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Signing Off. So Long, and Thanks for All The Good Times!

By January 3, 2013

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Dear delphi.about.com web site visitors, readers and friends who followed my work as the Delphi Programming Guide for the About.com network, the time has come for me to move on to new endeavours.

After 15 great years I'm leaving About.com. I've started working as the Delphi Programming Guide in 1998 (days of Delphi 3) and have continued publishing tutorials and articles geared at beginner and advanced Delphi developers.

NO, I am not leaving Delphi.

In fact, I'm spending much more time in the Delphi (Rad Studio) IDE these days - and I am hoping you are in the same position - to have your working hours filled with joy of coding in the best development environment.

One huge "Thank YOU!" to all the known and unknown Delphi developers who have followed my work here and have send hundreds of emails supporting me for the past 15 years.

The About.com Delphi Programming web site will NOT be closed, all the content will be available in the future so nothing would be lost :) After all, I have found myself many times searching for a solution to a Delphi problem I have, to finally land on my own article written years ago :)

What's more, I think About.com might start looking for a new Delphi Programming Guide, so if you think you have the passion and the knowledge, feel free and invited to apply.

That's all folks. Over and Out.

This is not my last (if it can be called like this) Delphi related blog post / article. I'll see to start a new blog in the near future and continue publishing Delphi programming related stuff. I am and will be using Delphi every day, there's always something to be implemented, some problem to be solved, some new feature to be included - any why not share the knowledge gained with others.

- Žarko Gajić, Embarcadero Delphi MVP.

January 3, 2013 at 5:34 am
(1) Steve Moran says:

You have been superb and a great help over the years. All best wishes in your new work. Cheers!

January 3, 2013 at 5:57 am
(2) Evandro Amparo says:

Thank you too.

January 3, 2013 at 6:14 am
(3) Gordon says:

A huge “Thank YOU” to you Žarko for all the great articles and stuff you provided with delphi.about.com. I hope to read new good articles from you soon.

God bless you

January 3, 2013 at 6:33 am
(4) Ron Szumski says:

A milestone in the journey of Delphi

January 3, 2013 at 6:47 am
(5) Jim says:

Thank you for all great articles. They have helped me alot during the years.

January 3, 2013 at 6:57 am
(6) Cindy-Lee van der Walt (RSA) says:

Thank you for all the wonderful and insightful articles and tutorials.

January 3, 2013 at 7:02 am
(7) Martin Binder says:

Thanks for all the great years of service Žarko! I’ve used your site as a resource many times through the years, and it was always helpful. Good luck on your future endeavors!

January 3, 2013 at 7:05 am
(8) Sukhjit Singh says:

I have constantly found myself refering to your site when tackling big or small problems.

A big thank you for all your work, you have been an invaluable resource.

I wish you well for the future


January 3, 2013 at 7:10 am
(9) Monty says:

Thank you and good luck Žarko.

January 3, 2013 at 7:27 am
(10) Ricardo David says:

Good luck and thanks for sharing your knowledge for all these years!

January 3, 2013 at 7:35 am
(11) Paolo Rossi says:

Thank you for all of your works

January 3, 2013 at 7:44 am
(12) Tommi Prami says:

Thanks for the past and good luck for your future…

January 3, 2013 at 7:55 am
(13) Enny says:

Thank you very much! Great work! All the best!

January 3, 2013 at 7:57 am
(14) hiderin says:

Thanks for providing your great knowledge.

January 3, 2013 at 8:36 am
(15) Nico says:

Thank you for all the years. This has been an excelent reference. Maybe not the most advanced, but definitely useful, down-to-earth and very clear. A true public service to the community.

January 3, 2013 at 8:50 am
(16) Lars Fosdal says:

Thanks for all the excellent posts over the years, Žarko!

Tip: Do your Blogging using Blogger and Google+. There already is a 950+ members Delphi Developer community there :)

January 3, 2013 at 8:52 am
(17) James says:

Thank you so much for your time and effort!

January 3, 2013 at 8:55 am
(18) Aldo V says:

Thanks for your time and for making this great site! I have seeing this site since 2000 and i dont forget it, because of the excellent information on it.

January 3, 2013 at 8:56 am
(19) Martin Werndl says:

Hi Zarko,

I followed and loved ypur about delphi blog from the first day of existing,
Im no professional delphi coder, i would describe me as ambitious amateur, but without you i would be lost!
I wish you all the best in your job and all can can do moreover is to say many thanks for your incredible work.

Martin Werndl

January 3, 2013 at 9:18 am
(20) Michael Ross says:

Žarko, thank you for the inspiration you have provided for many years. Best wishes in your future endeavours.

January 3, 2013 at 9:36 am
(21) Marko says:

I learned proggraming from your blog, thanks for all your efforts.

January 3, 2013 at 9:50 am
(22) Wilfred Oluoch says:

Thank you so much for all the articles. I have found them very useful and wish you the best in all you are doing. Ahsante Sana!

January 3, 2013 at 10:09 am
(23) Jan Doggen says:

One huge “Thank YOU!” back, Zarko. Your contribution lives on as the many search results pointing to about.com when googling for anything ‘delphi’.

January 3, 2013 at 10:30 am
(24) Alan Fletcher says:

There is a right time for everything. I hope this is your right time to move on.
I knew when I “googled” something Delphi and saw your articles coming back on the results I had a very good chance of finding the right answer there.
Thank you for all your work on instructive articles in the past years

All the luck!

January 3, 2013 at 11:20 am
(25) Max Williams says:

Over the years, your site has helped me so much. My bookmark to delphi.about.com is dog-eared and ragged. Notwithstanding the much maligned keyword, I have no doubt it will be my “goto” site for many years. Thanks.

January 3, 2013 at 12:06 pm
(26) Lars Haugaard says:

Thanks for all you have done for helping Delphi programmers with info and code examples. Thank you very much (from Denmark)

January 3, 2013 at 12:12 pm
(27) Dan Hacker says:

You did a fantastic job! I can’t count how many times I read your articles to help me with a solution. It is good to hear you will be starting a blog, because you are an important part of the Delphi community.

January 3, 2013 at 12:18 pm
(28) gary mueller says:

I wish you well and thank you for all your help through the years. I have been using delphi (actually started with TP4) since day one and have always found your articles to be just was I was looking for at the time.
Look forward to seeing anything new you publish. I wish I had a little more time and a better writer to take over because I do have the knowledge and the passion for Delphi!
Thanks again and good luck.

January 3, 2013 at 12:24 pm
(29) Francois Piette says:

Žarko, you deserve a big big thank you! You’ve done a wonderful work on About.com all those years. I wish you the best for the future and I hope to see you on the other communities.

Francois Piette
Embarcadero MVP

January 3, 2013 at 12:31 pm
(30) Russell Weetch says:

Žarko, your efforts have been much appreciated. You have saved me lots of time over the years (since Delphi 3 in fact) and I hope your new role is successful. I look forward to your new blog. Any hints about where you are going/doing?


January 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm
(31) Stéphane WIERZBICKI says:

Thank you for all the time you spent here, teaching us Delphi.
I hope to see you soon on the internet….

January 3, 2013 at 12:43 pm
(32) Wodzu says:

Thank you very much for your help over this years!

I hope to see your blog soon :)

January 3, 2013 at 12:51 pm
(33) Simon H. says:

Thanks for your contributions, Žarko. I have used your Delphi articles many times, for inspiration and problem solving and will for sure be missing your activity at about.com. Happy to read the “p.s.” though :)

January 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm
(34) Dave says:

Zarko, I can’t tell you how many times your material has popped up in my searches for help. Thank you so much and all the best to you no matter what you do in the future.

January 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm
(35) Peter says:

Zarko, you have made Delphi such a joy, we will miss you. I guess all good things come to and end but yours will be the greatest legarcy for a great era of the windows Delphi programming age. All the very best.

January 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm
(36) Marc Georges Sr says:

Thank you and good luck Žarko. I learned a lot from your articles !

January 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm
(37) Nirav Kaku says:

All the best! !

January 3, 2013 at 2:16 pm
(38) Nikolaj Henrichsen says:

Thanks for all, your articles have been of great value

January 3, 2013 at 2:17 pm
(39) Eliseo GN says:

Thank you for your help and sharing your knowledge over these years!

All the best !!!


January 3, 2013 at 2:44 pm
(40) José Mário Silva Guedes says:

Olá !

Muito obrigado por todos estes anos. O delphi.about.com é meu ponto de referęncia em Delphi.


January 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm
(41) Chuck says:

Thanks for all your work over all those years.

Good luck and best wishes for continued success.

January 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm
(42) Niels Maschmeyer says:

You will be missed very much.
Your article where always helpful and since I can think back I was always looking at delphi.about.com to look for answers.
I hope somebody with your quality can be found to continue your excellent work!
All the best and give us your new link ;-)

January 3, 2013 at 4:16 pm
(43) Jos says:

Thanks a lot for all your articles,
I used a lot of them during these 15 years.
Good luck to you from the Netherlands

January 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm
(44) Donald Shimoda says:

Thanks for this site, and all the work you do! Good luck!

January 3, 2013 at 4:39 pm
(45) R.S says:

Thanks for everything! good luck!

January 3, 2013 at 5:15 pm
(46) Martin Lawrence says:

Great effort Zarko!

Many times you have provided me with a quick tip.

January 3, 2013 at 5:39 pm
(47) Carlos Tré says:

Thank you very much for all the help provided. All the best in your new career path.

January 3, 2013 at 5:54 pm
(48) Franz says:

i always enjoyed your articels on about.com

Good luck for your future

January 3, 2013 at 7:16 pm
(49) Peter Schout says:

Many thanks!

January 3, 2013 at 7:32 pm
(50) Jean says:

Thank you Žarko for your huge work and helpfull knowledge !
Good luck in your futures ways…

January 3, 2013 at 8:20 pm
(51) Ian Bautista says:

Thank you for the articles and the help you have given the Delphi world.

I look forward to seeing more of your work in the near future.


January 3, 2013 at 9:37 pm
(52) Wouter says:

Thanks for all your articles. Over the years, they’ve been a great help many times.

For example, the way to color a TListView is so unclear that articles like the ones that you wrote are essential if you need to get it done the first time.

It’s sad to hear that you’ll stop writing here, but I’m happy that the articles stay online. I’ll be looking forward to a new blog somewhere else.

January 3, 2013 at 10:33 pm
(53) Keith Tolbert says:

Thank you so much.

You made me a better programmer.

January 3, 2013 at 11:26 pm
(54) Lius Fernando Buelvas T. says:

Thank´s. Muchas gracias y éxitos en las tareas que emprendas.

January 4, 2013 at 12:27 am
(55) Don Rowlett says:

Thank you, Žarko. Your volume of work here on delphi.about.com helped to make me the coder I am today. You have been an inspiration to me and many others.

January 4, 2013 at 12:38 am
(56) Marco says:

Thank you Zarko, for the great work you’ve always done: maybe every time I’ve had a trouble, delphi.about.com has given me a solution.
Good luck!!!

January 4, 2013 at 1:36 am
(57) Yogesh Vachhani says:

How can one apply to be Delphi guide in About.com?

Kindly guide me as I am interested in this area.

January 4, 2013 at 2:07 am
(58) PS. says:

Thank you! Good luck!

January 4, 2013 at 3:17 am
(59) Tony says:

You have done a great work helping Delphi programmers.
Thank you!

January 4, 2013 at 4:12 am
(60) Paul says:

How am I supposed to stay looking slim and young now ?!

So long and thanks for all the articles. More often than not, I would land on one of your articles when searching for Delphi related info.

January 4, 2013 at 5:16 am
(61) Halim says:

Huge Thank you Žarko….wishes the best for you….i miss your mail letter :( (

January 4, 2013 at 5:23 am
(62) Soitjes says:

Your articles have been a great help to me over the years, and I’m sure it has helped many other people too. Thanks very much !


January 4, 2013 at 6:26 am
(63) borax says:

May the force be with you

January 4, 2013 at 6:49 am
(64) jachguate says:

Good luck and thanks for all the shared knowledge and all this years of great information you gave to us!!

January 4, 2013 at 7:09 am
(65) Jeroen Pluimers says:

Thanks for doing this for 15 years!


January 4, 2013 at 9:00 am
(66) BJ says:

Thanks a lot, your articles have helped me a lot over the years!

January 4, 2013 at 10:57 am
(67) Laurent says:

First of all, thousand thanks to your great work, suggestions and implementations under this incredible developer tool that’s Delphi.
You cannot imagine how I learnt on your web pages.

I wish you the best things to your Delphi next steps and I hope to read you as soon as possible.

Once again, thank you Žarko.

PS: Please, tell us where we could find you on the web

January 4, 2013 at 11:15 am
(68) Warren P says:

Hey you’re a Delphi community legend, now after more than a decade of doing this… God bless and good luck in whatever else you do in future.


January 4, 2013 at 11:36 am
(69) Norman says:

Thanks for all the Delphi great work… :)

January 4, 2013 at 12:08 pm
(70) CAO says:

Thanks for all your brilliant and useful tips, articles and examples. Good luck for the future

January 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm
(71) Job Espejel says:

Thanks Zarco, best of luck in whatever you do :)

January 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm
(72) John Silva says:

Thank you Žarko for all the help in the past years..

wish you the best :)

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