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Archive for August, 2004

Great Hackers - huh?

Nick, http://www.lemanix.com/nick, posted a reference to this peice http://www.paulgraham.com/gh.html and I finally got a chance to read through it.  I’m sorry, Nick, but what a bunch of self serving clap-trap?  From the article… Great hackers also generally insist on using open source software. Not just because it’s better, but because it gives them more control. Good [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on August 27th, 2004 under Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

VCL Component registration.

How many of you have found that when you create a design-time package for Delphi, there are many things you can do in the unit initialization equally as well as using the “sanctioned” technique of providing a single global procedure called “Register”?  You may have discovered that things like the Open Tools API services are available, [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on August 24th, 2004 under Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

What ALM is not

There seems to be a bit of confusion regarding what ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) is and isn’t.  First of all, unless you create single one-off utilities, you need ALM.  Just because, “Management” is in the name, doesn’t mean ALM is for managers.  ALM simply recognises that there are phases to development of an application, even informally.  What we [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on August 23rd, 2004 under Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

A good problem to have.

It is becoming increasingly clear that in my BorCon talk, 1174, I won’t have enough time to cover all the new things in DiamondBack (the next version of Delphi).  For many things I will only lightly touch on because they will be covered by other sessions.  I, however, will be focusing on all the new IDE [...]

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

Holy-moly…

Danny is starting to demostrate his “Chief Scientist” chops.  This post, http://www.lemanix.com/nick/archive/2004/08/08/1084.aspx, from Nick certainly got handily pounded upon by Danny in this, http://homepages.codegear.com/dthorpe/blog/delphi/2004_08_01_archive.php, post.  So, Nick, what’s your response?  Just wait till I can pop some popcorn, and get comfortable… Ahhh, OK.. Ready, GO!
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Posted by Allen Bauer on August 21st, 2004 under Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

A Delphi case-study

From the annals of the news://forums.borland.com/borland.public.delphi.non-technical newsgroup another great post about the usage of Delphi 7 & 8 to move into .NET: From: Sinan Karaca I wanted to provide a "case study" based on my experiences using Delphi 7&8in tandem.1) Using Delphi.NET, I was able to start coding for the .NET platformimmediately. Without learning a [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on August 19th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

This is silly…and funny

From the news://forums.borland.com/borland.public.delphi.non-technical newsgroup:
From: Captain JakeHas anyone else noticed that olympic gymnast Brett McClure looks a lot likeAllen Bauer? Could this be why D9 isn’t going to be ready until the end ofthe year? Hmmm? – Read Jake’s Blog at http://blogs.slcdug.org/jjacobson/Or Get the RSS Feed at http://blogs.slcdug.org/jjacobson/Rss.aspx

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Posted by Allen Bauer on August 19th, 2004 under Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Quietly blogging

I happened across this blog http://gloriaho.blogspot.com/, from a young girl in Hong Kong who keeps a very close eye on Borland, Delphi, and the Delphi newsgroups.  She’s a new Delphi programmer (since 2002) and certainly enjoys using it.  It’s always great to see new, excited users of Delphi.  Unfortunately, she is not able to attend BorCon this year [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on August 18th, 2004 under Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Corporate Roadmap

While Danny got to take part in all those most excellent team building excercises for the first two days of the offsite meeting, I was able to attend on the final day, yesterday (August 18, 2004).  It was a day full of buzzword bingo (I lost count of the number of full cards I got [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on August 18th, 2004 under Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Comment spam…

I’m sure that the readers of this site have noticed the sudden deluge of comment spam that seems to have been inflicted upon this site.  I’ve had to start a morning ritual of deleting these bogus posts (and, unfortunately, any post that replies to them).  Of course, now that I’ve commented on them, they’ll probably start [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on August 10th, 2004 under Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

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