Delphi programming language

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Programming language and software development environment, based on Pascal with object-oriented extensions, produced by Borland (for a time known as Inprise). Its most popular use is the development of desktop and enterprise applications for Microsoft Windows. It was one of the first of what came to be called RAD tools, for Rapid Application Development, when released in 1995. Delphi 2, released a year later, supported 32-bit Windows environments, and a C++ version, C++Builder, followed a few years after. In 2001 a Linux version known as Kylix (a classical greek urn) became available. The main components of Delphi and Kylix are the Object Pascal language, the VCL/CLX (Visual Component Library), and strong database connectivity, combined with a powerful IDE (Integrated Development Environment).