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Four Humble Ideas for Embarcadero I hereby humbly offer the following four suggestions to improve the Delphi product and community. Acquire the Assets of DevJet Have you guys seen the stuff done by DevJet?  This is some seriously excellent work.  They have two main projects — Documentation Insight and Code Insight Plus — that are both excellent, polished, and incredibly useful.  Code Insight Plus is worth its weight in gold.  Embarcadero should strongly consider including these two projects as part of the R...

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New Book Pricing Hey, folks, I have some good news — I’ve dropped the prices on my books all across the board. This post from a few months ago has been updated with the new pricing. A few things to note: I’m giving dollar prices here, but the prices have also been lowered for Euros and British Pounds on Amazon. CreateSpace no longer appears to sell books directly, so I removed those links. Coding in Delphi‘s price doesn’t appear to have updated right away on Amazon.  The new price ...

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Nick Update Just a quick update on what I’m up to — you guys have had a few questions. I have “parted ways” with Embarcadero and am back (for a third time!) at Gateway Ticketing Systems as a Senior Developer. It’s all good.Original link...

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How to Buy My Books First, I want to thank all of you that have bought one or more or my books.  I’m very grateful. Second, I wanted to post to make sure that everyone knows that I have three books out  and how you can buy them. Book Buy in Paperback Buy in Digital Form Buy on Amazon for $39.99 Buy on CreateSpace for $39.99/p> Buy on LeanPub for $39.99, which includes *.MOBI, *.PDF, and *.EPUB Original link...
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Flotsam and Jetsam #119 Hey, we have a hotfix available for RAD Studio.  It can be found on Code Central.  It focuses on some issues in the tool chain.  Given that it’s a hotfix, it only replaces a few choice files and doesn’t require an uninstall/reinstall process. Thanks to everyone who filled out the RAD Studio survey.  We had a very good response, and we’ll pour over the results and make decisions based on what we learn from there.  Thanks. If you are an InterBase customer,  the InterB...
Delphius and Basicus Each Struggle with a Problem Delphius and Basicus were both working on problems.  Delphius was trying to fix his roof, and Basicus was trying to repair his front door.    Both found their problem difficult. Delphius was unable to come  up with a good solution for his problem.  After a brief time of contemplating, he decided to ask his neighbor Pascala what he should do.  Pascala was a wise woman and gave Delphius some sage advice that soon led to a sound and solid repair of Delphius’ roof...

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A Busy Week Produces 10.2 Tokyo “Shipping is a feature” is one of my favorite sayings.  In fact, I’d argue that shipping is the most important feature, because without it, you don’t get any other features.  But shipping is a lot of work – as this past week proved.  On Wednesday, we shipped RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo, and we got it done two days earlier than we originally planned.  (Here’s a hint from the time we did it with Delphi 2007 and I spent the entire weekend helping customers with issues – never ship on...

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Flotsam and Jetsam #118 Delphi for Linux is soon to be here.  We’ve unleashed the Beta Bloggers, so keep an eye out for more information coming from any number of sources. Thanks to all of you who have bought my new book, Dependency Injection in Delphi.  I’m grateful for all the support.  My wife is working on the cover for the paperback edition, and it should be available soon. I’ve had a job change – I’m moving from being the Director of Product Management to the Director of Engineering.  Instead ...

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The New Release Pattern Are you on Update Subscription for RAD Studio? You are?  Great.  Wise move. You aren’t?  Why not? We are very interested in you being on Update Subscription — so much so that you pretty much have to be when you upgrade.  We do this because Update Subscription is really great for you, and not bad for us, either. It is great for you because you pay less over time.  It is great for you because you always have access to the latest and greatest versions and features.   It is great for you...

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MultiPaste in the RAD Studio IDE Late last year I had the honor of speaking with Cary Jensen at the Delphi Developer Days events. It was a great opportunity to meet some new folks, folks I’ve known online for years, and to present some useful information about Delphi. One of the presentations we gave was entitled “Delphi Tips, Tricks, and Techniques”.  We showed a bunch of cool shortcuts and other things. It was fun and well received. So we were in Copenhagen for our second DDD event, and my good friend Jens Fudge comes ...

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