- The topic of newsgroup participation came up in our Delphi.non-technical group, and I mentioned that it appears that more people seem to be using StackOverflow to get answers to their questions. Craig Stuntz turned around and in his own inimitable way, proved that such is the case. I know that I check StackOverflow a couple of times a day, and try to make modest contributions. I endeavor to vote for good answers and to give good answers when I can. The cool part is that if you are only interesting in Delphi Programming questions, you can really make it “DelphiOverflow” by simply paying attention to the correct tags.
- Speaking of stuff on StackOverflow, Robert Love pointed out something I hadn’t seen before on there: Code-Golf. This is a question that asks a small development problem, and then folks post their answers in their favorite languages using as few characters as possible (low score wins, like in golf). Kind of fun. Robert threw in a Delphi answer for this question, and he inspired me to post my own Code Golf problem. So, if you are so inclined, I’d love to see a Delphi solution, though I’m sure it will be tough to compete with some of the command line scripting languages. Next time I’ll make the criteria be a command line EXE.
- Forgive me, but I found this quite funny. Please note the text bubble near the end. Now if she had decided to use Delphi, well, that might have been a different story. I am also reminded that Jack Bauer uses Delphi – and I strongly recommend against crossing Jack Bauer.
- I’ve mentioned that there is a new version of Delphi Prism – and one of it’s new features is the ability to put some C# code on the clipboard and paste it as Prism code. If any of you is interested in automating the process, there is a command line version of that tool available.
- Oh, and don’t worry, I haven’t given up on the “Pretty Good Practices” series. I’ve got a few drafts in the queue, but they are a bit tougher to write than the Random Thoughts items.