Delphi is a form of Object Pascal that is most commonly known due to Borland Delphi that was popular in the 1990's.

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Delphi Conversion to Prism?

At my office, we are about to embark on an epic journey of converting an old Delphi 5 application to something more modern. One of our options is to convert to Delphi Prism, but we want to see what ...
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If I open a port and add an exception to the Windows firewall, should I ask the user first?

I have an application running with admin rights, which in order to work, need add a port and register himself to the exceptions list of the Windows Firewall. the question is, is considered a bad ...
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How can you be certain that a controversial change made to your software really is best for users?

Background: we have recently made a significant change to the UI of our software. All previous versions used a MDI interface (windows floating around inside a parent window.) The new version uses a ...
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Python's Django or Delphi's IntraWeb?

Well, forgive me if it is an off-topic question. I have no knowledge about web programming, so I apologize in advance, if it is a stupid question. I will start to build a web based application. To be ...
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WPF vs. WinForms - a Delphi programmer's perspective?

I have read most of the major threads on WPF vs. WinForms and I find myself stuck in the unfortunate ambivalence you can fall into when deciding between the tried and true previous tech (Winforms), ...
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Design Patterns in Delphi [closed]

Delphi has a few problems implementing some design patterns because some features it lacks, like multiple inheritance and no pure abstract classes. Are there any good resources or "Adaptation-...
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Delphi doesn't have Lambda Expressions and I'm a Delphi programmer, what am I missing out on?

I'm nearly clueless as to what a lambda expression is, but I have a hard time believing that I couldn't finagle something to the same effect in Delphi (albeit with 900% more code). What is the big ...
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Delphi vs C# for GUI programming [closed]

I'm coming from PHP and Python background with little knowledge of C, I have done many web based application now I'm thinking of Desktop application for windows platform. A friend told me to go for ...
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What's with Delphi's support cycle?

This is a chart I whipped together showing the length of active (meaning ongoing bug fixes and service packs) support offered for each version of Delphi. It is based on the published support data ...
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Is Oberon really “a better Pascal”? [closed]

Reading Niklaus Wirth, one can notice that despite some popularity of Pascal, he is not glad that Oberon (as a "polished" successor of Pascal and Modula) didn't get much popularity. I never did ...
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Is Power++ worth buying/learning? [closed]

I found Power++ and to my suprise it looks like a good alternative for Delphi and Visual Studio. Anyone used it? Can you tell me if it is worth it buying/learning it?