Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Sep 2006 19:34 UTC, submitted by DigitalDame
General Development With the free Turbo Explorer line, Borland brings programming to the masses. Each of the four Turbo Explorer 'personalities' targets a different combination of programming language and platform: Turbo Delphi and Turbo C++ for Windows, and Turbo Delphi and Turbo C# for .NET. There are over 200 components for building programs, but the abundance of features may be overwhelming to new users.
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Rapid Application Development
by REM2000 on Tue 5th Sep 2006 21:59 UTC
REM2000
Member since:
2006-07-25

There has never been a RAD development which has come close to Delphi. It's a very powerful development environment, which can produce the fastest win32 executables.

Ive used visual studio and a few other IDE's (including xcode) and for me personally i still think that the delphi ide allows me to produce applications quicker.

Im very pleased that Delphi has come back to the development market, in the same grass roots approach as it's forerunners (turbo pascal and delphi 1 - 3). The org delphi's were very powerful, well made and a pleasure to use. It was only in the later versions things started coming apart.

Borland to Inprise created buggy IDE's (delphi 4), the last stable version i used was 6, i just couldn't use any higher 7 - 2005, it was this period which gave delphi a bad name, pushed the remaining developers into the arms of Microsoft with Visual Studio.

I have high hopes that these Turbo Tools will attract student's and hobbyist's as new users, but also i hope they pull over a few of the switchers from VS back to delphi (i know this will be the case if any VS dev's are creating Win32 apps, i don't think it will pull any dev's working on .net or web projects).

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I have high hopes that these Turbo Tools will attract student's and hobbyist's as new users

Ya know, I'm a Windows guy and I've been using VB6 for years as a hobbyist, developing little utils for myself. Since VB6 is pretty much dead, I've been thinking about moving on. I've given Delphi some thought, but given the nature of Borland, I have to wonder if Delphi will still be around a few years from now, or will it go the way of Kylix? Pascal is not quite like C++, Java, or C# ... I mean, if not for Delphi, then what else is there in the Pascal arena?

Edited 2006-09-05 22:43

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rif42 Member since:
2005-11-20

I mean, if not for Delphi, then what else is there in the Pascal arena?

You can use FreePascal, which uses an Object Pascal that is very compatible with Delphi's language. FreePascal runs on many different OS'es.

http://freepascal.org/

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