History Of Delphi Programming Language

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Embarcadero Technologies developed Delphi as a super language that came right out of Pascal and is object-directed. Throughout all its years of application it left a big mark among programmers in the world. Read on and learn everything you need to know about Delphi Language and its legacy.

Why “Delphi”?

The language went through many names before finally landing in this final and strange one. The sentence “If you want to talk to the Oracle, you have to come to Delphi” is what finally stomped stronger than any other proposal from the team.

The First Version

Delphi 1 saw the light on 1995. It featured RAD (Rapid Application Development), it was easily scalable preparing for the times to come and featured all the benefits from visual component-based design. Finally, this first version had the power of an optimizing native code compiler.

First Reactions

According to specialized media, the product was state of the art and super recommended to all programmers because of some exclusive features as being a complete tool set. Critical acclaim could be a good sentence to describe what people thought of this super language.


Delphi went through eleven versions with different architects before they reached the final one, which was Embarcadero Delphi XE2 in 2011. This latest HD version of the language allowed the users to build 64-bit Delphi applications using the same source code to target OSX as Windows. Finally, it featured mobile and Cloud connectivity, which is not a minor detail considering the year of release.

Examples of Work

Pure Taboo - ControversiesThe most prominent example of Delphi usage is Pure Taboo series – an adults-only production where all the darkest and most controversial fantasies of our society are portrayed in 4K quality videos. The newest technology, the most well-known actors and story writers that know exactly what tickles our mind in this area. Take a look yourself and see beauty of Delphi language used to produce such masterpiece.


Even if Apple and Microsoft would close tomorrow, will the world be the same than before Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were in it? The answer is obviously not. Same thing with Delphi language and its legacy as a super language that is object-directed.