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Delphi is 25!

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Delphi launch in San Francisco at the Software Development Conference (SDC ‘95 West). I was there at the launch event and I’m still here using the product and helping to further extend and nurture it. Embarcadero is marking this anniversary with a large number of activities and the entire Delphi community, with many active partners and MVPs, has been…
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25 Reasons For Using Delphi in 2020

When Delphi 1 was released 25 years ago, I compiled a top ten reasons for using Delphi. This is my original list from the preface of the original Mastering Delphi books: “There are many programming environments you can work with, but Delphi is outstanding for a number of…
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25 years of excellence

Trying to sum up what a programming language and software authoring system like Delphi represents, spanning 25 years no less, is almost insurmountable. Where should I begin? Groundbreaking object orientation? Event driven architecture? A thriving component market? Or perhaps…
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25 FireMonkey Tips for Delphi's 25th Birthday

In today’s Delphi birthday post, I am including 25 FireMonkey tips for building multi-device applications. 1. Home screens are a popular design paradigm as they display the key app functionality on the first screen, making it easily accessible to the application user. Home Screen navigation usually consists of glyph buttons arranged in a grid like layout and may span over multiple screens. A…
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ExBox - Cool Apps Selection

Today’s CoolApps selection is ExBox, from Marc Hoffmann. ExBox is a user-friendly tool that allows you to create shortcuts to execute common tasks, such as calculators, color converters, text and image editors, and more. Marc has packed a lot of cool features into ExBox, but in my opinion the coolest feature of all is the addition of a scripting engine that allows you to write your own…
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This week is #Delphi25th - Webinar!

Our favorite software development tool is only turning 25 once, and that celebration was Friday, February 14th, 2020. How can you help join in the #Delphi25th celebration? You can make a video or do something else – here are some options. Videos are quick and…
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TreeSize - Cool Apps Selection

Today’s CoolApps selection is TreeSize, from JAM Software. It is a powerful and flexible hard disk space manager. TreeSize has been around for a while and can trace its history with Delphi all the way back to Delphi 1. This history allows TreeSize to leverage Delphi’s functionality to make a powerful and user-friendly utility that is well worth your time to check out. TreeSize does more…
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