What is delphi ?
Delphi is a powerful development environment used primarily to build client/server
applications for Microsoft Windows, with an emphasis on databases. Based on
Object Pascal, it is object-oriented and was designed to give developers the
ability to easily build applications with minimal coding required. It allows
programmers to write application programs very quickly, by "plugging together"
pre-written components (VCL).
What is VCL ?
The Visual Component Library is a framework consisting of classes and components
that you use to create Delphi applications. This VCL is designed so that you
can manipulate these classes within Delphi's visual environment, at design-time,
while you create your application. This differs from many other development
environments, where the behavioral and visual characteristics of your applications
are handled at run-time. In Delphi, you modify the behavioral and visual characteristics
of your components as you develop your application visually-although you can
modify component behavior and appearance at run-time as well.
What's new in Delphi 6 ?
- Delphi 6 Personal Edition
- Delphi 6 Professional Edition
- Delphi 6 Enterprise Edition
A featurematrix of the editions you'll find at Borland.Com