1. Domain name. Nothing fancy here. Nowdays domains are such a widespread merchandise, I beleive you can even buy one along with your hotdog while walking a park on Sunday. I’m a little conservative so I buy domains from NameCheap (no affiliate links here, sorry). They offer an expensive basic hosting plan as well, so […]
From years of software development with Delphi I have a boilerplate app with basic open/save project functionality, integrated LiteHelp help system, basic license management. I will use it as a foundation for WeirdWrench. A few mouse clicks, changing values of a couple of constants and we have an app that we can compile and run. […]
Last time I told a bunch of young coders that I am selling a Windows desktop app written in Delphi (it’s Helpinator) my words caused a huge blast of laughter. I was a little angry at first. But then I thought to myself – in times when everything is blockchainy SaaS and React-ive and node.js […]
LiteHelp is a lightweight portable context-sensitive help system for Windows desktop apps. You can read more about it in this post: https://www.dmitripopov.com/introducing-litehelp/ I also created a Delphi unit that allows to integrate LiteHelp into the context-sensitive help of Delphi VCL. It works pretty much the same way HTMLHelpViewer.pas works – just include it into your […]
LiteHelp is a lightweight non-HTML portable help system for Windows intended to be CHM (HTML Help) replacement, or, at least, alternative. I created it becuase my clients had numerous problems with online help in CHM format. It is long abandoned by Microsoft and ever since continues to grow security issues like a snowball. I thought […]
A long time ago (in a galaxy far far away) I started my own microISV business selling help authoring tool named Helpinator. Initially I thought that doing business online was quite easy, but it proved to be wrong for many reasons. One of them is that culturual differences affect your business communications. I am a […]
Good news everyone! I decided to start from scratch and burn all previous posts. Literally. Printed them out and set on fire. Let the new life begin.
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