[Lazarus] Delphi is 25 years old today

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[Lazarus] Delphi is 25 years old today

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As the title says, Delphi turns 25 years old today. A discussion is going on over here on hacker news. Feel free to chime in there to let other people know Free Pascal and Lazarus is free open source software, under active development, and is better in so many way.


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Re: [Lazarus] Delphi is 25 years old today

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On 14/02/2020 10:25 am, Anthony Walter via lazarus wrote:
> As the title says, Delphi turns 25 years old today.

Yeah, just read that a few minutes ago. Amazing, and such a pity it
never got the fame/popularity it deserved. The language is amazing!
Though these days it has seriously stagnated (specially the IDE).


https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/14/25_years_of_delphi_programming_not_the_vb_killer_but_enduring_nonetheless/


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Re: [Lazarus] Delphi is 25 years old today

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On Fri, 14 Feb 2020 17:50:27 +0000, Graeme Geldenhuys via lazarus
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>On 14/02/2020 10:25 am, Anthony Walter via lazarus wrote:
>> As the title says, Delphi turns 25 years old today.
>
>Yeah, just read that a few minutes ago. Amazing, and such a pity it
>never got the fame/popularity it deserved. The language is amazing!
>Though these days it has seriously stagnated (specially the IDE).
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>
>https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/14/25_years_of_delphi_programming_not_the_vb_killer_but_enduring_nonetheless/
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>
>Regards,
>  Graeme

Been there all the time...

Back in the middle of the 1990:es I headed a development department
for industrial automation products where we needed to add PC support
for our robotic devices.

We tried Windows NT4 and Visual Basic as tools but got ensnared in the
coding and deployment problems for a long time.

Then we found Delphi 1, which was looking good and when Delphi 2 came
along with 32 bit support we switched and never looked back again.

We built pretty solid automation systems using Delphi 2-3-4-5-6-7 and
then stayed with D7 until I retired 2011.

I continued to upgrade until XE5 for my private and consultant work
but then I switched to FPC/Lazarus.
My old company still uses Delphi 7 as the tool to maintain and expand
the automation systems....

I have told them that they should look at FPC/Lazarus, but apparently
they are dug down in some 3rd party components that cannot easily be
ported.


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