By: John Kaster
Abstract: Anders O interviews Simon Thornhill about Delphi 6 and future plans of the RAD product group. Now with MP3 audio and text transcript.
Vice President and General Manager, RAD Products Group
Borland Developer Relations. Simon and Anders talk about
DelphiTM 6, its benefits, and the future of the RAD Product Group.
Well, Delphi has always been about simplifying complex technologies and emerging technologies. We saw with Delphi 1 how it really simplified Windows application development and database application development, moving them into client/server and multi-tier. What you're really seeing now with Delphi 6 is that it's going to simplify the next generation of web application development.
There is a lot of talk in the industry at the moment and a lot of excitement relative to web services. Delphi, with Delphi 6, has really simplified those [services], so the developer can concentrate on the business solution and have the complexities of web services handled for them through the application development environment. There is a big competitive advantage for businesses to grow their business using web services to provide P2P [peer-to-peer] solutions. Delphi 6 is going to simplify that work and really take out a lot of the risk for providing those solutions.
Delphi 6 is the first rapid application development environment for web services. This means people new to Delphi, such as Visual Basic customers, can come over and use Delphi to create new, next generation web applications, particularly web services. They'll be able to create a new type of application, which is the aggregation of existing web services, to meet new business requirements and provide new business solutions.
Delphi 6 allows existing visual developers on the Windows platform to take their experiences, their expertise, their knowledge (and in the case of existing Delphi code, they can take the code), and using Delphi 6, create applications [that] can be single-sourced and created for the Windows environment. [These applications] can be taken over, using Kylix, to the Linux environment. This allows a Delphi 6 developer to single-source an application, a solution, both for the Windows environment and for the Linux environment.
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