With the creation of the partially independent CodeGear business unit within
Borland and the subsequent sale of the business unit to Embarcadero Technologies,
Delphi has seen a significant increase in investment and is once again a
growing and vibrant product thanks to its new technical features and to a
developer community gaining in morale and affection, after a few years of slow
growth and terms of capabilities and dwindling passion.
First introduced by Borland on February 14th 1995, Delphi has a long and
glorious history of success in the Windows development and client/server
areas. With millions of applications written in its Object Pascal language,
Delphi spawned an entire ecosystem of components, tools, magazines,
books, and (of course) web sites and online resources.
Delphi is now in its 12th version, the 20th if you count all the way back to its
predecessor Turbo Pascal1, which was first released 25 years ago. What's
new in this version of Delphi is the company owning the product!...