There have been a bunch of sneak peaks and blog posts and a lot of attention paid to some of the “flagship” features in Delphi 2010 like Gestures, DataSnap, Firebird connectivity, IDE Insight, the Code Formatter, and more. Cool stuff, to be sure (and you can find out more about all of these cool things by attending CodeRage 4 next month.)
“Big” features are always nice and very welcome, but sometimes it is the little things that can make a big difference as well. Pursuant to that, at the beginning of the development cycle for RAD Studio 2010, we did a pretty thorough run through of the feature and enhancement requests in Quality Central, looking not only for the major items, but also for the smaller things that can really make a difference in usability.
The result of that can be seen in this QC query which has over 80 enhancements and features implemented in response to QC feature requests — more if you count the ones submitted by field testers. A few of those were probably implemented in earlier versions, and some were the result of field test requests, but the large majority of them are good old fashioned customer requests that we implemented because you guys asked for them.
Now, that’s not nearly enough. There are tons more great ideas tucked away in Quality Central, and we’ll continue to mine them to find more and better ways to continue Delphi’s lead as the most productive, power Windows development environment on the market.