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I am a fresher working in an Antivirus company in India. We work in Delphi 7. now i know that delphi is not very widely used. My concern is that I will be something of a pariah in the industry dominated by Java and C etc. Also, my company is not that great. I would like to switch to a bigger company in near future. Can you tell me some companies (mnc) which do their projects in delphi?


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Borland always made great development tools. Delphi was one of my favorite development languages. It was/is a great development tool. However, from the perspective of job prospects and career considerations, it's not where you want to be. I left Delphi for that reason 10 years ago. You will find 10-15 jobs in .NET or Java for every Delphi job.

Take a look at this and notice what language is missing (hint, a former Borland tool).

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What is your advice for me? How long should i stay here, or should i change as soon as possible? I would like to work on Java, but i dnt know how to make the switch. –  CyprUS Jul 20 '11 at 12:21
Do learn Java or C#. –  daGrevis Jul 20 '11 at 13:33
+1 Agree that it may be time to move on - and like the list! @CyprUS - you can always get involved with a local Java user group or an Open Source project of some kind. Many of them will even let you get on starting with documentation and then taking on bigger tasks. Get some books and download a free Java IDE and build an application that is interesting to you - that will be a good way to get your feet wet. You'll find that going from Object Pascal (Delphi) to Java will not be THAT difficult. Learning the libraries will be the biggest hurdle. –  Catchops Jul 20 '11 at 13:36
I have a fair knowledge of Java and C. I had them as part of my Engg. Syllabus. Is that good enough to get me a job. I do not want to join as a fresher again –  CyprUS Jul 21 '11 at 7:57

The most notable apps created in Delphi are perhaps Skype and Beyond Compare.

For more examples, have a look at all these apps created using Delphi: http://www.embarcadero.com/rad-in-action/application-showcase

Please note that this list of course only contains apps from vendors allowing Embarcadero to use their name. There are many more apps created in Delphi, both commercial applications as well as in-house developed application for the use of a single business.

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Delphi is a cool language no doubt, i am just concerned about its careet prospects –  CyprUS Jul 20 '11 at 11:27
My implied answer was that there are still plenty career options in Delphi and the count is rising as the number of Delphi users/shops is rising. Something which you can also see in the number of "beginner" questions being asked in newsgroups and on StackOverflow. –  Marjan Venema Jul 20 '11 at 11:58

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