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Flotsam and Jetsam #52

By Nick at December 31, 2011 07:59
Filed Under: Flotsam and Jetsam, Delphi
  • Many of you have headed over to the Delphi UserVoice page and voted on your favorite new feature for Delphi and RAD Studio. (Feel free to go over and vote for this one or this oneWinking smile) I’m still an Admin there, and have been, well, doing a bit of administering.  One thing I’ve been doing is marking as “Declined” a lot of “Laundry List”  and the “Too Quick” requests.  A Laundry List request is one that has multiple requests in it on a general topic.  I’m closing these because they can’t ever really be “finished”.  It might be that three of the four requests get done, but it can’t be marked “Finished” because of that last item.  Instead, one should enter a single item for each request.  “Too Quick” requests are requests without any content, and that can’t possibly ever be completed (or could be marked completed anytime) – things like “Better support for <some feature>”.  What the heck is that supposed to mean?  Anyway – you may have a few more votes as a result, so feel free to go over and cast them again, or enter better formed requests.
  • Has anyone besides me noticed that Embarcadero has done a pretty large buy with Google AdSense? I’ve got Delphi ads popping up while I’m watching YouTube videos and even reading political articles. I also get a Delphi ad on many of the pages I see over at StackOverflow.    I like it myself – I’m always happy to see advertising tailored to my specific wants and interests. Plus, I’m glad to see that the marketing folks are In any event, Google has figured out that I’m a big Delphi fan.
  • DevExpress has updated their VCL subscription to support Delphi XE2, including 64-bit Delphi.  The post even included kind words about Embarcadero from Julian Bucknall about XE2, so you know that something has to be going really well with Delphi XE2. Winking smile
  • I love a man who writes about Dependency Injection.  Brings a tear to my eye. I’m getting to the point where I think that Dependency Injection is the only way to code – that if you are calling Create and otherwise insisting on a particular implementation of an interface then you are just writing back code. 
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