My name is Ronald Frazier, and I am an independant software developer. I currently am a full time student at the University of Michigan - Dearborn, majoring in Computer Science. I am self taught in QBASIC, Visual Basic, Pascal, C++, Assembler, and Delphi programming. A large portion of my free time is spent programming. While I do want to write programs for a living, I am more interested in prorgamming for the enjoyment I get from it, rather than just as something to do as a career.
Most of my programming prior to Delphi was done using Borland C++. After writing quite a few DOS programs, my interest turned to Windows development. After writing a few smaller programs by myself, I concluded that C++ was not the ideal platform for Windows development, especially for an independant developer. Haveing had some experience with Visual Basic for DOS, I decided to look into Visual Basic for Windows. In the process of researching it, I came accross an artice about Delphi, and I had a strong feeling it was for me. I searched every magazine I could find for information on Delphi, and was very pleased with what I read. So I purchased Delphi and have never looked back . . . only straight ahead.
After over a year of programming with Delphi almost every single day, reading dozens of magazine articles, searching the internet for Delphi information, purchasing and reading several Delphi books, and participating on the Delphi Discussion Forum almost daily since its creation, I consider myself to be a very experienced and proficient Delphi programmer.
The purpose of Discovering Delphi is to share the experience I have gained with others, and to promote Delphi as the premier Windows development platform. It is also a way for me to tell hundreds or thousands of people about Delphi, and why it is better than Visual Basic. And it is also my personal forum to combat the falsities presented by Microsoft about the Visual Basic vs. Delphi issue.
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