Lazarus 1.8 RC5 / Free Pascal 3.0.4

The Lazarus team announced the fifth release candidate of Lazarus 1.8. The release is available for download at the SourceForge download page. Choose your CPU, OS, distro and then the “Lazarus 1.8 RC5” directory. As indicated in the release announcement, the Windows release was built with FPC 3.0.4 final svn version, the Linux release was built with FPC 3.0.4RC1, and the Mac OS release was built with FPC 3.0.2.

Lazarus is an open-source development system that builds on the Free Pascal compiler by adding an integrated development environment (IDE) that includes a syntax-highlighting code editor and visual form designer, as well as a component library that’s highly compatible with Delphi’s Visual Component Library (VCL).

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Understanding When to use RabbitMQ or Apache Kafka

This article presents and compares the origins, architectures, and use cases of Apache Kafka, which is designed for high volume publish-subscribe messages and streams, and RabbitMQ, a general purpose message broker.

RabbitMQ is a “traditional” message broker that implements a variety of messaging protocols. (…) Apache Kafka is developed in Scala and started out at LinkedIn.

By Pieter Humphrey, Product Marketing Manager at Pivotal Software, Inc.

Apache Kafka, Kafka, and the Kafka logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation in the United States and other countries. RabbitMQ is a trademark of Pivotal Software, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Lazarus 1.8 third release candidate

The Lazarus team announced the third release candidate of Lazarus 1.8. The release is available for download at the SourceForge download page. Choose your CPU, OS, distro and then the “Lazarus 1.8 RC3” directory.

Lazarus is an open-source development system that builds on the Free Pascal compiler by adding an integrated development environment (IDE) that includes a syntax-highlighting code editor and visual form designer, as well as a component library that’s highly compatible with Delphi’s Visual Component Library (VCL).

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