Friday, October 21, 2011

Skype is now a Microsoft product.

The Skype client for Windows is written in Delphi. So now that Microsoft owns and operates Skype, they are now customers of Embarcadero, owner of Delphi, the world's greatest software development tool.

Of course, given the corporate culture at Microsoft, I expect the rewrite to 100% ".net" to take them about 1 year. As of November 2012, I will probably have to amend my statement, to say that, from its inception until recently, Skype for windows was written in Delphi. Now it's written in .... something else.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Delphi Online Conference - "CodeRage 6"

The information-packed online developer conference that is specific to Delphi and C++ Builder users, starts next week. Register here for CodeRage 6.

I personally enjoy chatting online with other Delphi developers as we listen to great presentations about the latest in Delphi-specific tools and techniques, and ways to write better applications using the new features in Delphi XE2. I'm personally most interested in FireMonkey (FMX), the new framework that made its debut appearance in XE2, which allows you to write cross-platform applications that run on Windows, Mac, and some day other places (probably Linux, if the roadmap hasn't changed).