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Law of the Instrument and Curse of the Programmer

If you aren’t familiar with the Law of the Instrument, otherwise known as Maslow’s hammer/gavel, or the golden hammer it is often expressed as If your only tool is a hammer, you treat everything as like a nail. My understanding is … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Rapid Prototyping Mobile Projects with Arduino and Open Hardware

These are the slides from my Mobile Dev and Test session on Rapid Prototyping Mobile Projects with Arduino and Open Hardware in San Diego. I’ll update later with links and more resources. slides download (v0.9) SlideShare Visuino Links Main Site – www.visuino.com Documentation – www.visuino.com/wiki … Continue reading

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Some Great Women of Programming

It frequently puzzles me that programming seems to be dominated by men when the founders of programming and many of the greatest programmers were women. I read an article that this may be contributed to by early home computers being advertised as game … Continue reading

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Keep Threading in Mind

In my interview with Martin he talked a lot about the importance of performance, which is one of the reasons he uses Delphi for his real-time lighting control systems. He said something along the lines that if you are not … Continue reading

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Advanced HTTP Hacking Webinar Code

You can find all the code from my HTTP webinar in my special HTTP folder. [Project source code] [YouTube Replay] This is the script I use to demonstrate HTTP Range requests through Telnet. Just copy and paste each block of … Continue reading

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