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The Delphi programming environment is one of Borland's most successful products, with over a million users. It offers the intuitive ease of use you expect from a "rapid application development" tool combined with a sophisticated object oriented programming language. Delphi incorporates the Object Pascal language. Delphi 1, released in 1995, produced Windows 16bit executables, and Win32 executables from Delphi 2 and up. Kylix is a sister product, the same IDE producing executables to run on Linux. Delphi 7 was the last dedicated Win32 compiler, and Delphi 8 was the first to generate .NET executables. The D2005 version of the IDE compiles for both the Win32 and .NET platforms, and for .NET offers C# and Object Pascal.

Delphi has continued in its development, through D2006, D2007 and now D2009 for Win32, with Delphi Prism for .NET development. A number of products have been combined with the releae of the RAD Studio range.

There has been a change in the ownership of Delphi from Borland to CodeGear.  Originally a wholly owned subsidiary of Borland, CodeGear is now owned by Embarcadero Technologies.  Development of Delphi for Win32 and .NET platforms continue with new products such as Delphi Prism.  CodeGear have also released new Turbo C and Delphi products, as well as developing IDE products to be used with other languages such as PHP and Ruby. ADUG support from CodeGear continues to enhance our developer community.

The Australian Delphi User Group (ADUG) has been active since 1994 when Delphi 1 was in beta. We started in Melbourne but have been truly national for some years. Our electronic mailing list is one of the most popular interactive resources for Australian Delphi developers. Local chapters run meetings and other activities in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth.

ADUG members come from a variety of backgrounds and environments offering a wide range of Delphi and other software and hardware skills. By joining ADUG, you not only enhance your Delphi knowledge, but join a professional network offering information resources, knowledge exchange and the opportunity to make valuable contacts. You also get the opportunity to contribute to your programming community.

You do not need to join the ADUG to be on the mailing list or to attend meetings - but most people choose to pay the modest fee as a gesture of support. Click here to join....

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