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Thursday, 4. October 2018

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What’s the point of having abstract classes in Delphi?

The Wiert Corner – There was an interesting thread a while ago: [WayBack] What’s the point of having abstract classes in Delphi? – Agustin Ortu – Google+ The answer is no (the documentation warns you against it – see Constructing instance of abstract class –  the compiler doesn’t), ...
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Visiting the TMS lab day 4: TMS WEB Core from Lazarus

TMS Software Blog – It is nice there is also free open-source IDE for Pascal developers, but what is really nice is that this free IDE runs on multiple operating systems. It can be natively run from Windows, macOS and Linux. And yes, Raspbian being in the Linux family, Lazarus also runs on Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi! ...
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The Delphi Compiler and UTF-8 Encoded Source Code Files With no BOM

Marco's Tech Blog – Last week a (large) customer sent me an email indicating he was experiencing issues when compiling the same project on different machines. Turned out the difference was in the source code files format and the root cause was a unit saved as UTF-8 but without a BOM. The reason? One of the developers ...
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Wednesday, 3. October 2018

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On my list to try (about half a year since it appeared): A new mutlti-threading library for Delphi. (darkThreading) – Chapman World

The Wiert Corner – With fresh libraries – like new Delphi and Windows versions – I usually take a pause to see if any major updates have been published to stabalise things. So about half a year after the release of A new mutlti-threading library for Delphi. (darkThreading) – Chapman World [WayBack], this ...
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Visiting the TMS lab day 3: ExtJS & TMS WEB Core

TMS Software Blog – The fact that IDERA acquired the company Sencha behind the ExtJS framework and has now both Embarcadero and Sencha under its umbrella generated also some interest among Delphi developers for this framework. From time to time we get a request if the ExtJS framework can be used from TMS WEB Core. ...
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Just curious, Is there ever a benefit to not providing a GUID in an interface…

The Wiert Corner – An interesting question [WayBack] Just curious,Is there ever a benefit to not providing a GUID in an interface? – Johan Bontes – Google+ The answer is simple: The benefits are almost none and you loose compiler assisted casting ease. The interesting bits are the discussion where even ...
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7 Holes You Might Have in Your Testing Strategy

blog.gurock.com – This is a guest post by Erik Dietrich, founder of DaedTech LLC. How do you feel about your group’s software testing strategy? Do you think that it is bulletproof? Planning a nice relaxing holiday to start the day after your next roll to production? If you’re anything like the majority ...
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Tuesday, 2. October 2018

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Not just C++: Thoughts on Dealing with Signed/Unsigned Mismatch – IT Hare on Soft.ware

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] C++: Thoughts on Dealing with Signed/Unsigned Mismatch – IT Hare on Soft.ware. I have seen things like this happen in way to many places, not just C/C++: static_assert( -1 < 1U );//fails! Take away: Never ever use explicit casts merely to get rid of warnings (whether ...
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Visiting the TMS lab day 2: Adding artificial intelligence to TMS WEB Core apps

TMS Software Blog – There is no doubt about it that artificial intelligence is a hot topic. Wondering how this cool technology could be used by Delphi developers creating web applications, we researched how we could leverage existing technology. In the area of artificial intelligence, the Tensorflow.js library is one ...
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Reminder to self that this cleared itself: Delphi fails to start after Windows did some “Program Compatibility Assistant” magic…

The Wiert Corner – This repaired itself; weird: [WayBack] Delphi fails to start after Windows did some “Program Compatibility Assistant” magic to it when BDS.exe crashed because the compiler ran out of memory:… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+ –jeroen
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Introducing Water

RemObjects Blogs – I'm incredibly proud to annouce that as of last Friday, with Elements build .2331, we have officially started to ship Water, our brand new development environment (IDE) for Elements on Windows.Water has grown out of and been inspired by all the work, feedback and experience we got creating Fire, our ...
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Monday, 1. October 2018

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Visiting the TMS lab day 1: TMS WEB Core support for Google charts

TMS Software Blog – Two weeks of TMS lab visits From today till October 12, we'll have a daily visit in the TMS lab to see what the team is working on, experimenting with, researching... for future TMS WEB Core releases. For some of this work, there are already firm plans for adding this to upcoming releases, for ...

Friday, 28. September 2018

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Photos of September Delphi Events: London and Utrecht

Marco's Tech Blog – Delphi User Group Meeting, London A couple of weeks ago I was in London for personal reasons and teamed up with the UK Developers Group to attend their monthly meeting and talk about Delphi. I offered an introductory talk, some in depth on RAD Server compared to other web service technologies, ...
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Thursday, 27. September 2018

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Debugging Session – Brian Long, 2001

The Wiert Corner – I’m amazed how little things have changed when doing hardcore Delphi debugging: [WayBack] Debugging Session –jeroen
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Wednesday, 26. September 2018

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Scalable HTTP sockets for the cloud, Part 2 – grijjy blog

The Wiert Corner – Interesting stuff: In this article we will expand on our TgoHttpClient class by adding some core new features including non-blocking http responses, unifying HTTP 1.1, HTTP/S and HTTP/2 support into a common class… Source: [WayBack] Scalable HTTP sockets for the cloud, Part 2 – grijjy blog ...
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