Debug Message Server

This is a slightly modified version of the FPC/Lazarus Debug Message Server designed to work better on Mac OS X. This is a developer tool which shows messages from programs being debugged if they have been coded in such a way to send the ...Read More

Delphi vs. Lazarus

First, A bit of history… Pascal was invented as a teaching language, and had several academic implementations.  It was later implemented on PCs, including the early Macintosh, Atari ST, etc.  Where it really took off, though, was on the PC, where Borland’s Turbo Pascal ...Read More

Database Internationalization

One of the most common issues in software development is internationalization/localization.  Many smaller developers neglect these tasks entirely when starting out, and adding proper support later turns out to be a major headache.  Adding proper support from the start isn’t terribly difficult.  FreePascal/Lazarus includes ...Read More

Why Pascal?

Sometimes people ask “Why Pascal?”  After all, it’s not the new hot trend, and hasn’t been for a while.  In the early 90s, everyone was talking about C++.  By the mid 90s, everyone was buzzing about Java.  Lately, the hum still mainly about Java ...Read More

MySQL Sample Database

The Sakila database is a great free tool that allows you to create a database for your website. The database can be used for a number of different purposes. It is a great tool for beginners who want to start building a site, as ...Read More