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Delphi and C# Developer specializing in database development for business consulting.


Feb
26
awarded  Caucus
Feb
26
awarded  Constituent
Feb
7
comment Hardware key removal on a test system
Well, after lots of discussion in the department, we've decided to use a slightly modified version of this in which the client side systems automatically send the unique value and our system sends the cert back. We don't have the security issues to worry about for requiring manual generation, and this'll keep things simplified for our customers.
Feb
7
accepted Hardware key removal on a test system
Feb
6
awarded  Custodian
Feb
6
reviewed Reviewed Are certifications worth it?
Feb
6
asked Hardware key removal on a test system
Feb
5
awarded  Custodian
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory As a software architect, am I supposed to focus that much on analysing the logs and fixing other's bugs?
Dec
1
awarded  Yearling
Aug
31
awarded  Critic
May
12
answered What stressors do programmers encounter on the job, and how do you deal with them?
May
12
comment Delphi Conversion to Prism?
Also to add my two cents in for the improvements to Delphi, I'd like to see Embarcadero stop treating Delphi like it's a side project. When I looked at the feature matrix for Delphi XE and Delphi Prism XE, I felt like I was looking at Visual Studio XP (2002). Embarcadero is a long ways behind other companies in the capabilities of the tools they provide, and it doesn't help that a lot of versions of Delphi kept getting ragged on for being buggy, bloated, and difficult to use (I've even seen comments for XE). Not trying to be mean, just honest.
May
12
comment Delphi Conversion to Prism?
@Mason: we're headed for a rewrite no matter what. We're in Delphi 5, can only find one or two companies that make any components for it, and can't get the components we need. Plus, to get up to date for using IPv6, we'd have to rewrite half the application because of the components that were chosen back in 2000.
May
11
comment Delphi Conversion to Prism?
It might be less of a headache, but we want to be able to take this application as far into the future as possible, and going with a newer version of native Delphi is no guarantee that 5 years from now there will be any support. However, we're fairly confident .NET is in for the long haul, and converters from Delphi under .NET to C# are quite easy to work with later. There's other reasons for converting to .NET, as well, but that's one of the larger ones.
May
11
asked Delphi Conversion to Prism?
Mar
7
answered What are your favorite version control systems?
Feb
1
awarded  Teacher
Jan
18
accepted Comparison of languages by usage type?
Jan
13
comment Comparison of languages by usage type?
@Charles Salvia - That's true, but I only need the list for a meeting with uppeer management.