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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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Comment by snorkel1
by snorkel1 on Sat 25th Feb 2012 03:22 UTC
snorkel1
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2012-02-25

People need to stop following MS like a bunch of lemmings. Take a look at Delphi people and if you can't afford it, then look to Lazarus and FreePascal which
is getting really nice and you can do real work with Lazarus.

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RE: Comment by snorkel1
by ggeldenhuys on Sat 25th Feb 2012 13:46 in reply to "Comment by snorkel1"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

Free Pascal is an awesome compiler. It is totally overlooked by many developers - which is a same really. It supports so many various platforms, is very fast and continuously improving with every release. As for IDE's with Free Pascal, there is Lazarus, MSEide - both awesome projects as well.

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RE[2]: Comment by snorkel1
by snorkel1 on Sat 25th Feb 2012 16:13 in reply to "RE: Comment by snorkel1"
snorkel1 Member since:
2012-02-25

100% agree on FreePascal, it's really maturing nicely.
I was doing a DOC to PDF converter in Delphi using COM and OpenOffice and I though I should try to do this project with Lazarus and FPC and it turned out great, and
I found a few things Lazarus does better than XE2.
Anyway the DOC to PDF converter turned out great and then I did a GUI firewall app using Synapse and that also turned out great and these apps are being used in a major
corporation, so the whole thing about VS being great for corps is pure bull.

Seriously people when you deploy your app and the users don't have to install a ton of assembly dependencies they will thank you. FreePascal and Delphi are secrets you need to try out ha ha ha

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RE: Comment by snorkel1
by lucas_maximus on Sat 25th Feb 2012 16:46 in reply to "Comment by snorkel1"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I'll learn Delphi when the majority of tech jobs list it as a requirement, most places where I live want C# or Java Developers.

Like it or not most jobs are either Java, C#, PHP, C++ with some sort of SQL platform.

Edited 2012-02-25 16:51 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by snorkel1
by Hiev on Sat 25th Feb 2012 16:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by snorkel1"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

True, and the universities teaching Delphi are also minumun and are dissapearing, I think Brazil is the only place it is popular in schools.

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