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I'm not really the emotional kinda guy, but when Quartex Pascal finally, after more than a year of work, compiled the test application alone -- I must admit im a bit red around the eyes right now.
10 years ago I came up with this idea to write a compiler and toolkit that could take Delphi code, and compile it to JavaScript instead of machine code.

It was mocked at the time. People laughed, called me names and did what the internet does best. They were thankfully silenced when Eric Grange demonstrated that my ideas and approach was correct. Silence turned to gasps as our first graphics fractal demo outperformed Delphi by leaps and bounds.

A company was set up around the concept, and the result was Smart Mobile Studio. Sadly, that project would have the same fate as many startup's, a bad case of "too many cooks in the kitchen". Eventually I had to leave my own company, because it had become impossible to get anything done.

So I had to bite down, and start completely from scratch, painstakingly implementing a new RTL (QTX). At the same time write the cloud infrastructure, service code, server classes, database drivers -- the works, so that developers using QTX can use ordinary object pascal and generate universal system services, servers, desktop applications and web applications -- all from a unified RTL.

We still have a long way to go, but at least I can finish the goal I set 10 years ago without having to fight every day for something that should be obvious (like documentation, sigh).
It's a shame that Embarcadero did not support the project, that would have saved me a lot of time, and the compiler and libraries would have been a part of Delphi now. But I have given up trying to get them to understand the potential of this technology. So instead, I'll just finish this on my own. I have written over 50 mobile applications using my own system in the past, including the server and service stacks for the back-end (compiled to JS running on node.js, docker friendly and 100% OS and chipset independent). So it's no longer a proof of concept, but a solid alternative to what we got.

It's a bit sad when 90% of the funding has come from the Amiga community, while the companies that should have jumped on it have been it's critics. But thats business I guess. Also speaks volumes about the creativity of the Amiga development community 💖
I see we have a wotanica for an admin. Are there any volunteers for Fricka or Loge?
Jon-lennart Aasenden: My old quake uni nick that is 🙂
Do we have Friday Memes here? If so...
#Tiobe is demonstrating a very visible bias in their march report. But the content underlines just how little they know about the Delphi and C++Builder ecosystem. It is shocking to say the least! #Delphi #RadStudio #Embarcadero
https://jonlennartaasenden.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/delphi-dying-think-again-tiobe/
Just did an article for Embarcadero on Interbase. My top 5 reasons to use InterBase in 2020 and beyond
https://jonlennartaasenden.wordpress.com/2020/01/19/interbase-for-2020-and-beyond/