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Embarcadero CEO on cross-platform native code

I had a long chat with Embarcadero CEO Wayne Williams last week. I used a few snippets on the Reg – on cross-platform Delphi and Eclipse – and hope to post more from it shortly. In the meantime, here’s what he said about using native code rather than Java or other types of managed code for cross-platform apps. It felt like 1996 all over again, but he has a point.

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1 comment to Embarcadero CEO on cross-platform native code

  • In your article you ask “is he (Wayne) living in the past?” (re java versus native code).

    It’s Java’s future that’s in some doubt at the moment. Native code ventures are growing in scope. For another interesting way Native code is being used, look at the google NaCL project.

    Warren
    [self-diagnosed Delphi bigot]