February 14th marked the 10th anniversary of the launch of Delphi version 1.0 at the Software Development Conference in California. You can listen to a phone interview with the original creators of Delphi over at the Borland Developers Site to help celebrate.
Before moving to C#, I was a Delphi coder back in the day. Delphi is a powerful tool and has been ahead of its time. When it was first released, it blew the doors off Visual Basic. (And in many was still does) Luckily, Microsoft has learned a lot from Borland when bringing .NET to market. I guess it helped bringing onboard Anders Hjelsberg! But every once in a while, I wish I had the good old Delphi back. Luckily, coders are bringing some of the Delphi tools to C# or Delphi.NET. The other day, a buddy of mine found a C# implementation of the venderable TStringList.
Happy Birthday Delphi!