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Kevin Killion

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  Posted: Sep 10, 2014 2:31 PM
For a client project, I'd like to provide references to articles that do a good job in singing Delphi's praises and enumerating its advantages over other development languages and platforms.

Existing, well-written articles are needed more than just some individual opinions.

Here's a good example, though it's a little out of date:
The Business Case For Delphi
http://delphi.wikia.com/wiki/The_Business_Case_For_Delphi

Thanks!
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  Posted: Sep 10, 2014 2:37 PM   in response to: Kevin Killion in response to: Kevin Killion
Kevin Killion wrote:
For a client project, I'd like to provide references to articles that do a good job in singing Delphi's praises and enumerating its advantages over other development languages and platforms.

NOT... THIS... GROUP... ;)
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  Posted: Sep 10, 2014 2:54 PM   in response to: John Frazier in response to: John Frazier
NOT... THIS... GROUP... ;)
John Frazier (Embarcadero Newsgroup Admin)

Oops, sorry, what group should I use?

I was just following the posted description of this group:

Non-Technical
General non-technical Delphi or related issues. Also, ask here if you don't know which group is best for your post.

Thank you! Just trying to promote Delphi!

Kevin
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  Posted: Sep 10, 2014 3:01 PM   in response to: Kevin Killion in response to: Kevin Killion
On 9/10/2014 2:54 PM, Kevin Killion wrote:

Kevin, I believe he was being facetious (note the smiley...)

His point being that there are just as many contentious posts about
Delphi here as there are positive ones...

David Erbas-White

NOT... THIS... GROUP... ;)
John Frazier (Embarcadero Newsgroup Admin)

Oops, sorry, what group should I use?

I was just following the posted description of this group:

Non-Technical
General non-technical Delphi or related issues. Also, ask here if you don't know which group is best for your post.

Thank you! Just trying to promote Delphi!

Kevin
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  Posted: Sep 17, 2014 7:34 AM   in response to: Kevin Killion in response to: Kevin Killion
Kevin Killion wrote:

NOT... THIS... GROUP... ;)
John Frazier (Embarcadero Newsgroup Admin)

Oops, sorry, what group should I use?

I was just following the posted description of this group:

Your question is fine here.

Thank you! Just trying to promote Delphi!

Fair enough.

I've made this argument before. More than once.

The toughest thing to deal with is some manager or decision maker
getting it into their head that Borland/Embarcadero is on the verge of
collapsing or that Delphi is going to go drop off the face of the Earth
at any moment. From their perspective, they're trying to make the best
decision they can for their business and to protect their investment in
software, developer salaries and time. As they should.

Of course, most of this uncertainty is the result of bad information,
but Borland didn't do anyone any favours by going silent for long
periods of time and with their ALM boondoggle, and it cost them a lot
of hard earned good will.

But time has passed and Delphi has, stubbornly, not died. Instead,
marketing has improved, features are constantly being added and sales
are increasing, both in terms of revenue and the number of licenses.
This has been happening consistently over the course of years, so it's
difficult to dismiss as an anomaly or wishful thinking. It's taken a
while, but the decision makers are noticing, too.

Delphi is neither dead nor dying.

Once the FUD is out of the way, the discussion becomes a lot more
interesting. And relevant.

That said, I don't think there is a one-size-fits-all argument for
using Delphi that applies to every situation. It will depend on the
project and what's important to the people you're trying to convince.
And sometimes (rarely), the objective answer is that Delphi isn't the
right tool for a given job.

So if you can give some background on this project and some of the
reasons you need to defend Delphi, I don't think it will be difficult
to point you in the right direction.

In the mean time, Embarcadero has a lot of information about new
features that have been added as far back as Delphi 2007.

http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE7/en/What%27s_New

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  Posted: Sep 19, 2014 3:50 AM   in response to: Bruce McGee in response to: Bruce McGee
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decision makers are noticing, too.

I know of four local (Toronto) companies with very old code bases who
have recently decided to reinvest in Delphi and migrate to new versions
of Delphi.

And I can't take credit for any of them. The people who sign the
cheques came to the conclusion themselves.

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  Posted: Sep 10, 2014 9:36 PM   in response to: Kevin Killion in response to: Kevin Killion
The article you linked does a pretty good job of it.


Modern design featuring Firemonkey:
http://www.firemonkeyx.com/

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  Posted: Sep 12, 2014 10:10 AM   in response to: Eli M in response to: Eli M
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The article you linked does a pretty good job of it.


Modern design featuring Firemonkey:
http://www.firemonkeyx.com/


In the section named: "Firemonkey is used by hundreds of companies worldwide"

only Delphi component vendors are mentioned!!??!!
What, none else uses it?
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FiremonkeyX.com isn't built by Embarcadero. Only Embarcadero knows who their customers are.


The AppMethod site lists:
NASA, Motorola, VISA, Siemens, Intuit, Citi, Fisher-Price, GE, Spikes Security, Hitachi, and Cisco
http://www.appmethod.com/

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  Posted: Sep 17, 2014 8:45 AM   in response to: Kevin Killion in response to: Kevin Killion
Hi Kevin,

I've replied to you via private message - partly because I don't want to get into a bun fight amongst the "Delphi is great/no it isn't" folk but also because my (long) reply contains some links and information which are not appropriate to the group.

Suffice to say - I believe Delphi is an excellent choice for a variety of reasons; speed, reliability of the finished exes, portability between versions of Windows OSX and iOS, Android etc, strong typing of variables and object-orientation.

Without Delphi my life would have been a lot harder and I would have been far less prolific and productive as a programmer. For sure.

IanB.
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Kevin Killion wrote:
For a client project, I'd like to provide references to articles that do a good job in singing Delphi's praises and enumerating its advantages over other development languages and platforms.

Existing, well-written articles are needed more than just some individual opinions.

Here's a good example, though it's a little out of date:
The Business Case For Delphi
http://delphi.wikia.com/wiki/The_Business_Case_For_Delphi

Thanks!

Edited by: Ian Barker on Sep 17, 2014 10:45 AM
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  Posted: Sep 17, 2014 6:37 PM   in response to: Ian Barker in response to: Ian Barker

Without Delphi my life would have been a lot harder and I would have been far less prolific and productive as a programmer. For sure.

Same here. And, I would say, although not as important, work itself became funnier. Happily on SA since D7.

I could go on stating how it helped me to build a reputation as a fast and reliable developer, but I also don't want to go on unproductive flamewars about how Delphi is doomed/out-of-fashion/lacking cool/whatever. Sure one day it'll end - everything do. But for the foreseeable future, it'll continue to be my tool of choice.

Now back to work, with Delphi.

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  Posted: Sep 18, 2014 8:16 AM   in response to: Eli M in response to: Eli M
That's weird but also excellent. I feel pretty happy in general and about Delphi in particular I guess I'm not the only one then!

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Delphi developers are the happiest developers?

http://codeofrob.com/entries/evented-github-adventure---sentiment-analysis-of-github-commits.html

Of course!

Now, instead of a Roman helmet, they should choose a smiley (perhaps
one with a helmet on) as their logo. <g>

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Roman helmet

Isn't it Greek?

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Bruce McGee wrote:

Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

Roman helmet

Isn't it Greek?

Not AFAICT.

http://images.halloweencostumes.com/products/3772/1-1/roman-helmet.jpg

The old one, the one they used for pre-XE versions, the "gold" one,
looks Greek to me:

http://rvelthuis.de/images/delphihelmet.png

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Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

Bruce McGee wrote:

Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

Roman helmet

Isn't it Greek?

Not AFAICT.

http://images.halloweencostumes.com/products/3772/1-1/roman-helmet.jpg

The old one, the one they used for pre-XE versions, the "gold" one,
looks Greek to me:

http://rvelthuis.de/images/delphihelmet.png


I think there are some similarities to the Greek ones, which is good
considering the whole Delphi thing.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=greek+helmet&client=firefox-a&hs=xBO&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=fflb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=5pkdVNjpBM-zyASIpYLoDg&ved=0CB4QsAQ&biw=1392&bih=967

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Bruce McGee wrote:

Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

Bruce McGee wrote:

Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

Roman helmet

Isn't it Greek?

Not AFAICT.

http://images.halloweencostumes.com/products/3772/1-1/roman-helmet.jpg

The old one, the one they used for pre-XE versions, the "gold" one,
looks Greek to me:

http://rvelthuis.de/images/delphihelmet.png

I think there are some similarities to the Greek ones, which is good
considering the whole Delphi thing.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=greek+helmet&client=firefox-a&hs=xBO&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=fflb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=5pkdVNjpBM-zyASIpYLoDg&ved=0CB4QsAQ&biw=1392&bih=967

Greek helmets don't have this vision protection thingie above the eyes.
That is typically Roman.

FWIW, the earlier "Athena" was not Athena either, it was the face of
the Venus of Milete. <g>

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Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

Bruce McGee wrote:

Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

Bruce McGee wrote:

Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

Roman helmet

Isn't it Greek?

Not AFAICT.

http://images.halloweencostumes.com/products/3772/1-1/roman-helmet.jpg

The old one, the one they used for pre-XE versions, the "gold"
one, looks Greek to me:

http://rvelthuis.de/images/delphihelmet.png

I think there are some similarities to the Greek ones, which is good
considering the whole Delphi thing.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=greek+helmet&client=firefox-a&hs=xBO&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=fflb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=5pkdVNjpBM-zyASIpYLoDg&ved=0CB4QsAQ&biw=1392&bih=967

Greek helmets don't have this vision protection thingie above the
eyes. That is typically Roman.

FWIW, the earlier "Athena" was not Athena either, it was the face of
the Venus of Milete. <g>

And Delphi isn't really from Greece. We're just playing along with the
theme. :)

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  Posted: Sep 20, 2014 8:38 AM   in response to: Bruce McGee in response to: Bruce McGee
Bruce McGee wrote:

Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

Bruce McGee wrote:

Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

Bruce McGee wrote:

Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

Roman helmet

Isn't it Greek?

Not AFAICT.

http://images.halloweencostumes.com/products/3772/1-1/roman-helmet.jpg

The old one, the one they used for pre-XE versions, the "gold"
one, looks Greek to me:

http://rvelthuis.de/images/delphihelmet.png

I think there are some similarities to the Greek ones, which is
good considering the whole Delphi thing.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=greek+helmet&client=firefox-a&hs=xBO&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=fflb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=5pkdVNjpBM-zyASIpYLoDg&ved=0CB4QsAQ&biw=1392&bih=967

Greek helmets don't have this vision protection thingie above the
eyes. That is typically Roman.

FWIW, the earlier "Athena" was not Athena either, it was the face of
the Venus of Milete. <g>

And Delphi isn't really from Greece.

Should they perhaps use a Californian motorcycle helmet instead? <g>

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Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

Should they perhaps use a Californian motorcycle helmet instead? <g>

I vote for the Spartan helmet from Halo.

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Rudy,

| Should they perhaps use a Californian motorcycle helmet instead? <g>

ROFL!

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Rudy,

| Should they perhaps use a Californian motorcycle helmet instead? <g>

ROFL!

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Helmets remind me of my motorcycling days. Good brand image, Delphi.

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Am 20.09.2014 17:32, schrieb Bruce McGee:

Greek helmets don't have this vision protection thingie above the
eyes. That is typically Roman.

FWIW, the earlier "Athena" was not Athena either, it was the face of
the Venus of Milete. <g>

And Delphi isn't really from Greece. We're just playing along with the
theme. :)

What do americans know about European history anyway? ;-) (sorry for the
rant)

Greetings

Markus
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Hey!!!! :-/

Americans know a surprising amount about European history. Given that I am an American citizen and also a British citizen (and European too!) I can tell you that the majority of North Americans are descended from Europeans of all sorts (Germans, Czech, English, Scottish etc etc).

Most Brits would be unable to tell me who the US call "the father of the nation" or give me the prime ingredients for a Rueben sandwich, my favorite. Likewise most Europeans would be unable to point out the state of Nebraska even though it is almost exactly the same size East to West as England is from North to South and yet is only the 16th largest US state in terms of size. Who was the 16th US President? What was the Lousiana Purchase? What year was the Great Fire of Chicago? Who was Rosa Parks? What did Standing Bear do that was important to Native Americans and ultimately all Americans? These are all historical things that US children learn in 7th grade and below (age 13) and yet most Europeans would not have heard of most if not all of them.

This isn't because they are stupid or ignorant - it's a natural side-effect of local knowledge and history versus the demands of school curricula, educational goals and targets along with social norms. A lot of Europeans garner much of their exposure to US culture, history and lifestyles from TV - which is a very poor filter that appeals to mass audiences in short time-slots.

I'm sure you're just trolling - but you're denigrating a very diverse population of 313 million people drawn from virtually every country in the world - and you're not right. :)

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Am 20.09.2014 17:32, schrieb Bruce McGee:

Greek helmets don't have this vision protection thingie above the
eyes. That is typically Roman.

FWIW, the earlier "Athena" was not Athena either, it was the face of
the Venus of Milete. <g>

And Delphi isn't really from Greece. We're just playing along with the
theme. :)

What do americans know about European history anyway? ;-) (sorry for the
rant)

Greetings

Markus

Edited by: Ian Barker on Oct 1, 2014 3:05 PM
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What do americans know about European history anyway? ;-) (sorry for
the rant)

Probably about as much as Europeans know about American history.

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Den 10/1/2014 22:09, Nick Hodges skrev:
Markus Humm wrote:

What do americans know about European history anyway? ;-) (sorry for
the rant)

Probably about as much as Europeans know about American history.

Im not sure about that.

Why? Because of Hollywood. Yes.. it is movies, and it is fiction, but
some of the countless number of movies are based on historical events.

So Id rather say that Europeans has a broader knowledge about US history
than americans have about European history.

The knowledge the europeans have is however strongly colored by fiction
and may only be 25% reality.

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Nick Hodges wrote:

Markus Humm wrote:

What do americans know about European history anyway? ;-) (sorry for
the rant)

Probably about as much as Europeans know about American history.

I'm not so sure about that.

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Am 01.10.2014 22:09, schrieb Nick Hodges:
Markus Humm wrote:

What do americans know about European history anyway? ;-) (sorry for
the rant)

Probably about as much as Europeans know about American history.

Hello,

for my "A-levels" here in Germany history was one of the subjects I had
choosen to do in written test for the final exams.

There were two topics for the test you could choose from and it was
clear in advance which ones they would be. One was American history
starting at about 1800. I deliberately choose the other one: German
history after WWII, but we went of course through the other topics at
those two years as well (and that were not the only years containing US
history as well. Additionally I had it in English which was one of my
two main classes so I had it 5 hours a week - we had once 2 Canadian
girls there for a while, they were about 15 or 16 and didn't know who
Ghengis Khan was!).

There was a statistic once that most Americans were unable to find Paris
on a map ;-)

Greetings

Markus
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There was a statistic once that most Americans were unable to find Paris
on a map ;-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lies,_damned_lies,_and_statistics

;)

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There was a statistic once that most Americans were unable to find
Paris on a map ;-)

I wonder how many Europeans could find Washington on a map, or Chigaco
or Denver.

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Erm, Steve it was Marcus who wrote that - not me!

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Steve Thackery wrote:
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There was a statistic once that most Americans were unable to find
Paris on a map ;-)

I wonder how many Europeans could find Washington on a map, or Chigaco
or Denver.

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  Posted: Oct 2, 2014 11:07 PM   in response to: Ian Barker in response to: Ian Barker
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Erm, Steve it was Marcus who wrote that - not me!

Aargh! Sorry, Ian!

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"Steve Thackery" wrote on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:02:57 -0700:

Ian Barker wrote:

There was a statistic once that most Americans were unable to find
Paris on a map ;-)

I wonder how many Europeans could find Washington on a map, or Chigaco
or Denver.

I wonder what the fuss is all about.

http://www.bing.com/maps/

Don't we all have these on our phones now? :-)

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Am 02.10.2014 23:04, schrieb Brandon Staggs:
"Steve Thackery" wrote on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:02:57 -0700:

Ian Barker wrote:

There was a statistic once that most Americans were unable to find
Paris on a map ;-)

I wonder how many Europeans could find Washington on a map, or Chigaco
or Denver.

I wonder what the fuss is all about.

http://www.bing.com/maps/

Don't we all have these on our phones now? :-)

Let's give you a phone with empty battery while you're standing out in
the nowhere with your car... ;-)

And while we're at it: just because you have a phone which includes a
calculator app we no longer need to learn maths? ;-)

Greetings

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  Posted: Oct 2, 2014 2:14 PM   in response to: Steve Thackery in response to: Steve Thackery
Steve Thackery wrote:

Ian Barker wrote:

There was a statistic once that most Americans were unable to find
Paris on a map ;-)

I wonder how many Europeans could find Washington on a map, or Chigaco
or Denver.

I certainly could. I'm pretty sure that not all Europeans could, though.

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  Posted: Oct 2, 2014 8:54 PM   in response to: Steve Thackery in response to: Steve Thackery
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or Chigaco

I'd have a hard time finding that one! <g,d&r>

And I know of two Portlands in the US and three Santa Claras.
BTW, how many Ouses do you know in England? <evil g>

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  Posted: Oct 3, 2014 9:21 AM   in response to: John Treder in response to: John Treder
Am 03.10.2014 05:54, schrieb John Treder:
Steve Thackery wrote:

or Chigaco

I'd have a hard time finding that one! <g,d&r>

And I know of two Portlands in the US and three Santa Claras.
BTW, how many Ouses do you know in England? <evil g>

My home villaghe exists several times in Germany as well, sometimes not
using the German umlaut ß and sometimes using it.

There is a popular (but soon to be stopped) TV show where candidates bet
with celebrities that they can do something which nobody else can (e.g.
finding out 5 parfumes of 100 given ones or so by just smelling them).

Once two women claimed they could name all places which have a ZIP
(postal) code. They were given 5 random postal codes and should name the
place (they seemingly had parted the work). Accidentially the postal
code of my home village was given and on that one they failed. They lost
the bet thus. ;-)

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Am 02.10.2014 20:02, schrieb Steve Thackery:
Ian Barker wrote:

There was a statistic once that most Americans were unable to find
Paris on a map ;-)

I wonder how many Europeans could find Washington on a map, or Chigaco
or Denver.

I could do it (btw. which Washington do you mean please? The capital
city or the state?).

Greetings

Markus
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  Posted: Oct 6, 2014 12:50 AM   in response to: Markus Humm in response to: Markus Humm
Markus Humm wrote:

I wonder how many Europeans could find Washington on a map, or
Chigaco or Denver.

I could do it (btw. which Washington do you mean please? The capital
city or the state?).

Both. <g>

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Am 06.10.2014 09:50, schrieb Rudy Velthuis (TeamB):
Markus Humm wrote:

I wonder how many Europeans could find Washington on a map, or
Chigaco or Denver.

I could do it (btw. which Washington do you mean please? The capital
city or the state?).

Both. <g>

I guess I'd find both in a resonable time. One is on the east coast and
the other (state) is on the west coast.

Greetings

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  Posted: Oct 4, 2014 12:48 PM   in response to: Markus Humm in response to: Markus Humm
Markus Humm wrote:

There was a statistic once that most Americans were unable to find
Paris on a map ;-)

Whenever this subject comes up, I'm always reminded of the greatest
movie ever made:

Major Strasser: You give him credit for too much cleverness. My
impression was that he's just another blundering American.

Captain Renault: We musn't underestimate "American blundering". I was
with them when they "blundered" into Berlin in 1918.

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Nick,

| I'm always reminded of the greatest movie ever made:

And as Rick and Louis walked off into the night... "... I think this
is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

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  Posted: Sep 19, 2014 12:11 AM   in response to: Kevin Killion in response to: Kevin Killion
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For a client project, I'd like to provide references to articles that do a good job in singing Delphi's praises and enumerating its advantages over other development languages and platforms.

I cannot point you to any particular articles, but I can share with you a little factoid that does not seem to be very well-known even within the Delphi community:

Perhaps the largest single user / consumer of Delphi-based software in America, if not the world is .... the US Dept of Veterans Affairs.

Delphi is used to develop the GUI-based front-end applications for the vast majority of software employed in VA Hospitals around the country. I don't think there's a nook or cranny in the VA Medical System that doesn't use Delphi-based apps somewhere. They've been using it since it was released, as far as I can tell. They've got libraries the require vendors to use that date back to 1997 that are used to interact with their back-end systems, which are all written in MUMPS.

They don't develop most of this software themselves. Rather, they buy or license it from third-parties, much of it under contract. The companies that DEVELOP this software (in Delphi) are top-name brands, like HP, Accenture, and others.

I also know that at least one of the largest insurance companies in America has been using Delphi (and Turbo Pascal before that) to program the "illustration" software that their entire sales force uses to give estimates and write up contracts for all of their insurance products.

I've also interviewed for contracts with some major financial houses that use Delphi to program all of their internal trading platforms.

And finally, the software that's used in over 90% of radio and TV stations around the country that manages ad placement and "live" (ie., real-time) insertions is written in Delphi.

The point being, while it's true that a lot of Delphi shops have bailed-out and spent a ton of money to switch platforms, there are still a lot of entrenched users who stick with Delphi because it IS such a solid platform that produces reliable software products that have good performance.

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Hello,

the biggest model railroad layout located in Hamburg is´being controlled
by a Delphi application as well.

It controls diverse technical things like lighting, trains, cars,
special effects etc.

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the software that's used in over 90% of radio and TV stations around the country that manages ad placement and "live" (ie., real-time) insertions is written in Delphi.

David, I'm extremely curious to know more about that! My business is creating analytical software mostly for ad agencies and cable TV networks, so I'd love to know who that is you're mentioning! Thanks!
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Kevin Killion wrote:

David Schwartz wrote:

the software that's used in over 90% of radio and TV stations
around the country that manages ad placement and "live" (ie.,
real-time) insertions is written in Delphi.

David, I'm extremely curious to know more about that! My business is
creating analytical software mostly for ad agencies and cable TV
networks, so I'd love to know who that is you're mentioning! Thanks!

Possibly WideOrbit.

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Bruce McGee wrote:
Kevin Killion wrote:

David Schwartz wrote:

the software that's used in over 90% of radio and TV stations
around the country that manages ad placement and "live" (ie.,
real-time) insertions is written in Delphi.

David, I'm extremely curious to know more about that! My business is
creating analytical software mostly for ad agencies and cable TV
networks, so I'd love to know who that is you're mentioning! Thanks!

Possibly WideOrbit.

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Kevin Killion wrote:

For a client project, I'd like to provide references to articles that
do a good job in singing Delphi's praises and enumerating its
advantages over other development languages and platforms.

This seems appropriate here:

http://i.imgur.com/8xP9lVO.jpg

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Bruce McGee wrote:
Kevin Killion wrote:

For a client project, I'd like to provide references to articles that
do a good job in singing Delphi's praises and enumerating its
advantages over other development languages and platforms.

This seems appropriate here:

http://i.imgur.com/8xP9lVO.jpg

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Bruce McGee wrote:
Kevin Killion wrote:

For a client project, I'd like to provide references to articles that
do a good job in singing Delphi's praises and enumerating its
advantages over other development languages and platforms.

This seems appropriate here:

http://i.imgur.com/8xP9lVO.jpg

Cute!
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Bruce McGee wrote:

Kevin Killion wrote:

For a client project, I'd like to provide references to articles
that do a good job in singing Delphi's praises and enumerating its
advantages over other development languages and platforms.

This seems appropriate here:

http://i.imgur.com/8xP9lVO.jpg

Heheh.

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