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Distributed verison control systems are gaining in usage and popularity, but many organisations still use traditional centralised VCSs like Subversion and Visual Source Safe. Recently I've been using a hybrid setup and getting many of the benefits of a DVCS without needing to move the whole team to a new VCS platform.

Using interfaces and reference counting in Delphi works great in the most part. Its a feature IĀ use a lot, I'm a big fan of using interfaces to tightly control what parts of a class a consumer has access to. But, there is one big achillies heel with reference counting in Delphi, you cannot keep circular references, at least not easily, without causing memory leaks.

No more flash ads, ever.

In late 2008, we started a large campaign which introduced our first flash ads. Yesterday, I stopped all of our flash based ad campaigns... forever.

Nelson Wolf recently published a blog post about FinalBuilder to introduce the new action he's created for verifying that all required variables exist during run-time (a handy action!).

Within the post, he also had some interesting comments about FinalBuilder. ;-)

One of the funnier stackoverflow Q&As I've seen asked for advice on 'dealing' with those who break the build.

If you're a FinalBuilder expert available for contracting, let us know.

The Accentient Blog provided an interesting post recently comparing Team Foundation Build and FinalBuilder. It was great to see them offer an unbiased insight in to the distinctive advantages of each of these tools and it's worth a read if you're using or planning to use one or both.

We've had plenty to say over the years about the relationship between FinalBuilder and TFS/MSBuild/Team Foundation Build.

If you want to automate the deployment of ClickOnce apps in FinalBuilder, Dennis van der Stelt has posted an excellent tutorial on bloggingabout.net.

This post looks at the pervasiveness of Continuous Integration among FinalBuilder users. This is the 3rd post in a series discussing insights uncovered in the 2008 FinalBuilder survey.