Call for Community help: Sorting priorities
Given that we are a large group of people, doing very varied work – lets get the gist of where we would like to see EMBT have the technical focus for the coming versions by doing a poll.
We do the poll with a proper anonymous polling tool and publish the results, so that noone feel they have to give up their privacy or vote with the party line. Suggestions for a good, reliable polling tool that can’t be manipulated, are welcomed.
I request that we stay away from SKU definitions, prices, upgrade policies, and everything else that reeks of pointy haired boss.
This is where I need the community spirit!
We should try to keep the poll relatively short – so we need to limit the options.
My suggestions to get the discussion going:
1. My primary Delphi use
ISV, Corporate dev, Contractor, Hobbyist, …?
2. My current SKU
AppMethod, Starter, Professional, Enterprise, Architect
3. What do you write in Delphi?
Categories: Components, Libraries, Utility UI, CRUD UI, Data crunching, Reporting, Games, Graphics, Web, …? Can we manage to keep this list down to a managable number?
4. Where do you use Delphi?
Platforms: Win32, Win64, Android, iOS, OSX
5. What is your biggest challenge?
IDE Stability, Debugger Stability, Compiled Code Quality, Library Quality, Lack of API support, Lack of platform support?
6-n. What do you want in the next Delphi versions
Here I think we need to create sub categories, such perhaps broken down by the previous options. Is it possible to make a poll that lets the votee prioritize the options?
Should some of these sections go? What else should be in there? Let’s spend a couple of weeks refining this, before we create the poll and spread it as widely as possible. Note that I am not a poll making specialist – so keeping it sane will require the effort of the group.
#LightACandleAndBurnDownTheHouse or some other inspirational quote here.