Thursday, June 28, 2007

Beyond Compare IDE Expert now available

I've tinkered away on the Beyond Compare IDE Expert a little this week. Thanks to everyone that responded to my call for Beta testers.

I've now made available the first public version of Beyond Compare IDE Expert.

You can read the readme file (which includes the Installation and User Guide) online at

You can download the actual expert from

This screenshot shows where the commands are available when the expert is installed.

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CFBuilder: The Future

Well to put it bluntly, it doesn't have one.

With CodeGear announcing the removal of the WinForms designers from the upcoming Highlander release, there really is no place of CFBuilder.

It was a fun tool to work with. It helped me learn a lot about many new IDE OpenTool API's I hadn't used before.

I really didn't expect it to be so popular (my ISP threatened to ban me because of the downloads!), although because of this popularity it got to the feature stage it was today.

I really must say thanks to Jeroen Pluimers for giving me the motivation needed to get the releases out to you guys and for his wonderful Class Helpers. His work with Class Helpers for CF specific features just proves how valuable they are for Delphi developers.

What does the future hold for Delphi and CF development, who knows.

I guess the burning question everyone is wanting to know is whether or not they will see my little game that I wrote for the CF framework. Well, I'll be honest and say a decision is yet to be made. Perhaps 60% (yes) - 40% (no) as I write this.

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Monday, June 18, 2007

[Beta] Are you a Beyond Compare user?

If you are a registered Beyond Compare® user and also use Delphi 2007 and want to try something new. Send me an email.

Beyond Compare is an advanced file and folder comparison utility.

Beyond Compare is an indispensable tool for me. Only FinalBuilder beats it on my must have tools list.