Marco notes that Embarcadero has put out a press release announcing a 54% increase in revenue in 2011 over 2010. This is unequivocal, clear, unassailable good news. No amount of Chicken Little whining will take away from the fact that this is very, very good news. (It didn’t take long for Marco’s commenters and the Nattering Nabobs of Negativity in the non-tech newsgroups to try to find a way to make this something other than great news.) The most important thing that the EMBT Executives care about is the bottom line – and that is how it should be. And the bottom line for Delphi apparently looks pretty darn good – good enough for them to brag about it. When the bottom line of Delphi looks good, that is good for Delphi developers. Hey, I noticed that I’ve gone over 1000 comments here on my blog (actually it’s more like 3000 if you count spam that I’ve deleted.….). Thanks to everyone who posts comments. I appreciate you reading this stuff I write, especially when you go to the trouble of writing something up and adding to the conversation. Lately some of the discussions on my technical posts have been really good – I’m grateful. I am not myself able to go this year, but I’m quite happy that three of my team here at Gateway Ticketing will be attending Delphi Developer Days this April in Baltimore/Washington, DC. I was there last year, and I can tell you that it was a really valuable experience, and I recommend that you attend this year if you can. Jason Southwell’s ApeSuite for FireMonkey has a new beta out with a bunch of new features. More FireMonkey components are now coming from TMS Software as well – they have a cool set of instrumentation components as well as a TableView control that will be popular for folks writing mobile apps in particular. And Even More FireMonkey: As previously noted, I haven’t played with FireMonkey much, but I have to confess, it is cool to think that this demo app – as described by Anders Ohlsson in his EDN article – is written in Delphi and will run on the Mac (and even iOS I guess…?) as well as on Windows. Pretty slick. And while you are at it, check this one out as well.
Embarcadero: Firemonkey OOP
Embarcadero: Firemonkey C++