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    Delphi is described as 'Embarcadero Delphi, formerly CodeGear Delphi and Borland Delphi, is a software development environment for Microsoft Windows applications originally developed by Borland and now owned and developed by Embarcadero Technologies' and is a popular IDE in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Delphi for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and.NET Framework. The best alternative is Microsoft Visual Studio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Lazarus or PyCharm. Other great apps like Delphi are MonoDevelop (Free, Open Source), KDevelop (Free, Open Source), SharpDevelop (Free, Open Source) and Free Pascal (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 19, 2022

    1. Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs for Microsoft Windows, as well as web sites, web applications and web services.
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      Microsoft Visual Studio vs Delphi opinions
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      ozr More lightweight and much faster. Better auto-completion, has fuzzy search in all its search bars and much nimbler code navigation. Has better integration for git. Has many nice plugins, such as the Vim and of course OmniPascal (which is a must-have)
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

    2. Lazarus is a cross-platform IDE for the Free Pascal compiler. It tries to offer a Delphi-like programming experience through its own 'Lazarus Component Library' and supporting many platforms like Windows, OSX, Linux, BSD, Android, iOS and more.
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      Lazarus vs Delphi opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Lazarus is a great alternative to Delphi.
      Lazarus uses pascal language like Delphi and lazarus use many visual component Delphi use, components with the same name and in the same place delphi has it, I'm so glad find here an alternative to this program
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      Because it supports very simmilar Object Pascal dialect and can convert projects from Embarcadero Delphi to Lazarus projects.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago


    3. Python and Django IDE with refactorings, code completion, on-the-fly code analysis and other features, including version control integration, deployment, integration with issue trackers, and remote debugging.
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    4. MonoDevelop enables developers to write desktop and web applications on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It also makes it easy to port .NET applications created with Visual Studio to Linux and Mac OS X maintaining a single code base for all platforms.


      As of October 2021, the GitHub repository README has been updated to say "This project has not been built nor maintained since January 2020 and has been archived".

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    5. A cross-platform IDE for C, C++, Python, QML/JavaScript and PHP.
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    6. #develop (short for SharpDevelop) is a free IDE for C#, VB.NET and Boo projects on Microsoft's .NET platform. It is open-source, and you can download both sourcecode and executables.


      Unfortunately SharpDevelop has been discontinued. It is still a viable alternative for VS for versions until 2016, but it doesn't support C# 7.0 as VS 2017 does. See details:

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      Free Pascal (aka FPK Pascal) is a 32 and 64 bit professional Pascal compiler. It is available for different processors: Intel x86, Amd64/x86_64, PowerPC, PowerPC64, Sparc, ARM.
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    7. Xcode is Apple's premiere development environment for Mac OS X.
    8. CodeTyphon is a fork/distribution of Lazarus with thousands of Lazarus/Free Pascal components bundled into distribution and with own Lazarus expansion features.
    9. Jmix provides powerful full stack architecture along with Rapid Application Development tools for easy start and fast development of modern business web applications.
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