[Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes] A recap of unit aliases and how they relate to namespace prefixes as a prelude to a more interesting examination of Scope Elevation.
[Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes] Nothing to do with duget, this is a much more personal post, but though it does (or did) involve a lot of pushing.
[Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes] A short, quick post to share the fruits borne of the confluence of two of my passions: RemObjects Elements and … t-shirt design. Ok, the latter isn’t really a ‘passion’ so much as a hobby I have dabbled in from time to time over the years, and I have no illusions that my designs are going to set the t-shirt world afire. But every so often I come up with a fun idea that I’d like to wear myself, or that a few colleagues at work would like to join in with. If others want to wear them too, then even better!
[Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes] I figured out the iterative insertion problem and my build pipeline is now TIGHT! Fixing it was super-easy in fact, barely an inconvenience.
[Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes] An object lesson on the importance of defensive programming and providing helpful error messages to your users.
[Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes] Some teething troubles with the recent site upgrades. Please bear with me and let me know if you come across any other problems.
[Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes] 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.
[Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes] 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).
[Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute] 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.
[Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes] 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 !