March 27, 2012

March 22, 2012

Why now is the best time to upgrade to Delphi XE2

There are many reasons to upgrade to Delphi XE2 from a product perspective like FireMonkey, Mac, mobile development, 64-bit, VCL Styles, RAD Cloud / DataSnap and everything else that makes Delphi XE2 so exciting.

This is another view on why it's important to upgrade now, from a pricing and promos perspective.

As you may know, upgrade pricing on Delphi XE2 for 2007 and earlier users ends March 30th. There are no plans to extend it again.

That means if you want to upgrade from a 2007 or earlier version of Delphi, C++Builder RAD Studio or Borland Developer Studio to an XE2 version, you only have until March 30th to get the upgrade price.

How much do you save?

  • Delphi XE2 Professional $499 until March 30, then $899 starting April 1. Save $400
  • Delphi XE2 Enterprise $1,299 until March 30, then $1,999 starting April 1. Save $700
  • Delphi XE2 Ultimate $1,999 until March 30, then $2,999 starting April 1. Save $1,000
  • Delphi XE2 Architect $2,299 until March 30 then $3,499 starting April 1. Save $1,200

(these are US dollar prices but they should give you a general idea)

You won't get a better deal if you wait...

I can't tell you the details of the promos planned for next quarter but I can say you will get the best deal if you upgrade to Delphi XE2 now.

1. If you're upgrading from 2007 or earlier, you should take advantage of the upgrade price now because it won't be available next quarter. 
2. If you buy now, you qualify for the BOGO offer which expires March 30th and get to choose a free second tool.
3. The specials planned for next quarter apply to all new Delphi purchasers and anyone who has already purchased Delphi XE2. That means if you buy Delphi now, you will be eligible for the same specials in the coming months and you won't be missing out on a better deal.
Disclaimer: I can't guarantee that some other type of promo or special won't be added in the future but this is my best advice based on the plans I'm aware of.

March 20, 2012

New Delphi, C++Builder and Prism Webinars

There are two great new webinars coming up in the next week or so. If you're interested in developing Windows and Mac and/or .NET apps, be sure to register and check them out.

Also don't forget that the two special offers for upgrade savings up to 45% if you own any earlier version of Delphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio or Borland Developer Studio plus Buy One Tool, Get a Second Tool Free end on March 30th. Just 10 days left to take advantage of these offers.

March 12, 2012

Delphi XE2 and C++Builder XE2 Help Update 4 Available Now

Help Update 4 for Delphi XE2 and C++Builder XE2 (and RAD Studio XE2) is now available.

The help update is available by running the Embarcadero RAD Studio XE2 | Check for Updates item from the Windows Start menu or it can be downloaded from:

Help Update 4 contains the following major additions:

Offer reminder: Only 18 days remain for the Buy One Tool, Get a Second Tool Free and Upgrade from any earlier version to XE2 offers which end March 30, 2012.

March 4, 2012

Windows and Mac Development with C++ Webinar

Here's an invite to a new webinar on C++ development for Windows and Mac with C++Builder XE2 and FireMonkey.

Free Webinar: Create Windows and Mac Apps from a Single C++ Codebase with C++Builder XE2

Join Embarcadero and TechXtend for a free technical webinar: Windows and Mac programming with FireMonkey and C++Builder

Join us at this free online event to get a first-hand look at how FireMonkey enables C++ developers to build visually spectacular business applications that are faster, more visually stunning and more connected -– all with native performance on Windows and Mac.

Windows and Mac Programming with FireMonkey and C++Builder
Live Webinar – March 15th

Register Now

FireMonkey is the first native CPU and GPU powered platform for rich business applications and is now available to C++ programmers in new C++Builder XE2!

See what all the excitement is about and learn how to:

  • Create GPU-powered HD and 3D user interfaces and highly visual business applications
  • Build applications once and deploy to both Windows and Mac
  • Extend your multi-tier DataSnap applications with new mobile and cloud connectivity using RAD Cloud
  • Connect any type of data to any user interface element and visualize live data graphics with LiveBindings
  • Use the power of the C++ programming language and libraries with the speed of RAD/Visual development
  • FireMonkey is designed for packaged, enterprise and technical industry software, enabling you to easily develop visually stunning and highly connected applications for Windows and Mac.

FireMonkey applications are 100% CPU and GPU native, which means your applications will have the performance that you simply can’t get from RIA platforms, virtual machine runtimes and dynamic languages.

Coding in FireMonkey is fun, easy and amazingly flexible and powerful. Join us for this webinar and learn more!

This webinar is presented by Embarcadero and North America reseller partner TechXtend. Anyone worldwide is welcome to attend the webinar. Any pricing or offers mentioned are only available to attendees from the US and Canada when purchasing through TechXtend.

March 2, 2012

FireMonkey Video Tutorial Series

Similar to what we had in December with the 31 Days of RAD Studio Tutorials video series, there will a new FireMonkey tutorial video series running through the month of March. David I will be putting together 31 videos on FireMonkey in total. Here's the first video.

The playlist for this series on YouTube will be here:

There will also be a page for it on after there are a few videos available.

And, of course, you can learn more about FireMonkey at