As we already notified in
this blog, Embarcadero has been finally bought by IDERA.
received a letter from Randy Jacops, IDERA CEO.
Written in my mother language, in perfect French. Nice!
The letter states that they have 20,000 customers...
It sounds more realistic than the numbers usually given for Delphi
Even if it counts for all their tools.
In our forums, we have 1,384 registered users (real humans: we
do not accept bots via a Turing test during
It sounds like if Open Source projects are able to gather a lot of users.
And certainly because we maintain support from Delphi 6 up to Seattle (and even
Delphi 5 for some part of our libraries)... we have for sure users using
FPC/Lazarus (which we also started to support), and others which did not
upgrade to the latest Delphi version!
In Randy's letter, the community has a special place.
I hope future of Delphi would see Open Source projects brought by the community
as a chance, not as
I'm currently working on a cloud of
mORMot servers, serving content coming from high numbers of
Object Pascal powered servers, under Windows or Linux (with FPC), are working
24/7 with very low resource use.
A lot of BigData stream is gathered into
MongoDB servers, following the CQRS
It is so easy to deploy those servers (including their high performance
embedded SQlite3 database), that almost everyone in my company did install
their own "cloud", mainly for testing purpose of the objects we are
Real-time remote monitoring of the servers is very easy and integrated. You
could even see the log changing in real-time, or run your SQL requests on the
databases, with ease.
When I compare to previous projects I had to write or maintain using Java or
.Net, I can tell you that it is "something else".
The IT administrators were speechless when they discovered how it worked: no
need of containers, no need of virtual machines (but for infrastructure
The whole stack is
SOA oriented, in an
Event-Driven design (thanks to WebSockets callbacks). It follows
DDD principles, thanks to the perfect readability of the object pascal
Delphi, and Open Source, could be great to create Internet Of