What Is Delphi?

Embarcadero Delphi is an programming tool used to develop programs which can be run on Windows computers (newer versions even allow you to create Mac and iOS programs too).

Delphi uses the Object Pascal language, and generates native code using a compiler – this means it creates .exe files!

One major benefit of using Delphi to develop Windows programs is the Visual Component Library (VCL) – this is a collection of forms and controls (things like input boxes, text labels and buttons), that make it easy to create applications and interfaces quickly and visually using the Delphi Form Designer.

Because the VCL was developed to work well with Windows computers, writing applications for other platforms such as iOS or Max OSX uses a different collection of forms and controls called FireMonkey.