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Thoughts from David Cornelius


Microsoft likes to take credit for "innovations" in software. But usually, they just steal or purchase other companies' ideas. For example, Borland pioneered Integrated Development Environments back when most people had 5-1/4" floppy disks and CPU Mhz was rated in "K" units. Turbo Pascal was a terrific way to quickly create applications, and allowed the programmer to edit, compile, and run their programs without creating a bunch of batch files and launching them just before going out for lunch. Alas, Borland has lost most of its pioneering geniuses to the Redmond, Washington monolith. Although Delphi is still a powerhouse development environment, a lot of the market has been overwhelmed with all things Microsoft. This Wiki page reminds us of where today's modern programming environments got their real start--with Turbo Pascal!