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September 2019

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Delphi Tip of the Day - Who's up First?

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I'm working on updating my old flagship product and I ran into an issue where a file kept getting deleted on startup. I could not for the life of me figure out where this was happening. I wound up adding vcl.Dialogs to all of the units and then adding code to the Initialization section of each unit ...
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August 2019

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Delphi Tip of the Day - Rounding (Again!)

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – It's been over 7 years since I dove into the mystical world of rounding numbers within Delphi. It's amazing how much code actually gets written in support of the main stuff an application does. I am so glad I wrote my blog... it's the one place I can go back to when I find gaps from my hard drive ...
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July 2019

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Stop saying "I don't have time" - Say "It's not a priority"

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – That little switch from saying "I don't have time", to saying "It's not a priority" is a HUGE game changer. I learned about this from a co-worker last week. She didn't invent it... she heard it and passed it on to me. So, I'm passing it on to you.I started using it immediately. It's my new mantra. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Riley @ 2019-07-30 02:33
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Delphi Tip of the Day - TODO or not TODO

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I tend to be a scatter-brain when it comes to Delphi.Really? Tend to be? "No Gunny. You are a scatter-brain when it comes to Delphi." I can hear all of you who know me saying this. That's fine.. I fully embrace it. I am a scatter-brain, especially when it comes to everything Delphi. There is so much ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Riley @ 2019-07-28 16:58
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Delphi Makes Updating Old Code Very Easy (Hidden Gem)

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – When my computer hard drive crashed in October 2018 I was really upset. The hard drive was completely shot and unrecoverable. I lost all of the code I had been working on... ARRRGH! The last backup I had was taken in March 2015. Yup, 3 1/2 years of Delphi, Evelated DB, and SQL code GONE!I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Riley @ 2019-07-27 07:06

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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Riley @ 2019-06-09 21:01

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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Riley @ 2019-03-09 15:54
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Riley @ 2019-03-05 02:01

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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Riley @ 2019-02-24 20:18

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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Riley @ 2018-12-08 17:59

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); ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Riley @ 2018-11-28 13:11

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. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Riley @ 2018-08-12 17:46

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" ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Riley @ 2018-05-20 22:03

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
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