February 18, 2011

New look for the Delphi and C++Builder Application Showcase

Our web team just launched the new look for the Delphi and C++Builder Application Showcase.

You can see it at: http://www.embarcadero.com/rad-in-action/application-showcase

In addition, there are some newly added apps and it now supports multiple screen shots for each application.

If you haven't submitted your application and screen shots yet, see the links at the bottom of the App Showcase page to do it.

Let me know what you think or if you come across any issues.

February 17, 2011

FinalBuilder and AQtime updates available for Delphi XE, RAD Studio XE and C++Builder XE users

Just posted two new updates for registered users of Delphi XE, C++Builder XE and RAD Studio XE.

FinalBuilder for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE

Updated version of FinalBuilder Embarcadero Edition 7.0.0.992 for RAD Studio XE
Download for registered users of Enterprise and Architect editions of Delphi XE, C++Builder XE and Embarcadero RAD Studio XE
Download from: http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/28231

Please note that FinalBuilder is a feature of the Enterprise and Architect editions and is not available to users of Starter or Professional editions.

AQtime 7.1 Standard for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE
Updated version of AQtime Standard for RAD Studio XE
Download for registered users of Professional, Enterprise or Architect editions of Delphi XE, C++Builder XE and Embarcadero RAD Studio XE
Download from: http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/28230

See the pages on CodeCentral for install instructions and information on fixes and changes included in these updates.

You can see a list of all available registered user downloads at: http://cc.embarcadero.com/reg/delphihttp://cc.embarcadero.com/reg/c_builder, and http://cc.embarcadero.com/reg/rad_studio

February 15, 2011

RAD Studio XE in Action - DataSnap XE with Dr.Bob Swart

We have another new RAD in Action topic available with a tech paper, tutorial videos and webinar on DataSnap in Delphi XE.

Learn about Multi-Tier Application Development with DataSnap in RAD Studio XE 

Embarcadero® RAD Studio Enterprise XE is the most popular release in years, in large part due to DataSnap XE. The DataSnap® framework enables you to build multi-tier applications with the server built in Delphi and C++Builder, and connect with them via a wide variety of clients and protocols.

Join Embarcadero and Bob Swart for a walk through a real world DataSnap application, covering topics like security, authentication, and deployment.

Topics covered in the webinar include:
  • Creating a DataSnap server in Delphi, examining possible server targets and deployment strategies
  • Adding security using Authorization (login) and role-based Authentication (for server methods and TDataSetProviders)
  • Exporting and updating nested-datasets using autoincrement primary keys

Register for one of the three webinar sessions


Then visit the RAD in Action resource page to get the companion technical paper and videos.

February 14, 2011

Have you tried InterBase XE yet?

If you're a Delphi XE, C++Builder XE or RAD Studio XE user, you may have seen and hopefully installed the free InterBase SMP 2009 Developer Edition that comes bundled with those products.

What you may not know is there is a newer version of InterBase available called InterBase XE.

InterBase XE was released after RAD Studio XE so we weren't able to include it as part of the RAD Studio installer.

Get your free copy of InterBase XE Developer Edition

You're invited to download a free copy of InterBase XE Developer Edition from the Embarcadero web site. InterBase runs on multiple operating systems so you can choose:

  • InterBase XE Developer Edition for 32-bit Windows
  • InterBase XE Developer Edition for 64-bit Windows
  • InterBase XE Developer Edition for Linux
  • InterBase XE Developer Edition for Mac OS X
  • InterBase XE Developer Edition for Solaris

InterBase Developer Edition allows software developers to freely develop InterBase applications before they deploy them. All the functionality of InterBase Server Edition is included with Developer Edition. The Developer Edition allows new connections for 48 hours before a restart is required and supports up to 4 cores and 20 users (80 simultaneous connections). When you're ready to deploy InterBase on your server or embedded with your applications, there are several deployment license options including Desktop, ToGo and Server editions.

dbExpress in the Professional editions of Delphi and C++Builder XE supports local InterBase connectivity. In the Enterprise and Architect editions of Delphi and C++Builder you get both local and remote database connectivity. InterBase Express components are also available for connecting with InterBase from all editions of Delphi and C++Builder including the new Delphi Starter and C++Builder Starter editions.

February 9, 2011

Additions to the Delphi XE Enterprise Upgrade Offer

Two more things to mention the XE Enterprise upgrade offer for Delphi, RAD Studio and C++Builder.

1. We've added a DB PowerStudio for SQL Server Developer RAD Studio Bundle Edition offer exclusively for XE Enterprise users and purchasers

Delphi XE, RAD Studio XE and C++Builder XE Enterprise users and purchasers get the best deal anywhere on new DB PowerStudio for Microsoft SQL Server.

DB PowerStudio is kind of like the RAD Studio of database tools. If you're working with Microsoft SQL Server, you get three of our top database tools at a really great price.

The special price is an additional 22% off the regular price of DB PowerStudio which itself is a discounted bundle price so you end up saving around 85% compared to buying all of the tools separately. You can also optionally add support and maintenance to get help when you need it and access to the latest updates and new versions.

DB PowerStudio Developer RAD Studio Bundle Edition for SQL Server includes:
  • Rapid SQL - helps developers produce high performance SQL code faster
  • DB Optimizer - maximizes database and application performance by enabling developers to quickly discover, diagnose, and optimize poor-performing SQL
  • DB Change Manager - helps database administrators and developers simplify and automate database change management

Once you get DB PowerStudio, we have a plug-in that makes DB Optimizer functionality easily accessible from the Delphi XE and C++Builder XE IDEs. Then see how DB Optimizer and the plug-in work with Delphi in this video (the video is about the 2010 version but it works the same in XE).

You can also watch a video on Delphi and Rapid SQL working together to see the benefits of Rapid SQL for Delphi developers, as well as a video on Delphi and Change Manager working together.

Like the Enterprise upgrade offer, this special upsell offer is only available until March 31, 2011. Look for the RAD Bundle Edition name and special price of 595 Euros or dollars (or other currency equivalent) when you order rather than the regular price of 770.


2. We've added ordering information for additional countries so you if you're in Japan, Denmark, Italy or Korea you can get easy access to the pricing and ordering information.

See the special prices and ordering information by country

If your country isn't listed here, visit the offer information page for general purchasing information.

February 8, 2011

Special offer on Delphi XE and RAD Studio XE Enterprise Upgrades

If you've heard about and seen all the great new things you can do with DataSnap in Delphi XE, C++Builder XE, and RAD Studio XE but only currently have a Professional edition or older version, we have a great new limited time offer for you to upgrade to the new XE Enterprise editions with DataSnap XE.

Special Pricing to move up to the latest DataSnap and Enterprise editions of Delphi XE, C++Builder XE and RAD Studio XE Enterprise if you purchase by March 31, 2011


New UserRegular
Upgrade
Special
Upgrade
Upgrade from
XE Pro
Upgrade from
RAD Studio XE Pro
Delphi XE or C++Builder XE Enterprise
€ 1,999€ 1,299€ 999€ 599n/a

RAD Studio XE Enterprise
€ 2,799€ 1,799€ 1,499€ 1,099€ 799

The prices above are the Euro prices. For pricing in other regions, visit the offer information page and click the country links in the right column or the other buy now links.

Here are the qualifications for the special prices:

*Limited Time Upgrade Prices are available to registered users of 2007-2010 versions of Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio
**Upgrade from XE Pro prices are available to users who purchased Delphi XE Professional or C++Builder XE Professional prior to Feb 1, 2011
***Upgrade from RAD Studio XE Pro price is available to users who purchased RAD Studio XE Professional prior to Feb 1, 2011

Here's some information from the offer page on why you will want to upgrade:

Embarcadero® RAD Studio Enterprise XE is the most popular release in years, in large part due to DataSnap XE. For a limited time, owners of 2007-2010 versions of Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio, Professional and Enterprise editions, qualify for extra savings on XE Enterprise upgrades! If you already own an XE Professional edition product, you qualify for even lower pricing to move up to XE Enterprise.

Reason #1 to Upgrade to Enterprise - Rapidly create multi-tier applications with DataSnap

The DataSnap® framework enables you to build multi-tier applications with the server built in Delphi and C++Builder, and connect with them via a wide variety of clients and protocols.
DataSnap supports JSON, REST, COM, HTTP, TCP/IP, PHP. JavaScript, .NET and XML support for client/server, multi-tier connectivity with virtually any other system, and easy cloud deployment.
More Reasons to Upgrade
In addition to DataSnap, the Enterprise editions of Delphi XE, C++Builder XE and RAD give you exciting capabilities not available in the Professional edition. You get access to more data sources, remote servers, ability automate your build process, and ensure that your team is delivering high quality code. In Enterprise, you get:
  • dbExpress database server connectivity framework - Connection pooling, tracing and drivers for nine major databases including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, Sybase, InterBase, Firebird, Informix, SQL Anywhere and MySQL
  • Free earlier version Delphi and C++Builder licenses - Delphi 7, 2007, 2009, 2010 and/or C++Builder 6, 2007, 2009 and 2010 plus Delphi Prism 2010 and 2011 in RAD Studio
  • FinalBuilder - Use FinalBuilder Embarcadero Edition for creation and debugging of dynamic build and deployment process automation. Then extend your automated build process with command line audits, metrics and documentation generation.
  • Extensive Audits and Metrics - 200+ Static Code Audits for deep code analysis 80+ Static Code Metrics for analysis of the object domain
  • UML Modeling - Move up from UML code visualization in the Professional edition to fully interactive models that stay in sync with your code
Plus, your Enterprise edition purchase qualifies you for a special bundle price on DB PowerStudio for SQL Server Developer Edition so you can write high quality SQL code faster, tune it against SQL Server and keep your development and test servers in sync.

February 7, 2011

Developing iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Applications with Embarcadero Delphi Prism XE


We're excited to have a new tech paper and tutorial videos available on developing iOS applications for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch using Embarcadero Delphi Prism. You're invited to come download them and learn more about how to build these types of apps. 

The iPhone® is clearly a very successful smart-phone and the ability to develop applications for iPhones opens up a new sector for developers. Initially, iPhone application development was only within the reach of Objective-C programmers directly using Apple's CocoaTouch framework, but this is no longer the case.

Embarcadero Delphi Prism®, in conjunction with Mono® and MonoTouch from Novell®, provide all you need to develop and debug native applications for deployment to iPhone. This white paper looks at the process of building iPhone applications with Delphi Prism, exploring various techniques and common application features.

Special thanks for Brian Long for all of his work on these and being part of our RAD in Action series.

February 2, 2011

RAD Studio XE in Action - PHP and Android with Daniele Teti


Learn to develop mobile applications using PHP and Android using RadPHP XE in a free webinar and technical paper presented by Embarcadero and programming expert Daniele Teti. With the need for mobile user interfaces for existing applications growing at an increasing rate, this webinar, in-depth technical white paper, and tutorial video series will show how to achieve this using two very common platforms, a PHP web application and an Android phone client. After introducing the basic concepts, you will learn how to REST-enable the server application, before building the client application targeting an Android phone.


RadPHP XE is available separately or as part of Embarcadero RAD Studio XE