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Posted: August 14, 2006, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

I would like to make the programmers on this board aware of Borland's new programming tools. 

For those who remember Borland's Turbo tools in the 80s and 90s this should be familiar.

 Turbo Explorer - Borland

They will be giving away the programming languages for free later in the autumn/fall. 

I've decided to try out Turbo Delphi. It's the closest thing to Turbo Pascal which I learnt to program in the early 90's.

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    Posted: August 14, 2006, 12:46 pm - IP Logged

    Hello!

    MillionsWanted

    Can you program on Pascal or Delphi for Windows?

    There are free Pascal and Delphi programs for Windows programming, already.

    Like Lazarus a Delphi clone.

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    Maybe sometime in the future I might come back as LANTERN again, but maybe not, if I don't come back as LANTERN in the future then I won't come back at all, but as I said there is no more EXCALIBUR.

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      Posted: August 14, 2006, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

      I woudl personally recommend the Microsoft .NET languages -- VB.NET and C#.  Microsoft is giving away Visual Studio Express Edition for free, which even includes a free version of the SQL Server 2005 database.  If someone is going to try to start programming, I would heartily recommend Visual Basic (VB.NET).

       

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        Posted: August 15, 2006, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

        I was a proficient Pascal programmer 10 years ago, but that knowledge has been lying dormant since then. I started learning webdesign and HTML-coding in 1998 and hasn't really programmed anything since.

        I hope to get as proficient as I once was, perhaps with the help of Turbo Delphi.

        Thanks for the tips, but since I am familiar with Borland, I will chose to use their compiler and IDE.
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          Posted: August 15, 2006, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

          MW

          There is also Borland Delphi 6 and 7 personal.

          You could try either of those.

          EXCALIBUR is no more that "Handle" is dead, gone.
          Maybe sometime in the future I might come back as LANTERN again, but maybe not, if I don't come back as LANTERN in the future then I won't come back at all, but as I said there is no more EXCALIBUR.

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            Posted: August 16, 2006, 6:32 am - IP Logged

            waste of time. microsoft .net and windows forms are the default dev environment today.

            and even without them, mfc is my choice.

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              Posted: August 16, 2006, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

              Borland Delphi is available for both win32 and .net.

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                Posted: August 16, 2006, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

                LottoJet is right.  You will find the tremendous support online for the .NET languages, particularly VB.NET, and to a slightly lesser degree, C#.  There are other .NET flavors, but they are really just niche products, and there is a relatively small circle of developers working with them.

                It's kind of like the database world, where people say that Oracle does indeed have a Windows version, but if you're running Windows Server, 95% of the people would get SQL Server.

                 

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