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SyncFusion Essential Studio. For free?

November 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Hello everybody!

After a long silence (again), I’m here to say that I’m alive and still coding. It’s time to add another post, and this is important.

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The wonderful guys at Syncfusion made an unbelievable move. They made their $10,000 worth of Essential Studio Enterprise Edition, which consists of hundreds high quality components and tools for ASP.NET, MVC, WPF and more, available for free, with the exception of being an individual or a small company.

As a developer, I have worked with several component packages in the past. For almost 1.5 years, I’m using Syncfusion Essential Studio and never looked back.

The tools and components are the best of the any bundle you can find. The ease of use, the overall quality and the support is definitely unmatched across vendors.

Hurry and grab your license for free. You won’t regret it.

The most beautiful present of all time: My daughter!

November 12, 2013 1 comment

Hello everybody!

The time passes so fast, that I am unable to track it anymore. Meanwhile, I wanted to show you a picture of my beloved daughter. No tech stuff this time!

Have a nice week!
ayca

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NVidia Optimus: Technoshit.

April 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Two days ago, I bought an Asus K53SV laptop with NVidia GT540M graphics. No matter what I try, the software only works on integrated Intel chip.

I searched for possible resolutions, but learned that these problems do exist for over a year, and NVidia doesn’t care.

Just look at community forum here:

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=201764

These people didn’t do anything wrong. They only bought a laptop with NVidia graphics, and they are suffering.

I don’t know about company politics, but if you make your customers suffer, you will be the one who suffers at the end.

Technology should make our lives easier, not worse.

I will never buy/use/recommend anything from NVidia again.

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An Open Letter To Embarcadero

July 18, 2008 14 comments

Hello all!

After a long silence, I finally had some free time to create another post. No matter what I do, Delphi is my language of choice, and I end up running it for new projects. I felt extremely bad about the future of Delphi, and decided to write a letter to Embarcadero. If you’re interested, their public contact mail is info@embarcadero.com.

Here’s the letter I sent to Embarcadero:

“Dear Embarcadero,

First of all, I want to congratulate you on your purchase with CodeGear. The join is a good fit for both companies. I would like to tell you about the fatal mistakes of previous management, hoping that you’ll take them into account.

First of all, let me introduce myself. I’m a passionate Pascal/Delphi developer, and using this language since Turbo Pascal 3, where Borland introduced Turtle Graphics (which had later named as BGI). I have used every Pascal related IDE which Borland released, until Delphi 7. Although I have tried to use latter versions, the problems and slowness prevented their usage. With over 15 years of loyalty to Borland, I suppose I have the right to make some recommendations about Delphi development platform, hoping it will get noticed in its new home, unlike CodeGear.

CodeGear, as from community standpoint, has never been a successful company. No matter how their sales good, the company failed to achieve its users’ expectations. The IDE line they had was best IDE tools ever created, until 2001, Delphi 7. The usability and quality of the products significantly lowered with the release of Delphi for .NET (Delphi 8).

No IDE tool achieved same quality as previous versions, after Delphi 7. Almost all of Delphi developers are pissed about Delphi now, and using Visual Studio to develop solutions. There are a lot of reasons for this, and I’m listing some here.

– Lack of dedication, innovation and quality
– Avoiding community requests and recommendations
– Trying to look like Visual Studio
– Building its IDE technology on .NET, which is a competetor’s technology.
– Depending IDE on slow .NET framework, instead of native code.
– Failing to keep up-to-date with major open source projects (Like MySQL, PHP, PostgreSQL etc)

The future of Delphi language is not clear now. As you have bought all IDE line, you should had a look to the previous versions of the IDE tools. A product lives with its pros and cons, and there must be lots of differences from other tools in the market, for it to survive. Delphi versions from 1 to 7 are extremely powerful, different, has their own approach to problems, and flexible. Please analyse the new IDE’s, and compare them to old ones. You’ll see the vision difference. You’ll see why people like me became passionate about Delphi. My reason for sending this letter is that, I want to see Delphi back to its shiny days. I want to see my precious quality environment again.

As I see, you bought the tools, and started to sell them as is on your web site. This is a mistake, because the tools are not usable in their current conditions. If you want these tools to thrive, you should work on them constantly, before making them public again. Also, you should *really* listen comments and recommendations from community. CodeGear got 40 pages of feedback, when they asked people the reasons for not upgrading. Guess what? They took the comments down, and the next release was same on every area with previous ones.

This was a long letter. But when Delphi IDE dies, I don’t want to say that “I could do something for my precious IDE, but I didn’t”.

Hope your vision and dedication will be far more higher than CodeGear.

Best Regards,”

So far, I didn’t even receive a response from Embarcadero. I don’t even hope that they will respond back.

Anyway, I hope they will listen us, unlike CodeGear.

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A break which takes ages.

November 4, 2007 Leave a comment

Hello all, I don’t feel good right now. Some core things are changing in my life, so I can’t post much these days. Will keep you updated asap.

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Project Section

August 30, 2007 Leave a comment

I now have a project section which will contain my hobby and public projects. Any contribution is welcome.

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