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JD

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Re: Pascal at your Country
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2018, 03:58:25 pm »
I'm really sorry to learn of that. I have a friend that also has Lyme disease. I really hope you can get the medical relief you need.
If you or your family members ever get bitten by a tick, go to your GP immediately. Don't ignore it because you are a "man" and ignore any visible large round blue and purple circles around an insect bite.
In Western Europe ticks are an increasing problem and can do serious harm to your nervous system and to your bones.
Explain to the GP there need not be visible anti-bodies - some of them still don't know. That's old school. Lyme can hide in soft and vainless (bloodless) tissue and can go undetected for years. In my case it was only found in a university hospital (AMC), not based on blood tests but by other means ( a needle is still involved)
I was just bloody stubborn....But treatment goes very well, although there is some irreparable damage. No real brain damage (which could also have been the case!!) , some nerve damage and knee problems.
I hope moderators leave this warning in! Almost summer.
I hope your friend will be OK.

Thanks for the info and the advice. Much appreciated.

JD
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Phil

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Re: Pascal at your Country
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2018, 11:44:44 pm »
I was just bloody stubborn....

I don't know if anyone has seen this documentary, but it's interesting in at least a couple ways: Hanna's place in pop music history, but also in showing the aftermath of her long struggle with late-stage Lyme disease, which had gone undiagnosed for years:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1785612

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Re: Pascal at your Country
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2019, 09:19:10 pm »
Hi! I am from Russia. I am 15 years old, so I can not say much about the work of a programmer in our country. But I try to work as a freelancer and among the vacancies I almost never saw Delphi/Pascal / Lazarus, but one thing is for sure, Pascal.net is taught in our schools, also in 10-11 mortar is taught Lazarus (superficially). And you?

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Re: Pascal at your Country
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2019, 02:46:36 am »
In Australia, I count 4 Delphi jobs available on our largest job website. One DB admin had required experience including Lazarus (is there another product with this name?) and one job requiring a background in .Net, Pascal, Visual Basic which was the only reference to Pascal.
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o Lazarus v2.1.0 r61574, FPC v3.0.4, Ubuntu 18.04 (Parallels VM)

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Re: Pascal at your Country
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2019, 11:20:53 pm »
Hello community!

I'm just curious how is Pascal (in terms of Job popularity) in your country? In the Philippines, it is somehow NOT that in-demand. In the market share of the PL being preferred by hiring employers (in the Philippines), less than 5% of them are looking for Pascal developers which is really sad. At my work place, I shifted to Lazarus/FPC from MS which was what they usually use.

Answer is very simple - 39 (as for pascal 19) in UK. From this point, it is dead language :-(

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« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2019, 11:47:31 am »
Such analysis really provides a distorted picture. There is a fundamental bias to such analysis in that companies hiring people for minority languages are less likely to use very general channels dedicated to mainstream skills.

Many such companies are not just straight business IT anyway, and then also such sites for IT automatons are a bad match.

Thaddy

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« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2019, 12:42:10 pm »
Such analysis really provides a distorted picture. There is a fundamental bias to such analysis in that companies hiring people for minority languages are less likely to use very general channels dedicated to mainstream skills.

Many such companies are not just straight business IT anyway, and then also such sites for IT automatons are a bad match.

Yes,  nowadays it is more likely a recruiter that directly contacts you in my experience. Especially in Finance IT. (There is frankly a huge shortage and lots of Delphi is still used, even for new projects)
Aside: That daily figure is broadly correct for specialists/seniors with extra knowledge about the branch they do the IT for. 
E.g. with stock trading  it is nice if you also are a certified trader yourself.  In such cases you can get up to 600-800 euro a day as a freelance. I wish I could still accept such offers... :(

Make sure you can be found!
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also related to equus asinus.

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Re: Pascal at your Country
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2019, 08:01:19 pm »
Such analysis really provides a distorted picture. There is a fundamental bias to such analysis in that companies hiring people for minority languages are less likely to use very general channels dedicated to mainstream skills.

Many such companies are not just straight business IT anyway, and then also such sites for IT automatons are a bad match.

Hi Marco,
Where do you indicate to search jobs for Object Pascal (Delphi or Lazarus) then?
(maybe you can tell us a little bit more about your company in Netherlands, which I know just the beautiful Amsterdam)
If I see a position about C++ I would never apply, if I'm looking for a Pascal position. My thinking always was: "they are looking for a C++ expert developer, rather anyone that knows another (similar) language".

I'm not sure about Pascal jobs in Brazil, but I guess that might be tiny comparing with the mainstream.
I've been working at the same company (using Delphi 7) for years; I also have my own company consulting/freelancer that works exclusively using Lazarus and DBMS; finally, I've been working remotely for LiveMon which uses FPC too. So, I don't search (much) for new positions, but I would like to see more of them. That may increase the use of Object Pascal.

I'm still thinking that a website only for Pascal positions around the world could be a good idea. What do you, guys, think?

best regards,

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Re: Pascal at your Country
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2019, 02:28:42 am »
Here in the US pascal 9-5 positions are almost unheard of. I worked professionally for about 7 years doing pascal for the medical industry, but outside of that it seems pretty niche (probably for companies who started late 80's - early 90's) and it was delphi, not fpc.
Mostly you'll find c#/javascript work because everyone needs a damn web app...

What's also a little surprising to me is that the c++ positions are dwindling as well (currently work professionally doing simulations work with c++), not sure if this is the case elsewhere...
pascal (fpc) is still my language of choice outside of work, so as far as I'm concerned it's not going anywhere as long as people still enjoy it (which I very much do)
-Highball