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Category : Miscellaneous

Programming Delphi for Various Platforms and Versions

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Published on: April 22, 2017

Delphi has come a long ways since it was first released in 1995. It now compiles 32-bit or 64-bit, still creates console or Windows applications but now also can create Android and iOS apps if you have the FireMonkey library and cross-platform tools, you can create Android and iOS apps. There are a lot of[…]

Broadening My Skill Set

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Published on: January 31, 2016

As an independent software developer, I make my living writing scripts and applications for others. In order to maximize my opportunities, I need to be a master of many environments. Since much of my career has involved Windows applications, I am spending quite a bit of effort in other areas. Several months ago, I converted[…]

Make the New Welcome Screen in Delphi Usable

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Published on: October 8, 2015

Why is it that when companies have a good thing, they have to go mess it up by changing its design? I’ve seen this in many different industries but since change happens so much more quickly in software, I seem to be annoyed much more often with changes in user interface. Of course, there are[…]

dbForge Data Generator for SQL Server

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Published on: August 18, 2015

DevArt Software has been busy at producing a great number of database tools and components for both Delphi and Visual Studio developers over the last few years. They’re still coming out with new ones as well. One of the most recent additions is dbForge Data Generator for SQL Server. I purchased version 1.0 in April,[…]

Raspberry Pi Distractions

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Published on: February 28, 2015

I’ve been spending a lot of my spare time with RemObjects products (mostly Oxygene and Hydra) over the last several months and haven’t kept up my blog on those subjects like I intended. But another distraction is taking an increasing interest as more of a fun hobby than a dire need that will make me[…]

Diving into .NET

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Published on: June 27, 2014

I recently watched most of a dotnetConf, a virtual conference on .NET hosted by Microsoft. All the sessions were recorded and there’s a lot of good and relevant content. I was programming Win32 apps in Delphi while listening and I felt myself yearning for the cool technologies they were discussing. Yeah, Delphi has grown up[…]

Information and Media Explosion

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Published on: December 30, 2009

The amount of information available and the proliferation of video over the last few years is nothing short of astounding. Watch this video and ask yourself, are you ready for the future?

Internet Birthday

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Published on: October 29, 2009

The Internet is 40 years old today. Or thereabouts depending on what you define as the actual birth of the internet. Here's a neat video that explains the origins of the what we know today as the Internet:

Delphi History

Delphi is one of the greatest development environments every produced for Windows. It has an easy to learn, yet strict language that leads to less confusion than C++ and better coding practices than Visual BASIC. Unfortuneately, it has been marketed by a company that has made so many changes in direction and name that people[…]

Turbo Pascal

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Published on: November 4, 2007

Microsoft likes to take credit for “innovations” in software. But usually, they just steal or purchase other companies’ ideas. For example, Borland pioneered Integrated Development Environments back when most people had 5-1/4″ floppy disks and CPU Mhz was rated in “K” units. Turbo Pascal was a terrific way to quickly create applications, and allowed the[…]

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