Saturday, January 01, 2005

A second blog

I've started another blog, titled Lachlan on Delphi. I'll be using it to record my experiences mainly with Borland's Delphi software development environment with the odd excursion into other areas. I won't be discussing Sydney over there, so if you're not a programmer it probably won't interest you much.

On a sidenote, if you are a programmer and you haven't looked at Delphi in a while, it's time you took another look. Borland is taking back their position of producing the best development tools on the market with the latest version of Delphi. The new Delphi 2005 supports Win32 development with Object Pascal and .NET development with both C# and Object Pascal all in the one IDE. Throw in a bunch of other enhancements like refactoring, direct integration to version control, automatic file history tracking, a highly customisable IDE and a Model Driven Architecture framework and it's proving to be a killer release.


At 6:16 PM, Blogger Max Ischenko said...

Hope you're right (regarding Delphi's prosperity).

IMO, Borland managed to make all kind of dumb mistakes with it's IDE product lines, I wonder if it ever take off. Will see how this new Delphi 2005 would fly.

At 3:10 AM, Anonymous Daniel Crenna said...

Another IDE that's worth looking into is Eclipse, if you are adverse to being locked into Microsoft product lines. I love the agile support and you can use C++ with it via a plugin if you're not interested in Java.

The one good thing I will say about Borland is it purchased an excellent product, Together, that works as a seamless UML plugin inside Eclipse for OO design and reverse diagramming.


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