Tech Republic: A developer's hands-on review of Delphi 2010

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Justin James, in his Tech Republic Programming and Development blog, has posted a review of the new Delphi 2010.  The sub-text for the online review article says, "According to Justin James, .NET and Visual C++ developers should check out Embarcadero’s Delphi 2010...".   Our Embarcadero Delphi is one of the most respected and widely used Rapid Application Development (RAD) environments.  Over 1.7 million developers worldwide choose Delphi over other tools because Delphi radically speeds desktop, workstation, touch, kiosk, and Web application development without sacrificing an ounce of programming power or control. Applications built with Delphi are lightning fast, compact, provide rich UIs, and can connect with virtually any database or data source “out-of-the-box”.

A few other tidbits from the review:

  • "the good folks at Embarcadero came up with a brilliant idea called IDE Insight"

  • "Another item that I really like is DataSnap, which is similar to WCF in concept, but in execution, it feels much smoother."

  • "Delphi 2010 supports all sorts of new goodies, including multi-touch and gestures ... beating Visual Studio 2010 to market by nearly six months"

  • "Delphi 2010 has good tools for debugging multithreaded applications, which is an increasingly important item"

  • "If you want to do Windows development, and you want to work with native code in a native style, I think that Delphi 2010 is a very productive tool."

Finally, in the summary, Justin gives the Delphi team the ultimate developer compliment, "Every time I work with the Embarcadero team, I feel like they are writing the tools that they would love to use; they really are developers’ developers, and they understand the development process very well and implement it as tools quite nicely."

Read the complete review at
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David Intersimone (known to many as David I.) is a passionate and innovative software industry veteran-often referred to as a developer icon-who extols and educates the world on Embarcadero developer tools. He shares his visions as an active member of the industry speaking circuit and is tapped as an expert source by the media. He is a long-standing champion of architects, developers and database professionals and works to ensure that their needs are folded into Embarcadero's strategic product plans. David holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, California.
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