|Subject:||Re: IDERA and Delphi
|Date:||Fri, 6 Nov 2015 03:11:07 -0500
|From:||"Jerry Martin" <email@example.com>
"3rdshiftcoder" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I thought a lot of people at the dbcommunity might switch to Delphi and
> but I am not sure that it happened.
I had the same expectation, especially since both Delphi and dBase supported
Paradox format tables. But perhaps the Paradox users wanted to find
something that was more mainstream and popular. The companies that sell
dBase and Delphi have both changed hands a few times in the past 15 years.
So I understand Paradox developers not wanting to get stuck with another
development package that may become abandoned by the yet another software
P.S. Note that the "Delphi/Object Pascal" programming language(s) was ranked
#11 in popularity by the Tiobe Programming Community Index for the month of
October of 2015. About a year ago, the headline for the Tiobe Index was
"Delphi is on it's way out" as "Delphi/Object Pascal" dropped to #18 on the
top 20 list.