Monday, February 28, 2005

The real story behind CF and ASP.NET Designers

On the Borland blog Danny Thorpe talks about the lack of supporting in Delphi 2005 for the .NET Compact Framework. It appears that the CF designers are Visual studio specific and that building own designers is an economic decision. It appears than Borland is heavily negotiating with Microsoft on this matter.

Steve Trefethen is blogging that the same applied to the ASP.NET designers, but that Borland decided to build their own designers instead of waiting for Microsoft to open it up.

Well it is clear that Borland takes all the necessary actions to get the stuff going in Delphi 2005 but that alot depends on Microsoft's strategy on that.
Must be very frustrating for Borland I guess.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Interview with Danny Thorpe about Delphi .NET

On the ServerSide.NET there is a video tech talk with Borland Chief scientist Danny Thorpe. He talks about his work and Delphi for .net.

Very intresting!

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Delphi 2005 and the Compact Framework

Marc Rohloff has published an article on BDN about developing applications for the compact framework with Delphi 2005 and C#. (PDA etc.)

Delphi 10 years young

At the Software Development conference, 14 february 1995, Delphi 1 was born!
Delphi 1 produced powerfull standalone exes, with the ease of VB and the power of C++. Marco Cantu has collected a lot of material from that conference on his website.
Also the Borland Development Community celebrates this 10 years with 'old' articles about the project, codenamed Delphi. You can also listen to a phone interview with Anders Hjelsberg, Gary Whizin, and Zack Urlocker, the original creators of Delphi.
At codefez you can read an eye witness report from Nick Hodges : Happy birthday Delphi . Really intresting to read this one.

Delphi was good from the beginning, and still is on of the best development tools for Win32, and .Net development out there.

Congratulations Borland!!