November 23, 2011

Webinar: The Mac Imperative for Windows Software Developers

We have a new webinar "The Mac Imperative for Windows Software Developers" coming up on December 13th. Register now to reserve your space.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
6:00am PST / 9:00am EST / 2:00pm GMT
11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST / 7:00pm GMT
5:00pm PST / Wed, Dec 14 12:00pm Australia

Now is the best time for your business to start delivering applications for both Windows and Mac:
  • Q3 2011 Mac sales growth outpaced the PC market by 20:1 according to Gartner
  • Mac platform reaches 15 year high with 5% worldwide market share per AppleInsider
  • Forrester recently issued a new report encouraging companies to take “decisive action” and support Mac use in the corporate world

Register for this webinar with Microsoft MVP, Miguel Carrasco, to learn about the evolution of software development for Windows and Mac, how prominent Mac has become in the enterprise, and native vs. web application solutions in the market. Together with John “JT” Thomas, Embarcadero Director of Product Management, they will discuss how developers can expand their market opportunity globally by reaching both Windows and Mac OS X markets.

November 22, 2011

Our First Delphi Sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter

We're trying something new with a sweepstakes to promote our social media presence as well as Windows and Mac development with FireMonkey.

You can enter via FacebookTwitter, and by attending one of our upcoming online events.

The prize is a MacBook computer with 8GB of RAM, VMware Fusion, and Windows 7. You'll have to get your own copy of Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio to do your Windows and Mac development with FireMonkey.

We tried to make this sweepstakes available worldwide but weren't able to, so you are only officially allowed to enter if you are a resident of the US.

November 15, 2011

Upgrade to XE2 from any earlier version through December 30th

Re-posting this on my blog now that it's officially announced...

We've had a good number of older version Delphi users (and C++Builder and Borland Developer Studio users) asking if there is any way they can get the upgrade price to move to XE2 because they're really excited about what's new in XE2 like 64-bit Delphi,  and the ability to create native applications for Windows and Mac from single source in Delphi and C++Builder with FireMonkey, and the new mobile support with iOS in Delphi/FireMonkey, DataSnap mobile connectors, and RadPHP targeting iOS and Android.

Usually only version 2007 and later users qualify for upgrade pricing, but we got approval to extend upgrade pricing to all earlier version users of Delphi, C++Builder and BDS. 

That means if you own any earlier paid version of Delphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio, or BDS, back to version 1.0, you qualify for upgrade pricing until December 30th

The Embarcadero online stores have been updated with the limited time change in the upgrade policy. The same is available if you buy through an Embarcadero sales rep or reseller partner. 

Here are the upgrade options by edition. You can upgrade your individual product or move up to RAD Studio and you can move up by one or more editions to get additional functionality:
  • Any version Pro or Turbo Pro users --> Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio Pro/Ent
  • Any version Ent users --> Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio Pro/Ent/Ult/Arch
  • Any version Arch users --> Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio Pro/Ent/Ult/Arch

November 11, 2011

Embarcadero Prism XE2 Update 2 is now available

If you're a user of Embarcadero Prism XE2 or RAD Studio XE2, you can now download a new Embarcadero Prism XE2 Update 2 version.

See all the details including the download link and fix list at:

Also, if you haven't been to the Embarcadero Prism Videos web page lately, stop by and see the new videos we recently posted on ASP.NET and Windows Phone 7 development as well as the new IDE enhancements in XE2.

November 10, 2011

Hotfix 1 for Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2 and RAD Studio XE2 is now available

Hotfix 1 for C++Builder XE2, Delphi XE2 and RAD Studio XE2 is now available from

RAD Studio XE2 Hotfix for QC 100661 and QC 100640

This software patch is being provided to licensed users of Embarcadero RAD Studio XE2. Installation and use are governed by the license statement for Embarcadero RAD Studio XE2.

This Hotfix applies to:
Product: Embarcadero RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder
Version: XE2
Update level: Update 2
Editions: Enterprise, Architect, Professional
Languages: English, German, French, Japanese

Description of updates that are included in this hotfix:

Internal Tracking Number(s): 288576/QC 100661, 288563/QC 100640
This fix corrects the following bugs:

1. 288576/QC 100661
Linker error caused when building a C++ FireMonkey application for OS X (Snow Leopard or Lion).

2. 288563/QC 100640
Compilation errors using C++ FireMonkey applications with STL containers for OS X (Snow Leopard or Lion).

Install instructions:

1. Make backup copies of the following files in your \\Program Files\Embarcadero\RAD Studio\9.0\ directory:

2. Place the into the \\Program Files\Embarcadero\RAD Studio\9.0\ directory.

3. Extract the

Copyright 2011, Embarcadero Technologies. All rights reserved.

Which type of computer do you prefer to use at work?

If you have a minute, please visit the Embarcadero page on Facebook and take the new poll on the wall page about which type of computer you prefer to use at work.

If the poll has scrolled down the page and you can't find it, you can also get to it directly at:

Thanks in advance.

November 8, 2011

RAD Studio XE2 World Tour Webinar Replay

If you didn't make it to one of our live RAD Studio XE2 World Tour events to see what's new in Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2, RadPHP XE2, Embarcadero Prism XE2, and RAD Studio XE2, here's a video replay of the online version of the event.

Click below to watch the replay and when you watch it here, you don't have to fill out a registration form.

When you're done, you can watch more videos on our YouTube RAD Studio XE2 playlist or download a free trial of RAD Studio XE2.

November 4, 2011

New Special Offer - Buy RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder XE2 and get Rapid SQL and more free!

This new promo has just started for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE2.

There has never been a better time to buy or upgrade to Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2 or RAD Studio XE2 because if you buy now, you can get up to $2,985 (USD) in additional tools free!

Buy Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio XE2… Get these additional tools free!…
Professional edition
  • Rapid SQL XE2 – FREE!
  • FastCube – FREE!
Enterprise edition
  • Rapid SQL XE2 – FREE!
  • FastCube – FREE!
  • DB Optimizer - FREE!
Architect edition
  • Rapid SQL XE2 – FREE!
  • FastCube – FREE!
  • DB Optimizer - FREE!
  • DB Change Manager - FREE!

These limited time offers end Dec 30, 2011. You must register your paid product and download your free products by January 15, 2012.

Click here for additional details, FAQs, and terms and conditions

November 2, 2011

There's a new white paper on FireMonkey available from the RAD in Action - FireMonkey page. You can download the whitepaper from

Here's an abstract:

Discover FireMonkey, The Next Generation Business Application Platform by Marco Cantù

In this whitepaper, Delphi Expert Marco Cantù introduces FireMonkey, the next generation business application platform and guides you through the key features while building simple real-world applications for Windows, Mac, and iOS. This paper is meant for developers already familiar with Delphi or C++Builder, and will help you get started and understand the role of the various technologies that are part of FireMonkey, while building business applications.  You will see how you can connect to data from a database, a middle-tier DataSnap server (also built in Delphi), or a cloud-hosted database.

November 1, 2011

Update 2 for Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2 and RAD Studio XE2 now available

Update 2 for Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2 and RAD Studio XE2 has just been released.

You can get the update in several ways. You may be prompted to install the update the next time you start the IDE or you can run Check for Updates under Embarcadero RAD Studio XE2 in the Windows Start menu.

You can also get the update and more information here:

We also just recently (yesterday)  released Help Update 1 for Delphi XE2 and C++Builder XE2

And finally, if you're a RAD Studio user, you can download Update 2 for the RadPHP XE2 part of RAD Studio XE2.

RAD in Action Series - FireMonkey: FireMonkey Styles by Marco Cantù, Part 3

Here's the third video in the new RAD in Action - FireMonkey series with Marco Cantu.

Learn about FireMonkey styles in this video. See what's behind the definition of a styled control (a button), how to customize the style of a given control, change the style of an entire application, and how to use styles to create list box items with sub-elements.

See the other videos, download the free white paper and code, and register for the in-depth webinar here