Skype and Delphi . What’s the Relation ??? and the Quality Applications built with Delphi

Skype is a software that allows users to make voice , video calls or send text messages over internet.

I never realised that the application that i use ( skype ) was developed using Delphi . I found this information in the following links

Here is the further information on the skype .

  • Windows user interface was developed in Pascal using Delphi,
  • Linux version was Developed using C++ with Qt
  • Mac OS X version was written using Objective-C with Cocoa.

That sounds interesting to me too :) .

To confirm this i had to explore more info in the Skype’s Website and found the following

1. Jobs for Delphi Programmer/UI Developer for Windows in Skype

The Job posting states the following

As a software developer, you will belong to our small and very knowledgeable Delphi programming team, responsible for implementing the user interface on Skype for Windows, one of the coolest products in the world today!

You might also find more Developer samples in Delhi from the Skype’s Developer site in using Skype API

http://developer.skype.com/skype4com-examples-delphi

So , I also thought that i will list the Applications i have heard / used or using and that have been developed using Delphi as per the list

from Good Quality Applications built with Delphi

Here goes the list

  • MySQL Administrator
  • TuneUp Utilities
  • Inno Setup
  • Skype
  • TOAD – (Tool for Oracle Application Developers) Database development
  • Beyond Compare – Text comparison tool
  • PL/SQL Developer IDE

Some of the other pretigious projects in Delphi include the Winter Olympics 2010 Rings , a control software for Olympic ring logo of Winter Olympics 2010 .

You can find the Video here

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4 Responses

  1. In my opinion, quality of application mostly depends on quality of developer(s) and not on programming language or IDE.

    I use TOAD every day at work and it is far from a quality application :/

  2. well, softwares made with Delphi makes a long list, here are some known ones:
    Skype
    Total Commander
    The Bat!
    FL Studio (formerly FruityLoops)
    FeedDemon
    MediaMonkey
    KMPlayer
    Spybot – Search & Destroy
    AdAware
    Auslogics Disk Defrag
    FastStone Image Viewer
    Avant Browser
    Inno Setup
    Tropes Zoom
    InstallAware
    MySQL Administrator
    TOAD
    SQL Maestro
    PL/SQL Developer
    Usine
    Cheat Engine
    Dev-C++
    ASuite
    Embird
    Webgerencial
    Plato from Anthony Best Dynamics Ltd

    reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embarcadero_Delphi

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