When did you start using RAD Studio Delphi and have long have you been using it?I started with Turbo Pascal 3.0 and have been using Delphi ever since. There were ups and downs on this road, but today Delphi is in a good shape.
What was it like building software before you had RAD Studio Delphi?I started using Delphi with Version 2.0. Before that was the Stone Age of software development. Just google “Real programmers don’t write Pascal” if you want to know what it was like.
How did RAD Studio Delphi help you create your showcase application?The application is built with Delphi and AtoZed Intraweb. Together a perfect tool for creating web apps.
What made RAD Studio Delphi stand out from other options?We have build several web apps with Delphi and the Intraweb components. The experience was good, the knowledge was there. Our apps are multi-language. We built a pretty good translation system using RTTI that is quite superior to others I have seen. And there are more goodies.
What made you happiest about working with RAD Studio Delphi?The incredible speed of the compiler. Our Apps builds faster than some interpreters start up. The execution speed of the app is alike.
What have you been able to achieve through using RAD Studio Delphi to create your showcase application?Compared to the given requirements our app is very flexible. So we hope it will exist quite some time before it needs to be rewritten from scratch. Its goal is to build a stock of long-term observation data for agriculture. I trust in Delphi to be around in 15 years. So the main achievement is probably a kind of sustainability.
What are some future plans for your showcase application?A REST API to integrate it better into other applications.
Thank you, Ronald! Check out his showcase entry through the link below.