Tuesday, March 20, 2007

My 5 favorites in Delphi 2007 for Win32

OK, so I have been blog-tagged by Pawel Glowacki to tell about my 5 favorites in Delphi for Win32.

To make my life easy I could list all the things that already have been listed by several bloggers, and beta bloggers. Here is a quick list of favorites I could come up with:

1. Delphi's speed
2. Delphi's stability
3. The improved Help system
4. The new DBX4 architecture
5. The new build system
6. The Vista readiness
7. The improved memory manager
8. The improved tool palette filtering
9. The enhanced welcome page
10. The new installer

But that would be too easy, wouldn't it? Yes it would, so I go for an alternate approach:

My 5 favorites in Delphi 2007 for Win32:

1. Confidence
Delphi 2007 is one of the many signs that things has changed (and are probably still changing) at Borland/CodeGear. These guys are really listening and working hard to give us the tools we need. This only makes an upgrade worthwhile. I agree 100% with this thread A vote of confidence (started by Estaban Pacheco)

2. Quality
And I not only mean the quality of Delphi itself, but it allows me to supply my customers with first class robust, fast and high quality applications. OK, Delphi has had some 'dark' versions, they were gone with BDS2006, but will be vanished with Delphi 2007!

3. The 'built in' ability to beat my competition

Delphi always gave me a great benefit compared to my competition. Never ever have I made an application as fast, and as good (see point 1) as in Delphi. In Delphi 2007 this has (again) increased!

4. Fun
Programming in Delphi is fun, sometimes it looks like no work at all. That's been for 15 years now and it still continues with Delphi 2007!

5. The bright future
VCL, VCL.NET (the bridge to .NET), Delphi for .NET 2.0 (planned for mid 2007), Delphi for PHP. Should I continue?

Well that's it! Now I tag the following persons:

1. Bob Swart (Dr. Bob)
2. Robin (Turbo for Noobs)
3. Nick Hageman (Where are the posts?)
4. Marco Breveglieri
5. Ace Breakpoint (Hope you still use Delphi Ace!)

3 comments:

Michael Swindell said...

Nice list Roland! Speed and Stability are at the top of my list too! http://blogs.codegear.com/michaelswindell/archive/2007/03/12/32897.aspx

Thanks for the excellent words on Delphi 2007!

Be sure to ping your taggies!

Marco Breveglieri said...

Thanks Roland for your tagging.

I am a little busy at writing a report (in Italian language) about the CodeGear Delphi 2007/PHP presentation which took place yesterday here, in Milan, Italy.

Maybe this could be a great opportunity to make "alternative tags", in Italian language, for who has some issue with English but want to know really good reasons to leave D7 and get a newer, fresher, exciting version of Delphi. ;)

Marco Breveglieri said...

Hi Roland, I've taken an alternative approach too (posting in Italian language), but here is my list of 5. :-)

Thanks again for having tagged me. I think it's a good way to get out the best of Delphi features and spread them around the world. ;-)

Bye!
MARCO