[Lazarus] Who is using Object Pascal in production?

Marcos Douglas B. Santos md at delfire.net
Sat Oct 28 22:37:08 CEST 2017

On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 5:23 PM, Graeme Geldenhuys via Lazarus
<lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
> On 2017-10-28 15:45, Marcos Douglas B. Santos via Lazarus wrote:
>> As we can see, we can do everything with Object Pascal.
>> Unfortunately, the market don't have the same vision.
> To be honest, sometimes it is not enough just to be able to do everything
> other languages do.
> For example: With Java and Spring Boot I can implement a Enterprise grade
> web application (that can scale over multiple servers etc) with embedded web
> server, object persistence, high grade web security, MVC based web UI all in
> about 5 minutes. Yes, it will be a simple Address Book style application,
> but considering all the features that application has - it's good damn
> impressive for 5 minutes of effort.
> I can't see the above being possible with today's FPC and Lazarus.

Maybe using the next version of fcl-web... but I don't know.
But even if FPC could do the same in 1 minute, do you think Java
developers may see Object Pascal with a different thinking? I don't
think so.

> My point is, it is often the speed at which you can develop projects that
> makes a big difference - not just the ability of the language or IDE.

In the other hand, we can to other things faster and better using
Object Pascal than other languages.
But, for me, market doesn't see in that way. They don't (much) care if
you are using the *right* tool for a job. They — most — want to know
if this job could be make by anyone else, not only *specialists*, even
if the project has quality and was delivered faster.

This is a wrong thinking, but it's true and many companies.

Best regards,
Marcos Douglas

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