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reply ChrisW <littleratblue yahoo.co.jp> writes:
Obviously Digital Mars does development in D, but I was wondering if
any other companies have yet taken the plunge -- even if just in their
R&D department -- to try using D as their development language?
Jul 11 2011
next sibling parent =?UTF-8?B?U8O2bmtlIEx1ZHdpZw==?= <ludwig informatik.uni-luebeck.de> writes:
Am 12.07.2011 06:38, schrieb ChrisW:
 Obviously Digital Mars does development in D, but I was wondering if
 any other companies have yet taken the plunge -- even if just in their
 R&D department -- to try using D as their development language?

I am working for a company that develops photographic software. Right now I am working there on a compiler that is written in D. The decision was easy because this is a stand-alone project and the risk is well under control. I would also really like to use it on a larger scale and get other people in - but from my experiences with my (largish) private project I see the risk (or time loss) due to compiler/linker bugs it still far too high. I would love to see a no-known-regression policy for new releases to decrease that risk.
Jul 11 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Adam Ruppe <destructionator gmail.com> writes:
ChrisW wrote:
 I was wondering if any other companies have yet taken the plunge
 [...] to try using D as their development language?

I use D for virtually everything, including for a company's flagship product for the last year and a half or so.
Jul 12 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Jesse Phillips <jessekphillips+D gmail.com> writes:
ChrisW Wrote:

 Obviously Digital Mars does development in D, but I was wondering if
 any other companies have yet taken the plunge -- even if just in their
 R&D department -- to try using D as their development language?

Well, the company hasn't really endorsed my usage of D, but I've been creating some verification tools for our product which use to be done by hand (or not at all) with exporting to Excel. It is something to use internally and can't actually do any harm. The capabilities it has demonstrated have gotten interest, but the response I'd got from someone in R&D was "I've just never met someone that uses [D]."
Jul 12 2011
parent reply bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
Jesse Phillips:

 but the response I'd got from someone in R&D was "I've just never met someone
that uses [D]."

I presume they use only the R (language) then. Sorry, bearophile
Jul 12 2011
parent Adam Ruppe <destructionator gmail.com> writes:
bearophile wrote:
 I presume they use only the R (language) then

LOL
Jul 12 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Justin Whear <justin economicmodeling.com> writes:
I work at an economics firm and we use D extensively for our in-house
tools (our product is web-based).
Jul 12 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 7/11/2011 9:38 PM, ChrisW wrote:
 Obviously Digital Mars does development in D, but I was wondering if
 any other companies have yet taken the plunge -- even if just in their
 R&D department -- to try using D as their development language?

Just today: http://www.digitalmars.com/d/archives/digitalmars/D/announce/We_are_looking_for_a_D1_programmer_in_Berlin_full_time_position_20996.html
Jul 12 2011
next sibling parent ChrisW <littleratblue yahoo.co.jp> writes:
Unfortunately, I'm not a German speaker. :)
Jul 18 2011
prev sibling parent "Mathias Laurenz Baumann" <mathias.baumann sociomantic.com> writes:
Office language is English. We have many people from outside Germany her=
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Estonia, Texas, Great Brittan, soon Argentina, Poland

So I wouldn't worry about that.. and the company also offers free langua=
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courses.

On Tue, 19 Jul 2011 03:38:29 +0200, ChrisW <littleratblue yahoo.co.jp>  =

wrote:

 Unfortunately, I'm not a German speaker. :)

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Sep 20 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent "Vladimir Panteleev" <vladimir thecybershadow.net> writes:
On Tue, 12 Jul 2011 07:38:42 +0300, ChrisW <littleratblue yahoo.co.jp>  
wrote:

 Obviously Digital Mars does development in D, but I was wondering if
 any other companies have yet taken the plunge -- even if just in their
 R&D department -- to try using D as their development language?

This question has also been asked on StackOverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/56315/d-programming-language-in-the-real-world http://stackoverflow.com/questions/250383/is-anyone-using-d-in-commercial-applications -- Best regards, Vladimir mailto:vladimir thecybershadow.net
Jul 12 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Nemo <nemo erewhon.org> writes:
ChrisW Wrote:

 Obviously Digital Mars does development in D, but I was wondering if
 any other companies have yet taken the plunge -- even if just in their
 R&D department -- to try using D as their development language?

I work for a large American company that writes a lot of software. The company does not use D at this point, mostly because of a legacy code base, but it is a strong candidate for future work. For proprietary reasons I can't identify the company nor the plans for use of D, but rest assured that D will be used in future here. Nemo
Jul 12 2011
next sibling parent Trass3r <un known.com> writes:
Am 13.07.2011, 13:55 Uhr, schrieb Thomas Mader <thomas.mader gmail.com>:

 I think it would be very helpful if there would be a better way to handle
 such questions than to post on a forum or newsgroup.
 Wouldn't it be nice to have a central point where people can search for
 people interested or proficient in D in a given territory or companies  
 using D?

We could also have some kind of "testimonials" on the site where users (including companies) explain their experiences with D in a short way.
Jul 13 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent d coder <dlang.coder gmail.com> writes:
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We are a young startup based in India and we are creating a DSEL for
Electronic System Level Design and Verification on top of D.

I think it would be useful to have a page on d-p-l.org where we provide a
list of companies and opensource projects using D. The idea is, not
everybody using D would be seeing these threads all the time.

Such list exists on Haskell Wiki for haskell application/libraries
http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Applications_and_libraries and I think it
is a useful form of propaganda.

Regards
- Puneet

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onic System Level Design and Verification on top of D.<div><br></div><div>I=
 think it would be useful to have a page on <a href=3D"http://d-p-l.org">d-=
p-l.org</a> where we provide a list of companies and opensource projects us=
ing D. The idea is, not everybody using D would be seeing these threads all=
 the time.</div>

<div><br></div><div>Such list exists on Haskell Wiki for haskell applicatio=
n/libraries=A0<a href=3D"http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Applications_an=
d_libraries">http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Applications_and_libraries<=
/a> and I think it is a useful form of propaganda.</div>

<div><br></div><div>Regards</div><div>- Puneet</div>

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Jul 13 2011
prev sibling parent Thomas Mader <thomas.mader gmail.com> writes:
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I think that the hard thing here is to find the balance between too closed
and too open. A static testimonial page is too closed for my opinion.
Nobody will apply to get added to this page and if so it is too much work
for the webpage admin.
A wiki page would be a really good idea. I thought about a wiki like world
map but it's maybe too much effort and not everybody likes to add it's
precise position.
A link to the D wiki should serve well for the start I guess.
Better ideas?

On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 2:23 PM, d coder <dlang.coder gmail.com> wrote:

 We are a young startup based in India and we are creating a DSEL for
 Electronic System Level Design and Verification on top of D.

 I think it would be useful to have a page on d-p-l.org where we provide a
 list of companies and opensource projects using D. The idea is, not
 everybody using D would be seeing these threads all the time.

 Such list exists on Haskell Wiki for haskell application/libraries
 http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Applications_and_libraries and I think
 it is a useful form of propaganda.

 Regards
 - Puneet

--0016364ec940ff707104a7f3b3bb Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable I think that the hard thing here is to find the balance between too closed = and too open. A static testimonial page is too closed for my opinion.<br>No= body will apply to get added to this page and if so it is too much work for= the webpage admin.<br> A wiki page would be a really good idea. I thought about a wiki like world = map but it&#39;s maybe too much effort and not everybody likes to add it&#3= 9;s precise position.<br>A link to the D wiki should serve well for the sta= rt I guess.<br> Better ideas?<br><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote">On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 2:2= 3 PM, d coder <span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:dlang.coder gmail.com= ">dlang.coder gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class=3D"gmail= _quote" style=3D"margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:= 1ex;"> We are a young startup based in India and we are creating a DSEL for Electr= onic System Level Design and Verification on top of D.<div><br></div><div>I= think it would be useful to have a page on <a href=3D"http://d-p-l.org" ta= rget=3D"_blank">d-p-l.org</a> where we provide a list of companies and open= source projects using D. The idea is, not everybody using D would be seeing= these threads all the time.</div> <div><br></div><div>Such list exists on Haskell Wiki for haskell applicatio= n/libraries=A0<a href=3D"http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Applications_an= d_libraries" target=3D"_blank">http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Applicati= ons_and_libraries</a> and I think it is a useful form of propaganda.</div> <div><br></div><div>Regards</div><div>- Puneet</div> </blockquote></div><br> --0016364ec940ff707104a7f3b3bb--
Jul 13 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Thomas Mader <thomas.mader gmail.com> writes:
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I think it would be very helpful if there would be a better way to handle
such questions than to post on a forum or newsgroup.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a central point where people can search for
people interested or proficient in D in a given territory or companies using
D?
I am not sure on how to handle such things the best way. A social network
can be used which would be too closed for my taste but it can also be build
into the offical D website.
Has somebody experience with this?
I'm sure this would very much improve the speed in which the community is
growing and is even more important in the beginning because it's harder to
find interested parties.

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 10:05 PM, Nemo <nemo erewhon.org> wrote:

 ChrisW Wrote:

 Obviously Digital Mars does development in D, but I was wondering if
 any other companies have yet taken the plunge -- even if just in their
 R&D department -- to try using D as their development language?

I work for a large American company that writes a lot of software. The company does not use D at this point, mostly because of a legacy code base, but it is a strong candidate for future work. For proprietary reasons I can't identify the company nor the plans for use of D, but rest assured that D will be used in future here. Nemo

--20cf303344211d3ecc04a7f217ab Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable I think it would be very helpful if there would be a better way to handle s= uch questions than to post on a forum or newsgroup.<br>Wouldn&#39;t it be n= ice to have a central point where people can search for people interested o= r proficient in D in a given territory or companies using D?<br> I am not sure on how to handle such things the best way. A social network c= an be used which would be too closed for my taste but it can also be build = into the offical D website.<br>Has somebody experience with this?<br>I&#39;= m sure this would very much improve the speed in which the community is gro= wing and is even more important in the beginning because it&#39;s harder to= find interested parties.<br> <br><div class=3D"gmail_quote">On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 10:05 PM, Nemo <span= dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:nemo erewhon.org">nemo erewhon.org</a>&g= t;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0 0 0= .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex;"> <div><div></div><div class=3D"h5">ChrisW Wrote:<br> <br> &gt; Obviously Digital Mars does development in D, but I was wondering if<b= r> &gt; any other companies have yet taken the plunge -- even if just in their= <br> &gt; R&amp;D department -- to try using D as their development language?<br=

</div></div>I work for a large American company that writes a lot of softwa= re. The company does not use D at this point, mostly because of a legacy co= de base, but it is a strong candidate for future work.<br> <br> For proprietary reasons I can&#39;t identify the company nor the plans for = use of D, but rest assured that D will be used in future here.<br> <font color=3D"#888888"><br> Nemo<br> </font></blockquote></div><br> --20cf303344211d3ecc04a7f217ab--
Jul 13 2011
prev sibling parent LuisCM <tcljava gmail.com> writes:
Dear friend

I use the D language, because I'm also writing a compactor and a database for
mobile.

Best Regards,

Luis Carlos Moreira da Costa
Architect Eclipse Platform and OSGi Alliance Supporter
Jul 15 2011