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[2]: yeah, it's great.
by moondevil on Mon 11th Jun 2012 10:25 UTC in reply to "RE: yeah, it's great."
moondevil
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2005-07-08

It is really a shame that politics spoiled Delphi's future.

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RE[3]: yeah, it's great.
by snorkel1 on Mon 11th Jun 2012 19:48 in reply to "RE[2]: yeah, it's great."
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2012-02-25

"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.
If anyone is interested in Delphi take a look at Lazarus, it's syntax is exactly the same and creates the nice stand alone single exe applications.
The Lazarus IDE is similar to Delphi 7 with many many enhancements.

Edited 2012-06-11 19:51 UTC

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RE[4]: yeah, it's great.
by moondevil on Tue 12th Jun 2012 08:23 in reply to "RE[3]: yeah, it's great."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I think Delphi is great and thanks to Turbo Pascal I've learned how modular programming, object oriented programming and proper type checking can be used, with the same capabilities down to the metal of other single letter languages.

Having said this, the move from Anders to Microsoft, and the disorientation Borland as a company faced, has made many companies move away from Delphi.

I do consultancy work in Germany, here most offers that have Delphi references, are either to migrate a legacy application to .NET, or some maintenance fixes in a "legacy" application.

I am not aware of any new company doing development of new products in Delphi.

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