Archive for June, 2012

The Lost Art of UI Design

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Today I came across a UI design from Microsoft that made me laugh, so I thought I would share it.

It's Always Good to Offer Choices

It's always good to offer choices

Another Doomsday Article for Delphi

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

For the last decade I’ve been reading blog, newsgroup, and IT articles either predicting, or announcing the death of Delphi.  It’s amazing how obviously uninformed parties seem to think they can predict the future, when all they really introduce is more FUD (Fear - Uncertainty - Doubt) into the marketplace.

I think EMBT’s last sales figures contradict I. Programming in which this article says Delphi/Object Pascal is an older language being phased out, and that “basic” programming (what they mean by this I don’t know…since I wouldn’t consider any of the work I do in Delphi to be “basic”) will be outsourced beyond the US.

They also mention the explosion of the mobile market space, but seem ignorant to the fact that EMBT has introduced FireMonkey and expanded compiler support to enable Delphi to flourish in this space.  It’s amusing that this article is published under GlobalKnowledge….do they know something I don’t?  I was under the impression that the future actually looks rather bright for Delphi developers…