Flotsam and Jetsam #90

  • I mentioned this video before, but it is so good I’m going to mention it again:  Parallel Programming Library: Create Responsive Object Pascal Apps.   Danny’s blog is in Dutch, but he has an English entry that includes the source code to his session.
  • Something I’m surprised by:  The number of questions on the Delphi StackOverflow tag that deal with integrating with Excel.  Also, tons of Indy questions.
  • This is interesting: Jon Aasenden is creating DelphiArmy – a real, no kidding jobsite for Delphi developers.  I’ll be interested to see how that goes.  It appears to be alive and running, so make an entry if you need to.
  • I’ve mentioned free this tool before, but its usefulness is so awesome that I wanted to point it out again.  It’s called “Everything”, and it allows you to search for any file by name on your entire system.  It’s lightening fast, and I use it probably twenty times a day to find things I’m looking for.  It’s one of the first things I install on a new system.  Truly outstanding and amazingly useful.  Highly recommended. 
  • While I’m at this “mentioning before” thing, I’ll give a strong endorsement to the Delphi-built Clipmate. Again, I use this thing about 25 times a day.  It’s a clipboard cache that remembers what you’ve put on the clipboard.  It’s not free – but it’s well worth the price.  Saved my butt a thousand times, too, when I overwrite something on the clipboard that I didn’t want to.