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[2]: Comment by snorkel1
by snorkel1 on Sat 25th Feb 2012 16:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by snorkel1"
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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[3]: Comment by snorkel1
by Hiev on Sat 25th Feb 2012 16:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by snorkel1"
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Yeah, I've used Lazarus, it is a underrated gem, actually Lazarus + Firebird SQL = powerful multiplatform native application.

I did this minimum test in Ubuntu some time ago (It

I was surprised how good it worked and how well integrated it was.

People, give it a chance.

Edited 2012-02-25 16:41 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by snorkel1
by henderson101 on Tue 28th Feb 2012 21:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by snorkel1"
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Errr... Sorry, that's FUD. Do you know how we deploy our .net apps? Simple, we copy the contents of the release folder to the target machines. Or we use the installer project. Either gives the same result. We argent .Net 3.5 and As that is part of Win 7, you know what? Most already have it. Do you know what? The runtime is generally installed on most Vista and SP3 XP boxes too.

Now, let's talk Delphi.... COM objects, DLL dependencies, database engines (client or c/s.) I've never seen a corporate Delphi app that was a "copy and go". Not that I've worked on, and I did Delphi development full time professionally from June 1998 till early 2006 then on and off till mid 2007 when I went full time .Net. I worked on all kinds of app, did some contracting, did Media, Financial, Defence, Logistics and some general Security including RFID integration, Mobile data (win mobile with in car black boxes) and some cool stuff with bespoke object based data storage (think, Object instances streamed in to a bespoke data store, fully indexed and fully networked with multiple user access.) All I can think is that your apps are quite trivial?

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