brilliant! Fast. Does not puke! XML:ing: Oxml (kluug.net). –jeroen  
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Wednesday, 13. June 2018

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Performance Testing Asynchronous Applications

blog.gurock.com – Asynchronous computing addresses a need that has been at the forefront of application development since the earliest days of computing: ensuring fast application response between systems. Whereas synchronous architectures require a caller to wait for a response from a called function before moving ...
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Delphi, IBX and the Turkish I problem

The Wiert Corner – Last year, it took a while to reproduce and it is likely not fixed anytime soon: if you use Delphi and IBX (InterBase Express) to connect to either InterBase or FireBird database, then in the Turkish locale do not use lowercase SQL in your Delphi code as it will break on the I’ve decided to ...
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Tuesday, 12. June 2018

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Grammar Zoo – Browsable Borland Delphi Assembler Grammar

The Wiert Corner – Interesting: [WayBack] Grammar Zoo – Browsable Borland Delphi Assembler Grammar. It is very complete, including constructs like the [WayBack] special directives VMTOFFSET and DMTINDEX for Delphi virtual and dynamic methods. You can contribute to it using ...
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[dcc32 Fatal Error] MyProject.dpr(23): F2051 Unit GUITestRunner was compiled with a different version of DUnitX.TestFramework.ITest

The Wiert Corner – If you ever get an error like these in Delphi XE8 and up [dcc32 Fatal Error] MyProject.dpr(23): F2051 Unit GUITestRunner was compiled with a different version of DUnitX.TestFramework.ITest [dcc32 Fatal Error] MyProject.dpr(23): F2051 Unit TextTestRunner was compiled with a different version of ...
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Sunday, 10. June 2018

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On how I “started embracing” dynamic languages

Yet Another Programming Blog – I will start by saying that that I do not have anything new to add to the everlasting “dynamic vs static binding” debate: It’s been talked about to death at this point, and yeah, I am still well in the “strongly typed languages” camp and am not planning to leave anytime ...
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Saturday, 9. June 2018

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On ISBNs

Delphi-losophy – A commenter on my last post asked about why I bought 100 ISBNs.  That does seem like a lot, no? Well, the ISBN game is a bit of a racket. ISBN stands for “International Standard Book Number” — and it uniquely identifies a book world wide.  It even identifies different forms of the ...
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Friday, 8. June 2018

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Applying the Lessons of TDD to Work in General

blog.gurock.com – I’ve spent the better part of two decades writing software professionally. I could divide this time in any number of ways. For instance, I could do it by programming languages learned, tech stacks used or jobs worked. But I actually tend to divide it loosely in half, into my pre-TDD and post- ...
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