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By: John Kaster
Abstract: Watch the replay of the webinar presented by Borland Developer Relations
Presented by: David Intersimone, Nick Hodges and John Kaster
NickH:Erasmus: "What does EMEA stand for?" - EMEA = Europe, Middle East, Africa
NickH:Nigel: "Can you tell me son Thomas to go to bed so I can follow your broadcast. cheers." - Thomas! Listen to your father and go to bed!
jkaster:djones: "Is FastMM used by default in C++ projects too?" - this is the default memory manager for Delphijkaster inserts the following link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/fastmmjkaster: Latest version of FastMM is there
jkaster:Luca: "Do you think to put the replay of all ten days webinar on bdntv?" - yes, the first one is already there. replay links are posted as they become available
jkaster inserts the following link: https://bdn.borland.com/article/33797jkaster: BDNtv: Database development with Delphi and C++Builder 2006
jkaster:LizR: "But you can turn the memory reports on using the default fastmm in delphi by using ReportMemoryLeaksOnShutdown:=true;" - Thanks. This is what the leak tracker demo shows, too.
jkaster inserts the following link: https://dennishomepage.gugs-cats.dk/BASM-filer/BASMForBeginners.htmjkaster: BASM for Beginners tutorials by Dennis Kjaer Christensen
jkaster inserts the following link: https://fastcodeproject.org/jkaster: FastCode project sitejkaster:jfriedber: "What's the URL for the presentation?" - mms://bdntv.borland.com/chatjkaster inserts the following link: mms://bdntv.borland.com/chat
jkaster inserts the following link: https://bdn.borland.com/article/33778jkaster: The announcement article shows all the details, and replays are now posted
jkaster:rinn: "Could you show the "I'm Listening" link?" - Yes, thanks. I was just getting to that!jkaster inserts the following link: https://test.borland.com/broadcast
jkaster: Still need to get download for the first one, requires massive tweaking of WMV to get it to a reasonable size
jkaster: FYI, we're deliberately putting mistakes into the project ;)jkaster inserts the following link: https://bdn.borland.com/article/33691
jkaster: Borland Developer Studio Free Software Bundlejkaster:Pidgeot: "I believe that because the method name starts with test, DUnit will run it" - thanks for the suggestion
jkaster:efortier: "when doing unit tests should each single test be placed in a separate procedure? ie: when testing division should I create one procedure for testing one working parameters set, another for testing division by zero, etc." - nick: That's up to your tastes. You could have multiple tests per method, but make sure the messages for the test are clear. The purists would say one method per test.
jkaster inserts the following link: https://dunit.sourceforge.net/jkaster: The DUnit home page
jkaster inserts the following link: https://bdn1.borland.com/devcon05/article/1,2006,33131,00.htmljkaster: Test-driven Development with Delphi, by Charlie Calvert, from our 2005 conference
jkaster: DUnit finds tests by looking for published methods with no parametersjkaster inserts the following link: https://dunit.sourceforge.net/README.html#_Your_first_testing
jkaster:efortier: "what does "regression testing" means?" - answeredjkaster inserts the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regression_testing
jkaster:mini: "Do you know if there will be a DUnit version 2 that catches up with the new features in JUnit 2?" - nick: I don't know that right now
jkaster:LizR: "can you demo a more realistic use of testing on say one of the demo apps supplied with delphi?" - nick: I could, but I'll have to do this later
jkaster:djones: "With BDS2006 (I use C++), it looks like we can turn on optimizations even when building a debug version of an application (this was not possible in BCB5/6). First, do optimizations actually apply when debug mode is enabled, and second, are there any consequences that one should be aware of for debugging, or more importantly, for application deployment when enabling optimizations in a debug build?" - david: the optimizations we provide are "safe" -- we've done a lot of testing of the code. When you do a debug build, the optimizations are turned off. In general, you want to test both ways, with optimizations on and off.
jkaster:steve_kia: " BDS2006 datasheet indicates, among other environments, XpPro REQUIRED. Are there issues with XpHome .. will it work with XpHome? Thanks." - nick: it should work, but XP Pro is "required" is because of ASP.NET's usage of IIS. We do include Cassini as an option for ASP.NET.
jkaster:efortier: "do you guys do unit testing for all BDS?" - not all of itjkaster inserts the following link: https://www.stevetrefethen.com/blog/AutomatedTestingDelphiStyle.aspxjkaster: Steve discussing Zombie
jkaster:cprog: "Nick: any comments on the lauch from microsoft of the .net framework 3? the next version of delphi will be 100% full compatible with .net framework 3?" - nick: .NET 3.0 is brilliant marketing, because it's .NET 2.0 with WPF, WCF, etc. "Fully compatible" depends on what you mean.
jkaster:djones: "Thank you...knowing that optimizations do in fact work in debug mode (they aren't ignored in debug mode) and that they are "safe" is exactly what I wanted to know." - You're welcome
jkaster:Glenn: " Is it possible to do unit testing for eventhandlers eg. TButtons" - Nick: Not really. The unit tests are designed to run independently of any user interface.
jkaster:RWinston: "It is possible to test event handlers. See https://delphi.about.com/b/a/257656.htm?nl=1" - Thanks for the linkjkaster inserts the following link: https://delphi.about.com/b/a/257656.htm?nl=1
jkaster:bmcgee: "Any chance some version of Zombie will be released to customers?" - nick: I can't comment on that right now
jkaster:ogiesen: "how would you recommend doing automated testing when the code being tested is not stand-alone, e.g. an Office addin... surely I can not create a mock Office/Exchange environment? I would think that would take more time than writing the actual app..." - nick: Something like that is a little difficult.
jkaster:mini: "I would like to see automated test case creation in Delphi, e.g. auto generating white box tests to achieve full branch coverage for our code. Any thoughts on that?" - nick: cool idea. David: more to explore. There's also a lot of third party partners like Automated QA, and Segue that offer testing solutions
jkaster inserts the following link: https://www.borland.com/us/products/silk/jkaster: Borland Silk & Gauntlet
jkaster inserts the following link: https://cruisecontrol.sourceforge.net/jkaster: Cruise Control is something the BDS team is using
jkaster:efortier: "can the DUnit framework included in BDS2006 be upgraded if the official DUnit is updated?" - nick: yes, it should be possible.
jkaster:LizR: "will a lite version of gauntlet be in bds 2007?" - david: Guantlet is a technology that is available right now. It's not integrated into BDS currently.
jkaster:jfriedber: "What is BDS?" - Borland Developer Studio (Delphi 2006, C++Builder 2006, C#Builder 2006)
jkaster:ddi2: "I get annoyed when debugging when I can't access certain variables; I guess the compiler had them in registers only and threw them away when they were no longer needed. Is there an option to turn that off?" - you can see that by turning off optimizations
jkaster:ogiesen: "the [office addin] question was not specifically about unit testing. more automated testing in general..." - noted, thanks!
jkaster:cprog: "What's the difference between NUNIT and DUNIT?" - nick: NUnit is specific to .NET and DUnit works for Delphi.NET and Delphi for Win32
jkaster inserts the following link: https://maven.apache.org/continuum/about.htmljkaster: Continuum project
jkaster inserts the following link: https://bdn.borland.com/article/33373jkaster: BDNtv: Overview of Together in Delphi 2006
jkaster: OpenSource testing orgjkaster inserts the following link: https://opensourcetesting.org/
jkaster:cprog: "Is there a reason to free the memory two times?" - to demonstrate the bug and how codeguard handles itjkaster:mini: "is that (codeguard) c++ specific?" - david: yes
jkaster:LizR: "any chance of a codeguard for delphi?" - send email@example.com an email. FastMM already does some of what CodeGuard does. AQTime is also a good option
jkaster inserts the following link: https://www.automatedqa.com/jkaster: AQTime
jkaster:LizR: "Do you have any advice on profiling speed of functions? with preprovided tools? to find out where delays" - Still recommend AQTime
jkaster inserts the following link: https://test.borland.com/broadcastjkaster thinks you should click "I'm listening"
jkaster:djones: "What ever happened to Turbo Profiler?" - david: it went by the wayside. It's still out there for TASM
jkaster:cprog: "jkaster: Any plans for a ECO broadcasting for advanced users? It's seems that there are lots of people interested including me :=) I would liked to see some ECO/code interaction..." - yes, we will definitely be doing this, probably starting in December
jkaster:mbentley: "I find that the code generated by delphi fails the audits. Are you going to fix this? (i.e Delphi generates "Sender" as a parameter, but the audit defaults to wanting "sender"). This makes a bit of a mess to get through." - it's really a warning. turn off what you don't want to see
jkaster:LizR: "any free ones worth looking at?" - if someone else knows, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
jkaster:efortier: "can we expect more refactorings in future versions of BDS?" - david: yes, the team is continuing work on refactoring, not only for Delphi but for C++ as well
jkaster:cheeyang: "great presentation. thanks" - you're very welcome. Thank you for watching!
jkaster: Thanks, everyone. bye!
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