Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 00:38 UTC, submitted by judgen
Windows "Microsoft recently extended 'It Just Works' compatibility for Visual Basic 6 applications through the full lifetime of Windows 8. Visual Basic 6 first shipped in 1998, so its apps will have at least 24 years of supported lifetime. Contrast that with the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 (2002), which is incompatible with Windows 7 (2009)."
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RE[6]: yeah, it's great.
by zima on Wed 13th Jun 2012 12:43 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: yeah, it's great."
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Some of my favorite libs and components for Delphi and Lazarus are:

But are there around any contemporary notable applications done in Delphi? Genuinely curious here - I can recall UI of Windows Skype version, Dev-C++ (yeah, oh the irony; my uni even used it a "standard IDE" of sorts in C++ classes), both not started very recently, and that's it. What else?...

"It is really a shame that politics spoiled Delphi's future."
How is it spoiled? Delphi still rocks, and there is also Lazarus and Free Pascal, which is actually really nice.

...that's this spoilage (of its future) right here. Yeah, Delphi is around, it's nice - but it sort of lingers on, doesn't seem to have that much of a future.

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