Congratulations, Harri Malila! You are the Delphi Haiku Contest Winner!
OK, our latest delphi-firemonkey contest was a complete fiasco 🙂 Almost noone likes Firemonkey and the direction Delphi is moving to. I was quite impressed with the amount of negative feedback filled with anger and frustration. Anger and frustration are not constructive and I think we need them to go out. What is the best way to let anger and frustration go out? Right, poetry! And wat is the best poetry genre around? Yes! English Haiku. You can read about it in this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku_in_English.
So, here’s another contest. Much more simple than the previous one. Let’s call it “Delphi Haiku”. Write a delphi-related Haiku, post it to our Facebook page and ask your friends to “Like” your post. The one who gets the most “likes” wins. The winner trophy is as simple as the contest itself – Lifetime “Helpinator” license plus 10 one-year licenses that the winner will be able to give away to anyone.
UPD. You can join at any time before September 30th. We will announce the results on 1st of October.
No fire, no monkey
Oh David I
Sweep away that corporate insanity
With your beard
You might know that Delphi XE2 comes with a new framework for cross-platform rich graphics applications called Firemonkey. There were a couple of Firemonkey-related contests already that focused on useful business applications and… we think that was booooring.