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Archive for February 14th, 2015

Where My Delphi Life Began – via David Millington and Simon Stuart #DelphiWeek

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/02/14

Marketing blast of the past via David Millington – Google+.

I got most of the Delphi versions from D2-D6 on PC Plus magazine cover CDs, an English magazine also published in Australia. I wouldn’t be here now if I hadn’t had access to those free copies of Delphi when I was a kid.

and this one:

It came with a promotional copy of Borland Delphi… and unlike other “promotional” software often distributed on the cover disks of popular computer publications at that time, this one had absolutely no restrictions and was fully functional.

From a really nice article by Simon Stuart.

Who thought that he was ever at the Basic side of things (:

And of course it ends with correct Delph-ee pronunciation to be right: the community at large has spoken.

Given this week went very different than I anticipated, here is a much shorter story than I hoped for. I’ll focus on the early days, you can read on the later and current days here on my blog.

My own early Delphi life

For me, my Delphi life has been pretty straight forward. It started with the early days and Turbo Pascal leading to Delphi.

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Posted in BBS, Castalia, Delphi, Development, FidoNet, History, Software Development | 2 Comments »

Happy Birthday AppBuilder^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H Delphi

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/02/14

Normal people would give Valentine presents today.

But 20 years ago, Borland thought it was a nice idea to release Delphi. Then a revolutionary new tool and lots of scepticism. Now – after 20 years – still going strong, despite all kinds of funny things that management at Borland, InPrise, etc did and the wild ride the market had.

Happy birthday Delphi!


Posted in Delphi, Delphi 1, Delphi 2, Delphi 2005, Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi 3, Delphi 4, Delphi 5, Delphi 6, Delphi 7, Delphi 8, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Delphi XE6, Delphi XE7, Delphi XE8, Development, Software Development | 2 Comments »

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