Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Advice for young programmers

I've wanted to create a video where I give advice to young programmers for months now and I've never had the chance until now. I bought a new camcorder this week and will now be doing more vlogs regularly. This is the first vlog of many.

I know that I am still young myself and advice like this should probably be coming from more experienced and older programmers however I feel that I have gained enough experience and learned enough to be talking about this subject. I believe the tips and advice I give in this video for young programmers are really important and useful. They should definitely focus and follow this if they're serious about their future career in programming.

Here is the video:

I actually think that some of the advice I gave in this video can also be applied to other jobs and careers that is not about programming and for non-programmers from outside the programming world.

I hope you enjoy the video and that it helps and inspires you!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Delphi Programming Series: 1.3 - Delphi RGB Color Picker

I have decided to make a new video showing how to create a Delphi RGB Color Picker before Christmas and so at 2am this morning I made one.
Delphi RGB Color Picker

Here is the video:

If you're interested in more Delphi training videos then check out my Delphi Programming Playlist on YouTube.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Delphi Programming Helper is on the Windows 10 Store

Its been almost a year since Microsoft released the Desktop Bridge (formerly known as Project Centeniaal) that allows developers to package their Win32 apps as AppX apps and publish them to the Windows 10 Store. Embarcadero released Delphi 10.1 Berlin Update 2 a few weeks ago and this allows Delphi developers to package and create AppX apps from within the Delphi IDE.

There's already been hundreds of developers porting their apps to Windows 10 using the Desktop Bridge. Delphi developers such as Marco Cantu has also taken advantage of this and published his own Windows Store app, My MiniFigures.

Last week I started the journey of getting my own app, 'Delphi Programming Helper' ready for the Windows 10 Store and today is the day. DPH is now officially published in the Windows 10 Store ☺. This is very exciting news for me as I have been using the Windows Store on a very active basis ever since Windows 10 came out and I really love the store.
Delphi Programming Helper in the Windows Store

I think every Delphi developer should take this opportunity and chance to publish their Delphi apps to the Windows Store. If you've developed any cool Windows Store apps using Delphi then I would love to see it, leave your app name and/or link in the comments.

Download DPH on the Windows Store here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/delphi-programming-helper/9mtrd2ptbvcp
The EXE version for none Windows 10 users can also download it on Softpedia here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/Other-Programming-Files/Delphi-Execute-Files-Helper.shtml