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September 2019

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Flotsam and Jetsam #121

Delphi-losophy – Goodness, I’ve been neglectful of this blog. I have a problem, and I’m hoping you all can help me. Almost five years ago, I left my BlogEngine.net-based blog at http://nickhodges.com/ and moved my blog to here. I have a lot of content there, and a lot of links that still get viewed. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2019-09-03 19:03

February 2019

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Gateway Ticketing Needs Delphi Developers

Delphi-losophy – Gateway Ticketing is hiring. Things are going really well, and we need to expand what we are doing. We are looking for developers — Delphi developers specifically, but we are mostly interested in smart people that know what they are doing when developing high-quality software.  We love Delphi ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2019-02-12 22:06

December 2018

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Question For You All

Delphi-losophy – Hey, I have a question for you fine people. What should I do with this?
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2018-12-31 15:06

September 2018

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Code for DIID Updated

Delphi-losophy – Thanks to the comment of a generous reader — whom I am ashamed to say I can’t remember — I have updated the code for Dependency Injection in Delphi to remove all the uses of the GlobalContainer.   The book removed it all, but I failed to properly update the repository. You can ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2018-09-17 05:06
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Amazon

Delphi-losophy – Look, I’m not a lawyer. I don’t know anything about anti-trust law that I haven’t read online or see on TV or whatever. But I just read about six articles in the New York Times about Amazon, and all of them have the tone that Amazon is this close to a lawsuit from the Department ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2018-09-05 13:06
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Working with my First Dapp

Delphi-losophy – Okay, for all you non-cool kids, “Dapp” is the short form of “Decentralized Application”.  I’m told that it is pronounced “Dap” and not “Dee-app”.  I wrote about dapps a bit in my last blog post. After posting, I decided I wanted to find a dapp ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2018-09-03 00:06

August 2018

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Everything You Think You Know About “Cryptocurrency” is Wrong. Even the Name.

Delphi-losophy – If you haven’t heard of Bitcoin by now, then you should probably find out about it right now if you even remotely want to have any Geek-cred at all. Okay, anyway, I actually made a pretty nice chunk of money off of Bitcoin.  A few years ago I took a modest chunk of bitcoin in return for an ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2018-08-08 16:06
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Flotsam and Jetsam #120

Delphi-losophy – I’m sure you’ve heard by now, but Embacadero has released a Community Edition of Delphi and C++Builder. I have a few thoughts on the matter It looks like they are doing things right, making the Community Edition (basically) a non-commercial Professional version, with everything ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2018-08-06 22:06

June 2018

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On ISBNs

Delphi-losophy – A commenter on my last post asked about why I bought 100 ISBNs.  That does seem like a lot, no? Well, the ISBN game is a bit of a racket. ISBN stands for “International Standard Book Number” — and it uniquely identifies a book world wide.  It even identifies different forms of the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2018-06-09 17:06
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The Economics of Self-Publishing a Technical Book.

Delphi-losophy – I’m a big Medium fan and subscriber.  There’s a lot of great writing there.  I recently came across this article,  The Economics of Writing a Technical Book, and read it with great interest.  Having written three books of my own, I thought I’d write a bit about my experience with ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2018-06-07 03:06

April 2018

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In Which I Pontificate About StackOverflow

Delphi-losophy – Joel Spolsky is kind of a hero to me. He was one of the first developer bloggers — one of the first guys to write about things that we developers were thinking about and talking about. He wrote classics like “The Joel Test” and stuck up for developer environments with “Bionic ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2018-04-07 04:06

March 2018

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Four Humble Ideas for Embarcadero

Delphi-losophy – I hereby humbly offer the following four suggestions to improve the Delphi product and community. Acquire the Assets of DevJet Have you guys seen the stuff done by DevJet?  This is some seriously excellent work.  They have two main projects — Documentation Insight and Code Insight Plus — ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2018-03-27 05:07

February 2018

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New Book Pricing

Delphi-losophy – Hey, folks, I have some good news — I’ve dropped the prices on my books all across the board. This post from a few months ago has been updated with the new pricing. A few things to note: I’m giving dollar prices here, but the prices have also been lowered for Euros and British ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2018-02-14 03:07

November 2017

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Nick Update

Delphi-losophy – Just a quick update on what I’m up to — you guys have had a few questions. I have “parted ways” with Embarcadero and am back (for a third time!) at Gateway Ticketing Systems as a Senior Developer. It’s all good.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2017-11-09 02:06

August 2017

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How to Buy My Books

Delphi-losophy – First, I want to thank all of you that have bought one or more or my books.  I’m very grateful. Second, I wanted to post to make sure that everyone knows that I have three books out  and how you can buy them. Book Buy in Paperback Buy in Digital Form Buy on Amazon for $39.99 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2017-08-18 23:06
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