January 30, 2012

Embarcadero Prism XE2 January 2012 release

The January 2012 release of Embarcadero Prism (aka Embarcadero Prism XE2 Update 4) is now available to registered users of Prism XE2 and RAD Studio XE2.

Download the new version from the registered user site at: http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/42013

If you don't have Embarcadero Prism yet, you can learn more about it and get a free trial at: http://www.embarcadero.com/products/prism

Embarcadero Prism™ XE2 provides a flexible development solution and robust, Delphi-like programming language for rapidly developing .NET, Mono, ASP.NET, and data-driven applications for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Embarcadero Prism combines easy-to-learn syntax based on the Pascal language with features not available in other .NET programming languages, enabling developers to create cutting-edge applications.

January 25, 2012

Final days for upgrade discount for Delphi 2007 and earlier users

If you're currently using Delphi 2007 or earlier and have been considering upgrading to Delphi XE2 or RAD Studio XE2, you only have until January 31 to get the upgrade price. Starting February 1 you have to pay the new user price to get XE2. If you upgrade by January 31st, you also qualify for the BOGO offer and get a second tool or equal or lesser value free.

January 19, 2012

Upcoming Delphi and software development webinars

There are several new free webinars for Delphi, RAD Studio, InterBase and software development coming up in the next few weeks. Register for any or all of them that interest you.

Software Development Trends 2012 - January 23
Learn about the trends software developers need to know with Embarcadero's David I, Michael Swindell, and JT Thomas. Topics include Windows, Mac, mobile, cloud, and application architecture.

RAD Studio Reporting with FastReport - February 7
Join Anders Ohlsson from Embarcadero and Michael Philippenko from Fast Reports to learn about FastReport, FastCube and tips for creating great reports with Delphi, C++Builder, and RAD Studio XE2

Embed. Deploy. Relax! Introducing InterBase XE Database - February 1
Learn about this amazing technology and how you can utilize it for your business critical, desktop, workgroup and embedded applications.

January 18, 2012

Embarcadero Buy One Tool, Get a Second Tool Free Promo

Embarcadero's big RAD promo for this quarter is Buy One Tool, Get a Second Tool Free. It runs from now through March 28, 2012. The offer applies to new user an upgrade purchases of RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder and RadPHP XE2.

If you missed out on last year's deal where you could get multiple database tools free with your purchase, you can still get one free tool of your choice if you buy now.

Visit the offer page for complete details, to see the choices for free products and to see all the terms and conditions (most important is the free product has to be different from the paid product and is registered to the same user).

My colleague Sasha recommends an InterBase database as your free product choice. You get the free InterBase Developer Edition included with your RAD XE2 product and then you can choose a full InterBase Server or an embeddable Desktop or To Go deployment license as your free BOGO product.

January 10, 2012

New Webinar: Software Development Trends 2012 with David I and more

Registration is now open for our first free webinar of the year - Software Development Trends 2012 featuring  David I in an interactive discussion with Michael Swindell, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Products and John Thomas, Director of Product Management discussing software development trends that are important to Delphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio and other software developers in the new year.

Software Development Trends 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012
6:00am PST / 9:00am EST / 3:00pm CET
11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST
5:00pm PST / January 24 12:00pm Australian EDT

Topics and trends that will be covered include:

  • What developers need to know to be successful in 2012
  • Productive Windows and Mac application development in your workplace
  • Adding mobile applications to your business infrastructure
  • Cloud applications and storage and their impact on software developers
  • Multi-client, multi-platform, multi-database, multi-tier – how to leverage it all in 2012

You will get insight into technologies that are making a difference for ISVs and enterprises and how you can use Embarcadero tools to create great software that puts you ahead of the competition. You’ll also get a chance to ask questions during a live Q&A session at the end.

Join us for this valuable session with information that every developer using RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder, Embarcadero Prism and RadPHP needs to know!