Here it is December 10th and I guess I've been so busy helping build CodeGear and getting plans in place for Q1 '07 and beyond that I completely missed an excellent blog post by Steve Shaughnessy, the new Delphi database architect. Steve outlines his experience in learning Delphi, the language, and the VCL framework. I bring this up because as Steve states, he's been with Borland for 17 years and had somehow avoided ever having the priviledge of using Delphi (shock! horror! oh, the humanity ;-). I have truly appreciated his perspective, insight and fresh perspecitve. A healthy team is always not only looking forward but is also looking back and re-evaulating past decisions and implementations. While it is good to look at what can be improved upon, it is also very good to celebrate and highlight all those things that the team did right! So I encourage you to read Steve's post and feel good about your decision to use Delphi. And if you're evaluating Delphi, Steve's insights into learning Delphi after extensive experience with many other languages can be valuable.