I figured out the iterative insertion problem and my build pipeline is now TIGHT! Fixing it was super-easy in fact, barely an inconvenience.
An object lesson on the importance of defensive programming and providing helpful error messages to your users.
Some teething troubles with the recent site upgrades. Please bear with me and let me know if you come across any other problems.
With the lack of any easily available information from Embarcadero, in yesterday’s post I had to speculate as to the cost that might be involved with the new Delphi for Linux. According to comments it seems that I was being overly generous by suggesting that only a Pro Edition of Delphi would be required (so much for people who think I go out of my way to criticize). Unfortunately this does now appear to have been confirmed in the latest “amnesty” email from Embarcadero.
Not really a “Pascal” issue, but an important one never-the-less and one that for some curious reason is not receiving any significant coverage: Windows 10 deletes your OneDrive files (in the cloud).
Seth Godin recently asserted that Don’t touch it! You might break it is the opposite of Touch it! You can make it better I fully appreciate what he means by this (and we mustn’t forget that Seth Godin does not blog on the subject of software development, although a lot of what he says often has relevance) but in the world of software application support I think there is a middle ground in this case.
Well, this went far more smoothly than I had anticipated. At the XE5 World Tour event in Auckland, Brian Hamilton, creator of the iWD app, told us that getting his approved took about a week (if I recall correctly), and he had to submit a video showing how his app worked, so I was anticipating a couple of days at least to get my widget published. A couple of hours is all it took !
My previous post declaring a successful resolution to the problems I was experiencing with Parallels 9 VM’s stored on an external USB HDD proved premature. The apparent success of being able to start / suspend / resume / shutdown / restart etc, something that had previously been impossible, was sadly misleading though my conclusion that Parallels 9 was not responsible still appears to be valid.
I know after my previous post some people were concerned that upgrading to Parallels 9 might be ill-advised, so I am posting this update in part to alleviate such concerns.
Iztok has been at it again, making comments that prompt another post. 🙂 He expresses his view that there are only two viable options for mobile development. The first is essentially the web-based technology approach (HTML/JS/PhoneGap etc) and the other is the platform native tool chains, Eclipse/AndroidStudio/Xcode etc.