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Delphi, a pretty dead language at the moment. Actually unheard of by a lot of new programmers.
I decided that for my first programming language, Delphi would be the one to learn.


Will update the thread daily with more resources, few books too maybe.
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There are a few Delphi apps on the spyware forums.
Spybot, OTL, and Kand, for examples.
One of the reasons it is still alive at all is that development is fast, and you can write stand alone executables. (No .NET required, no "installation" required)
The only other notable language that really will do that is C++.
C++ is very capable, but much slower to learn, and slower to design and build most native code apps.
Delphi has another advantage for anti-spyware work in that you can rewrite pieces of the libraries used by the compiler for special purposes..
Delphi is expensive, and most versions don't provide built-in support for Unicode alphabets.

It's handy enough that, unfortunately, a lot of criminals that write spyware like it as well.
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Most of the stuff I write is in Delphi. I wouldn't say it's a dead language as they are still producing new versions each year.
I hear the new version can compile code for Linux environments which should keep it alive and kicking for a long time.

Because of my enthusiasm for Delphi I have created a new website to promote it's use at http://www.moderndelphi.com

I'm hoping to reach out to other Delphi developers and show new developers that it has a lot to offer.

Embarcadero http://www.embarcadero.com/ that now own Delphi also do RADPHP for PHP developers. PHP is very strong at the moment and if RADPHP can take the labour out of PHP development in the same way that Delphi did then they could really have something.

I agree with askey127 that development is fast and not have to rely on runtime libraries is a big plus. Embarcadero do cheaper deals for home users and students which are quite reasonable.
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