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Archive for November, 2006

Wii can learn something from Nintendo…

If you live in the U.S. (or nearly anywhere for that matter) and follow the consumer tech market even at a glance, you surely could not have missed all the goings on surrounding Sony’s and Nintendo’s recent release of new gaming consoles, the PS3 and Wii, respectively.  What is interesting is while all the crazy hoopla seemed to [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on November 29th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 32 Comments »

Optionitis can kill if left untreated…

If you’ve been around these parts for a while you’ve probably heard the above reply to common feature requests. Many times these requests are at odds between several groups of users.  So their typical solution to this impasse is the ever so simple,  “Well, then just make it an option.”  I’m sure there have been those who’ve scoffed at [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on November 28th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

Cough… cough…

Groundwork Now that the dust is beginning to settle and some of the initial euphoric/shocking/stunned reactions are beginning to subside regarding the CodeGear announcement, I figured I’d weigh in with my perspective.  I specifically wanted to hold off till this point mainly because I wanted some time to fully digest and evaluate what this all [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on November 27th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 12 Comments »

CodeGear Borland, an example

How many times in the past (the Borland past, that is) has the director of IT actually posted a message in the newsgroups?  To the best of my knowledge, a grand total of ZERO times.  There was a thread over in the Delphi.non-tech group about the new CodeGear site and Mark Trenchard, the CodeGear IT [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on November 20th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

CodeGear = new Company();

Various other links: Letter to our customers, partners, and fans from Ben Smith, CEO CodeGear. Borland Spins Off Its Tools Unit. Borland Launches CodeGear to Supply Developers with Tools of the Trade. Borland forms CodeGear - FAQ.  
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Posted by Allen Bauer on November 14th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

CodeGear := TCompany.Create;

And you thought it’d never happen! :-)  However, as of today, I’m officially a CodeGear employee.  CodeGear is the new developer company that is born of Borland.  We’re about, for, and by developers.  In the coming days and weeks, we’ll be talking more what we’re about, where we’re going to take this new venture and how [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on November 14th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 35 Comments »


There were quite a few interesting comments made to this post from the other day that seemed to indicate that there is a little confusion out there regarding exceptions.  More specifically, the try…finally construct. I’ve seen some rather interesting twists on the use of try…finally that have made me pause and wonder why it was done [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on November 3rd, 2006 under Uncategorized | 32 Comments »

More videos.

No! Not that kind!  Steve Trefethen has posted an excellent video demonstrating some of the little-known Code Completion, Code Insight, Code Parameters, Code Browsing and Live Template features.  Some of these features have been in the product for several releases, and some are new for BDS2006 (and the Turbos).
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Posted by Allen Bauer on November 3rd, 2006 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Exceptional Safety

Back in late 1992 or 1993 or so, we had a dilemma.  We wanted to add exceptions to the Turbo Pascal (what was soon to become the basis for Delphi’s programming language).  WindowsNT was under full-swing development. With this new OS came a new-fangled thingy called Structured Exception Handling (SEH).  So what was the dilemma here?  [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on November 1st, 2006 under Uncategorized | 19 Comments »

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