CodeGear, former Borland Tools Unit, have announced two new tools: Delphi for PHP and Delphi for Win32.

The first one, Delphi for PHP, includes the following features:

  • RAD environment for PHP
  • VCL for PHP – Open source PHP 5 visual component library with more than 50 extendable and reusable components with seamless AJAX integration
  • Out-of-the-box database integration with InterBase, MySQL, Oracle®, Microsoft SQL Server, and other popular databases
  • Integrated PHP debugger
  • Deployment of PHP applications on Windows, Linux, Solaris and other platforms
  • Internationalization support for applications
  • Drag and drop database application development using the Data Explorer for InterBase and MySQL
  • Code editor with Code Insight, Code Explorer, and Code Templates, making it easier and faster to write PHP code

The second one, Delphi for Win32:

  • Support for Microsoft Windows Vista and AJAX
  • Development on Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP or Vista, and deployment on Windows 2000, Windows XP and Vista
  • Microsoft MSBuild support for enhanced build flexibility and third-party support
  • A new DBX 4 database architecture that streamlines database connectivity
  • Built-in support for the latest versions of InterBase, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle and other RDBMSs
  • Themed application support
  • VCL support for Microsoft Windows Vista Aero glassing effects, Vista file dialogs and task dialogue components
  • VCL for the Web with AJAX support
  • Backwards compatibility with Developer Studio 2006 components from CodeGear

Developers will be able to hear more about these products at the CodeRage 2007 Virtual Conference.


Comment by Franck on 2007-02-26 22:34:21 +0000

I am confused by the name chosen “Delphi for PHP”. I thought that Delphi was (only) a language and mixing Delphi and PHP in the same tool denomination looks confusing for me.

Comment by Ferdy on 2007-02-26 23:47:54 +0000

You’re not alone in your confusion, but in fact, Delphi (former Turbo Pascal) is a RAD environment that includes, among others, the Delphi programming language (former Object Pascal). There is a nice article at Wikipedia explaining this.