Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I apparently annoyed some Delphi users

All I can say is wow! I left a comment responding on the original commenters blog, and I'll add that text below.

Wow, I really seem to have struck a nerve eh? It doesn't really bother me if people read or don't read my blog. As some of the commenters have said, I have zero comments on anything, which is perfectly fine with me. On the flipside of this, this is the first time I have ever commented on anyone else's blog. *shrug* first time for everything I guess.

To those who have at least attempted to educate me, I thank you. I'll read the links you sent, hopefully that will mitigate some of my annoyances with Delphi. 

To those who just called my post crap.... if expressing your e-rage helps you, do whatever you feel you need to do.

While it doesn't bother me if no one reads my blog, I *did* post it online where anyone can read it, so fair is fair, anyone should be able to comment on it. I originally had moderate comments on and I didn't get to them quickly - my apologies. If your comment isn't up there, that means I missed it, comment again and I'll catch it this time.

While I now understand that some of my post isn't true (from reading the comments), I stand by my assertion that Delphi is annoying. However, I will at least attempt to learn otherwise. 

So my 4th point and my 5th point may be erroneous, but that still leaves many things to be annoyed about. And to the dude who said I was an MS fanboy, haha if you read one more post down you'd see that I'm a newly minted Apple fanboy. In any case, I don't mean to be abrasive, if that's the way it sounded.


  1. Wich people using delphi for years dont undesrtand is how can you just talk from something you dont know. Thats is the point after all.

    You say you are a dedicated and motivated developer. I font think so. Just be honest and tell us how much time do you use Delphi? How many time you effort to learn that? Is like trying to use any technology : take times to learn and know that.

    There is your mistake. You know nothing about delphi, dont produce a simple app using that beatifoul language-framework-rad-whatever, but can say is annoying to use. Sounf very simplistic and ignorant, ever comming of somebody using other technologies with higher learning curves (like linux, but im starting to dude if you really use linux or just mentioned that to sound freak).

    Anyway, learn more of vcl, pascal, and we can talk again in maybe 3 months.

    Best regards.

  2. I don't think you "struck a nerve".

    I think you - in annoyance over the tool not behaving exactly like "the other tool" - hastily wrote a shoddy review with a dramatic conclusion - based on very limited knowledge about and experience with one of the most productive development tools around.

    Those that actually know the tool simply reacted to all your factual errors.

  3. P.S. If you really want to explore Delphi, there are a lot of wisdom in browsing the blogs found at

  4. I beg to differ on me striking a nerve. Based on the number of comments I've received in the last 24 hours, I'd say that I got enough people riled up to spend a few minutes out of their day just to refute my opinions. In either case, thank you for the link on I'm reading it now.

  5. Well, nerve or not - I hope that you give the tool a chance. As for all tools, there is a learning curve. It is a great tool - but it is not flawless - but then again - name one that is...


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