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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Swindell: Native code remains the core foundation of application development

Michael Swindell writes: "... Native code remains the core foundation for desktop, client/server, and workstation application development. ISVs and Micro ISVs rely on native code to deliver high-performance packaged software, and the ubiquity of multicore architectures enables programmers with abilities in native languages like C++ and Delphi to drive application development in high-growth industries like healthcare, financial markets, and services and telecommunications. ..."

Full article here:

It's good to be a Delphi developer.

Edit: I guess this is an infomercial :P - Well, I bought it :)


  1. Lars,

    Infomercial or not he makes good points. Native code will always perform better.

    It is good to be a Delphi developer ;)



  2. If you remember that after Deplhi 7, Borland produced a .NET version and now we are back to native applications. Says it all really.

    The browser apps give options which were not there 15 years ago, so I respect that I may need to develop a browser app for some situations and native code for others. I would determine which one to develop with in the same way I would choose a language to use for the project at hand.

    There are 10s of 1000s of Delphi programmers out there and some of us are around from before Delphi 1. I am still using it and if they are concentrating on native code then that sends a shot across my bow.

    In conclusion, horses for courses - but the default is native code!