Delphi is an Object Pascal based programming language for desktop, mobile, web, and console software development. Delphi was the code name for a yet unnamed product during its initial development prior to its debut in 1995.
Delphi was originally developed by Borland, lead by Anders Heilsberg as a RAD tool for Windows as the successor of Turbo Pascal. Delphi added full object-orientation to the existing language, and since then the language has grown and supports many other modern language features, including:
Like its predecessor Turbo Pascal, at the core of Delphi is a native code compiler. Turbo Pascal provided an ideal balance between the speed of programming and the speed of the resulting programs, clarity of syntax and power of expression, these tenets remain true today in Delphi. More recent versions of Delphi are able to compile native code for many different platforms:
In 2006, Borland’s developer tools section were transferred from Borland to a wholly owned subsidiary known as CodeGear, which was sold to Embarcadero Technologies in 2008. In 2015, Embarcadero was purchased by Idera, but the Embarcadero mark was retained for the developer tools division.Join the Delphi Pascal track
function DigitSum(AValue: Int64): Integer; begin if AValue mod 10 = AValue then Result := AValue else Result := (AValue mod 10) + DigitSum(AValue div 10) end;
Exercism is fantastic in learning new languages but that is not the extent of it. If you are a "more experienced" programmer you may have encountered impostor syndrome: the idea you don't really know what you think you know. Exercism lets you solve problems and put them in the space of open feedback which is a tremendous learning opportunity to explore the depth of your own knowledge. Even if you have been programming in a language for awhile it is worth checking into Exercism to see where you stand with current implementation practices.
Once you join the Delphi Pascal language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.
These are a few of the 39 exercises on the Delphi Pascal track. You can see all the exercises here.