Poll

Which API do you use?

C/C++
89 (22.2%)
Delphi
175 (43.6%)
Visual Basic
103 (25.7%)
other
34 (8.5%)

Total Members Voted: 395

Author Topic: Which API do you use?  (Read 71461 times)

Jcl

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #25 on: 13 Dec '02 - 09:02 »
Anyone ever tried Sphynx's C--? I think it's been discontinued for years already but I remember coding some graphic effects and it was pretty nifty at it, with easy assembler integration (back on AT days), and it was basically a "very low-level" C basically meant for realtime graphics on those computers :)

Really nifty.

(I just recalled it and had to share :D)

_TBD_

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sphinx c--
« Reply #26 on: 13 Dec '02 - 13:08 »
http://c--sphinx.narod.ru/indexe.htm
Sphinx C-- is alive and kicking ... and it is very good for hacking code quickly :)

Smayds

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #27 on: 26 Dec '02 - 12:00 »
I remember a language from waaaay back - ASIC. It was BASIC with the "Beginner's" bit surgically removed... Very fast if I recall. Spent quite a bit of time learning it back when every PC came with QBasic.

My language of choice has gotta be Delphi (Well, Object Pascal really, 'cos I use both Delphi & Kylix). It's certainly matured, although I'm not terribly keen on V7 yet. The syntax is pleasent compared to using C/Java, and I especially like the fact that almost everything is an object. Stupidly easy to use, and FAST if you need it.

One of my past jobs involved programming in VB, and I left that job vowing never to use it again!  ;D Apologies to all the VB people... It *has* got better in recent years, and I might start taking it seriously again soon if all the hype about VB.NET is to be believed.

-Ayden

Ingolf

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #28 on: 11 Jan '03 - 15:27 »
What you say, Ayden! You couldn't be more right...

Led

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #29 on: 15 Jan '03 - 20:54 »
The best language is the one that gets the job done.

And now it's up to you to decide which job you want to to with which language.. :)

There's no such thing as a best car either;
an F1 racing car is very fast - but useless when you want to drive through the Sahara.

Chris

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #30 on: 3 Feb '03 - 20:06 »
Hi
Delphi 6.0.....
Chris

Olego

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Correct
« Reply #31 on: 4 Feb '03 - 07:15 »
Quote
The best language is the one that gets the job done.

And now it's up to you to decide which job you want to to with which language..

There's no such thing as a best car either;
an F1 racing car is very fast - but useless when you want to drive through the Sahara.

I think that your response is the best one in this thread.  :)

~Olego~
« Last Edit: 4 Feb '03 - 07:16 by Olego »

Ingolf

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #32 on: 16 Feb '03 - 13:13 »
Haha. I agree.

fredvs

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #33 on: 23 Feb '03 - 06:25 »
Hello Every Bodies.
For me it was a flash. I dreamed at the begining of Windows to do my own .exe, quick and strong, to do sharewares.
No way with VB, to many DLL and i was not a programmer, C++ was chineese for me. I only knowed a litle bit about DB3.
Pascal is a very, very strong language for me the more simple and with Delphi, it is easy to go to Linux, with Xylix.
Thanks Ian and Delphi.

Olego

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API
« Reply #34 on: 2 Mar '03 - 08:19 »
Wow, C++ and VB are in one heck of a competition!  Go C++!  ;D

~Olego~

Azoth

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #35 on: 2 Mar '03 - 20:07 »
I'm really suprised that Delphi has almost as many votes as VB & C++ combined. I truely didn't think it was that popular a development tool.

Go VB!  :laugh:

.Azoth.

fredvs

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #36 on: 3 Mar '03 - 02:09 »
Try Delphi, (sorry Bill...)  ;)
« Last Edit: 8 Mar '03 - 03:28 by fredvs »

ipuiuna

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #37 on: 5 Mar '03 - 14:28 »
I try VB and this is good for beginner, but when I know Delphi I forgot VB becouse Delphi is more quite simple to program and make strong program.
I think who try delphi for while, discover in VB the dificult to make simple programs...

Delphi is great!

Andrej

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #38 on: 10 Mar '03 - 10:20 »
:idea::I would like to use Visual basic.net - vb6 is ok, but net is just better!

OK: VB.NET ... it works without problems with BASS
      C# .. just learning.. problems with bass...
     C++ .. i think i just might learn that also ( i must do some programming for linux)
delphi ? i should try it.. but .. when???????????????????????????
« Last Edit: 9 Mar '04 - 12:07 by Andrej »

paddy

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #39 on: 11 Mar '03 - 08:08 »
I'm not surprised that Delphi seems to be so popular. A majority of independent game/multimedia programmers use Delphi.

I would expect a number of the C++ developers to be in the 'commercial' market (as opposed to shareware).

VB is more suitable for RDBMS business applications. The new .NET may offer more but it will take a while before the .NET framework becomes standard (maybe after Win 95 and 98 become totally obsolete like MS-DOS).

cheers! ;D

Richard_b

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #40 on: 20 Mar '03 - 14:45 »
I think that its unimportant which language anyone uses... a oprevious reply talked about getting the job done. And ALL users only care about the finished product, not what its written in. From my experience, there is a huge amount of loyalty to different tools. I havent seen this anywhere else....people use word or Wordperfect and just get on with it...not trying to score points over other users!

So use the language you are comfortable..and be judged on the product not the tools!

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #41 on: 22 Mar '03 - 13:56 »
U mean people still use Wordperfect?  :o

How about DOS, DBase and Lotus? I thought these brands were already in the Museum (or maybe I've missed some upgrades!)

Richard_b

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #42 on: 23 Mar '03 - 08:52 »
THe point I was making...was that in development langueages, people take very Pro/Anti stances....rather than just using them as tools to get the job done.

Let_Me_Be

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #43 on: 25 Mar '03 - 11:45 »
I use Delphi and I love it.;D
I realy don't like creating User Interfaces, and in Delphi all I need are few clicks and there you go.:laugh:

I don't like VB because I like the low level programming something near ASM.

I like C/C++ but the constructions are to complicated...

P.S. you can also include C++ code into delphi :evil:

fredvs

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #44 on: 25 Mar '03 - 23:18 »
///P.S. you can also include C++ code into delphi//  

How do you do ? PS I use Delphi and love it.
« Last Edit: 25 Mar '03 - 23:19 by fredvs »

Jcl

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #45 on: 26 Mar '03 - 08:17 »
Quote

P.S. you can also include C++ code into delphi :evil:

Definitely you can't include C++ code into delphi. You can include delphi units into C++ Builder, and you can use libraries or dll's (coded in C++ or whatever) in delphi. But you can NOT use C++ code in delphi.

:P

fredvs

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #46 on: 26 Mar '03 - 15:53 »
Hello Folks
Any  :idea: where i can find Delphi 4 or 5 ? (not 6,7,...).
« Last Edit: 26 Mar '03 - 15:53 by fredvs »

Let_Me_Be

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #47 on: 1 Apr '03 - 16:58 »
C++ in delphi :o

I don't know how, but this feature should be added in Delphi 7. :evil:

Let_Me_Be

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #48 on: 1 Apr '03 - 17:01 »

Quote

Hello Folks
Any  :idea: where i can find Delphi 4 or 5 ? (not 6,7,...).


There is no freeware edition of this versions. You should try Kazaa, Direct Connect etc. for profesional or enterprise edition.

Sebastian_Mares

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Re: Which API do you use?
« Reply #49 on: 12 Apr '03 - 11:32 »
Is it possible for someone to post an ASM code for displaying "Hello World!" in a message box?