August 31, 2011

Delphi XE2 and RAD Studio XE2 ready to buy and to try

The RAD Studio XE2 products including Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2, Embarcadero Prism XE2 and RadPHP XE2 are available now from our online stores and will be available from our partners around the world in the coming hours.

Trial downloads are also now available:

We plan to have the web site live with all the new product information soon. The official announcement press releases for the tools and FireMonkey will go out then but I thought I would let you know that you can get the software a little early. Enjoy!

Last chance to enter to win a copy of RAD Studio XE2

If you haven't entered to win a copy of RAD Studio XE2 yet in the "Win it before you can buy it" giveaway, now is your last chance.

Enter now at:

August 20, 2011

Get a free Delphi/FireMonkey notebook at US and Canada RAD XE2 World Tour events

Here's a look at the Delphi XE / FireMonkey notebooks that we'll be giving away to attendees of the RAD Studio XE2 World Tour events in the US and Canada and the Delphi Live! conference in San Jose, California (while supplies last). You see either the Delphi XE2 image or the FireMonkey image when you look at it from different angles.

Register now for one of these events so you can get your notebook, a chance to win a great prize at each event, and special pricing on Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2, RAD Studio XE2, RadPHP XE2 or Embarcadero Prism XE2. It's definitely worth a couple hours of your time.


August 16, 2011

CodeRage 6 is coming - call for papers is going on now

CodeRage 6, the sixth annual version of our online developer's conference is coming October 17-21, 2011.

The call for papers is open now through August 23. If you're interested in presenting, now is the time to submit your information.

August 15, 2011

Press Release: Embarcadero’s Delphi Reaps Three Consecutive Years of Double Digit Growth Since Acquisition from Borland

This press release went out this morning about the growth of Delphi over the past few years. I'm very grateful to all of our great customers who are using Delphi and recommending Delphi so we can report great results like this.

Embarcadero’s Delphi Reaps Three Consecutive Years of Double Digit Growth Since Acquisition from Borland

    Delphi surpasses two million users as momentum continues to grow

San Francisco, CA  August 15, 2011

Developers around the world continue to invest in Delphi®, according to Embarcadero Technologies, which announced today that the Delphi community now exceeds two million users worldwide, making it the second largest Windows developer community after Microsoft. Additionally, Delphi sales have steadily grown by 15 percent year-over-year since 2008, when Embarcadero acquired Delphi as part of its acquisition of the CodeGear product line from Borland Software. In addition to the Delphi product line, other products acquired from Borland include C++Builder, RadPHP, RAD Studio and InterBase.

Delphi continues to be popular among developers because it is the fastest way to deliver ultra-rich, ultra-fast native Windows applications. It dramatically reduces coding time and allows developers to create applications five times faster with component-based development and a fully visual two-way RAD IDE. Delphi speeds development across multiple Windows and database platforms - for GUI desktop applications, interactive touch-screen, kiosk, and database-driven multi-tier, cloud and Web applications.

As a result, thousands of innovative applications have been built in Delphi, including: Audio Grabber, MediaMonkey, Macromedia Captivate, QuickBooks Point of Sale, Sirius32, Skype and Webroot Spy Sweeper. And, because of its speed and agility, Delphi continues to win awards like the 2011 SD Times 100 (tools & frameworks category) and the 2011 Code Project Members Choice Award for Best Programming Language.
Delphi is also popular among academia around the globe. In the last few years, Delphi has been deployed extensively to students throughout Russia as part of the Russian Education Ministry's academic initiative. Delphi is also used across colleges and universities in Europe, Latin America, India and the United Kingdom. Many of these institutions have opted to access Delphi via Embarcadero All-Access XE, which includes access to all of Embarcadero's tools with special low academic pricing for students.
Jim Wood has been a Delphi user for 15 years and understands its appeal to both established and burgeoning developers. Wood is the chief technology officer of EZLinks Golf, the world's largest network for golf reservations and the highest volume tee time call center in the industry.

"Young entrepreneurs who want to build great applications and get them out quickly should choose Delphi," said Wood. "If you're interested in building Windows-based software, Delphi is the best tool for the job. The language structure and ready-made components of the Delphi language make it so easy to get things out quickly, which is a big benefit."
Embarcadero is planning to reveal additional benefits with the release of RAD Studio XE2 that includes the newest version of Delphi due out this quarter, and as a result, Embarcadero anticipates strong demand for Delphi XE2. The new release will be feature-rich, with capabilities such as 64 bit Windows support, multi-platform support for both Windows and Mac OSX, and full support for the new business application platform called FireMonkey? for building visually stunning HD and 3D applications.

"Delphi is a key part of Embarcadero's core business and we're very proud of the consistent growth Delphi has achieved over the past three years. This success is a testament to Delphi's innovative RAD development approach and native application performance," said Michael Swindell, senior vice president of marketing and products for Embarcadero. "We view it as our job to make it easy for developers to be heroes in their organizations and to their customers. So we're especially excited to see the apps developers build with the next generation of Delphi that is currently in beta, which is designed to revolutionize building ultra-rich business applications on Windows, Mac OS X and iOS."
Embarcadero has kicked off its RAD Studio XE2 world tour that features more than 70 events spanning 30 countries. To find an event near you, visit

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

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August 10, 2011

Delphi Live Early Bird Discount

We just sent out this email about Delphi Live. I'm planning to be there and looking forward to seeing everyone there and maybe even interviewing you to create some videos for our web site.

Delphi Live! – The Delphi Developer Conference 2011 
September 12-14, 2011 San Jose, CA 

Early Bird Discounts only available until August 15th, 2011! 
Register Now and save up to $150 

Make sure to sign up for Delphi Live! before August 15th to save up to $150 with our exciting Early Bird Discounts!

The word is out! Delphi XE2 is the fastest way to build native Windows, Mac and iOS applications. At Delphi Live! 2011 in San Jose, you will learn how to deliver ultra-rich and visually stunning native applications for Windows, Mac and iOS, allowing developers to dramatically reduce coding time and build applications faster with Embarcadero® Delphi® XE2, now with FireMonkey™.

Delphi Live! also gives attendees the opportunity to prepare for your Delphi Developer Exam in a special tutorial led by Jeroen Pluimers!

On top of all that, a fantastic choice of sessions awaits, delivered by renowned speakers such as:

  • Mathew DeLong
  • Francois Gaillard
  • Nick Hodges
  • Ray Konopka
  • Robert Love
  • Cesar Marrero
  • Jon Robertson 
 ...and many more to be announced!

New Sessions – just announced: 

Skinning VCL Applications 
Ray Konopka, Raize Software 
 RAD Studio XE2 offers support for skinning - the ability to dynamically change the appearance of UI elements without coding changes. This session provides a detailed look at how a developer can leverage skinning in their apps, and how to identify potential issues. In addition, this session pays particular attention to adding skinning support to custom VCL controls.

Effectively Using CodeSite Express in RAD Studio XE2 
Ray Konopka, Raize Software 
CodeSite Express first appeared in RAD Studio XE. With the release of RAD Studio XE2, a new version of CodeSite Express is available. This session will highlight the the new features of CodeSite Express 5 and how RAD Studio developers can leverage them.

Creating Custom FireMonkey Controls 
Ray Konopka. Raize Software 
RAD Studio XE2 includes the brand new FireMonkey user interface framework. Like the VCL, FireMonkey is component-based, but unlike the VCL, FireMonkey is designed to be cross-platform. This session will provide you with what you need to get started building custom FireMonkey controls. Specific topics will include presentation mechanisms, user interactions, designer functionality, and deployment.

Delphi and XML 
Jeroen Pluimers, better office benelux 
During this session you will learn how you can use XML from Delphi. A few of the topics:

  •  What is XML (XML document basics, well formed XML, valid XML) 
  • XSD to specify XML structure validate XML documents
  • DOM: the XML Document Object Model; which DOMs can you use from Delphi
  • XPath: querying XML, how to do this from Delphi
  • Fundamental differences between XML data structure and Delphi data structures
  • Mapping XML Data Binding: generating units from XML or XSD, what does Delphi cover and what not
  • Showing XML using Internet Explorer in Delphi
  • XML Character encodings. You will see many demo programs from the library explained. 

Introduction to Live Binding 
Jim Tierney, Embarcadero Technologies 
This session introduces Live Binding. Live Binding is the new data binding system for VCL and FireMonkey. This session will introduce key concepts include the binding engine, scopes, converters, methods, binding components, and custom components.

Live Binding Examples 
Jim Tierney, Embarcadero Technologies 
This session will demonstrate how to use Live Binding in practice. Examples include populating lists, TDataSet editing, control synchronization, using custom data. Both VCL and FireMonkey applications will be demonstrated.

All the latest information on speakers and sessions is available at:

And don’t forget: Make sure you sign up for Delphi Live! before August 15th to save up to $150 with our exciting Early Bird Discounts!

August 1, 2011

Win a copy of RAD Studio XE2 before you can buy it

Visit the new RAD Studio XE2 and FireMonkey World Tour page to learn about live events coming around the world where you can learn about the upcoming releases of Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2, RadPHP XE2, Embarcadero Prism XE2, and RAD Studio XE2.

In addition, if you click the button in the upper-right corner of the page, you can enter for a chance to win one of three copies of RAD Studio XE2 before you can buy it!

Visit the World Tour page to look for a free, live event in your area and enter the giveaway

If you don't see a registration link for the date in your area, check back because we'll be adding them soon.

You can also get an idea of some of the exciting upcoming features of XE2 by looking at the topic bullets on the World Tour page.