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Law of the Instrument and the Curse of the Programmer

If you aren’t familiar with the Law of the Instrument, otherwise known as Maslow’s hammer/gavel, or the golden hammer it is often expressed as If your only tool is a hammer, you treat everything like a nail. My understanding is that the law of the instrument means you are limited by instruments or tools you know how to use. For example, if…

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Software Developer Ranked #1 Job for 3rd Straight Year

Back in 2018 U.S. News an World Report ranked Software Developer as the best job for 2018, pushing out Dentist, and it is still ranks the top job in 2020. They use data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics to rank jobs based on pay, job security, mental engagement, stress, room to advance, satisfaction, and work-life balance. Since you are here, you most likely…

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Why I Keep Choosing Delphi

I was curious about other programming languages, from an academic point of view. I took a night school class in Assembly. I had a smattering of C & C++. Looked at some Ruby (back before it was hip), Java, JavaScript, etc. Eventually, I found myself spending a few years debugging laser printers, which ran a combination of C/C++/COM all on…

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Learn Delphi on Exercism.io

One of Embarcadero’s MVPs, Ryan Potts, is the originator and maintainer of the Delphi track on Exercism – a site dedicated to making it easy for people to learn different programming languages. He was interviewed by the Exercism team previously, but I thought it would be interesting to interview him about what Exercism is, and how all of you can be involved. What…

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Press Release: Embarcadero Launches LearnDelphi.org, a Delphi-Centric Learning Ecosystem, to Promote Delphi Education

LearnDelphi.org provides a platform for Delphi developers and educators, along with free licensing options and ways to get involved January 16, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Embarcadero (a division of Idera, Inc.), a provider of cross-platform app development productivity tools, today announced the launch of LearnDelphi.org, a learning ecosystem for Delphi developers, a teaching platform for Delphi educators,…

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What is Delphi's DNA

I was chatting with someone who was less familiar with Delphi. He asked what is it about Delphi that makes so many people continue to love it. I thought I would share my answer and see what everyone else thinks. I made this graphic a while ago to explain why developing with Delphi was so awesome. I call it the…

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