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....