Delphi Developer Skill Sprints: Short, Cool, Quick Tips, Tricks and Techniques for 2016

Rad Studio Delphi Development, Software development Concepts, Software Events
Skill Sprints are open to the public by Embarcadero again in 2016.  Follow this link to register for the free webinars that deal with the Delphi - Firemonkey application development or on Thursdays they are having the sessions using C++.  Register for Skill Sprints These are webinars scheduled for about 30 minutes, dealing with the topic and a follow-up Q&A.  The instructors are pretty solid in their knowledge so well worth the time spent.
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New Year wish for Idera and the Rad Studio.

Rad Studio Delphi Development, Software development Concepts, Software Events
With 2016 now in full force the expectations for Idera to start getting aggressive for Embarcadero product line.   It has been highly speculate what is currently happening but this is without any written notice from Idera.  This opens nothing but hearsay or smoking guns on the demise of Delphi which is further from the truth.  Delphi is alive and doing very well all over the world, you may not hear many developers speaking about Object Pascal but there is a underlining amount of developers using either the Delphi or Free Pascal compilers. These developers are designing applications for various operating systems and devices, you just do not hear anyone parading these accomplishments.  This is largely due to the developer who does not think it is cool to work with…
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PHP 7.0 is being released and what the package provides.

Software development Concepts, Software Events
[powr-twitter-feed label="PHP 7.0 Released"] The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.0. This release marks the start of the new major PHP 7 series. PHP 7 also comes with a new version of the Zend Engine, as well as several other improvements like: • Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6 • Significantly reduced memory usage • Abstract Syntax Tree • Consistent 64-bit support • Improved Exception hierarchy • Many fatal errors converted to Exceptions • Secure random number generator • Removed old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions • The null coalescing operator (??) • Return and Scalar Type Declarations • Anonymous Classes • Zero cost asserts The release being introduced is an outcome of the almost two years of development.…
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FixInsight for Rad Studio Delphi review

Rad Studio Delphi Development, Software development Concepts, Software Releases
The FixInsight software tool assists Delphi developers in finding possible coding defects that can affect the released product and this can be caught during the development process.   You can review the warnings as well as coding conventions that are part of the release.  Baron Software highly recommends the product for Delphi developers, we found that it is quick to point out various things we did not think about as well as potential issues.  You can view the product at FixInsight. The latest updated is available providing a few new rules and it was quick to install to allow work to continue.   The software is flexible for a few entries by simply opening FixInsight, right click on a option and you can modify what is allowed. It is simple to understand and…
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Software Development planning or how not to have a project from Hell!

Software development Concepts
Recently I was given an assignment to develop an Android application and the agreement to the price was based on the client's budget which sometimes you get what you agreed to. What I would like to do with this posting is give young software developers guidelines on how to forge a better project and attitude towards completion for the client and the developer. This is based on recent past experience where the client either kept adding on, told that the development was not what they expected, graphics not cut correctly by the client and finally target dates missed. The following insights provide any developer with a check list making sure the project is ready to be designed, developed and finally released. Payment Payment, to judge the amount of time needed…
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