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Friday, 13. July 2018

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A Definition of Done for Modern Development

blog.gurock.com – Most of the companies I have worked with have a “definition of done” to tell when they are ready to release. After all the feature work is done — or most of it, at least — we do some sort of regression testing. When the test team has finished their regression pass and reported all the bugs they ...
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Thursday, 12. July 2018

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CodeRage 8 replays: REST stuff

The Wiert Corner – It seems I forgot to schedule this post, as it was still in the drafts.. So here it is for historic purposes. Likely a few links have died by now. Last year I could not make it to CodeRage 8 as I was prepping for EKON 17 and ITDevCon 2013. But there were some nice presentations, some of which I ...
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Delphi TList.Grow and TStringList.Grow perform differently

The Wiert Corner – Just as a reminder to self: the non-generic TStringList and TList grow way less aggressive than the generic TList: TList.Grow and TStringList.Grow: 4, 8, 12, 28, 44, 60, 76, 95, 118, 147, 183, 228, 285, 356, 445, 556, 695, 868, 1085 Generic TList growth via TListHelper.InternalGrow: 1, 2, 4, 8, ...
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Wednesday, 11. July 2018

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Delphi – pressing Ctrl-A on a TDBEdit was partially fixed in Delphi 10.2 Tokyo

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] QualityCentral 110308 – TDBEdit updates wrongly Datalink.Modified when Dataset being in Browse mode and [WayBack] QualityCentral 127300 – Closed Exception When Ctrl+A (select text) on TDBEdit have been partially fixed in Delphi 10.2 Tokyo under [RSP-16288] Bug after selecting ...
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“Don’t access VCL from a background thread” – how to demo that?

The Wiert Corner – When accessing the VCL from multiple threads at the same time: adopted from …\DEMOS\THREADS\THRDDEMO.DPR Great question a while ago: [WayBack] “Don’t access VCL from a background thread” – how to demo that? – Primož Gabrijelčič – Google+ For me, the ultimate ...
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Win Prizes – Fill out the Jira Testing Plugin Survey!

blog.gurock.com – In partnership with the wonderful folks at the Ministry of Testing, we bring you the Jira Testing Plugin survey! Go fill it out here and get entered into a prize draw for Ministry of Testing goodies: Survey If you love to learn about all things testing, you’ll love our first prize: A year ...
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The Challenge of Determining Acceptable Code Coverage

blog.gurock.com – It’s a fact of life in quality assurance circles: Any line of code that hasn’t been exercised in a test is a potential risk. Thus, test practitioners use a metric called the code coverage percentage to determine how much of the code that’s been written has actually been exercised in ...
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Sunday, 8. July 2018

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Reports Webinars Questions and Answers

blog.gurock.com – During the Winning at TestRail Reporting webinar, we promised to try and answer as many of your questions about reports as we could. Where possible, we did that during the webinar itself using the GoToWebinar console. But predictably, there were a great many that we just didn’t have time to ...
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Friday, 6. July 2018

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Hi Linux, again! (Ubuntu 18.04 on Dell XPS 9350)

Yet Another Programming Blog – Once every N years I give Linux a try. I’ve been a great supporter in the past and I always enjoyed tinkering with my OSes. I gradually lost the appetite due to jobs always requiring a windows PC, making the use of Linux a pain. For my previous attempt to use Linux, in the summer of 2017, I ...
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Tester’s Diary: Rethinking Test Reporting

blog.gurock.com – With the project I started last year finally behind me and my new project not yet ready, I was able to take some time last week to work on my annual goals. I hoped to start by meeting with the product manager of my next project to discuss the basics of test reporting: what information she needs, ...
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Thursday, 5. July 2018

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listview – TListView detecting ESC or unchanged editing – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – Delphi translation by Thomas Mueller of a C++ Builder fix [WayBack] listview – TListView detecting ESC or unchanged editing – Stack Overflow Via [WayBack] TListView detecting ESC or unchanged editing – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+ –jeroen
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You can use Linux API calls directly from Delphi 10.2 and up

The Wiert Corner – Paul TOTH figured this out: you can use any Linux API but it’s not trivial. you have to install the “dev” library under Llinux, like “apt-get install xxx-dev” for the xxx API you have to update the Linux DSK in Delphi you can declare the API as externals function as ...
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I totally forgot that Delphi has had a function to get the current executing thread – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – While updating some old code fiddling with the[WayBack] GetThreadId function, I wanted to have some TThread wrapper around it. I had totally forgotten there has been already a means for this since Delphi 2009 (which initially had a bug, but that was worked around at first and fixed later): [WayBack] ...
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Wednesday, 4. July 2018

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Crafting User Stories That Agile Teams Will Love

blog.gurock.com – A popular term you will come across when working in agile is the “user story.” For the uninitiated, a user story is a technique of expressing software requirements in a specific format, usually: As a < role of user >, I want to < perform an action >, so that < goal of user > This ...
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Delphi – Viewing an array in the Watch Windows starting from a non-zero index

The Wiert Corner – via [WayBack] Is it possible to range an arrays in Watches view to specific index range? Sometimes I work with arrays that contain 100Ks lines, and Watches limit the view to index 131071… – Mike Torrettinni – Google+ Reminder to check how well this works: Given FInts: array of ...
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