Author Archives: Jim McKeeth

Some of my New Year’s #CodingResolutions

The joke goes that, when asked, the software developer responds that their New Year’s Resolution is “7680×4320” or 8K. Joking aside, tradition has it that at the turn of the year we evaluate our lives and look for areas of improvement. … Continue reading

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Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin is Speaking at CodeRage XII

Here in the Delphi community, we all know Dr. Bob Swart, and CodeRage wouldn’t be complete without him (he has a session this year on Customizing DataSnap Method Output, don’t worry.). This year we are also hearing from Uncle Bob, the … Continue reading

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Why I Keep Choosing Delphi

Early on I learned Turbo Pascal, which was a huge step up from the Basic and Batch File programming I cut my teeth on. When Delphi came along I thought it was brilliant and fell in love immediately. I had no … Continue reading

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Getting Technical with Cary Jensen and FireDAC (Episode 74)

In this episode of the Podcast @ Delphi.org we talk with Cary Jensen about his new book Delphi in Depth: FireDAC and the upcoming Delphi Developer Days which Cary puts on with Dr. Bob Swart. Nick Hodges, our co-host, was a previous … Continue reading

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Creating a Bootable USB Drive on macOS from an ISO

Creating a bootable USB drive from an ISO is pretty easy on Windows, but you end up going to the terminal on macOS. Not a big deal if you remember all the commands. Since it seems like I’m frequently installing … Continue reading

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4 Years at Embarcadero Technologies

This week I am celebrating my 4 year anniversary at Embarcadero Technologies. Time has flown by and a lot has happened. Mostly a lot of good milestones. One of my favorite things is experimenting with developing on new devices, so … Continue reading

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Exceptionally Bad Exception Abuse

I was reading Nick Hodges’ Coding in Delphi again last night (insomnia). In chapter 1 on Exception Handling he opens talking about how not to use exceptions. It got me thinking about some of the atrocious exception usage I’ve seen. … Continue reading

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The April 2017 Tokyo Hotfix Works with the new Xcode & iOS

Apple pushed out a new Xcode and iOS this week with WWDC. Naturally I updated and tried it. Xcode version 8.3.3 (8E3004b) and iOS version 10.3.2 (14F89). I’m running 10.2 Tokyo with the April 2017 Hotfix and it all worked as expected. … Continue reading

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Simple Mobile FireDAC App

The DocWiki has a great mobile tutorial on building a mobile To Do app with FireDAC and SQLite. I find I usually build it a little differently though, so I thought I would share my code here. Go ahead and … Continue reading

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Get Bit Episode with Holger Flick

Nick and Jim talk with MVP Holger Flick of Korfmann Air Technology and Flix Engineering fame about smart textiles, the different software development disciplines and the future of technology. Holger also reminds everyone to see him and others at the Delphi Code Camp in … Continue reading

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