So, is Delphi making serious inroads?

So, is Delphi making serious inroads?

Post by Lurki » Thu, 07 Apr 2005 18:36:49


Delphi is still rising in the latest TIOBE ratings :

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

According to the movements in the ratings, I wonder how soon it will be
before Delphi finally overtakes VB ? ;-)

Am I just being overly optimistic / imagining things here or is there
really some kind of genuine forward momentum occurring with the profile
of Delphi out in the broader development world?

I've seen way more serious discussion of Delphi as a viable alternative
in the past six months or so in non-Delphi forums than I have in the
previous five years. I don't know whether the effects of the .Net platform
shift and various M$ marketing missteps over VB.Not have contributed to
this but I really feel things are genuinely changing for the better...

"If you wait long enough by the river's edge, the body of your enemy will
surely float past you." - Sun Tzu (attributed)

Lurkio (waiting by the river for ten years) :-)
 
 
 

So, is Delphi making serious inroads?

Post by Martijn To » Thu, 07 Apr 2005 19:05:15

> Delphi is still rising in the latest TIOBE ratings :

weird index though... Since when is "SQL" a programming language
compared to Java, Delphi, PHP etc?


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Post by Oliver Tow » Thu, 07 Apr 2005 19:50:02

> weird index though... Since when is "SQL" a programming language

I do most of my work in SQL. And it pays better than Delphi.

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Post by Guille » Thu, 07 Apr 2005 22:11:47


"Lurkio" <spam?@no.thanks> escribien el mensaje

>> "If you wait long enough by the river's edge, the body of your enemy will >> surely float past you." - Sun Tzu (attributed) >> >> Lurkio (waiting by the river for ten years) :-)

Any other body passed? >>:-)
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Post by Crazy Hors » Thu, 07 Apr 2005 22:46:04


My wife does most of her work with a paintbrush, but that doesn't make it a
programming language.

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Post by Crazy Hors » Thu, 07 Apr 2005 22:46:48


>> >>> "If you wait long enough by the river's edge, the body of your enemy will >>> surely float past you." - Sun Tzu (attributed) >>> >>> Lurkio (waiting by the river for ten years) :-) >> >> Any other body passed? >>:-)

PowerBuilder, for one.

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So, is Delphi making serious inroads?

Post by Lurki » Thu, 07 Apr 2005 23:28:47


>> >>>"If you wait long enough by the river's edge, the body of your enemy will >>>surely float past you." - Sun Tzu (attributed) >>> >>>Lurkio (waiting by the river for ten years) :-) >> >> Any other body passed? >>:-)

Hmm, I'm sure that was VB.Net's stillborn corpse I saw float
by a little while ago... :-)
 
 
 

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Post by Alan Quest » Thu, 07 Apr 2005 23:32:36

The only requirement to be considered a "programming" language is that three
structures be available in some form: the ability to carry out a sequence of
steps, some kind of looping mechanism, and some kind of conditional
(if/then).

ANY language that has these three structures is a programming language and
SQL has all three. So SQL meets the definition of a programming language.



SQL
 
 
 

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Post by Bob Dawso » Thu, 07 Apr 2005 23:41:13

"Crazy Horse's crazier little brother" wrote
a

LOL. Actually it might if she can feed her paintings into a computer and it
does predicable things as a result ...<g>

bobD
 
 
 

So, is Delphi making serious inroads?

Post by Uffe Kousg » Thu, 07 Apr 2005 23:44:08


How does it do looping and if/then conditions?

I wouldn't consider the where clause a conditional mechanism and I don't see
any looping at all.

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Post by Rolan » Thu, 07 Apr 2005 23:54:17

>My wife does most of her work with a paintbrush, but that doesn't make
it a

LOL

:-)



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So, is Delphi making serious inroads?

Post by Rolan » Thu, 07 Apr 2005 23:57:41

>shift and various M$ marketing missteps over VB.Not have contributed to

I feel that too.



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Post by Dan Barcla » Thu, 07 Apr 2005 23:59:00


>>>>"If you wait long enough by the river's edge, the body of your enemy will >>>>surely float past you." - Sun Tzu (attributed) >>>> >>>>Lurkio (waiting by the river for ten years) :-) >>> >>> Any other body passed? >>:-) >> >> Hmm, I'm sure that was VB.Net's stillborn corpse I saw float >> by a little while ago... :-)

Yup. ClassicVB is on its death bed. Keep looking upstream, unless they
float by on the other side.

Dan
 
 
 

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Post by Alan Quest » Fri, 08 Apr 2005 00:03:08

Here's a fragment that has both:
fetch_loop:
LOOP
FETCH c1 INTO v_firstnme, v_midinit, v_lastname;
IF v_midinit = ' ' THEN
LEAVE fetch_loop;
END IF;
SET v_counter = v_counter + 1;
END LOOP fetch_loop;





sequence
and
language.
see
 
 
 

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Post by Mike Swai » Fri, 08 Apr 2005 00:15:50


Both Transact/SQL and PL/SQL support if/then and looping constructs. I've
worked on some fairly complicated stored procedures to translate data from
one format to another. (And they were an order of magnitude faster than it
would've taken to pipe the data from the DB to another computer.)

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