Happy Delphi 25th birthday!

#Delphi25th

Happy Delphi 25th birthday!

Wow, its been 25 years already since I first met Delphi in its pre-release of version 1.0.

During the past 25 years Delphi created a world of opportunities for me. I’ve travelled the world for Delphi, creating software in Portugal, Delphi courses in France, presenting in Denmark and meeting up with developers in New Zealand. Most of my work was in the Netherlands, but even so its diversity of use in this tiny country always manages to amaze me. From high-performance statistics, stock market, multi-threaded geo analysis, insurance expert systems to project and hour registration systems. The largest user base for desktop software I worked on was 100.000+ users, but I know of Delphi software that has millions of users. All in all, you can literally find Delphi software everywhere, meaning you get to go everywhere and build all kinds of systems as a Delphi developer, which to me is just the greatest thing!

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Happy Delphi 25th Birthday and #Delphi25th everyone!

 

Visit to Alister Christie

While we where on vacation in New-Zeeland, Alister Christie kindly invited us over to stay at their house for a couple of days. We had a great time with Alister and Jackie, we absolutely loved our stay. Their patch of the world is also really something special. Alister also made some time for an interview, he really makes full use of each day. Did you know Alister makes some terrific wines at home? They where absolutely delicious. Hope to visit again sometime!.

Alister Christie

Alister Christie

We also organized some meetups with Delphi developers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, which were great. Its fun to see such diversity and ingenuity in using Delphi in all kinds of software. On these meetups Alister presented on the PPL and I introduced the TMS Web Core. TMS Web Core can really be a game changer; as its very easy to get into web page based apps using this technology. They can also easily be made Progressuve Web App compliant.

It was great to meet all these nice people in New-Zealand!

 

Wow, I’m MVP of the week!

Wow, I’m MVP of the week! A great big thank you to all you guys out there, this is really something.

Had a very nice podcast chat with Jim McKeeth on all things Delphi, that brought back some memories. It was great fun to do.

Delphi is just the greatest development tool, now even more than ever. What other development tool do you know that compiles your application with one framework and one source code to Windows, Mac, Android and iOS?

ReCURSION

“In order to understand recursion, one must first understand recursion.”

Als je je ooit hebt afgevraagd hoe die slimme backtracking functie de je een paar jaar geleden hebt geschreven ook alweer werkt, of gewoon als je even wat ontspanning nodig hebt na een moeilijk stukje code.