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Did you know that Delphi is the #2 Windows IDE?

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Micheal Swindell, the CodeGear Product Manager, provided the following data in a reply to a post in borland.public.delphi.non-technical group:

“Delphi has a developer population of approx 1.75 million users worldwide in  2006. Delphi has 15% IDE marketshare overall (7.7% ranked out of 100%) and is the #2 Windows IDE and the #4 IDE overall (C++Builder is #3 and #5

…and you thought Delphi was not big/good!!

It is just that not many people are aware of it. No, you can’t use it to create an ERP application (perhaps), but it is pretty darn useful for 80% of the commercial software work carried out in most of the companies, and it actually helps you to create it faster.

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August 30, 2007 at 22:22 hrs

Management Techniques of the Bottom 95% of U.S. Corporations

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Nice one. Read it in full here: YAPH: Management Techniques

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December 23, 2005 at 01:36 hrs

Hey guys! I am back!

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After a few weeks of break, I think I am back to regular blogging mode. This hiatus helped me to dwell upon life as such, about my work, about my future and a few other things too personal to write about here. Anyway, I think I have found some peace at last (within me) and so you can expect a deluge of posts over the next few days.

PS: Thanks to Apple for waking me up with a timely reminder, quoting a part of my own opening post:

The main reason for starting this blog was this: I am finding it really difficult to keep in touch with all of my buddies, to the extend I would like to, thanks to the demands of my professional and personal life. Even if I manage to be in touch with a few of them, I am unable to share all the news and views with them.


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December 23, 2005 at 01:23 hrs

Most generous donors of 2005 — an amazing list!

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A couple of days back MSNBC carried this nice article about the most generous donors of 2005, be it for charity or educational purposes. I was amazed to learn how much these great people donate to charity, and I just hope this inspires lots of us mere mortals to give back more to the society.


If you have a few extra dollars in your pocket (it doesn’t have to be a billion) and you’d like to share some of your financial good fortune with others who are in great need, we invite you to join with us in supporting some impressive Foolanthropies. Remember that:

* Fully one-fifth of humanity, some 1.3 billion people, struggles to survive on less than $1 per day.
* About 40% of humanity survives on less than $2 per day.
* More than a billion people around the world will go to bed hungry tonight.
* Life expectancy in some 32 countries is less than 40 years.

Read it in full here: Can You Edge Out Bill Gates? – Motley Fool –

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December 23, 2005 at 01:12 hrs