|Subject:||Re: IDERA and Delphi
|Date:||6 Nov 2015 18:16:19 -0500
"Jerry Martin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>"3rdshiftcoder" <email@example.com> 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
>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
>top 20 list.
The pattern of what they (thdbcommunity) ended up seeming to use may not
be for the most part group decision based. There are a lot of factors involved
for the different tools or a new platform decision.
I don't buy dBase because at work because it is IT that uses that software.
I could use a linux PC at work for the few apps I am in. They used to let
me fool with building custom reports etc., but the cuts were so deep to the
department, and I assumed so much stuff, they said, "You don't have time
for reports anymore". In a way, that suits me fine because there is truth
Please check out Lazarus/freepascal if you didn't. It is really cool!
Also, the new hibernate book is coming for Java at Amazon. That is really
an amazing framework.
Have a cool weekend,