Today marks 12 years since Anders Hejlsberg demo’ed Delphi in front of several thousand developers during Software Development Conference 95 West in Moscone Center. The whole development team was in attendance and the room was packed. Later that day we all took a buses over to the Discover Museum and I remember sitting next to a few developers who were talking about the Delphi demo. They were very skeptical about having an IDE actually write code, like event handlers, for you. They didn’t know I worked on the dev team and I turned around and assured them that it worked just fine. Based on the look on their faces I’m not sure they believed me. 🙂
Happy Birthday Delphi!