January 31, 2011

Delphi XE Starter and C++Builder XE Starter Now Available

Delphi Starter and C++Builder Starter editions are now available.

Embarcadero created the Starter editions of Delphi XE and C++Builder XE for developers who want to get started with Delphi and C++ development and even build a business with the apps that they create with Delphi and C++Builder but who may not yet be able to afford the Professional editions of those tools.

Our goal is to make the tools accessible to millions of additional developers and give them a way to get started and generate up to $1,000 in revenue with the tools without a big up-front investment, and then the ability to move up to Professional or higher editions as their success and businesses grow.

The Starter editions are also great for hobbyists who love programming and love using Delphi and C++Builder but don't make a lot of (or any) revenue from their applications. You can get the latest IDE and latest language features at a great price.

You can learn more about the Starter editions here:

Delphi XE Starter page
C++Builder XE Starter page
Delphi and C++Builder Starter FAQ

January 28, 2011

Delphi Starter official announcement coming soon and new shortcut URLs

Delphi XE Starter and C++Builder XE Starter
You may have seen a copy of next week's media alert for Delphi and C++Builder Starter editions that was published early on a software publication's web site. The official announcement will be early next week, the Embarcadero web site will be updated with complete information, and the new products will ready for purchase. I'll blog about them as soon as they're official.

Shortcuts to Delphi, RAD Studio and other pages
Are you tired of typing long URLs like http://www.embarcadero.com/products/delphi to get to the RAD family product pages on the web site? We're making it easier with some new shortcuts to the pages. Just use any of these new URLs for quick access to the Delphi, RAD Studio, Delphi Prism, and C++Builder pages.

January 25, 2011

Delphi Developer Days 2011

Another Delphi-related event to not miss...

Top Delphi experts Marco Cantù and Cary Jensen are teaming up again for a Delphi Developer Days tour in 2011. Whether you are using the latest version of Delphi, or are developing with an older version, you will come away with a lot of information that will improve your development and make you more productive.

Dates and Locations:

  • Washington DC / BWI Area - April 11-12, 2011
  • Houston, TX - April 14-15, 2011
  • Frankfurt, Germany - May 12-13, 2011
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands - May 16-17, 2011

Learn more at at Delphi Developer Days web site and get the special early bird pricing while it lasts

During the two-day event you will experience both joint sessions, presented by Cary and Marco together, as well as simultaneous tracks, where Marco and Cary break out into separate rooms to present individual topics. Among the topics presented jointly are Delphi COM development and why it's still important, 64-Bit Delphi preview and how to get ready for it, and Delphi Tips, Tricks, and Techniques where Marco and Cary share their latest favorite (and often unknown) Delphi techniques. Like the joint sessions, the individual sessions cover both current and earlier versions of Delphi. Marco presents sessions on source control using Subversion and Delphi, DataSnap REST Servers with jQuery, as well as how to develop VCL components. Likewise, Cary offers sessions on getting current with Delphi's VCL and RTL enhancements from 2005 to the present, building DataSnap servers and clients as well as essential debugging techniques. These are just a few of the exciting sessions that are scheduled.

Cary and Marco team up at the end of each day for a Delphi round table. Here you will also have the opportunity to ask them about any of the material that they covered during the event, as well explore other Delphi questions that you might have. We will also have a special guest speaker presentation at the end of the first day. Guest speakers vary by city, and include Nick Hodges in DC/Baltimore, Bob Swart (DrBob42.com) in Amsterdam, and Bruno Fierens of TMS software in Frankfurt.

And you will not miss out on a thing, even if you have to choose between two equally interesting sessions. All attendees receive detailed course books (several hundred pages in length) that cover all topics covered during the event, written by Marco and Cary. You also receive source code for all projects that are explored during every session. There are only 35 seats available in each city, so register today to reserve your spot for this special event.

January 20, 2011

David I Keynote and Delphi Training at Developer Solutions Conference Las Vegas Feb 8-10

Here's an email that Embarcadero will be sending out next week as a reminder about the upcoming DSConf technical conference. Embarcadero will be participating as a sponsor, keynote presenter and exhibitor.

In-Depth Technical Training on Cross Platform, Multi-Tier, and Mobile Development with Delphi and more 

As a Delphi, Delphi Prism or RAD Studio developer, we thought you would be interested to know that the detailed agenda for DSConf Las Vegas, a new kind of developer event being presented by RemObjects and Developer Experts, is now available.

Three days of interactive training and a keynote by Embarcadero’s David I 

DSConf Las Vegas will take place on February 8-10, 2011 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The theme is "Delphi Developers looking beyond the comfort zone of their familiar set of tools and exploring cross-platform and, more specifically, mobile development". Embarcadero is sponsoring the event which will include an opening keynote by our own David I. The conference is a three-day event, made up of both regular "presentation"-style sessions and extensive hands-on workshops.

The organizers want attendees to have the chance to both learn about the tools and technologies, as well as to get a chance to try them out first hand, with assistance from speakers and staff. Workshops will give attendees the opportunity to follow along to build their first app using the covered tools, as well as bring their own in-progress projects, work on them and get help and support from the team on site.

Platforms covered at DSConf Las Vegas include Win32 (Delphi), .NET (Delphi Prism in Visual Studio and MonoDevelop), Mac OS X (Xcode), iOS (Xcode & MonoTouch), Android (MonoDroid) and Windows Phone 7 (Silverlight). Emphasis will be on cross-platform technology such as data access using Data Abstract. See the daily agenda on the DSConf web site at http://www.dsconf.com/agenda for more details.

Learn more about DSConf 
Register Now

January 17, 2011

Free webinar with Marco Cantù on REST and DataSnap with Delphi XE

You're invited to join us for a free webinar with Delphi expert Marco Cantù on building REST applications using DataSnap in Delphi XE and RAD Studio XE.

You can register for the webinar, download the free white paper and code samples, and watch a series of tutorial videos at http://www.embarcadero.com/rad-in-action/datasnap-rest.

Marco Cantù presents: Building REST-based applications using DataSnap in Delphi XE 
Free Webinar Jan 27, 2011 

Three sessions to choose from

Join Embarcadero and Delphi expert Marco Cantù for an informative web seminar where you’ll learn how to build web applications in Delphi XE with DataSnap, REST and jQuery.

DataSnap is a flexible multi-tier application development technology available in RAD Studio XE with options to create client applications in Delphi, C++, .NET, PHP and JavaScript.

This presentation focuses on a specific new feature of DataSnap in Delphi XE: the support for the development of REST servers with a JavaScript client.

Topics covered in this webinar will include:

  • Creating a DataSnap server in Delphi and looking at the Delphi and JavaScript code produced by the DataSnap REST Application Wizard 
  • A focus on some of the server features - the data types you can return, the session management, the authentication and authorization support, and the filtering mechanism 
  • How we can expand on the client side by using the jQuery library 
  • We'll also see how we can use the Delphi server to generate some JavaScript to speed up and simplify development.