February 28, 2012

Update 4 available for Delphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio and RadPHP

Update 4 is now available for Delphi and C++Builder XE2. Update 4 for RadPHP XE2 is also available. Embarcadero Prism XE2 Update 5 is also available as of last week.

Here are all the links:

Delphi and C++Builder XE2 Update 4 ISO
http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/28758

Delphi and C++Builder XE2 Update 4 announcement article
http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/42087

Delphi and C++Builder XE2 Update 4 bug fix list EDN article
http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/42090

RadPHP XE2 Update 4
http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/28759

RadPHP XE2 Update 4 announcement article
http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/42088

Embarcadero Prism XE2 Update 5 announcement article
http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/42082

Embarcadero Prism XE2 Update 5
http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/28754

February 23, 2012

RAD in Action LiveBindings - Webinar and White Paper featuring Cary Jensen

We have a new addition to the RAD in Action series. The topic is LiveBindings in Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE2.


Register for the free webinar coming March 14th

Get the companion white paper "Understanding RAD Studio's LiveBindings"

Learn more and see LiveBindings videos on the RAD in Action LiveBindings web page

LiveBindings, first introduced in RAD Studio XE2, are a mechanism for updating the properties of an object based on an expression. LiveBindings, which are supported in both Delphi and C++Builder, as well as Windows (x86 and x64), OS X (Mac), and iOS (iPhone and iPad) applications, represent a significant new mechanism for creating associations between objects, adding capabilities not previously found in RAD Studio.

Join Delphi expert Cary Jensen in this fun and enlightening look at one of RAD Studio's latest technologies. Learn how LiveBindings provide you valuable alternatives to interfacing your classes in both VCL and FireMonkey applications.

February 16, 2012

More on Mac and iOS usage in the workplace

A coworker just forwarded me some more information on the increase in Mac and iOS devices in the workplace. This newest information comes from Forrester.


As more people are using those devices, developers using Delphi and C++Builder with FireMonkey have a great opportunity to build both Windows and Mac versions of their business applications from a single code base. 

There are two really good on-demand webinars available on this topic if you're interested.





The full Forrester report related to the infographic above is available here. It costs $499 if you aren't a subscriber.


February 14, 2012

Buy Delphi, Get a Second Tool Free offer - in many languages

I just posted the Buy One Tool, Get a Second Tool Free promo emails in many different languages on EDN. I thought I'd share the links with you in case you're interested in seeing any or all of them.

Hope you enjoy them.

February 13, 2012

Agenda for Feb 14 Delphi Birthday and FireMonkey Webinar

David I just sent us the timeline for the Delphi Birthday webinar featuring FireMonkey. Looks like it will be a great webinar:

  • Welcome and birthday celebration – 5 minutes
  • Conversation with Barry Kelly about Delphi and Delphi compiler with Q&A – 20 minutes max
  • David I – history of Delphi Innovations – 10 minutes
  •  Pawel demos – 10 minutes
  • Stephen Ball demo – 15 minutes
  • Vsevelod demos – 9 minutes
  • Andreano demo 3D text - 15 minutes
  • Anders Ohlsson FireMonkey Scientific and Mathematics demos – 20 minutes
  • David I – Data Visualization demo  – 5 minutes
  • Live Q&A – 25 minutes max


For the 2nd session, Allen Bauer will be doing the second segment in place of Barry Kelly.

There's still time to register. Don't miss out. Register now at http://embt.co/DelphiBday


February 8, 2012

Press Release: Embarcadero Technologies Grows Delphi and C++ by 54% in 2011

More good news about Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio...

Embarcadero Technologies Grows Delphi and C++ by 54% in 2011
Release of RAD Studio XE2 and FireMonkey Enhance Cross Platform
Development Capabilities and Drive Growth

SAN FRANCISCO –February 7, 2012— Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, announced today that worldwide sales for its new RAD family of development tools, including RAD Studio, Delphi, and C++Builder, grew 54 percent over sales of the previous version in 2010, further accelerating the previous three years of consecutive 15 percent year-over-year growth of the Delphi and RAD Studio product lines.

With the release of both RAD Studio XE2 and FireMonkey in 2011, the RAD Studio suite now offers a powerful toolset to C++ and Delphi developers, enabling them to develop rich applications across desktop and mobile platforms with integrated native support for the most popular database platforms including Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, InterBase, MySQL and more.

FireMonkey, a new addition to the RAD Studio family, is a next generation application platform that enables organizations to build visually stunning HD and 3D business applications for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac, and iOS. RAD Studio XE2 is a highly productive development environment for the popular Delphi, C++ and PHP programming languages. The extensive Embarcadero developer community is the second largest Windows developer community in the world after Microsoft.

“The world for Windows developers is changing. Every month Windows developers are facing an increasing demand for Mac and Mobile, and at the same time they are expected to raise the bar on user experience and interoperability.” said Michael Swindell, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Products at Embarcadero. “Developers need tools to help them deliver on these new demands without materially increasing timelines and budgets. We’re proud that RAD Studio XE2 is helping Windows developers tame these pressures and develop rich native applications across multiple platforms from a single codebase. And this is the key driver behind Delphi and C++Builder’s impressive growth.”

According to a recent Forrester report, nearly 50 percent of businesses in North America and Western Europe now issue Mac computers in the workplace, and 27 percent of those companies offer support for the iPad. It’s clear that Apple is becoming an important factor in the Enterprise, and developers must address that as they build business applications. RAD Studio’s cross platform development capabilities address the rapidly growing Mac and iOS markets, which enables developers to reach an additional 10 to 15 percent of the Desktop market with minimal additional development cost. Developers using RAD Studio can write an application once and compile to both Windows and Mac – no need for a separate development team using different development tools or duplicating effort to create Windows and Mac versions of an application.

In fall 2011, Embarcadero hosted a RAD Studio XE2 world launch tour, which brought the Delphi developer community together in countries across North America, APAC and EMEA. Over three months, more than 70 events were held in 30 countries with almost 10,000 registered. The events showcased the new features of both RAD Studio XE2 and FireMonkey, and provided the community with a chance to learn, connect, and share their experiences with RAD Studio. To learn more about the full line of Embarcadero application development tools including Delphi, C++Builder, and RAD Studio, please visit http://www.embarcadero.com/products/application-development.

About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., a software management and delivery company, is a leading provider of database and application development software tools. By using Embarcadero‘s award-winning products, professionals can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Three million users worldwide and 90 of the Fortune 100 companies 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 www.embarcadero.com.

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February 7, 2012

Webinar Recording: Embed. Deploy. Relax! Introducing InterBase XE database


Do you need a low cost, high performance workgroup or embedded database? People select InterBase XE because it's easy to install, has a small footprint, requires no administration and is incredibly scalable and powerful. Watch this free webinar recording to learn about this amazing technology and how you can utilize it for your business critical and embedded applications.

To learn more visit: http://www.embarcadero.com/products/interbase




And remember that Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio include InterBase Developer Edition free.

February 5, 2012

Upgrade from any earlier version offer extended

If you are currently using version 2007 or earlier of Delphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio or Borland Developer Studio, you can still get the new XE2 version at the upgrade price through March 30th. Combine this with the Buy Delphi, Choose a Second Tool Free offer and it's a great deal.


February 3, 2012

Upcoming webinars for Delphi developers

Our busy new year is continuing with these new webinars. Take a look and see if any of the topics look interesting. They're all free.

Delphi and RAD Studio Reporting with FastReport - February 7
RAD Studio XE2 now includes the FastReport RAD Studio Edition at no extra charge, making it easier than ever for you to create great looking reports. How can you make the most of this powerful new reporting solution? Join Embarcadero’s Anders Ohlsson and the Michael Philippenko from Fast Reports Inc. to learn how use FastReport to deliver reports that exceed your users’ expectations.

Advanced Business, Scientific and Engineering Application Development with FireMonkey - February 9
This webinar will show developers how to build business, scientific and engineering applications using FireMonkey 3D technologies and built-in database, cloud, and multi-tier connectivity in RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE2. This webinar is presented in conjunction with Embarcadero US reseller partner TechXtend. Purchasing information mentioned during the webinar will apply to North America attendees only but everyone is welcome to attend.

Delphi Birthday Celebration - February 14
Join host David I, Delphi R&D team members, and industry experts who will showcase leading edge Delphi technologies, talk about customer success stories and provide tips for developers who want to move their applications into the future.

La Base de Datos Integrada - February 15
¿Sabía que usted obtiene una edición gratuita de InterBase para desarrolladores, una base de datos de alto rendimiento que puede integrar fácilmente a sus aplicaciones, con RAD Studio, Delphi y C++ Builder?Nuestros clientes eligen InterBase porque es fácil de instalar, consume pocos recursos y no requiere administración, además de ser increíblemente escalable y potente.