Today we are celebrating Delphi’s 17th birthday – and 17 years of continuous innovation for the Delphi language, run-time library, Visual Component Library (VCL) and the new FireMonkey next generation business application platform.
To get here, was a long journey and lot of stuff happened. I remember in 1995 when I was developing an ERP with Paradox for Windows and a friend of my gave a CD and he said “Learn this product, it will change the software development world”, and I’m glad I did what he asked for :).
The following links tells a little bit about Delphi history.
- Borland History: Will The Real Frank Borland Please Stand Up?
- Memorabilia: The Adventures of TurboMan
- Borland History: Why the name “Delphi?”
- Historical Document: Delphi Product Definition 3rd Draft – May 13, 1993
- Historical Document: Visual Component Library First Draft – May 24, 1993
- Historical Documents: Delphi 1 launch demos source code, launch script, and marketing video
- Delphi 2 – Battle of the Visual Masters
- Delphi 2 – Building Web enabled apps with Delphi 2.0
- Delphi 2 – A Comparison of Client/Server Development Tools; PowerBuilder vs. Delphi
- Discovering Delphi – Why choose Delphi 2 over Visual Basic 4/5?
- ebook – Secrets of Delphi 2 – Exposing Undocumented Features of Delphi – Download here
- ebook – Peter Norton’s Guide to Delphi 2  – Download here
- Borland Delphi 7 VCL Object Hierarchy/Poster/Chart – download here