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Is Delphi XE7 a good platform?

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:45 pm
by JoseFr
Sorry if this has bee discussed here before, I am new to this board.

I am wondering if Delphi XE7 is a good platform to start developing cross-platform products. I am a bit familiar with Delphi and it would be easier for me, but I don't want to go down that road only to find out I wasted my time and effort.

If Not Delphi XE7, can someone suggest another cross platform development product?

Thanks

Re: Is Delphi XE7 a good platform?

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:59 pm
by Nicholas
I can't answer about best development environment, but I can give you some statistics about languages being in demand as of about a year ago (from statistic brain). Hope it helps.

The following is a ranking of index on coding language
programmer jobs listed on Craigslist.org

PHP - 80
SQL - 55
C++ - 50
C - 48
JavaScript - 42
Java - 34
C# - 21
Ruby - 10
Perl - 9
Python - 7
Visual Basic - 6
Action Script - 5
Assembly - 4
Shell - 3
ColdFusion - 2
Objective C - 1

Percent of Open-Source Projects on
SourceForge Using the Following Language

Java - 18.09 %
C++ - 17.86 %
C - 16.85 %
PHP - 13.26 %
Perl - 6.51 %
C# - 3.29 %
JavaScript - 3.13 %
Visual Basic - 2.29 %
Delphi / Kylix - 2.06 %
Unix Shell - 1.99 %
Assembly - 1.68 %
PL / SQL - 1.21 %
Tcl - 0.95 %
Delphi - 0.95 %
Objective C - 0.81 %
ASP - 0.58 %
Ruby - 0.44 %
Pascal - 0.39 %