July 24, 2014

Recent Delphi Articles on the Embarcadero Developer Network

Here are some of the most recent items that I've posted on the Embarcadero Developer Network. A couple more Technology Partner Spotlight articles on VisonLab and Raize, some Skill Sprint video replays, latest NewsFlash newsletter and info on July special offers.

21 JulCreate advanced computer vision applications with zero lines of program code with VisionLab and RAD Studio XE6
Embarcadero Technology Partner Spotlight
Tim DelChiaroArticle
17 JulCreate and Consume a Custom DataSnap REST API with RAD Studio
Replay from the Developer Skill Sprints Webinar Series - RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder
Tim DelChiaroVideo
17 JulDeveloper Direct Code Academy Starts July 18
APAC region free online training sessions on BaaS with RAD Studio
Tim DelChiaroArticle
15 JulCool RAD Offers - End July 31, 2014
Upgrade from any version, free Coding in Delphi ebook, and New User Special
Tim DelChiaroeDM
15 JulDeveloper Direct Summer School First 2 Sessions Available On Demand
Learn to create Android and iOS applications with Delphi Object Pascal and C++
Tim DelChiaroArticle
14 JulFree first issue of Blaise Pascal Magazine en espaƱol
Technical information on programming with Delphi and Object Pascal
Tim DelChiaroArticle
8 JulEmbarcadero RAD NewsFlash July 2014
Multi-Device Developer News
Tim DelChiaroNewsletter
4 JulIncorporate document processing into your applications with RAD Studio and Gnostice XtremeDocumentStudio
Embarcadero Technology Partner Spotlight
Tim DelChiaroArticle
1 JulSetting up your Devices for iOS Push Notification application development
This video shows you how to set up your iOS devices to be ready for application development of iOS push notifications
Tim DelChiaroVideo
30 JunCreate unique user experiences with RAD Studio XE6 and Raize Components
Embarcadero Technology Partner Spotlight
Tim DelChiaroArticle

July 21, 2014

RAD Studio, C++Builder and Delphi July 2014 Special Offers

If you don't have RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder XE6 yet, you won't want to miss out on these offers.

If you are currently on version XE or earlier, July is your best time to upgrade to XE6 because you can upgrade from any earlier version and save up to 45% off the regular new user price.

Don't miss out!
Invent Your Future Today!
Cool Embarcadero RAD offers are soon to end, so hurry and get RAD Studio XE6 now - the most complete multi-device tool for Windows, mobile, wearables and beyond. These special offers for upgrades and new users are available through July 31, 2014.
Get free upgrades and support through the end of 2014
When you buy select RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder XE6 New User editions by July 31, 2014 and get FREE support and maintenance including all major upgrades free until the end of 2014.

Upgrade to RAD Studio XE6, Delphi XE6 or C++Builder XE6 from any earlier version
Get the tools you need for modernizing your Windows applications and mobile development for Android and iOS, and save up to 45% off the regular new user license price. Offer available until July 31, 2014.

Buy or upgrade NOW from any version and claim your free Bonus Pack of additional tools including the Coding in Delphi ebook by Nick Hodges, Mida Converter, and VCL and FireMonkey Style Packs to help improve your development skills, simplify your multi-device development and create beautifully styled apps.

July 15, 2014

June 2014 BOGO Promo Redemption Info

I have heard some reports that some people are confused or don't understand what the June Buy One Get One offer was or how to redeem it. It's really pretty simple. The offer was a free second tool of equal or lesser value with purchase of qualifying RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE6 products. Here are some steps to help you redeem if you purchased during the offer period.

Step 1 - Check if you are eligible. If you purchased a Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio XE6 product between May 26, 2014 and June 30, 2014 then check the list of qualifying products at http://www.embarcadero.com/bogo-terms to see if the product you purchased qualifies to get a free additional tool. You will see that some products like Starter, Academic, Recharge and Multi-Packs didn't qualify.

Step 2 - Install and register your XE6 product. The free product is issued to the same named user as the paid product so you have to register your paid product first.

Step 3 - Choose your free product from the redemption page. Click here for the redemption page. Enter your registered XE6 serial number and choose your free products.

You'll get your free product serial number emailed to the email address on the account where your XE6 tool is registered and you'll get a download link for the software.

We're giving some extra days after the July 15 deadline to redeem. Be sure you do it within the next week.

Here are some potential issues and how to avoid them:

  • If it won't let you redeem because you haven't installed and registered your XE6 product yet, install and register your XE6 product and then come back to the page to redeem
  • Don't choose a C++Builder or RAD Studio Add-On Pack as your free item if you own Delphi. Don't choose a "Professional edition Add-On Pack" if you don't have a Professional edition tool to add it to. Just be sure to choose an additional tool that logically makes sense.
  • If it won't let you redeem because you logged into the redemption page with a different user account than you used to register the product, then make sure you log into the redemption page with the same account that you used to register your XE6 product.
  • If it says your purchase was made outside the offer period then check to see if you did purchase outside the date range and if that is the case, you are unfortunately not eligible for this offer.

If your purchase didn't qualify for this offer, you are still likely eligible to download the free Bonus Pack items including the FireMonkey and VCL Premium Style Packs from http://cc.embarcadero.com/reg/rad_studio.

July 1, 2014

Developer Direct Summer School Starts Monday July 7th

David I will be leading up another version of the popular Developer Direct Summer School eLearning series starting next Monday. This is a series of quick 30 minute lessons on Android and iOS app development with RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder.

Whether you're just looking into mobile development or looking for more advanced architecture and connectivity ideas, there is something in this series for everyone.

Developer Direct Summer School
Learn to Create Applications for Android and iOS

Live Sessions every Mon & Wed 7-23 July, 2014

C++ Sessions: 09:00 PDT / 17:00 BST / 18:00 CEST or 12:00 PDT / 20:00 BST / 21:00 CEST
Object Pascal Sessions: 10:00 PDT / 18:00 BST / 19:00 CEST or 13:00 PDT / 21:00 BST / 22:00 CEST

Join the Developer Direct team in this free, fun and interactive 6-lesson online course complete with learning resources to help along the way. Learn the required foundation skills to create applications targeting Android and iOS using RAD Studio, C++Builder or Delphi XE6. And Gain an understanding of the differences between mobile and desktop development.

Register for this eLearning series to attend live, watch sessions on demand and get access to the learning materials. Don't miss out!

Lessons include:

  • Hello World! My first Multi-Device App
  • Turning up the Style and Data
  • Accessing Local Storage
  • Building Powerful Multi-tier, Multi-device Applications
  • Connecting Mobile and Desktop Together using App Tethering
  • Building and Accessing REST and BaaS Cloud Services

Get a free RAD Studio XE6 30-day license to follow along with the sessions and work with the sample code.

June 28, 2014

Delphi, RAD Studio and C++Builder Offers End Monday June 30th

A final reminder of the offers that are set to end on Monday June 30, 2014.

  1. Buy One Tool, Get a Second Tool FreeOnly until June 30, 2014, with each qualifying Embarcadero RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder product you buy, you can choose a second Embarcadero tool of equal or lesser value — FREE! Embarcadero is making it easier and more affordable for you to be more productive. Click here to get this deal and complete offer details.  
  2. RAD Bonus Pack - Get bonus software with your XE6 purchase Additional free software includes both VCL and FireMonkey Premium Style Packs, Mida Converter and the TMS Modern Windows UI Pack if you buy or upgrade by June 30, 2014. Check out this video to learn more about the TMS Modern Windows UI Pack.
  3. Upgrade pricing for XE registered users: If you currently own RAD Studio XE, Delphi XE or C++Builder XE and don't own a later version, you qualify for the upgrade price on XE6 until June 30, 2014. After that, XE users no longer qualify for upgrade pricing to XE6 or future versions (unless we run a special limited time upgrade offer).