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Archive for April, 2004

Unit testing redux…

Thank’s to all of you who responded to my post about Unit testing. While largely informal and very unscientific, you folks have basically confirmed my suspicions about the general attitude toward using a testing framework. Internally, we’ve been using DUnit and NUnit while we work on future [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on April 30th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Hard Drive woes

Been down for a few days while I rebuild my system from a hard-drive failure. Those S.M.A.R.T. enabled drives are really great… only if the OS would report that information to the user! Todays hard drives are great at detecting and in many cases silently [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on April 29th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Borland posts a first quarter profit

http://www.borland.com/news/press_releases/2004/04_22_04_q104_earning_release.htmlThere it is, in black and white. $.01/share GAAP or $.06/share non-GAAP. Go here to listen in on the conference call to the analysts…
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Posted by Allen Bauer on April 22nd, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Blush…

This time for sure… Comments should now be working… Sorry for the busted comments, folks.
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Posted by Allen Bauer on April 21st, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Unit testing…

Here’s a baited question he..he… How important is unit-testing to your day-to-day work? What if your tool of choice had some sort of integrated support for writing and running unit tests? What would you expect from such an integration?
Things that come to my mind are:

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Posted by Allen Bauer on April 21st, 2004 under Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Different <> broken rant

Ok, this really isn’t a rant, per se… It is also a history lesson. Julian Bucknall posted this rant about Delphi’s "poor" support of namespaces. First of all I agree with Julian on principal, however I’d like to also remind our esteemed viewers of the lineage and [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on April 21st, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Local event

While Danny is winding his way around the globe at various conferences, I’ll be doing some speaking in a more local venue. If you live in the San Jose/Northern California area, I’ll be speaking tonight, April 21st, at the newly formed Falafel .NET Usersgroup. The meeting is [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on April 21st, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Back from vacation

Well… I’m back. Had a wonderful time down in Disneyland and California Adventure. Got to visit with some of the Disney folks down there. Many thanks to Don B., a Disney employee and member of the Borland Conference Advisory board for Delphi. Thanks for putting [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on April 20th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Vacation..

I’ll be on vacation for the next week (Apr 12-18), so I don’t think there will be much activity here until I return. Taking the family down to Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure. Sure, it’s spring break and the parks are going to be horrendously crowded, but [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on April 9th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

In the news…

Dave Jewell wrote a very nice review of Delphi 8. You can find it here:
PC Plus - Reviews - Borland Delphi 8 for the Microsoft .NET Framework
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Posted by Allen Bauer on April 8th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

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