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So it's been 25 years!

On February 14, 1995, Delphi saw the day of Light! Wow! When we think of 25 years, we think of big monumental or mega-moments that give us a chance to step-back and reflect over what has happened so far. Now I could start writing out a list of all the amazing things that I can do with Delphi like build fast native applications that are easy to understand, let me connect to and query my back-end in…
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David Millington’s #Delphi25 Story

Yes, this is really Windows 3.1 — and it’s all due to Delphi. In 1995, I was twelve years old. I’d loved programming since I first encountered a computer: when I was much younger, about four, my parents bought a BBC microcomputer. Apparently I loved it so much…
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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…
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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 reasons. Here are my top ten reasons to use Delphi, in reverse order: 10. Previous Borland Pascal and C++ compilers 9. The…
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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.
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Celebrate Delphi's 25th Birthday in Style - New VCL Windows Theme: Lucky Point

In time for Delphi’s upcoming 25th birthday this Friday, we have a new VCL Windows style available for download, that’s perfect for your modern Windows applications. Use the new Lucky Point Windows theme to give your existing or new VCL Windows applications a custom look and feel. How to download: The style is available for download in the Styles category in the GetIt…
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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…
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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 easy, and don’t need to be overly complicated: Video of yourself talking to the camera shot on your phone or a webcam…
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