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June 2019

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Say what you mean and mean what you say!

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – How often are you or your words misinterpreted? Do you even know? Would someone tell you? Or would you go on with life thinking everything is just honky dory. Only to find out later things were not just fine, you only thought they were.I attended a Toastmasters Leadership Institute training ...
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March 2019

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Delphi Tip of the Day - Forward Declarations. Solving the Chicken or the Egg Problem.

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – Today's Delphi Tip of the Day is about resolving "which came first, the chicken or the egg". Because Delphi is a strongly typed language you can't refer to something until it's been defined. However, there are situations where you want to refer to something NOW, but unfortunately it hasn't been ...
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Delphi Tip of the Day - What is the "A" prefix I see used on parameters?

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – Today's Delphi Tip of the Day is all about consistent naming conventions. Consistency in the Delphi and Object Pascal language makes it easier to read and comprehend the code.I have often wondered why the "A" prefix is used on Delphi parameters. Instead of just accepting it a some esoteric thing as ...
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February 2019

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Expert Delphi - Code Errata

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – For the past month I have been making my way through Pawel Gloawcki's book Expert Delphi. I love this book. I am having fun and learning so much. I completed the "Game of Memory" application from Chapter 4, and it works pretty good.I initially ran into an issue running The Game of Memory on my ...
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December 2018

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Code Rage 2018 Replay: What's New With RAD Studio 10.3 Rio

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I was unable to attend Code Rage 2018 this year. I'd like to thank Embarcadero for making the replays available. In this video, Sarina Dupont, David Milligan, and Marco Cantu discuss what's new with RAD Studio 10.3 Rio. I like the new changes to the IDE.Code Rage 2018: RAD Studio 10.3 Rio Product ...
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November 2018

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The 20-Second Hug

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – program TwentySecondHug;{$APPTYPE CONSOLE}{$R *.res}uses System.SysUtils;begin try Writeln('The 20-Second Hug'); Writeln('Copyright (C) 2018 by Michael J. Riley'); Writeln('(May be freely distributed worldwide)'); Writeln('#20SecondHug #20SecondHugs #PilotLight '); Writeln(#13#10); ...
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August 2018

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Delphi Book Collection

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – One week after I wrote about Warren Buffet's 25-5 rule I created my own "Top 5" list. However, this time I put a little twist on it. Instead of creating a to-do list of things I wanted to accomplish in the next six months, I created a list of the top 5 things I have accomplished within my lifetime. ...
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May 2018

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Don't Just Code in Delphi, Think in Delphi

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I have always struggled with fully understanding the object oriented nature of Delphi. I still struggle with it today. For example, I have tried to read Nick Hodge's book "Coding in Delphi" three times and can't get past page 23. I'm currently on page 96 of Pawel Glowaki's book "Expert Delphi" ...
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April 2018

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What do you, me, Warren Buffet, and his pilot have in common?

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – Success. Each one of us; you, me, Buffett, his pilot all want success. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we each hunger for success. So, what separates the exceptionally successful people from the rest of us?Check out this story about Warren Buffet and his long-time pilot then you decide.Mike Flint ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Riley @ 2018-04-28 13:59

March 2018

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Embarcadero Discontinues the Sale of Upgrade Products

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I received an email today informing me that as of April 1, 2018 Embarcadero will discontinue the sale of upgrade products for Rad Studio, Delphi and C++ Builder.My first reaction was "OMG here we go again." Bailey didn't do a very good job at explaining what this means to me, a non-subscription ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Riley @ 2018-03-06 04:05

January 2018

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Playing With Fire(Monkey)

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – If you are like me and have been apprehensive about using FireMonkey let me offer you a renewed sense of hope. It's unfortunate that this hopefulness comes as the Delphi community morns the loss of Pawel Glowacki. However, Pawel will continue to influence at least this Delphi programmer, perhaps ...
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I've Been Telling the Wrong Stories to Prospective Customers

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – This post has nothing to do with Delphi other than it's the software development tool I use. In November of last year I finally purchased Microsoft Office 365. A couple days later I received a promotional email introducing me to Microsoft Virtual Academy (https://mva.microsoft.com/). I visited ...
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December 2017

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The Lazarus Effect

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I haven't been focused on much software development lately, I've been working on some marketing material which I hope to have completed soon. Then I will get back to software development.Last night I was prodded by my friend Jeff Duntemann's post on Facebook regarding the release of Lazarus 1.8 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Riley @ 2017-12-10 14:00

August 2017

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Why My Next Software Product Will Be Windows VCL Only

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I started this blog back in 2009 as I slowly emerged from a severe case of burn-out. From that first day I've been consistently saying I'm working on an update to one of my software products. And I'm still saying that today. I'm like the Rip Van Winkle of Delphi programming. I basically dropped off ...
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Error: Cannot Restore Form State--No TRzRegIniFile Component Specified

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – It's been a while since I fired up Delphi, about three months. And you know, it's true what they say "If you don't use it you loose it". I love my Raize Components now called Konopka VCL Controls, they make a lot of things very easy. For example, automatically remembering the size and position of ...
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