Nick Bradbury of HomeSite, TopStyle and FeedDemon fame, discusses why he prefers using Delphi in a very interesting blog post. In his "Why I Use Delphi", he underlines four points I almost completely agree with:

  • Speed
  • No runtime
  • Startup time
  • No dependencies on Microsoft's Agenda

Well worth reading. For an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) targeting the Windows platform with local, Internet-based, or client/server applications you can hardly find any better alternative to Delphi.

PS. Taking two weeks off in central/southern Italy (eastern side), we'll be veru little online. We'll tweet from time to time.