Status update

*wanders in and blows the dust off* Wow, it’s been too long since I updated here.  So here’s what’s going on.  About a month ago, I got a job as a professional coder.  I’ve always enjoyed Delphi programming, and now I’m doing it for a living!

It’s a great job, and a wonderful work environment, and I’m learning a lot.  One of the things I’m learning a lot about about is database-related programming, and I’ve been picking up a few tricks that’ll make the editor development go a whole lot faster, once I get them set up.  That’s what I’ve been doing for the last few weeks: getting a framework in place to hold the project data in Dataset components, which will make the rest of the setup much faster.  It’s been slow going because there are a number of minor gotchas that I’ve had to learn, (and sometimes have explained to me, very patiently, by an exceptionally smart and talented coworker,) but now I’ve got the hang of it and development is going to go forward.

The first thing I’m going to do is re-implement the Classes editor page with dataset-enabled edit controls, which won’t look too different from the users’ perspective but will make setting them up and configuring them much faster and simpler.  From there I’ll work on the rest of them, and I should have the whole project database section finished very quickly.

Then it’s on to the real fun stuff: building a map editor!

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