When Delphi 1 was released 25 years ago, I compiled a top ten reasons for using Delphi. This is my original list from the preface of the original Mastering Delphi books:
“There are many programming environments you can work with, but Delphi is outstanding for a number of reasons. Here are my top ten reasons to use Delphi, in reverse order:
Now, after so many years, what would be a top 10, or better a “Top 25 Reasons to use Delphi” list? I’m not sorting them in any order this time and keeping all those that still apply (hint, all of them!):
Using Delphi over the last 25 years has been a great experience. Delphi 1 was great, Delphi 10.3.3 is an impressive product. Long live Delphi!
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All these lists of "TwentyFive things that are good / todo / etc etc" are fascinating. But a dangerous precedent is being set. When Delphi is fifty they are going to start to get very long and overwhelming...... (I don't plan to be here when Delphi is one hundred.....)