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Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
May
22
comment Delphi Conversion to Prism?
Bite the bullet and rewrite in .NET or Java - either way you will have a huge amount of resources like codebase example, commerical components, tools, add-ons, programming forums and general more online help, etc. and a much larger talent pool to pull from than Delphi. I loved Delphi and still use it on small projects (just got XE2!)- but for work (actually finding a job!) and resources, you need to either get on board with .NET or Java. Of course, if this is going to be a 100% winform app then Delphi XE 2 port could work - but I am betting you want mobile and/or web - then go .NET or Java!
Jan
27
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
15
awarded  Yearling
May
24
comment In the Aggregate: How Will We Maintain Legacy Systems?
+1 - totally agree and also hard to convince mgmt there is an issue when a lot of the older mgmt was the developers early in their career. They take it personal when you tell them code written 15 years ago isn't going to cut it any more - instead of accepting times change and old code needs to be revised - they put their heads in the sand and tell you that you need to be more of a team player, etc.
Jan
24
answered Recruiters intentionally present one good candidate for an available job
Jan
21
awarded  Scholar
Jan
21
accepted What should I do with this installer, using tools like Wise, InstallShield, and InstallAnywhere?
Jan
21
comment What should I do with this installer, using tools like Wise, InstallShield, and InstallAnywhere?
Sounds like InstallShield could do the trick. I am going to download the trial and give it a go. Also, I feared IIS7 would have to be done manually since it is a "Feature" of the OS.
Jan
21
awarded  Student
Jan
20
asked What should I do with this installer, using tools like Wise, InstallShield, and InstallAnywhere?
Dec
28
awarded  Commentator
Dec
15
answered Is there still a need for writing SQL?
Nov
16
answered What are good Information System design resources?
Nov
11
comment Can a non-programmer successfully run a software company?
Totally agree... I am friends with a Software Company owner who is also a self-made millionaire becuase of his company. He is the first one to tell you he can't and never will write software - but he understand and listen to his customers and hires the best people he can. He has even give people 50% of their salary as bonuses for finishing projects. You always pay for what you get and get what you pay for!
Nov
10
answered Will Java still be relevant in 5 years?
Nov
5
comment Design Pattern Books, Papers or Resources for Non-Object Orientated Paradigms?
I agree, but my point (guess I could have said it better :) ) was before OO and design patterns - this was what we had to learn to do things in a "reusable pattern like manner". Bubble sort, linked list, etc where all "patterns" of buiding blocks to solving problems. I agree Knuth book isn't about "design patterns", but was all we had at the time.
Nov
5
answered Design Pattern Books, Papers or Resources for Non-Object Orientated Paradigms?
Nov
4
answered Why SQL is not so widespread in large desktop applications?
Nov
2
comment Why is Java the lingua franca at so many institutions?
I think Joel said it best here - joelonsoftware.com/articles/ThePerilsofJavaSchools.html