December 2010 Developer's Poll

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What version of C++Builder do you use for primary development?

a. C++Builder XE
23
21%
b. C++Builder 2010
32
29%
c. C++Builder 2009
4
4%
d. C++Builder 2007
13
12%
e. C++Builder 2006
3
3%
f. C++Builder 6
27
24%
g. C++Builder 5
6
5%
h. C++Builder 1, 3, or 4
3
3%
 
Total votes : 111

December 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby Damon » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:29 pm

Time for another version check... I use 2007 primarily (but sometimes XE).

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Re: December 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby rlebeau » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:54 pm

This is a hard one to answer with a single radio button. I have BCB 6 installed on my work computer for my day job, but I have CB2010 installed on my laptop for my non-work projects (and XE installed in a VM for reference purposes only).
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Re: December 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby 2ffat » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:51 am

I moved from BCB 6 to 2010. I keep BCB 6 installed since I haven't moved all my projects to 2010 yet. Some require extensive rewrites since not all libraries I've used in the past are compatible with 2010 and Unicode. So I use BCB 6 for emergency fixes and recompiles for those programs.
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Re: December 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby gbrandt » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:32 pm

I used to use BCB 5 on an old project.

I was able to start some new projects with Builder 2010 last year and the move to XE was simple.

If you are using 2010 I highly recommend moving to XE, its worth it.
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Re: December 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby rlebeau » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:16 pm

gbrandt wrote:If you are using 2010 I highly recommend moving to XE, its worth it.


I'm hesitant to do that myself just yet. I see a LOT of XE-related issues being reported in the Embarcadero forums. 2010 has been pretty solid for me so far.
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Re: December 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby Eudy » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:48 pm

I've used C++ Builder versions 1, 3, 4 and 5, for developing tools at work (mostly space engineering stuff).
I currently don't program at work anymore and I have Turbo C++ Explorer 2006 (the free version),
for personal use - hobby programming and free software development.
This way, I can't vote: there is no "Turbo C++ Explorer" option in the poll.

I was willing to pay US$ 915 for a new user license of C++ Builder XE Pro, with the the two year download option,
as I would also get free access to earlier version licenses and downloads (C++Builder 2010, 2009, 2007 and 6).
Although not cheap, I consider it a fair enough price for a new user license.
But I had issues trying to buy from Embarcadero's online store.

Guess I'll be stuck with TC Explorer for a while :(
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Re: December 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby rlebeau » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:01 pm

Eudy wrote:I was willing to pay US$ 915 for a new user license of C++ Builder XE Pro, with the the two year download option,
as I would also get free access to earlier version licenses and downloads (C++Builder 2010, 2009, 2007 and 6).
Although not cheap, I consider it a fair enough price for a new user license.
But I had issues trying to buy from Embarcadero's online store.

Guess I'll be stuck with TC Explorer for a while :(


Did you see the announcement earlier this week about the new Starter Editions for $199?

http://www.sdtimes.com/link/35223
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Re: December 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby Eudy » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:39 pm

gambit47 wrote:Did you see the announcement earlier this week about the new Starter Editions for $199?
http://www.sdtimes.com/link/35223


Yes, I did, Remy. But like you posted in another thread, there's no reference
about it in Embarcadero's website. I'm looking forward to it.

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Re: December 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby rlebeau » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:05 pm

Eudy wrote:Yes, I did, Remy. But like you posted in another thread, there's no reference
about it in Embarcadero's website. I'm looking forward to it.


There is still no mention of it on the opening page of Embarcadero's website or on EDN, but at least an official download page exists for it now:

http://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder/starter
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Re: December 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby smays » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:49 pm

Perhaps I am steadily drawing this topic off-track...

I just copied this from the "cbuilder-features-matrix.pdf" (I wanted to see how much database support is in the Starter version):
Enhanced in XE! Code Formatter and beautification for source code including block formatting


"Block Formatting": Does that mean one can do block indents, as in highlight several lines of code and press the "Tab" key to indent all the highlighted lines? That would be wonderful! I know a lot of the mainstream text editors have such capability, but Builder not having such a feature has always been a let down. How many times have any of us had to embed 10's of lines of code in a single if () { } statement just to have to indent each line one at a time.

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Re: December 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby rlebeau » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:19 pm

smays wrote:"Block Formatting": Does that mean one can do block indents, as in highlight several lines of code and press the "Tab" key to indent all the highlighted lines? That would be wonderful! I know a lot of the mainstream text editors have such capability, but Builder not having such a feature has always been a let down.


You must not have explored C++Builder's capabilities then, because it has supported blocking indenting (and unindenting) for a LONG LONG time. Use the CTRL+SHIFT+I key combo for indenting, and the CTRL+SHIFT+U combo for key unindenting. In recent versions, you can even do block indenting with just the Tab key by itself.
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Re: December 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby smays » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:25 pm

I just tried the Tab key with 2009 and all my highlighted text disappeared. However, CTRL-SHIFT-I and ...-U work nicely! I will be using that all the time!

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Re: December 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby rlebeau » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:37 pm

smays wrote:I just tried the Tab key with 2009 and all my highlighted text disappeared.


It works for me in CB2010.
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