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Delphi geek, in exile in a .net and Java world.

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comment How long should I provide free updates for my shareware - per version, per year, or forever?
Awwww, beat me to it. I'll add though that when I bought UE it had an option that would let me pay 3 times the base cost and have a perpetual license, free upgrades forever, not sure if they still do that or not.
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28
comment In what specific ways did Pascal and or Delphi influence Java?
I think it was the JavaBean specification that most of the influence was seen in.
Jul
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comment Java stored procedures in Oracle, a good idea?
Directly, no, but how about from AskTom? You Asked I've written a program which uses the utl_smtp to send a email to myself. However, when I run the procedure, the following error occurs: ORA-29540: class oracle/plsql/net/TCPConnection does not exist and we said... Some of the installer scripts forget to load the needed jar file for TCP/IP support in PLSQL. Simply: cd plsql/jlib loadjava -user sys/password plsql.jar
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answered Java stored procedures in Oracle, a good idea?
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comment Mobile games: paid vs. ad-supported?
And could apply to any mobile app really, game or not.
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comment Mobile games: paid vs. ad-supported?
I'm interested as I'm planning to start selling apps on Android soon, how is selling on Android more of a hassle? Especially in comparison to the approval process on IOS. I also refute your first point, I've bought at least a dozen apps for my Droid...though I'll admit I might be the exception that proves the rule.
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answered Visual Studio Express vs. SharpDevelop
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comment Can someone find a job as a programmer without an education?
Look for the "Or" clause, where I've had my best luck is with ads that said, "Such education or equivalent experience". Good Luck!
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answered Is pure oop necessary
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answered How do I improve my memory and recall?
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comment What do I tell my colleagues when they complain that our Rails-based website has an API but is not a Web Service?
That's fine, in Javaland we call that Servlet returning XML, I've done many of them before REST was in the popular parlance. Again, the "nice" part of SOAP is it makes most of the XML and network stuff "go away" by hiding it. I know many developers that refuse to use REST simply because of that, having to directly interact with an XML DOM. But I do think it affects the conversation, and may serve as ammunition to the "against" crowd, as there are 2 "standards", neither of which is supported by your app.