Subject Re[2]: [firebird-support] Newbie Qustion
Author Serg Vostrikov
Dear Tony,

Friday, July 25, 2003, 11:03:12 PM, you wrote:

TB> Here are the Problems.

TB> Supplier ceases business (TurboPower)
Borland stops support of some components or changes the default
behavior or something like this. You always take a risk.

TB> Have to purchase new version with every release of Delphi (7 Times)
It depends on a vendor upgrade policy. You also purchase a new
Delphi versions :)

TB> Often are not backward compatible.
As a third-party component vendor I can assure you that Borland
breaks backward compatibility of its own VCL much more frequently!
Every time this is a big problem to support old and new Delphi
versions together.

TB> Code is often poor quality
You choose wrong third-party tools, I think :). And please, do not
forget that a lot of "standard" Delphi components originally were
provided by third-party vendors.

TB> Poor integration with Delphi.
This is not always correct. Take a look at CodeRush, for example.
This is WOW! A third-party tool...

TB> Heavy commitment to learning new components.
TB> No possibility of porting to C#.NET
I'm sure all good vendors will support everything. Delphi, C++
Builder, Kylix, .NET... Nobody abolished competition.

TB> Also, correct me if I am wrong, but with IB Objects I have to commit to the
TB> Data Aware components. ie Delphi DA Components no longer work.
You are not right, IBO includes data-aware compatible components.

TB> I am not aware of FIBPlus.
TB> I will go look it up.
You are welcome :). You can try to port your IBX applications to
FIBPlus, they are similar.

Sincerely yours,

Devrace - software for developers!
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