Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The new IDE and compiler (Embarcadero Delphi Tokyo 10.2) I'm working with is great as well. Recently the company changed their licensing scheme to allow for developers to use the full compiler target set, paying for the tools when the developer's revenues reach three thousand dollars. That's a great deal especially if your product sells well. It also puts it into the hands of those eager to learn.
Xamarin and Visual Studio is a pretty robust environment as well, though I'm a lot more proficient and familiar with Delphi's framework and work flow since Microsoft moved away from MFC. Some of the power and ambiguities of modern C++ can be a little bit of a steep learning curve as well, not to mention the compile times of C++ versus Pascal, especially on large projects. Combining the two on projects is a possibility seeing Delphi's modern build engine is powered by Microsoft Build not to mention that Delphi/C++ Builder compiles Visual C++ code pretty well.
Brian Joseph Johns