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Archive for January, 2010

lr_save_float() function for LoadRunner

Posted by Kim on Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Just a quick post of a potentially useful function for LoadRunner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Delphi is NOT dying… at least not for me!

Posted by Kim on Saturday, January 16, 2010

I happened to see a blog post about Delphi Dying, and I definitely feel the need to say that “NO, DELPHI IS NOT DYING” (at least not for me)!

It’s still my tool of choice for any kind of development, be it server or client . I’ve seen too many issues with both performance and stability when it comes to Java client apps… Just the other day I had a time tracking software (written in Java). Didn’t work anymore for no reason whatsoever, worked yesterday. Had to downgrade the to update 7 to get it to work.. Just a total PAIN IN THE BUTT with all those update this and update that things .. How hard can it be to get the freaking java-code to work with different updates .. I just don’t get it .. but enough of rant on that for now ..

This also merits a small example of why I think Delphi is good: A buddy at work seemed surprised that I made a TCP Port redirection Desktop app in less than a day, with all the UI parts and load/save things. He used to do lots of Java coding (on the server side) and just seemed to be surprised that with I D2010 managed to complete the app in so short a time?!

I think this goes to prove that Delphi really is an excellent RAD tool that produces fast & reliable code without the need to deploy anything but the .exe itself (= no dependencies on update packs 🙂 ).

I’ve always been, and always will be a Delphi developer.

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LoadRunner and its non-standard SMTP implementation

Posted by Kim on Sunday, January 10, 2010

In one of my recent assignments I was asked to investigate how the SMTP vuser type behaves in LoadRunner. The need was to send alot of EMail messages to a SMTP server, and specifically the CC and BCC fields where important.

As it turns out the SMTP implementation in LoadRunner (v8.1 and v9.5x) does not quite follow the standard when it comes to the CC and BCC headers. Read the rest of this entry »

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