Linked by snydeq on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 07:23 UTC
General Development Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister gets into the holiday spirit with a post that gives thanks to technical advances for developers, including open source tools, modern IDEs, and distributed version control. 'I'm old enough to remember when performance-critical routines meant hand-coded assembly language and sometimes even keying in machine code as hexadecimal digits. We've come a long way since those bad old days, and not surprisingly we owe a lot of our progress to technology. So for this Thanksgiving, here are just a few of the modern advances for which I, as a developer, give thanks.' What are you giving thanks to?
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Comment by snorkel
by snorkel on Thu 24th Nov 2011 03:31 UTC
snorkel
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2006-03-16

+1 for Python and also
don't forget Delphi, still the best tool for native win32/64 desktop apps, don't knock it till you try it.

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RE: Comment by snorkel
by phoenix on Thu 24th Nov 2011 05:36 in reply to "Comment by snorkel"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

There's a 64-bit version of Delphi? That's cool. Thought it had disappeared into the dust bin of history.

It's really too bad that Delphi wasn't taught more in uni. There really was no comparison to VB6, yet that's all the uni taught. ;) I used to go home and do my homework assignments in Delphi ... was so much easier than VB6.

It's too bad Borland didn't put more effort into Kylix. Would be nice to have a third option for GUI programming on Linux (QT, GTK+ being the other two). And to have another cross-platform, native-looking, toolkit.

Edited 2011-11-24 05:37 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by snorkel
by moondevil on Fri 25th Nov 2011 18:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by snorkel"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

It is one of the new features on the latest version, released a couple of months ago.

Sadly in Europe most Delphi projects I am aware of, seem to be legacy ones.

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