I really dislike it when ill-informed people write blogs, articles, and even books about things they know really nothing about. In the C# world, there a couple of topics that are the subject of literally thousands of ill-informed blog and forum posts, for which the real, correct advice is buried and lost in the noise and chatter of supposed “experts” offering words of “wisdom” to newbies out there. The couple of topics that I see come up again that I find particularly upsetting are whether or not it is okay to ever call “lock(this)”, and whether or not, and how-often, anyone should call “GC.Collect()”. Continue reading “In defense of lock(this) and GC.Collect()”
Delphi XE6, You’ve got to be kidding me.
Delphi XE6 is just announced before Delphi XE4 and XE5 really even truly “work”. I’ve only seen 1 half-way decent case-study for XE5 so far, as they’re already trying to sell me Delphi XE6. This is NOT good business, Embarcadero! Not at all! Continue reading “Delphi XE6, You’ve got to be kidding me.”