What kind of DELPHI should I go for???

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Hi! I want to learn programming, I want to be able to develop applications that will run on Windows, and I was told that Delphi is a good start, now I've noticed that there are several different type of software from Delphi...which one is the right one for me???
Delphi 6 for developers???

Please shed some light!!!
Also, where can I find tutorials..
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Well, just go with the most recent one you can afford really. Anything from Delphi 4 Client/Server onwards is pretty good, and there's still thousands of components out there for Delphi 4 C/S that will allow it to do many of the things that D5 & D6 can do.

Just have a browse around Torry.net for a good catalogue of components and source examples.

http://www.torry.net/

Torry.net has been the biggest archive of Delphi stuff for years.
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Hi John! Thanks for shedding some light on the subject...I am looking forward onto getting that software version...and thanks so much for the link...I'll check it out right now.
Thanks again,

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No problem. Delphi's a great language. It's like Pascal's answer to Visual BASIC (but written by a better company, and you don't have to lug around an extra 15Meg of runtime DLLs for a 50K application, heh).

Pascal/Delphi/Kylix, you can get nice quick simple apps written for a multitude of platforms (Btw, there used to be a GPL version of Kylix... it was free for download, but you're only allowed to create GPL software with it - Kylix is the Linux equivalent of Delphi, by the same company).

It's much quicker to develop than C/C++, and just as powerful once you know what you're doing.
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Hi John! Thanks again...
Where can I get Klynx...at the same site Torry???
Thanks my friend...I already purchased a cd tutorial off ebay.
Take care,

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Kylix was available from Inprise/Borland's website (whatever they're called these days, heh).

I don't know if they still do a GPL version of Kylix, but check http://www.borland.com - if they do, there will be info about it up there.
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I meant to say Klylix...sorry
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You can download the open edition from here:

http://www.borland.com/products/downloa ... kylix.html

I think you have to register before you can download, but registrations is free.
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I like that one...I still want to take some time to visit it...always seen it on books and movies... :lol: fascinating...
I am going over to Boardland...thanks John.

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Thanks for that link Rich, I knew they must still have it somewhere :)

No problem Alex, good luck - it's a great fun language to learn :)
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Learn language or learn programming?
it is not the same. If you don't code in some event-driven environment, Delphi is good start.
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well, you would need to learn a programming language in order to learn how to program would you not?

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