Join Marco Cantu and myself as we provide an overview of the various web development technologies available to Delphi developers.
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That looks cool, and I encourage everyone to check out FMXLinux and CrossVCL if they are interested in moving in that direction. Thinfinity Virtual UI is a similar solution for Windows servers.
If we did add web support it would be to integrate Ext JS, which is what we've done with the Architect Edition with RAD Server. That support is something they are researching expanding, and who knows what the future holds.
Chromebooks run Android apps, and I've tested Delphi Android apps on Chromebooks (even Intel ones) and it works great. Additionally, you can add 3rd party solutions to easily target Linux desktop and the browser directly. If you don't want to use a 3rd party library you can build it from scratch with Delphi (that is what the tech partners did), it just takes some more effort.
At this point we don't have WebAssembly on the roadmap, but don't know what the future might hold. . . .
I just it and it worked. Did you try again?
Jim McKeeth - If Embarcadero adds WebAssembly as a target for Delphi and C++ Builder, you'd have that ability to create incredible multi-platform, multi-browser client-side applications that target web browsers, including Chrome OS. Chromebook and Linux workstation are the final platforms we need to support with our products and lack of Delphi support for those platforms is preventing me from using Delphi (my favorite development tool) for my company's solution. Chromebooks especially are important for us because they are heavily used in education which makes up a majority of our customer base.
Thank you Jim!
I appreciate your wordsI do not believe that the embarcadero will add WEB support after the acquisition of sencha, because you would be creating a product competing for yourselves.
The purchase of sencha killed the dream of the customers of the embarcadero to support "compiling" for Web in multi-platform applications.
Look at the sencha acquisition changed the Delphi roadmap, see and compare with the current roadmap.
2 is better than 5, but 1 is better than 2 :)
Sorry, didn't mean to post my comment yet.
We are working on ways to make it less painful to support as many platforms as possible. Right now that means being able to share a lot of your code between the web and other platforms.
2 is less than 5 (only slightly being a smart-alec).
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We need the embarcadero to develop a framework to make firemonkey multi-platform applications usable in web browsers with html, css and java script.
The idea of multi-platform projects is to make our projects usable on all supported platforms, this minimizes the work and makes it simpler.
When I choose to use Unigui, TMS WebCore and etc it means that I am giving up all the features of Firemonkey and I still have to manage 2 different projects.
You added that in the 2018 roadmap "Web Development Tools," but it does not look like this will continue.
What is the advantage of multi platform if I should, create, develop, manage and maintain 2 separate projects?
Please add Firemonkey support through ExtJS or any other, but please allow us to manage only 1 project for all platforms, thank you.
This is a great webinar. But i was kinda hoping that Embarcadero would create a better web development framework based on FireMonkey were you design the UI with FMX controls, effects animations and the framework convert all of that to html, css and js for you. Also the framework should make it possible to create stateless websites not just state-full web apps. The idea for FMX to html5 do already exists
But this is only for Linux we want something similar for windows as well. The way i see it if Embarcadero created a framework like that I believe it will be the leading web development framework on the market.