Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Lazarus Effect

I haven't been focused on much software development lately, I've been working on some marketing material which I hope to have completed soon. Then I will get back to software development.

Last night I was prodded by my friend Jeff Duntemann's post on Facebook regarding the release of Lazarus 1.8 (with FPC 3.0.4). He mentioned this stuff to me a few years back and said I should check it out. I have always been a die-hard Delphi fan so I gave it a casual, glancing thought and moved on.

Well, now may be the time to give Lazarus a throrough going-over. I downloaded Jeff's book this morning and read through the first 30 pages and then skipped ahead to the "Installation" chapter. I'm always leery of installing freeware stuff, it's never as simple as point, click, and install.

I had no idea that FreePascal was the compiler and Lazarus was the IDE. had always thought these were two competing products.

Hopefully before the end of the year I will get Lazarus and FreePascal installed and give it a whirl. I'll let you know what I think.



FreePascal From Square One by Jeff Duntemann (free book)

Semper Fi,
Gunny Mike