August 31, 2009

Delphi and Embarcadero on Twitter

If you're on Twitter, you might want to follow these for the latest information on Delphi and related topics.

Embarcadero Technologies official

RemObjects - Embarcadero's partner in the development of Delphi Prism

DelphiFeeds for good coverage of everything going on in the world of Delphi

Embarcadero Japan (if you can read Japanese)

Cary Jensen and his Delphi Prism Tweet of the Day

And of course the Delphi Insider

August 30, 2009

Delphi Prism in Visual Studio 2010

Delphi Prism 2010 running in the Visual Studio 2010 is in the works.

Here's an early demo of it earlier this year at Delphi Live!

Visual Studio 2010 support didn't make it into the Delphi Prism 2010 August 2009 release but it's planned to be in the next rev of Delphi Prism 2010 later this fall according to posts from the developers.

All Delphi Prism and RAD Studio users with current maintenance will get it when it's available. That's a good reason to keep current with your maintenance because new feature releases are only available to users on maintenance.

August 29, 2009

Aspect Oriented Programming with Delphi Prism

This video from Delphi Live! shows Jim McKeeth giving an overview of Aspect Oriented Programming with Delphi Prism. This presentation is a shorter version of a good session he did earlier that day. It covers the concepts of Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) and then how it can be done with Cirrus in Delphi Prism.

August 28, 2009

Upcoming Delphi Events

Here are some upcoming Delphi events, both online and in person.

Webinar: Introduction to Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010
3 Sep 2009
Join this informative webinar to get an introduction to Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010 as well as tips on building Windows and .NET applications faster and reaching more users

CodeRage 4 Virtual Conference for Software Developers - Register Now!8-12 Sep 2009CodeRage 4 is four days of 100% on-line technical sessions focused on software development that you can attend from wherever you like to log in.

Delphi Live! 2009 - Germany
28 Sep-2 Oct 2009
Meet an international crowd of Delphi gurus! Live and face to face!

EKON 13 - Developer Conference in Germany - Darmstadt
28 Sep-2 Oct 2009
13th annual developer conference. Covering Delphi, C++Builder, and Database Development.

ITDevCon European Delphi Conference11 Nov 2009
ITDevCon is a european conference entirely focused on Delphi and its technologies

Getting touchy with The Register's review of RAD Studio 2009

The Register, who always seem to have an interesting spin on things, covers Embarcadero's announcement of RAD Studio 2010 and the new touch and gesturing support.

Interesting how the article says "Unless there's some radical expansion in Windows' touch and gesture capabilities out of the box, this type of input in Windows will likely remain a domain-specific experience limited to vertical sectors and is unlikely to become as ubiquitous as, say, the iPhone touch experience."

I personally don't think the acceptance of touch and gesture hardware is dependent on Microsoft radically expanding the touch capabilities of Windows beyond what's there already. I think we have the solution and the hardware options are expanding so we should expect the market for touch apps to expand. And when that all happens, users of Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio will be ahead of the game and ready to deliver those apps.

See the full article Embarcadero gets touchy with Windows 7 RAD.

August 25, 2009

Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010 Evaluation Center

Check out the Embarcadero RAD Studio Evaluation Center for information on all the RAD Studio 2010 products including Delphi, C++Builder and Delphi Prism.

The evaluation center includes videos, lists of blog posts and information on what's new in Delphi 2010 and RAD Studio 2010.

Video Interview with Michael Swindell and Jan Liband on Delphi 2010

Michael Swindell, VP of Products for Embarcadero Technologies, talks about the significance of the release of RAD Studio 2010 for Embarcadero customers and the industry as a whole and what the future holds for the this award-winning suite of IDEs acquired from Borland in 2009.

Press Release - Embarcadero Technologies Releases Delphi 2010 with Touch and Major Upgrades to RAD Studio Product Family

Embarcadero Technologies Releases Delphi 2010 with Touch and Major Upgrades to RAD Studio Product Family

Enhancements to Delphi, C++Builder and Delphi Prism tools for native Windows and .NET application development reflect strong investment and innovation

SAN FRANCISCO –Aug. 25, 2009 – Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of multi-platform database tools and developer software, today announced the general availability of Embarcadero® RAD Studio 2010 which incorporates new versions of Delphi®, C++Builder® and Delphi Prism™. RAD Studio 2010 offers breakthrough capabilities for rapid development of interactive touch and gesture-based interfaces for new or existing applications as well as more than 120 new and enhanced features to increase developer productivity for native Windows and .NET application development. Key RAD Studio 2010 enhancements include:

• Touch and Gesture Capabilities enable developers to build modern, interactive touch-based GUI, tablet, touchpad and kiosk applications with a flexible touch-enabled component framework that is easy to use and works on Windows 7 as well as Windows 2000, XP and Vista platforms.

• Extended database connectivity with first-time support for the popular open-source Firebird database plus updated drivers for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL®. The enhanced DataSnap™ multi-tier framework allows for broader access to industry standard communication protocols, including new JSON and REST that enable interoperability with other services.

Improved developer productivity with new IDE Insight, a time saving tool to easily find files, components, features and settings using simple keystrokes and search terms; code formatter; C++ Class Explorer; and numerous debugger enhancements.

• Language and compiler enhancements include new background compilation for Delphi and C++Builder, Attributes and RTTI (Run-Time Type Information) for the Delphi language, new draft C++0x language support and updated Boost, STL and TR1 libraries in C++Builder; and Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) in Delphi Prism.

“Affordable hardware availability and user demand for natural input on netbooks, touchpads, and kiosks is outpacing touch-enhanced application availability,” said Michael Swindell, vice president of products, Embarcadero Technologies. “Delphi and C++Builder 2010 make the transition to new technologies, like touch, seamless for developers. RAD Studio 2010 is a wise investment because it gives developers the functionality needed to continually stay ahead of the curve while using fewer resources and minimizing re-work.”

Robert Love, a long time Delphi user and beta tester of RAD Studio 2010 agrees. “The enhanced RTTI and attributes have allowed me to build dynamic reusable libraries to solve real world problems,” said Love, DWS/DTS – CATS team supervisor, Utah State Government. “I am sure it has saved us hundreds of hours of time.”

RAD Studio 2010 will benefit Embarcadero® All-Access™ with the new versions of Delphi, C++Builder and Delphi Prism as well as Delphi 2009 and 2007 added into the version mix. Embarcadero All-Access enables customers to select from one of four All-Access levels providing on-demand access to the entire Embarcadero tool chest. All-Access is a straight forward tool delivery and license management solution that simplifies license provisioning and access for any size team or organization.

“Companies need every advantage they can get in order survive and ultimately thrive in today’s economy,” said Al Hilwa, program director, Application Development Software, IDC. “Investing in tools to accelerate application development is a smart move, particularly for applications that can work with and enhance a variety of systems and offer more intuitive touch-based interfaces to make end users more productive. This major upgrade to the RAD Studio family demonstrates that Embarcadero’s commitment to the CodeGear line of application development tools it acquired from Borland remains strong.”

To view the latest blogs, videos and free RAD Studio 2010 trials, visit

Pricing and Availability
RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder and Delphi Prism 2010 are available now worldwide for immediate purchase from Embarcadero partners and direct from Embarcadero, including the Embarcadero online store. Special upgrade pricing is available for registered owners of the 2006-2009 versions of Delphi, C++Builder, Turbo Delphi Professional, Turbo C++ Professional, CodeGear RAD Studio and Borland Developer Studio. For a limited time, upgrade pricing is also being extended to owners of the classic versions (2005 and earlier) of those products.

For complete product information including data sheets, feature lists, what’s new and FAQs, visit the RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder and Delphi Prism product pages on Trial downloads are available at

About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. Embarcadero is online at

C++Builder 2010 Downloads - Trial and Full ISO

Here are links to the downloads for Embarcadero C++Builder 2010

C++Builder 2010 Downloads

There are no official Embarcadero C++Builder 2010 RapidShare downloads or Embarcadero C++Builder 2010 shareware downloads, or Embarcadero C++Builder 2010 torrent downloads.

Delphi Prism 2010 Downloads - Trial and Full ISO

Here are links to the official downloads for Delphi Prism 2010.

Delphi Prism 2010 Downloads

Delphi Prism 2009 downloads are also still available.

Delphi Prism 2009 Downloads

There are no official Delphi Prism 2010 downloads via RapidShare, shareware version or torrent downloads.

Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010 Downloads - Trial and Full ISO

Here are links to the downloads for Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010

Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010 Downloads
There are no official Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010 RapidShare downloads or Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010 shareware downloads, or Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010 torrent downloads.

Delphi 2010 Downloads - Trial and Full ISO

Here are links to the downloads for Embarcadero Delphi 2010

Delphi 2010 Downloads

There are no official Delphi 2010 downloads via RapidShare, shareware, or torrent downloads.

August 18, 2009

Video: New dbExpress driver for Firebird in Delphi 2010 and C++Builder 2010

Here's a new Delphi 2010 video from Andreano Lanusse.

One of the new database features in Delphi 2010 and C++Builder 2010 is the new dbExpress driver for Firebird, check this out and learn how data explorer, VCL, and dbExpress framework access the Firebird database.

More information about the new features in RAD Studio 2010 access, also you can see some sneak previews here

Delphi and RAD Studio 2010 Preview Events in Australia August 18-19, 2009

Here's information on two RAD Studio 2010 and Delphi 2010 preview events taking place in Australia on August 18 and 19, 2009.

Some of what will be shown, according to the email...

In this Sneak Preview you will learn about:

  • The exciting new features designed to improve the overall developer experience and your productivity including:
    • IDE Insight and new Editor Search features
    • Integrated Code Formatting
    • Major Debugger enhancements such as Data Visualizers, Thread-specific Debugging and Breakpoints

  • Touch and Gesturing – Introduction to natural input. Rapidly build touch based GUI, tablet, touchpad, and kiosk applications or easily upgrade existing applications UIs.
  • New Firebird database connectivity and updated drivers for many other databases
  • Support for Windows 7 API for native applications
  • and much more…

    • See the web page at for more info.

      August 17, 2009

      Delphi 2010 Firebird Support and DataSnap

      Embarcadero just posted information on new Firebird database support in Delphi 2010, C++Builder 2010 and RAD Studio 2010. There's a video showing using Delphi 2010 to work with Firebird databases.

      According to the site, this week's sneak preview showcases RAD Studio 2010’s expanded database connectivity, including first time support for Firebird and updated drivers for popular DBMSs. The DataSnap multi-tier framework has been updated for easier interactions via standard communication protocols.

      Borland Tools Update Includes Windows 7 Support

      Delphi in the news at

      Borland Tools Update Includes Windows 7 Support
      Old Delphi and C++Builder catch up to the 21st century with Embarcadero's new features for modern development technologies.

      The RAD Studio 2010 suite launches August 25, with upgrades to the Delphi, C++ and Delphi Prism tools. Delphi Prism is Delphi specifically tuned for writing .Net applications using the Visual Studio Shell, instead of stand-alone apps like traditional Delphi.

      One of the biggest changes is the addition of support for Windows 7. Support for touch/multi-touch and mouse-based gestures is also included which extends to older versions of Windows. Thanks to Embarcadero's own gesture libraries, Delphi 2010 can import code written from its 1.0 version back in the 1990s and turn it into a gesture-based application.

      Read the entire article here:

      August 16, 2009

      RAD Studio, C++Builder and Delphi 2010 IDE Enhancements Video

      Here's another video that's part of Embarcadero's RAD Studio 2010 Sneak Preview video series.

      This one covers IDE enhancements like IDE Insight, C++ Class Explorer and some cool new debugger enhancements for more easily viewing values and more flexible debugging of multi-threaded apps.

      You can learn more at the RAD Studio 2010 Sneak Preview page.

      Delphi 2009 Handbook

      This week's featured book on the Delphi Insider is the Delphi 2009 Handbook by Marco Cantu.

      Delphi 2009 Handbook
      The guide to what's new in Delphi 2009
      From the best-selling author of the Mastering Delphi series

      The Delphi 2009 Handbook covers all the new featrues of Delphi 2009, from Unicode support to generics, from anonymous methods to other language enhancements, from new IDE features to the Ribbon control, from Vista-enabled controls to DataSnap 2009.

      Delphi 2009 Handbook Source Code is also available for people who have the book and want the source code for the examples and code snippets mentioned in the book.

      You can buy the Delphi 2009 Handbook from

      Delphi News for August 16th

      Here's recent news going on with Embarcadero Delphi.

      Delphi 2009 Downloads

      Delphi 2009 Downloads

      Delphi 2009 Architect download and serial number - 30 day trial
      RAD Studio 2009 Architect download and serial number - 30 day trial
      Delphi Prism 2009 download and serial number - 30 day trial

      Delphi is the premier development environment for software developers and database application developers who need to rapidly deliver high performance and easy to maintain software applications.
      • Increase your productivity with time saving IDE and tools
      • Speed development with visual, drag-and-drop tools and powerful component library
      • Easily connect with all you data sources and tiers
      • Increase performance and productivity with the powerful Delphi language, a fast compiler and full Windows API access
      Use the powerful Delphi IDE with its visual design surface, extensive component universe and powerful heterogeneous database framework to visually design and deliver applications in a fraction of the time. The powerful Delphi language and compiler deliver high performance and access to all the power and speed of native Windows development. Delphi also provides a comprehensive set of editing, refactoring, and debugging tools in a complete solution focused on making development faster and easier.

      Free and trial downloads are a good way to get started with Delphi.

      Delphi 2009 Editions

      Delphi 2009 and its downloads are available in several editions.
      • Delphi 2009 Architect Download
      • Delphi 2009 Enterprise Download
      • Delphi 2009 Professional Download
      License types available for Delphi 2009 downloads are: Commercial, academic, trial. There are no freeware or shareware Delphi 2009 versions available.

      Delphi 2009 torrent downloads are available online but aren't an official source of Delphi 2009 downloads.

      Delphi 2009 rapidshare download sites are available online but aren't an official source of downloads for Delphi 2009.

      Delphi 2009 official downloads are available from the web site by clicking the free downloads button at the top of the page.

      August 14, 2009

      Video: How to configure Delphi 2010 to look, work, and feel like Delphi 7

      Here's another Delphi 2010 video from Andreano Lanusse - How to configure Delphi 2010 to look, work, and feel like Delphi 7

      Find out more about Delphi 2010 and Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010 at

      August 13, 2009

      Embarcadero to upgrade acquired Borland tools

      ComputerWorld and InfoWorld recently published an article about Embarcadero's plans to upgrade the (former Borland) tools Delphi, C++Builder, Delphi Prism and RAD Studio.

      "Embarcadero later this month plans to update a suite of Windows and .Net developer tools acquired when the company bought the former software development arm of Borland Software, adding capabilities for application gestures and Firebird database support."

      Read the full article at ComputerWorld.

      Video: What's new in Delphi 2010 and C++Builder 2010 - IDE Features

      Here's a cool video from Andreano Lanusse about What's new in Delphi 2010 and C++Builder 2010 - IDE Features

      Embarcadero Rolls Out RAD Studio 2010 - Dr. Dobb's

      Dr. Dobb's has a mention of RAD Studio 2010 today, although the spell the company name Embarcadero wrong.

      August 13, 2009
      Embarcadaro Rolls Out RAD Studio 2010
      Gestures and multi-touch support are key new features

      August 12, 2009

      Delphi ad in Programmer's Catalog

      The new Programmer's Paradise catalog has a nice ad that mentions Delphi.

      They also have an Embarcadero store on their site with all the different Embarcadero products including RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder, Delphi Prism, Delphi for PHP and JBuilder.

      Touch and gesture enabling apps with Delphi 2010

      Here's one of the sneak preview videos about Delphi 2010 and RAD Studio 2010 from Embarcadero Technologies. In this video, David I interviews Chris Bensen on building apps with touch and gesture input.

      The gesturing support is built in to the VCL and looks pretty easy to use.