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July 2020

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Git with Delphi: The Basics

Delphi Code Monkey – I wrote this blog post as I ran into a Delphi coder who was using some non-verson-control tool like Zip or DropBox to store their code.  Now I'm not saying you shouldn't ever store code in zip files or upload code to dropbox, but that should not be your source of truth.  This is a highly ...
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May 2020

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Please DO NOT use the Jedi JVCL JvCsvDataSet component. I wrote it and it's not safe.

Delphi Code Monkey – Once upon a time I was a Jedi JVCL developer. I contributed JvCsvDataSet, to the Jedi JVCL project.Unfortunately, I believe it has several internal design flaws and needs a total rewrite, and also may be incompatible with modern delphi Dataset field management.I do not have time to go debug the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren @ 2020-05-29 19:07

March 2020

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Delphi Seattle becoming almost unusable on Windows Build 1909

Delphi Code Monkey – I have previously posted about fun adventures running insider preview builds of Windows 10, with Delphi.    Now, I no longer run insider preview builds because the problems are just not worth it.However, as Microsoft believes your computer belongs to them once you put Windows 10 on it, you ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren @ 2020-03-24 18:03

December 2019

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Bare Minimum Expert and Wizard Demos

Delphi Code Monkey – Bitbucket, instead of giving me free Mercurial hosting forever has decided to kill my Mercurial repos, of which I have hundreds.I converted two little ones today and wanted to make a quick post because I think many people may have looked for these minimal wizard and expert examples and have had a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren @ 2019-12-23 20:09

October 2019

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The Single Worst Mistake any Software Product Based Company Can Make

Delphi Code Monkey – I am a long time follower and reader of Joel Spolsky. Way way back in 2000, he penned what has become a seminal blog post.Things You Should Never Do, Part 1It should be required reading for all leadership teams in all software companies, especially the small ones, because those are the ones most ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren @ 2019-10-01 19:46

September 2019

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Sivv Open Source Projects by Jason Southwell

Delphi Code Monkey – Just wanted to point out these open source projects written by Jason Southwell, who in addition to being a well known Delphi developer out there is also my boss! Hi!Anyways, I use these libraries where we both work, and I think you should all check them out.SIVV Open source is on bitbucket ...A ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren @ 2019-09-05 22:20

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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren @ 2019-08-01 03:53

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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