A quick rundown on each:
- Delphi 2007 for Win32 is the latest release of good old Delphi with improved Vista and AJAX support (in the form of VCL for AJAX).
- Delphi for PHP is a RAD IDE and component set for PHP developers. This may be a BIG hit: it packs a powerful IDE with an architecture/component framework called VCL for PHP and adds on top of that professional debugging support and deployment wizardry. I will definitely have more first-hand news about this baby in the coming weeks.
It should be noted that Delphi for PHP is not strictly a CodeGear/Borland internal project, it is originated from qadram‘s qstudio, but now it is developed together by the two companies. VCL for PHP used to be called WCL and as far as I see will remain open source.
You can read more here (a very good blog, BTW).
If you seem a little bewildered by all the Delphi for Xxxx (e.g. Delphi for PHP has nothing to do with Object Pascal) and VCL for Yyyy tags, don’t feel lost! It is just POBC (plain old brand capitalization) .
While I am at it PasWiki seems to be interesting, too: it is a simple Wiki engine written in “Modern Pascal”. The angle I am keen to learn more about is its performance claims, an important subject and an area where Morfik should shine.