January 2009

Microsoft grounds Aces Studio

Microsoft announced that Aces Studio, the publisher of Flight Simulator, has been closed. Right now, the future of the simulator is very unclear. The announcement says MS "remain committed to the Flight Simulator franchise", but also "will provide more synergy with our ongoing investments in Games for Windows - LIVE as well as other Windows entertainment technologies" - what it really means is yet to be seen, but it's not promising.

Is Delphi still an "enterprise" development tool?

More and more in the past weeks while working with Delphi on the next release of out main applications, I started to ask myself if Delphi can still be considered an "enterprise" level development tool. Codegear's site says the "enterprise" features are: