Borland Innovated Beyond Anyone

tp1In 1983 Borland changed the face of PC programming with the release of Turbo Pascal 1.0. Before that, languages were expensive, unwieldy, command-line driven affairs which ensured that programming remained the exclusive preserve of programmers. Borland provided an environment which integrated a full-screen editor with a lightning fast compiler at an unbelievably low price; suddenly programming was accessible to ordinary people.

However, programming for Windows has remained entirely within the remit of professional programmers. For a start it was much more complicated than programming for DOS , and the tools required were expensive.

But now Borland has released Turbo Pascal for Windows (TPW) which is not only cheap but makes