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[8]: yeah, it's great.
by zima on Thu 14th Jun 2012 02:38 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: yeah, it's great."
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Yep, and that's because of Microsoft

In addition to what moondevil wrote - why because of MS, why not because of Trolltech or Sun? Or Tim Berners-Lee, Netscape, PHP, & co? (bringing, popularising - also as a platform for quick'n'dirty internal apps - the web ...another alternative to Delphi; you even manage to mention this widely adopted path, but without connecting the dots)

You are putting the blame for Delphi demise at this one success story (MS) without really showing any connection between the two, other than cut-throat competition. And all while other alternatives did become very widespread, even some very small players were thriving - Qt sees quite a bit of use nowadays, did so before it became part of Nokia.
We did try many new things, and adopted some of them.

So, why Trolltech is not to blame? After all, they also ~"do have a monopoly because they can afford to give all the express dev tools away for free", right?

Nothing to do with the errors made by custodians of Delphi, hm?

Edited 2012-06-14 02:42 UTC

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