C++ ORM DSL via Macros

Macros, like the goto statement, have become somewhat frowned upon nowadays, but (IMO) I think that’s a little excessive. Macros used correctly, within the confines of symbol declaration (i.e. no computation), can be beneficial. For example, you may want code to execute in debug but not release, you can define the symbol accordingly and avoid […]

The Hacker Way

The Hacker Way (Mark Zuckerberg) As part of building a strong company, we work hard at making Facebook the best place for great people to have a big impact on the world and learn from other great people. We have cultivated a unique culture and management approach that we call the Hacker Way. The word […]

NDepend – A Developer’s Best Friend

Creating a Mess Recently I began work on an XMPP Component Framework in C#, initially trying to reuse code from a previous version. I’m trying to do it right this time, conforming to the official specifications. This has led to a lot of rework as the previous version was essentially based upon code I’d written […]

Recent C# Language Changes

A couple of years ago I began an XMPP Component Framework in C#, but after a few days I had to put it on hold. One thing led to another, and it’s been on hold ever since. I’m finally returning to it. C#, however,┬áhas had some significant improvements since then, I want to start again […]

Delphi Community Edition

Update: This post has been updated to the recently released Delphi 10.3.2. Delphi has always been a great choice for desktop development, but the licensing costs have been prohibitive, especially given the quality and abundance of free alternatives. The good news is Embarcadero have released a Community Edition which is essentially the same as the […]