What on Earth Is Delphi?

Many people who enter the amazing world of programming are immediately curious as to what Delphi even is. Even those unfamiliar with programming have usually heard of C, C++ and Visual Basic. Most people even know what PHP and ASP are. But, few people outside of existing programming circles have heard of Delphi.

Delphi is in fact descended from a no other language which many people are unfamiliar with, Pascal. Where visual C++ uses the C++ language as its vehicle or programming, and Visual Basic uses a derivative of classic basic, Delphi uses a derivative of Pascal.

Pascal was a programming language commonly used around the time when C and basic were the primary languages for old text based computers. Originally designed as a language for mainframes, its purpose was to bring in the power of C, while retaining some of the simplicity of basic. It's all wide use, and to this day still has a cult following of programmers even on modern systems. However, it never saw a wide use that C and basic did.

When Visual Studio, especially the popular Visual Basic version, became popular, advocates for Pascal designed a similar system to compete. Using Pascal as its basic language form, the visual software development suite known as Delphi was born. Delphi, like Visual Basic or Visual C++, offers a point and click interface for designing windows and menus, with dynamic linking to code pages related thereto.

Delphi was named for the Greek myth of the oracles of Delphi who foretold the fall of Sparta in the Persian war. While this choice was never fully explained, it has certainly allowed it to make a unique name for itself.

In the way of difficulty to learn and use, it is actually no more difficult than Visual Basic. Its level of human readability is about on par, though its line of thought is distinctly different. The advantage of Delphi is that it is naturally cross-platform. Where Microsoft's Visual Basic and Visual C++ systems were only initially compatible with Windows space (this having changed recently), there were versions of the Delphi development kit for all three major systems, Windows, Mac, and Linux.

There are newer versions of Delphi than Delphi 6, but Delphi 6 is the most widely used version in the world currently. While Windows is becoming less cooperative with Delphi 6, many versions of Mac OS and Linux are still quite compliant with Delphi 6 programming. Therefore, unless one wishes to strictly be a Windows developer, learning Delphi 6 is still a wise decision. Current versions of Windows do still run it, and it will be at least 10 years before a standard version of Windows is completely incapable. My next and Mac OS will probably never completely deprecate it at any point. Delphi 6 is one of the most widely embraced rapid application systems, formal all platforms, and it will be more than a decade before this changes.

Experience has shown that programming professionals with a Delphi 6 certification on their resume are more likely to gain employment even if the company with which they wish to work does not use it. An understanding of multiple and varied programming languages is the key ingredient to a successful programmer.

The best way to get a Delphi 6 certification is through online certification. Unlike classrooms, online certification can be scheduled around a professional’s already busy schedule. It eliminates the hectic commute, crowded classrooms, shared teacher and costly tuition. It is cost-effective, and convenient. One caveat that must be given, however, is that not all online certification providers are the same. Like with any industry, there are inferior and superior online certification providers, and only one that is the best – also only one that is the most affordable. One would assume that the best and the most affordable would be on opposite ends of the spectrum, but everyone has to be wrong sometimes. 

The Brainmeasures Online Delphi 6 Certification Test

Brainmeasures is both the most affordable and the best. We are the best because we go further, above and beyond the call of duty four and online certification provider. We not only convey the necessary knowledge to be a professional in a field, but we also work closely with seasoned professionals in various industries to provide real-world experience to go with this knowledge. Knowing something is one thing, knowing how to apply this knowledge in a real world situation is another. We cover both bases, and we cover them diligently.

No other Delphi 6 test can ensure this experience and knowledge in such a pristine balance. One who passes this Delphi 6 test, and acquires this Delphi 6 certification will have years of experience beyond any other entry-level professional in this topic. No other online certification provider and no other Delphi 6 test can ensure this powerful edge.

Nobody measures like Brainmeasures.


  • Common Component Use in Delphi
  • Components
  • Delphi and Databases
  • Delphi IDE and Component Use
  • Delphi IDE and Components Use
  • elphi IDE and Component Use
  • General Delphi
  • Object Pascal Language

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