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August 2019

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Source Control, Version Control, Change Control, and the Underlying Disciplines Thereof

Delphi Code Monkey – So, out there in the world of developers, Delphi and others, there are many schools of professionalism, around:Version Control PracticesContinuous Integration PracticesRelease Management and Change ControlsLet's imagine there's a dial from 0 to 10, and at each number on the dial, there's a ...
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July 2019

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New Idera/Embarcadero Forums

Delphi Code Monkey – Folks who might have still been on the ancient Newsgroups might not have ever used the reboot of the Embarcadero Support Forums, and those are gone now, and have been replaced by some very modern and nice looking Embarcadero/Idera support forums which are located here:https://community.idera.com ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren @ 2019-07-22 22:17

March 2019

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Windows 10 insider builds may interfere with Delphi 10 seattle IDE operation

Delphi Code Monkey – Other IDE versions may be affected. I will update this blog post if I figure it out.Here's what I think is happening:1. Something about environment variable handling has changed.2. The PLATFORM environment variable during an IDE build is somehow wrong.3. The IDE fails to build some or all projects ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2019-03-04 23:50

December 2018

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GetIt is broken, please fix it Embarcadero

Delphi Code Monkey – Various people, including myself are having problems with GetIt returning license errors instead of installing the thing it should install. Even on free items like the Jedi JVCL library, you can get this error:It's not a blocker when you can install Jedi yourself from source (clone the git repo, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2018-12-17 17:40

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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2018-07-23 06:48

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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