Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 17:53 UTC
General Development "In this blog post (and the one that will follow) we'd like to introduce a few of the broad reaching experience improvements that we've delivered in Visual Studio 11. We've worked hard on them over the last two years and believe that they will significantly improve the experience that you will have with Visual Studio."
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RE: Look what we've done
by Soulbender on Sat 25th Feb 2012 03:15 UTC in reply to "Look what we've done"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Perhaps this is why Delphi has had such a large sales increase over the last year of 54%.


Really? If that's actually true it's awesome but it wouldnt hurt if you could back this up somewhow.

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RE[2]: Look what we've done
by snorkel1 on Sat 25th Feb 2012 03:27 in reply to "RE: Look what we've done"
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2012-02-25

Delphi XE2 has indeed become fairly popular thanks to the native win64 and Mac OSX support as well as the cross platform FireMonkey GUI, pretty nice stuff people.
it won't be long and you will be able to cross compile for Linux as well as Mac OSX

Not to mention Delphi is still the best way to create Database applications.

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RE[2]: Look what we've done
by Hiev on Sat 25th Feb 2012 16:26 in reply to "RE: Look what we've done"
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2005-09-27
RE[3]: Look what we've done
by henderson101 on Tue 28th Feb 2012 22:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Look what we've done"
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2006-05-30



All that is is a press release with absolutely no substance. One could claim similar gains if one sold 100 licenses last year and 208 this year. It also talks about their entire development range that includes a C++ compiler, PHP integrated dev and DotNet version of Delphi called Prism. Pure Delphi is a subset of what they declared. As its a press release it's about as accurate as Bill Clinton's denial of sexual relations with Lewinski, or OJ Simpsons entire court case back in the 90's.

Edit: also worth noting, their "Mac" and iOS support comes from them reusing the FreePascal compiler. So, really, Embarcadero is a lot of smoke and Mirrors. They bought in the .Net support from RemObjects (and that compiler had pretty shocking code generation last time I tried it, admittedly back in the first release), the borrowed support for Mac from the FreePascal community and they created yet another framework to support cross platform development. "Yay!?"

Edited 2012-02-28 22:42 UTC

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