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Delphi is a high level language supporting object-oriented design. It is a rapid application development used to develop applications ranging from database solutions to mobile applications and is used on Windows as well as Linux.
Delphi has its origin from Pascal and is often referred to as Delphi Pascal. It is a product of Borland and first entered the market in 1995 as Delphi 1, adding some object-oriented capabilities to the Pascal Language. Early versions were only compatible with the Windows platform. In 2001 Kylix was released, which is the Linux version of Delphi. Further enhancements were incorporated as new versions were released under various names. Every new release was compatible with the previous version, assuring programmers of a consistent programming language.
The Delphi interface resembles Visual Basic (VB), making it easy for VB users to use the same skills with Delphi.