|Skype for Windows Built Using Embarcadero’s Delphi IDE|
$8.5 billion acquisition of Skype underscores value of Delphi-based applications.
SAN FRANCISCO – May 24, 2011 — Among millions of Delphi users around the globe is the development team responsible for building Skype for Windows, and last week this Delphi app paid off big. Microsoft announced the $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype, the most expensive acquisition in Microsoft’s history. Skype for Windows, the most popular version of Skype, was built in Delphi, Embarcadero Technologies’ most popular integrated development environment (IDE).
Embarcadero’s Delphi enables developers to build native Windows applications like Skype five times faster and with fewer resources than with other development solutions. From the desktop to the web to the server, every feature in Delphi’s development environment is designed to speed coding, and its RAD frameworks are designed to reduce the amount of code required for any given development task, all of which means faster time to completion and increased application quality.
“The size of this acquisition speaks volumes about the value of the applications that are built in Delphi,” said Wayne Williams, CEO, Embarcadero Technologies. “Delphi is a key technology that enables developers to create very modern, high-quality applications faster than ever before, and these applications are changing the way we work and live.”
In addition to Skype, thousands of other popular applications are being built in Delphi. From ISV-packaged apps to Web apps and business-critical enterprise apps, developers choose Delphi because it is the fastest, easiest way to create applications and if offers the latest innovations in RAD design and functionality. Other applications developed in Delphi include Audio Grabber, MediaMonkey, Macromedia Captivate, QuickBooks Point of Sale, Sirius32, Webroot Spy Sweeper and Yahoo! Go for TV. To see a sampling of applications built in Delphi, visit http://www.embarcadero.com/rad-in-action/application-showcase
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