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I found Power++ and to my suprise it looks like a good alternative for Delphi and Visual Studio. Anyone used it? Can you tell me if it is worth it buying/learning it?

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Could you give perchance a link to where you found it? I remember a thing called like that, but its development stopped some time ago. Maybe this is something new? ... Btw, Borland, the last time I saw, had a nice IDE for Delphi. (embarcadero.com/products/delphi edn.embarcadero.com/article/34323) I have some nice memories of Delphi from 'back ago. –  Rook Oct 20 '10 at 17:33
    
gridplusplus.com sorry I forgot. Yes I know Delphi, great product. –  Henk v. Birsten Oct 20 '10 at 17:50
    
Wow, that looks really cool, hope someone has some sort of answer for you / me! –  Peter Turner Oct 20 '10 at 20:42
    
I know, the more I play with it the more it excites me. It looks like you get Community Edition and the Community Grid for free, you have to pay only when you go pro. I am still wondering how many are already using it, they are new (3-4 months) as far as I understood from their site. –  Henk v. Birsten Oct 20 '10 at 20:51
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Please read the comments on the Stack Overflow version of this question. –  ChrisF Oct 20 '10 at 22:20
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I am going to answer my own question. After playing with Power++ for about 5 hours I am convinced to learn it and maybe even go for the Professional edition. It is a Grid Computing Platform and the samples provided and the contents of their Community Grid -> http://gridplusplus.net has convinced me that there are already many developers learning and creating grid solutions. It looks like Delphi and the fxl even is very similar to delphi vcl and you can use 4 dialects to create solutions. You can import ActiveX, .NET, they are few examples of using dlls and bpls, and importing delphi and .net projects, overall the IDE has a few flaws but I can live with it. I am convinced that Power++ can be a great use for me. Thus my answer is: Although it is a very new product -> Yes it is worth learning and maybe buying it.

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Just installed it, looks like it was written in Delphi or at least it looks a lot like Delphi. Cool wii style progress bar, check. What is a Grid solution? Better wait a day or two before asking or we'll both look like trolls. –  Peter Turner Oct 20 '10 at 21:57
    
Well, I just went through all the docs and samples and it is what it says, you create a grid app put it on the grid and your users can use your app on the grid. so you deliver your app either as grid/web app or as a windows app with the setup builder. and yes I am going to wait to for a couple of days, but I have even more questions now :) –  Henk v. Birsten Oct 20 '10 at 22:15
    
They have released Glance today, an alternative for Adobe Air and MS Silverlight. –  Henk v. Birsten Oct 23 '10 at 21:26
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I started using it a while ago as alternative to delphi, it has some nice features, they are still low on documentation, but it looks promising, and the grid delivery thing works great, so far i hadn't faced any problem, i am using the JAVA++ thing, which also doesn't have any expalnations, does anyone have any tutorials or walkthroughs for it?

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Is really worth, the world is moving to PaaS and SaaS and they seem to have it all together. There is now also XPower++ in beta, the cross version. So yes absolutly worth learning.

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