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Celebrating 25 Years of C++Builder!

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25 years ago, something amazing happened in the world of C++…

C++Builder is 25! On 26th February 1997, Borland released the first version of C++Builder. Coming on the heels of Turbo C and Turbo C++ (with which it shared a lot of technology) and the popularity of Delphi (with which it also shared a lot of technology), C++Builder 1 was a standout success.

We’ve put together a website celebrating C++Builder’s 25-year history. As well as an overview, it contains a technology and business writeup of what makes C++Builder special, and an article about C++Builder’s history including photos and some unusual things you may not know about it, as well as other historical content like a magazine review of version 1 written by a name Embarcadero customers may be familiar with.

And then there’s the biggest news: We’re very happy to make C++Builder 1 available as a free download!

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You can install and test out the first version of this industry-changing C++ product yourself. It’s amazing what a powerful product just the first version was, and also how far we’ve come to C++Builder 11 today.

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Onwards to Another Quarter Century!

We have many great things planned for C++Builder (and we know many customers ask about our plans.) While we can’t share this year’s roadmap yet, stay tuned for some great changes that we think you’ll really appreciate – and right now, let’s celebrate a quarter century of this amazing tool together. Looking forward to the next 25 years!


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David is an Australian developer, currently living in far-north Europe. He is the senior product manager for C++ at Idera, looking after C++Builder and Visual Assist.

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