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EDN Tip #3: Keeping your QualityCentral windows client current

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A “by the way” comment on our Delphi non-technical discussion forum by TeamB member Rudy Vethuis inspired this next tip on keeping your QualityCentral (QC) windows client current. QualityCentral is where you can submit bug reports and feature requests for Embarcadero products, to be acted upon by our product teams.

As indicated on the QualityCentral home page, the QC windows client can be automatically updated by using the QC client downloader to launch it instead of launching the QC client directly. The client downloader first checks the web site to see if there’s a new version of the client to download. If there is, it will prompt you to download it, and it will automatically launch the latest version for you.

The QualityCentral windows client is included in the Tools menu for Delphi, C++Builder, and RAD Studio. In the 2010 release, the tools menu shortcut was modified to start using the QC client downloader, so it will automatically be kept current for you.

EDN Tip #3.1

Many power users of QualityCentral like JED Software‘s QualityCentral client called QC Plus, which integrates with QualityCentral via the QC Web Service.

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Written by John Kaster

June 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm

The Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

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I was just having a Skype chat with Jonathan Benedicto, one of the developers on the Developer Network team, and he pointed out a very valuable and relevant link to me regarding the “Top 25 most dangerous programming errors” all software developers should address in their code.

This isn’t a funny David Letterman Top 10 list. This is a list put together by more than 30 organizations, including the US National Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, Microsoft, and Symantec.You can see the news article Jon mentioned to me on the BBS web site. (It’s nice to see the industry work together on broad issues like this.)

For the “meat” of the errors and ways to address them, see the official list, including fixes.

And start plugging any holes you find in your own code!

Written by John Kaster

January 13, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Posted in EDN, ednfront, IT Industry