As many other Delphi bloggers have already written about, today marks the 18th anniversary of the release of Delphi 1. This is a significant achievement given the years of speculation about Delphi's demise, and it certainly has been through some rough times.
However, it genuinely feels like good times again at the moment. So much so that we at Carval have committed to the latest version, and are looking forward to the Delphi mobile version that is in the pipeline.
It does, though, make me realise how long I've been doing this job already. I had a lucky break and was given a project in my final year at Manchester University that used this brand new 16-bit development platform, called Delphi. It didn't take me long to upgrade to Delphi 2, and here I am 18 years later having made a career from it.
Happy birthday, Delphi. Congratulations to those at Embarcadero who are still as involved now as they were on Day 1.