Quality Assurance is the elusive goal of every product manager--and the bane of every programmer. OK, I don't know that for sure, but producing bug-free applications can drive a programmer crazy if he has to work with loose guidelines or tight time-constraints. But aren't those both par for the course?
We don't have a formal presentation this month, but instead will discuss a few topics that may include the following (based on audience preference):
- Utilities written in Delphi
- How to call a web service
- CodeGear's RAD Studio 2007
What is Blackfish SQL?
Starting with Delphi 2006, the base product has a VERY cool feature previously only available in 3rd-party add-on products such as Code Rush and Castalia. The feature is Live Templates and allows the user to write macros with customized paramters. It is a great productivity enhancement and is much more powerful than many people realize.
With Live Templates you can:
- fix typos automatically;
- insert large code snippets with a couple of keystrokes;
- remind yourself of obtuse parameter options;
- greatly speed up coding.
Did anyone "attend" the virtual CodeGear conference last week, CodeRage? There were some good sessions, although I didn't have time to listen in on all I wanted to. If you missed any of them, they're all available at the CodeRage web site.
There is no planned presentation tonight. However, if you want to influence this year's schedule, discuss programming concepts, debate politics, or hear some home remodeling stories, meet me at the Lorenzen Center Monday night. I'll be there around 5:30 PM.