Delphi Components That I Use In Helpinator

Unfortunately Delphi community is very quiet nowadays, the most loud voices are the voices of criticism, and authors of excellent components do not get the praise that they deserve. In this post I will try to give the proper credit to components that I use in Helpinator. TRichView (commercial) – an excellent rich editor component. […]

Why I like what I created and hopefully you will like it too :) (Part 1).

Helpinator grew naturally out of my own frustration. I was a team lead of a medium sized team and as such I was the one that was responsible for maintaining the project documentation and user manuals. Of course there should be a technical writer for this, but the project was not that large, with a […]

14 Days: Day #2 – Putting together a small landing page

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 […]

Challenge: from idea to the first sale in 14 days with Delphi

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 For Delphi

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 […]

7 Countries My Most Notable Customers Come From

A long time ago (in a galaxy far far away) I started my own microISV business selling user manual writing 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 […]