What is Lazarus?
Lazarus is a Delphi compatible cross-platform IDE for Rapid Application Development. It has variety of components ready for use and a graphical form designer to easily create complex graphical user interfaces.
What can it do?
You can create your own open source or commercial applications. With Lazarus you can create file browsers, image viewers, database applications, graphics editing software, games, 3D software, medical analysis software or any other type of software.
Where to learn?
Lazarus has a huge community of people supporting each other. It include scientists and students, pupils and teachers, professionals and hobbyists. Our wiki provides tutorials, documentations and ideas. Our forums and mailing-list offer a space to ask questions and talk to users and the developers.
Homepage : https://www.lazarus-ide.org/
Books : http://wiki.freepascal.org/Pascal_and_Lazarus_Books_and_Magazines