Themba Sivate has been a Delphi programmer since 2012. He introduced his application (ST Audio Player Lite) at the Delphi 26th Showcase Challenge and we got to converse with him to have an insight on his Delphi expertise. Find out more about his software at ST Software
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When did you start using RAD Studio/Delphi and have long have you been using it?
I started using RAD Studio on 2012 at University. A year later, I started to learning building applications from scratch using C++ builder installed on institution’s machines, until today.
What was it like building software before you had RAD Studio/Delphi?
I tried both QT Creator and visual studio before, and it was a pain and limitations too. Rad Studio will let you call Delphi code within C++. Meaning you can reuse Delphi libraries on c++,
How did RAD Studio/Delphi help you create your showcase application?
RAD Studio is easy to use, simplified drag and drop, simplified packaging. It help me to complete my audio player in less time.
What made RAD Studio/Delphi stand out from other options?
Easy to use, backwards compatibility, tons of libraries/components, simplified drag and drop, cross-platform outputs.
What made you happiest about working with RAD Studio/Delphi?
Less development time. Good database handling and development. Its sad that the I cant afford the license at this stage, but I’d be happy to build the list of applications I had on my mind which requires a paid version of RAD Studio.
What have you been able to achieve through using RAD Studio/Delphi to create your showcase application?
Debugging was pretty easy and straight forward. Most can be achieved by modifying values of the properties, without writing a line code.
What are some future plans for your showcase application?
I’m planning to upload it on windows store. Future releases are planned and bug fixes. Also planned to support multiple languages.
Thank you, Themba! You can check out his software’s showcase entry below.