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DelphiArmy.com is now a reality

December 16, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Well I guess congratulations are in order – we, the object pascal community now have our very own job service! Today I bought the software, database and hosting solution, which means that in a matter of days you will be able to visit delphiarmy.com and register as either employer or developer!

The service is global, meaning that it can be used by anyone, be they European, American, from the Middle-East, Africa or Asia. The server was setup yesterday (16 december), the DNS pointer is being set today, add a couple of days tuning, and it will be online

Welcome to the #1 site online for Delphi work

Welcome to the #1 site online for Delphi work

To date I only know of a single website which promotes Delphi jobs, somewhere in France, so for all means and purposes DelphiArmy.com will be the #1 site for object-pascal developers to look for work; and for companies to find serious employees with a solid background in pascal software development.

Features for developers

You will be happy to know that you can both upload your resume (or create one directly on-site), and also connect to your linked-in profile. This should be a great time-saver. Personally I hate having to fill out the same CV on X number of websites. Well, if you already have a nice linked-in profile you can import that.

Video presentations are likewise possible, but I have yet to decide if this should be allowed due to storage concerns.

In short: all the features you would expect from a professional job portal is in place.

  • Upload resume files
  • Linked-In support
  • Great search functionality
  • Online CV builder
  • Video presentation
  • Recommendations
  • Email notification
  • Very reasonable registration fees (one time only)
  • Mobile app (in progress)
  • .. and more

I will also write articles about remote-work, what you need and what you should expect when applying for positions in Norway and Scandinavia at large. Similar articles will be provided for North-America, the Middle-East (Dubai) and Asia.

Features for Employers

  • Option for making your position features (front side spot)
  • Head-hunting services
  • Very reasonable fees (access subscription options).
  • Full access to our database of registered developers
  • Developer Feedback option
  • Email notification
  • .. and more

Your support

I hope I have your support in this endeavor, that you will take the time to register with the service and use it. While you may have a steady job right now, you might be open for weekend work? Perhaps your life will change in six months and you will be looking for a new job. It makes sense to register, both for the community and yourself.

There are thousands of companies, both large and small, using Delphi on a daily basis around the world, sadly each of them live on their own ant-hill and have for some reason stopped talking to each other. Well, let’s get organized and start talking again. And like all great things in life, it begins with someone backing their ideas with action.

Investing in object pascal

As mentioned there are thousands of companies involved with Delphi around the globe. Many of them are maintaining legacy systems, many of them are developing new products – while others express insecurity if Delphi is worth investing in. Now one of the factors which has led to such thinking, has to do with visibility of Delphi (read: object pascal in all it’s forms) in the marketplace and more importantly: the availability of professional Delphi programmers.

Delphi and object-pascal in general has no “official” organ which takes care of promotion and/or open job positions. As a result people have no clue where to look, and end up using local newspapers or recruitment agencies. Until now there havent been a place where employers could reach out to find quality personnel fluent in Delphi. But what they do find are portals dedicated to Java, C#, even PHP and Ruby jobs.

As an example, the company I work for which is one of the biggest in Norway, have spent months trying to find a high-quality Delphi developer for their POS department. It took me less than 2 days to get them 20+ CV’s from professional Delphi programmers. Why? Because I know where to look. I also run Delphi Developer on Facebook with more than 2.600 active members, which I built exactly for that purpose: to get active people talking and working together.

So both employers and developers are there, in the thousands — we just need to connect them.

Sincerely

Jon Lennart Aasenden

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  1. December 16, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Jon, Thanks for your efforts! I feel too that our community is in dire need of a jobs database to allow developers to make connections with companies that have work for them. I remember the JEDI community and the work that was done back in the day to promote Delphi. Today, Delphi is even more powerful, but seems to be forgotten in the programming world. If this begins a revival of interest, we are all in your debt!

    Sincerely,

    Tom Nesler

    • Jon Lennart Aasenden
      December 16, 2014 at 11:17 pm

      Thanks. Both the companies and developers are there. But no-one has time for stuff like this (or takes time) because they are busy with their products. But someone has to do it — and we will all benefit from it.
      I hope people support it by registering even if they have a job right now, or perhaps if they just need part-time work in the weekend. That way employers will see that our community is indeed rich in manpower — and that Delphi and object pascal is alive and kicking. There are Delphi applications being released every day, both sold online and in stores. But as a community we lost our voice after Borland got beaten up by Microsoft. Well time to take that voice back!

      It all boils down to ourselves. Do we wait for someone to save us? Or do we save ourselves and do what must be done. And this is one of the tools Delphi should have had years ago.

  2. December 17, 2014 at 12:29 am

    In the interests of impartiality you should really have Elevate Web Builder on your list.

    • Jon Lennart Aasenden
      December 17, 2014 at 6:28 am

      That would be under the web department. There will be many sub categories, like nodeJS, JavaScript (which is a must these days), SSI, CGI and much more. Smart Pascal is placed with the rest because of it’s true OOP compiler and full symbol compilation. Elevate doesnt have that tech, although I really like their product (and also love elevatedb).

  3. December 17, 2014 at 1:50 am

    I’m getting a page that the domain is parked?

    • Jon Lennart Aasenden
      December 17, 2014 at 6:23 am

      Yes, as the text says “in a couple of days”. The domain DNS pointer will be updated today hopefully, otherwise we will have to wait until tomorrow.

  4. December 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Great!

    I have not been “inside” yet – just a comment;

    Please make it possible to register as an “independent developer”, i.e. the person manages her or his taxes and have the right to invoice by authorities in ones country. Some businesses want to “aquire” a qualifying workforce, invest in the employees and such. Others might consider an experienced consultant to solve their problems…

    • Jon Lennart Aasenden
      December 18, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      Hi Dany. I had to abandon the original model and go for standard “job portal” software, since I dont have time to build this from scratch.
      So you can register as “normal” and talk directly to the employer.

  5. May 7, 2015 at 6:20 am

    The site is dead? What happened?

    • Jon Lennart Aasenden
      May 11, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      Well, long story short: people did not want to pay $10 for 15 job listings. Also we had very little people interested, and to top it all off – the host would not let me edit the pages and fix bugs myself. At the end I decided that it was just to much hazzle for me alone to deal with. The price i set on posting job adverts (employers only, not those seeking jobs) are the lowest out there, yet people meant it should be free. Sadly it’s impossible for me to run a free website because everything costs money.

  1. December 19, 2014 at 2:09 pm

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