|description||German computer magazine|
|publishing company||New Media Company Ulm mbH (DE)|
|Frequency of publication||bi-monthly|
|Sold edition||15,000 copies|
The Toolbox was a magazine for software developers that appeared every two months with a circulation of around 15,000 copies. Important topics were Borland Delphi (since 2008 also Lazarus and Free Pascal regularly ), C ++ and C # / .NET , databases / SQL , Java and programming for mobile devices. Articles aimed at electronics hobbyists or dealing with theoretical basics from computer science were also published at irregular intervals . The editors of the Toolbox had also published books on a number of topics by Verlag C&L .
A CD-ROM with all source codes and additional software, APIs and OpenSource packages was included with each issue . In particular, the Toolbox CD contained many selected components for Delphi developers.
The forerunner of the Toolbox was the magazine Pascal International , which had been published by DMV-Verlag since 1986 , was renamed Toolbox in 1989 and was primarily aimed at programmers on the PC .
The name Pascal was derived from Blaise Pascal. The name was changed to Toolbox because, according to the editorial team, it would have led to the assumption that the magazine only deals with the Pascal programming language. From 1991 to 1993 it was sold under the name DOS Toolbox as a supplement to the DOS International magazine (now PC Magazin ). For a short time in 1995 and 1996 it dealt with topics from the emerging area of multimedia and was called Toolbox & Multimedia . Since 1996 it has appeared again under the name Toolbox in its own publishing house.
The Toolbox was published by Verlag Neue Mediengesellschaft Ulm mbH on August 1, 2010 . The new editor-in-chief was Max Bold. After several issues, the magazine was completely discontinued in June 2011.