Ive had great time programming my pi using Lazarus and pascal.. Both are completely free. Lazarus gives you a great IDE to build all of your visual world..
Anyway, Ive been really surprised that there arent more delphi pascal guys programming on the Pi. There are a few of us, but not as many as I would have thought. Build able to have GUI programming tools is a game changer.. Lazarus has that.. and its freeware.
Im trying to get those that do program RP's with free pascal and lazarus to get together to share code etc.. I would love it if this forum would add pascal as a language on the forums.. If not, I have created a facebook page Hi,
I am just starting a facebook page for the raspberry pi and pascal. https://www.facebook.com/groups/RaspberryPascal/