I just wanted to let you know that this is the best Delphi ever !
I had just completed an evaluation of Delphi and C++ in RADStudio XE.
· Your website is extremely professional and customer (developer) friendly.
· Your online store and product registration is now working much better.
· Your product strategy is coherent and is now starting to make sense again.
· You product is extremely well rounded and smooth.
· The partner pack is so complete it is a total shock for me to see that most of the tools and components I need is there. Thank goodness these Delphi die-hards just kept on improving and enhancing their components all this time.
· A development environment is a culture:
o The elegance and readability of the code (by humans!)
o The structure and layout of the programming project.
o The RAD and component philosophies which cuts deeply in the way components should rapidly be snapped together.
o The practical non-dogmatic approach of the Delphi language means that the developer does not have to fight constraints, inconsistencies, idiosyncrasies and ambiguities of the language model. It is neat , it is natural, it is quick!
o I am amazed at the turbo speed of the IDE, the compilers, the everything!.
· And finally, this is the most complete and affordable development environment in the world!
o The time and money saved from just installing everything out of the box, is less that the money value of the time you will spend trying to put together something yourself from any free open source code.
o The time it now takes again smacking together a fantastic high quality application is mind boggling.
· I had no problem paying the license for this release. It is great great value for money!