Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 24th Nov 2012 17:52 UTC
Editorial Do you depend on your computer for your living? If so, I'm sure you've thought long and hard about which hardware and software to use. I'd like to explain why I use generic "white boxes" running open source software. These give me a platform I rely on for 100% availability. They also provide a low-cost solution with excellent security and privacy.
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RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by henderson101 on Mon 26th Nov 2012 15:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by lucas_maximus"
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

OMG... try selling Lazarus and Free Pascal to any large company... you'll be laughed out of the board room. You might just get away with Delphi by mentioning Borland, but even Delphi has dropped like a stone in popularity.

Disclaimer: I did just over 10 years worth pro commercial Delphi development between 1997 - 2008 for 4 different employers(Banking sector 3 years, Consultant/Trainer 2 years, Logistics Back office 2 years,Patient Transport/Security Patrolling/Auditing 3.5 years.) Delphi jobs dried up and there is no real call for it any more. We need to be realistic here.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

So what remains in the "enterprise" is Java and .Net ?

Java is they teach in school, so that is what they'll use. And .Net was made to look like Java.

I just make everything webbased and compliant with webstandards (a lot of time on the server at the company and only accessible from there).

That is how I make things platform independant. Even works on your mobile.

As the creator of Javascript said: always bet on the web.

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