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Delphi Software Development

If you are looking for a rapid software development solution, or services to help you migrate to different tools, this page is for you.

New Projects

Delphi is still a leading development tool and fits our prototyping methods perfectly, so is still a great choice.

Maintenance

If you have an existing application written using Delphi we are able to update it and continue its development.

Migration

If you are looking to convert a Delphi-developed solution to different technologies, we can help.
Over the years, Delphi (by Embarcadero) has had quite a controversial history. Presently, many software developers consider it to be "old fashioned", preferring more modern tools. You will often hear some of the "younger" software development companies refer to it as outdated or antiquated technology. So why do we continue to use it as our preferred tool?

Firstly, many people who criticise Delphi do it from a position of ignorance. Because its history lies in the roots of hobbyist programming, some professionals may unfairly judge it based on some badly constructed programs. It is correct to say that whilst Delphi is truly a rapid application development environment, it can allow inexperienced developers to create some quite shocking systems that are a maintenance headache. Like any tool, however, in the right hands it can produce exceptional results.

To be quite frank, there are situations where we would consider alternatives. For web development we may consider Delphi for the server-side processing, depending on the project requirements, but generally we would use alternatives. This is purely because it is only recently that we feel that Delphi has had tools that suitably compete with other tools. This being the case, we would generally not start a new web software development with Delphi, presently.

Times are changing, though, and there are some interesting looking tools like RAD server and TMS Web, which may prove viable but we are still actively reviewing these and other tools as they mature.

For us, there is still one area where Delphi excels. If you are looking for a small, efficient and rapid development, it really is still hard to beat Delphi in the hands of a seasoned developer. We can target Windows, Mac and Linux desktop clients and also Android and iOS devices.

We tend to use well-established programming techniques and whilst some Delphi developers could quite reasonably be considered hobbyists, we carefully construct maintainable and efficient programs with an impressive turn of speed.

We by no means use Delphi for all of our software development projects, but unless clients have a specific need to exclude it, we will often consider it where we feel it has the edge.

Micro Data Systems Ltd
12 Broad Street,
Bungay,
Suffolk,
NR35 1EE.

Tel: +44 1986 232040
Email: enquiries@microdata.systems

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