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Archive for August 22nd, 2019

Google Dataset Search

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/22

Reminder to self: check if [WayBack] Dataset Search still exists.

Via: [WayBack] Looking for a #dataset to use to train your system or test it? #Google has just released a search engine specifically for datasets. Very useful! #Machi… – Jason Mayes – Google+


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Delphi Ensuring Left/alLeft or Top/alTop controls are positioned in the right order…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/22

The post [WayBack] Why is my buttons not created in logical order? If I run this, my buttons area created ACB rather than ABC as I expected… – Johan Swart – Google+ reminded me the trouble of Delphi VCL and FMX have with alignment.

Basically you have to position your control away from your intended alignment position in order for it to work. So this fails:

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
  myToolBar: TToolBar;
  myCornerButton: TCornerButton;
  i: Integer;
  myToolBar := TToolbar.Create(Self);
  myToolBar.Parent := Self;

  for i := 0 to 2 do
    myCornerButton := TCornerButton.Create(tbarGrid);
    myCornerButton.Parent := myToolBar;
    myCornerButton.Align := TAlignLayout.Left;
    myCornerButton.Text := Chr(65 + I);

Basically you have to set myCornerButton.Left to 1 before setting the Align property.

Similar for the Top property and TAlignLayout.Top value.

The same holds for VCL Align values alLeft with setting the Left property and alTop with setting the Top property before setting Align.

See these for the actual properties and types:

See also this question: [WayBack] Delphi: How to programmatically adjust visual ordering of components with align = alTop


Posted in Delphi, Development, Software Development | 1 Comment »

Mapping Ecosystems of Software Development – Stack Overflow Blog

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/22

On the data team here at Stack Overflow, we spend a lot of time and energy thinking about tech ecosystems and how technologies are related to each other. We use these kinds of relationships all over the place, from making the user experience of everyone coming to Stack Overflow better by suggesting relevant content to helping our clients understand how to hire developers. One way to get at this idea of relationships between technologies is tag correlations. Correlation between tags measures how often tags appear together relative to how often they appear separately. You can check out one of the chapters of my book (written with fellow Stack Overflow data scientist Dave Robinson) for more detailed discussion of this.

Must read: [WayBackMapping Ecosystems of Software Development – Stack Overflow Blog

Via: [WayBack] Mapping Ecosystems of Software Development – Stack Overflow Blog  – ThisIsWhyICode – Google+


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