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November 2009

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The PDA Today

Steve's Delphi Blog – It's a little off topic but I've been using it so much these days I thought it worth a mention. As mentioned in another post, I've used PDA devices since the late 90's starting out with the Psion 5 before I moved on to the very successful palm pilot, specifically the Palm Tungsten T. I switched to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Steve Peacocke @ 2009-11-25 22:10
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More on Cloud Computing

Steve's Delphi Blog – A few posts ago I spoke on attending a Cloud Computing seminar put on by NetSuite. Since then I have looked into this a little more and hope to dispel some of the misconceptions of Cloud Computing. The idea sounds great, and it's certainly the buzzword of the week if we believe the hype. "But ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Steve Peacocke @ 2009-11-17 21:35
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Problem Resolution or Project Resolution?

Steve's Delphi Blog – Several years ago a large government department IT section was in almost total stasis with every person desperately running in circles at 110% capacity every day but nothing could be accomplished. Each person would come to work each day and arrive to problem after problem as management wanted this ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Steve Peacocke @ 2009-11-03 20:58

October 2009

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Mind Mapping

Steve's Delphi Blog – I have been using mind mapping software for many years now and it has often been a great boost to get clarity around thought. I know that I've often been told that my mind needs a map to get around and I've agreed with them. I know I  think the same way everyone else does. Do you memorize your ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Steve Peacocke @ 2009-10-29 20:54
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Cloud Computing

Steve's Delphi Blog – I went along to a cloud computing seminar last week to see what the fuss was all about. Cloud computing is a term bandied about a lot in recent times and I really didn't fully understand what it was. When NetSuite put on a free seminar, that is to say; "a free sales pitch", I took the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Steve Peacocke @ 2009-10-28 00:41
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Sydney This Time

Steve's Delphi Blog – The photo was taken on my iPhone from our apartment towards the Blue Mountains one evening.Here we go again. I'm really looking forward to buying a house and settling down in one place again. A luxury that has been out of our grasps for a while now. After a great year in Melbourne we've moved again, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Steve Peacocke @ 2009-10-23 12:52

April 2009

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Even Programmers need to Communicate

Steve's Delphi Blog – Few programming teams that I have met really understand how important communication is to their everyday lives. Let me yell this from the highest places I can find - Communication is the most important factor a software team can possess, above technical abilities, above delivery, above project ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Steve Peacocke @ 2009-04-07 14:12

March 2009

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So Many Things, So Little Time

Steve's Delphi Blog – It has been a very interesting past 6 months or so. I'm now settled in my role in Melbourne as Development Manager for a good sized company here with offices in many countries around the world. It was not the original role that I came over here for, but this time it looks very good.It will take me ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Steve Peacocke @ 2009-03-06 11:30

September 2008

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Moved Again

Steve's Delphi Blog – Just a quick note to let everyone know that I have moved again.I've taken a position of Applications Development Manager for a good team in Melbourne Australia. Once I have settled in, I'll take this blog up again. In the meantime, please feel free to talk amongst yourselves.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Steve Peacocke @ 2008-09-11 17:59

August 2008

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Available: Experienced Delphi Developer

Steve's Delphi Blog – This week my family and I have decided to make the move from New Zealand to Australia. There has been some recent discussions regarding the lack of very experienced Delphi developers for projects that companies are taking on, so I thought I'd tell you of my availability. With this move, my wife, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Steve Peacocke @ 2008-08-13 13:49

July 2008

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Programming Languages - Pour Quá?

Steve's Delphi Blog – Inevitably, in any discussion on new application development, the subject of using the correct programming language comes up.  Usually this comes in the form of "Use the correct language for the situation. Shortly following the consideration of this sage advice, comes a respectable ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Steve Peacocke @ 2008-07-17 14:22
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Reputation vs The Resume

Steve's Delphi Blog – I have spent a good part of my professional career as a contractor so I was interested when I came across a post titled "Why bother having a resume?" on a blog site by Seth Godin. Seth gives an interesting argument that looks at the resume in 2 distinct ways: firstly he suggests that if ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Steve Peacocke @ 2008-07-15 13:04
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Learning a new Programming Language

Steve's Delphi Blog – Just when I am deep into my evening programming in Delphi, I now have a need to take up yet another language as I take on some Perl skills at work. Its always a typical requirement for any programmer to have a few different programming languages in his/her tool bag. Currently I am working in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Steve Peacocke @ 2008-07-01 17:55

June 2008

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Cooking code with the right ingredients

Steve's Delphi Blog –   My previous post caused some very interesting discussions on the decisions that I am facing when starting on a new project. The suggestions were as varied as the choices in front of me. It seems that any of the alternatives can do the job, so why don't I just make a decision and move on? ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Steve Peacocke @ 2008-06-25 15:54
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Back in from the cold

Steve's Delphi Blog – The time has come to return to programming my own application. I have been considering this for some time and indeed have made several false starts on this. Yesterday, I made a start on actually getting into the program again. This is not a work program, but my own application that I built and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Steve Peacocke @ 2008-06-20 14:01
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