I have big plans for the TIndex but I’m also keen to hear any suggestions you may have.
Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Links to articles you think should be on the TIndex are welcome though I’ll publish them on the actual site rather than here.
Over the weekend I caught up and added all the XE2 links from the final few months before XE3 was released.
I’d like to think that the TIndex XE2 section now represents the most comprehensive reference available for XE2 users outside of the Delphi Documentation itself.
Of course most of the credit must go to the bloggers who wrote the articles that the TIndex merely links to. Thanks very much fellas, it’s your hard work and a desire to see it made easily accessible to everyone that inspired me to make the TIndex in the first place.
I’ve just uploaded the first batch of XE3 related links.
I was quite surprised how much good content has appeared so soon after the XE3 release.
I’m still a few months behind with XE2 material, I’ll try to catch it up over the next month.
As it turned out I was already fulfilling most of the requirements of the program between the TIndex site, the ADUG Members Blog and my regular presentations at Sydney ADUG meetings so thought I may as well enjoy the benefits of the program. These benefits aren’t massive but they will save me a few dollars each year and should definitely help me contribute more to the Delphi community.
I had some concerns that signing on to this program would mean I would be prohibited from criticising Embarcadero but I was assured this wasn’t the case and the example of some existing technology partners was given to me. Of course everything has its limits but if I had nothing but consistently negative criticisms to make of Embarcadero I think I’d probably voluntarily resign from the program and most likely change development tools as well.
My approach as Community Evangelist will be the same as it has always been. I’ll talk about the parts of Delphi that I like and use and for the most part ignore the parts I don’t. That might sound a bit one-sided but I’m not and never have been a reviewer. I want to help you explore the best parts of Delphi not waste my time with features that might still be underdone. Ask me my opinion on those features though and I’ll give you an honest answer.
So consider yourself evangelised
…but I had a good excuse (and further apologies to Nick Hodges )
I’ve started with a very quick update to the FireMonkey page with a special feature of links to Jason Southwell’s NakeyMonkey crowd sourcing effort. There’s currently no advertising on the TIndex but Jason is doing something interesting and different and I thought it was worth bringing to your attention.
I’ll start going through the backlog of new articles from the past few months over the weekend, provided the littlest Delphi programmer lets me.
I’ve just added around 30 new links. There were quite a few articles for VCL Styles and DataSnap this time around.
These files are huge though, up to almost 400MB in size so be aware of that before you download them (they won’t stream).