Thursday, June 26, 2008

So I've read more comments on my post

Seriously guys, I never even thought that anyone would read my blog. I assumed that I would just be one of the (probably) millions of boring blogs that no one reads because no one cares. If that ends up being the fate of mine, so be it, it's not a big deal to me. But apparently me posting that I didn't like Delphi was sort of scandalous or something. Perhaps it was the attention given to me by Marco Cantu? 

Overall, I'd have to say that the majority of comments are actually helpful. I'd say in my absolutely unscientific opinion, 15% of the comments are trolls, 75% point out where I was wrong, or how to solve my issues, and 10% actually agree with me (on various points). When the initial bashing began, I figured I'd get flamed even more, but surprisingly, the comments actually started to get more helpful as time went on. If anything gives me hope that I might enjoy using Delphi one day, that would be it.


  1. The Delphi community is generally quite knowledgeable and helpful. The general approach seems to be that it is better to light a candle, than to curse the darkness.

    But - there is much fun in arguing about who's matches to use, type of candle, etc.

    Some more resources for you:
    Code Central:

    Quality Central:

    The tool is not flawless, and we don't hide that fact.

  2. I've gotta hand it to you: I think you are right in how to approach this. Some of the commentars are morrons just blatently flaming there hearts out. Ignoring those should be easy. But somehow I got the feeling the we kind of motivated you to have a second look and hopefully a second opinion. It would be nice to create another post in let's say a month or so (if you can continue with Delphi for that long) and tell us how you feel then.

    Good luck with your work.

  3. Hello,

    I will most likely be using Delphi for the next year or so, I'll have plenty of time to get used to it. Thanks for your kind words, I'll be sure to post my experiences with Delphi.

  4. Just drop me a line when you post again. I'll make sure it will find a way to if no one else picks it up.

  5. Hoi Branden, for your second round in starting to use Delphi, perhaps the following page on the Delphi Wiki can be of help to you:


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