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Small Introduction About Delphi Programming?

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What is Delphi Programming?

Delphi is both an object oriented programming language (OOP) and an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Published by the Embarcadero company (formerly CodeGear and more formerly Borland), Delphi is an alternative to language such as Visual Basic offering development with both rapidity and good quality.

It originated from the Pascal language, which then became Object Pascal (pascal with objects support). Delphi is based on the Object Pascal language. The IDE runs on Windows, but the compiler targets Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and Linux. Third party add-ins provide the ability compile to JavaScript for web development.

Delphi includes the RunTime Library (RTL) that provides basic functionality across all the platforms. For Windows it provides the Visual Component Library (VCL), and for cross platform development it includes FireMonkey (FMX).

Delphi includes a code editor, a visual designer, an integrated debugger, a source code control component, and support for third-party plugins. The code editor features Code Insight (code completion), Error Insight (real-time error-checking), and refactoring. 

The visual forms designer has traditionally used Visual Component Library (VCL) for native Windows development, but the FireMonkey (FMX) platform was later added for cross-platform development. Database support in Delphi is very strong. A Delphi project of a million lines to compile in a few seconds – one benchmark gave 170,000 lines per second.

It provides interfaces for the programmer to build an application using the Extensible Markup Language (XML), Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL), Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), and Web Services Description Language (WSDL).

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