Pascal is often an overlooked or even disregarded language. I know I can't change that, but I can help you to learn and understand Pascal. Pascal is a great language to learn, and rather easy too. It reads nicely, and most of the semantics make perfect sense. I want to embark on a short journey to teach you Pascal, starting with Hello World, and ending with much more complicated application, yet to be determined. This is mainly due to the lack of my creativity.
I started my career in Software Development, writing code in Delphi. A language extending Turbo Pascal, and one of the first successful RAD environments. Now, most software engineers under 40, have probably never heard of this Language & IDE. Why is that? I have certainly have my opinions about this but no data. Anyone who has used Delphi to develop applications will know, it had huge benefits, and potentially still does. But the real question here, is: Does anyone want to hire a Pascal Programmer? Can you continue your career, or more specifically, is there a way I can continue my career, as a Pascal Programmer?
I am super excited to be going to Linux Fest North West 2018, this year. It is a conference/event I have wanted to attend for several years now. Not only to I get to attend, I will be presenting twice, during the conference. I am not sure what craziness caused the coordinators to think that was a good idea. Anyway, I am stoked. Let's discuss Pseudo-Bundle Based Package Management & Creating a VM for a Programming Language.
I am going to create a set of Components, which enable the development of Interactive, and Modern looking User Interfaces with FreePascal and Lazarus. Completely compatible with the RAD or Drag and Drop methodology we all love. Or at least most of us pascal developers like this, for quick desktop applications.
Browser Automation is awesome!, I have been working on tones of projects recently, all using browser automation for part or all of the projects' needs. From simple data mining of websites which have no API, to reporting spam, which causes a client of mine to loose some business. Specifically I am stocked about the Anti-SPAM project, as it is the most noble of my projects.