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July 2018

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Delphi starter is back as "Delphi Community". Good news for all Delphi users.

Delphi Code Monkey – I am one of those codgers old enough to remember Delphi 6 personal, and the Turbo Delphi era (the next free edition name for delphi), and Delphi Starter, and each time the pattern is the same:1. Announce it.2. Hope it works.3. Wander away and lose interest.Let's hope that DOES NOT happen this ...
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February 2018

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Windows 10 Is Terrible

Delphi Code Monkey – You would think that Microsoft, and Apple, having some of the highest paid software engineers in the world, would generally deliver higher quality software, that makes its users happy.You will notice I didn't say Best Software Engineers.  I think that such a term is meaningless. We are all ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2018-02-24 00:03
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The Concise Delphi Coding Standard

Delphi Code Monkey – The Concise Delphi Coding Standard (2018)1. Use the Delphi Source Code Formatter on New Units before you Check them In.  When you touch a function keep its formatting style the same, or reformat the whole function with the Source Code Formatter. Only that one function you touched. Use your ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2018-02-09 00:29

January 2018

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How to Bring Delphi Back from Life Support

Delphi Code Monkey – I was recently commenting on Facebook and asked what could the community do to help Delphi get more popular again.  My answer? Uh Nothing.  A real change would start with the product actually getting a serious refresh, something probably that nobody can afford to do, and which EmbarcIdera ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2018-01-31 21:26

September 2017

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Agile is Dead. Long Live Agility and Pragmatism.

Delphi Code Monkey – In the 1990s the original luminaries who signed the Manifesto for Agile Software Development have come back and reflected on what went well, and what didn't go well, in the movement they started.As often happens, practices which had an intent, a purpose, a meaning, and an effectiveness, can lose ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2017-09-13 00:24
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Cool Advanced Troubleshooting Technique - WinDbg

Delphi Code Monkey – I was having some problems with my Thinkpad laptop hanging. It didn't blue-screen. It just stopped updating the screen, and did not reboot. It seemed either that the entire video layer had hung, or that the kernel itself had hung (such as waiting on a spinlock forever), or that a critical subsystem ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2017-09-13 00:02

April 2017

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Some Quick Delphi Opinions

Delphi Code Monkey – A few quick bits of opinion, and a question for my readers:1.  Be it resolved that third party tool companies that offer fantastic support are an essential part of any small shop (that uses Delphi or otherwise).  Be it resolved that RemObjects is about as awesome in the support department ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2017-04-27 20:32
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Nick Hodges Book Bundle

Delphi Code Monkey – Just wanted to give a shout out to an Excellent Delphi Dude, Nick Hodges, who has recently made available a bundle of his three recent and very well done Delphi books, in a single bundle.I have actually only read two out of the three, but based on the quality of those, I can unhesitatingly recommend ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2017-04-06 20:57

March 2017

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Not Just Code Monkeys - Martin Fowler

Delphi Code Monkey – I recommend everyone watch Martin Fowler's 2014 talk, which was given to its original audience without a title, and the title was then explained and introduced at the end.It's called Not Just Code Monkeys.Watch it first, and I have only two things to add, after you've watched it:1.   I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2017-03-22 01:25
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Need a Delphi Job? Love and know Delphi? Ping me.

Delphi Code Monkey – Just a friendly periodic reminder that I currently know about more empty delphi job positions than I know of available experienced Delphi talent. You need work? Remote or Local? You live in Canada or USA? Ping me at warren dot postma at gmail dot com.  I do not accept any referral fees, and I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2017-03-15 17:46

January 2017

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One month after Diving Back into Delphi: Hey I still Really Like Delphi!

Delphi Code Monkey – I spent most of 2016 not writing Delphi code.  Yeah, I fixed the odd bug here and there, but mostly I was focusing on C#, ASP.Net core, and lots of other stuff.   Starting January 2017, I've gotten back into Delphi in a big way, because I'm working at a new job.  So far I have to say, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2017-01-27 22:18
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Giving up again on Windows 7, and on Windows as my main operating system for work machines

Delphi Code Monkey – I recently switched back to Windows 7, for work purposes, for a couple of weeks. Here's what I've learned, and why I'm switching back to Windows 10, but only inside a VM:1. Suspend and resume, and sleep/wake functions in Windows 7 are horrible, even on decent hardware.  Windows 10 is vastly ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2017-01-22 16:31
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Delphi 10.1 Berlin Pro Tip: Renaming CommunityToolbar bpl and good riddance to it.

Delphi Code Monkey – In Delphi 10.1, without all the latest updates, if you get Delphi startup crashes, you can get around them in some cases, by removing optional parts of Delphi that are taking delphi down.   One such piece I usually rename so that it can't get re-enabled again, is the community toolbar IDE ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2017-01-07 14:56

December 2016

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Windows 7 Stinks

Delphi Code Monkey – Since Microsoft won't let me decide when Windows 10 updates can be applied, I've decided to experiment working from Windows 7 for a while. So far here are the things which stink in Windows 7.  Windows 7 is terrible, but it's better than Windows 10. 1. Fresh Windows 7/SP1 installs won't ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2016-12-31 18:05

September 2016

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Delphi Features I Avoid Using And Believe Need to be Gradually Eliminated from Codebases

Delphi Code Monkey – My guest post from L.V. didn't seem to have enough Delphi specifics for one commenter, so I thought about it, and realized, that what L.V. is talking about is Practices (stuff people do), not features.But there are features in Delphi that I think are either over-used, or used inappropriately, or ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2016-09-21 15:08
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