The winner of the 2007 Spirit of Delphi Award goes to Andreas Hausladen.
Andreas has been an invaluable member of the Delphi community for a long time, and we are happy to recognize his contributions with this award.
Andreas has made countless contributions both to the Delphi community and to the product itself. His Delphi SpeedUp project has been very valuable to Delphi customers, so much so that we’ve enlisted Andreas’s help to incorporate his work right into the IDE itself. DDevExtensions is another of Andreas’s creations, and is used by folks who prefer the old-style Tool Palette among other things.
As mentioned above, Andreas has kindly offered his incredible expertise to help improve the quality of Delphi itself. Besides being an outstanding tester and contributing countless outstanding reports into QualityCentral, Andreas is graciously helping out with incorporating his speed and optimization suggestions into the IDE itself.
All in all, the community is vastly better off and the product is much improved through Andreas’s efforts. That’s what makes Andreas our 2007 Spirit of Delphi Award Winner.