What development environment could you recommend that would be flexible enough for providing small business desktop solutions?
The things I'm planning to build are something like office apps - accounting systems, inventory systems, simple business analytics, things like those. No web-based stuff. I will be developing on Windows 7 x64 and targeting Windows 32/64. My requirements are:
- The environment should be general purpose as opposed to something specific such as a database-centric one like Clarion, PowerBuilder and Visual Foxpro;
- Fast to design with (has GUI builders);
- Fast to develop with (has the most pre-built components);
- Preferably based on Pascal since I really, really loved TP7 with Turbo Vision, but I will consider development environments using Basic as the language as long as they are better than Pascal-based tools with regards to #2 and #3.