Visual development environment for Delphi
- Intuitive interface
- Can integrate mobile and desktop apps easily
- Has themes available for easy designing
- Can tether apps over WiFi
- Difficult to install
- Steep learning curve
- Lots of jargon
- Not for beginners
Difficult Installation, Intuitive Interface
They say that first impressions last a lifetime, and Delphi Architect XE6 does give off a mixed one. The installation process was fairly difficult. There’s a lot of options that the user has to look over before you get to install the program. On the other hand, once you do get to install the program, it actually has a pretty intuitive design. There are a lot of panels and icons on the window, but you’re unlikely to get lost unless you’re a total beginner.
Not For Beginners
That last bit is worth noting because this is my largest problem with the Delphi Architect XE6. It has a rather steep learning curve, and it’s definitely not for beginners. There’s a lot of jargon involved that would confuse anyone’s who’s just started using the program. While this isn’t a criticism on the program itself, it should be taken into consideration by anyone who’s just starting to get into creating software. Additionally, for a tool whose purpose is to make the software-making process as quick and painless as possible, it’s a shame this program is so difficult to learn.
All that said, the program has a lot of features that many software developers will be thankful for. For example, the Delphi Architect XE6 allows users to develop both mobile and desktop apps quickly and easily. It also has themes that take away the difficulty of designing the app. All you have to do is choose from the variety of built-in themes and the design elements will apply to your app right away. This makes designing apps a total breeze. You can also tether apps over WiFi so you can use your phone to test your software and apps.
A Powerful IDE If You Have The Patience To Learn It
Ultimately, Delphi Architect’s greatest weakness is its steep learning curve. It has great features and a simple, intuitive interface that advanced developers will no doubt appreciate. However, people with little knowledge on developing software and apps will be lost with this program. It’s not a terrible program. It’s just not for everyone, least of all for beginners. If you’re confident in your development skills and knowledge, I see no reason to pass up the Delphi Architect, but if you’re just starting out, definitely look for simpler alternatives.