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Delphi stories

Goodbye Delphi!
March 2020 headline: Delphi is about to fall out of the TIOBE index top 20.

Jan 2022 Delphi is climbing back towards Top10. Tiobe is AGAIN wrong!
Embarcadero did a good job with its Community license.

Delphi is 2nd most hated language.
Congrats Embarcadero!

Why Borland failed?

The Borland Turbo languages where the Cat's Pajamas.
Microsoft countered with the Quick languages.
Borland made Turbo Pascal for Windows and with Objects and then made Delphi.
Microsoft countered with Visual BASIC.
Borland made Borland C++ and JBuilder.
Microsoft countered with Visual C++ and Visual J++/J# and then later Visual C#. The free IDEs and Free compiler languages ate into Borland's sales. Eclipse, Netbeans, IntelliJ, BlueJ, Sublime Text, GNU C/C++, Apple XCode, FreePascal/Lazarus, Ruby/Ruby on Rails, Python, Code::Blocks, etc.
In 2005 Microsoft introduce Visual Studio Express a free version of their development tools. Like Amiga, Borland had the superior technology, but cheaper/free alternatives undercut their sales. Mostly, it was the free and open source revolution that did Borland in. orionblastar

Love Delphi or Lazarus?

My SO rule:
I up vote any (half-decent) SO question that was down voted, and no reason was provided for the down vote !!!!

The decline of StackOverflow:
Randomly deleted questions on SO:

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