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Delphi for Windows

Visual development environment for Delphi

Creating and developing new software in the old days was an incredibly difficult affair. You had to write the code for the software, manually design it, and test it through tedious processes. Nowadays, however, it’s no longer as complicated as before. Now, developers have a great tool at their disposal: the integrated development environment, or IDE. These software suites are a consolidation of various programs that developers need in order to write, design, and test new software. Delphi Architect XE6 developed by Embarcadero is one such IDE. Against stiff competition like Microsoft Visual Studio, does Delphi Architect have what it takes to go toe to toe with the industry leaders? View full description

PROS

  • Intuitive interface
  • Can integrate mobile and desktop apps easily
  • Has themes available for easy designing
  • Can tether apps over WiFi

CONS

  • Difficult to install
  • Steep learning curve
  • Lots of jargon
  • Not for beginners

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Creating and developing new software in the old days was an incredibly difficult affair. You had to write the code for the software, manually design it, and test it through tedious processes. Nowadays, however, it’s no longer as complicated as before. Now, developers have a great tool at their disposal: the integrated development environment, or IDE. These software suites are a consolidation of various programs that developers need in order to write, design, and test new software. Delphi Architect XE6 developed by Embarcadero is one such IDE. Against stiff competition like Microsoft Visual Studio, does Delphi Architect have what it takes to go toe to toe with the industry leaders?

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.

Great Features

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.

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User reviews about Delphi

  • Eko Saputra

    by Eko Saputra

    help. may i give serial number for dhelpi ? cause i really needed for i am learned

  • by Anonymous

    waste of time. Licence key required!!!!! Why would I download it if I had a key. doh!!

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