December 26, 2012

Delphi XE3 Pricing Dec 2012 and Jan 2013

There are several Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio special offers ending on December 31, 2012. Here's a quick list what the prices are today compared to what they will be on January 1st. These prices are in Euros but the general percentages are the same across all currencies.

The other pieces of the promos including free HTML5 Builder with Delphi/C++Builder purchase and free RAD Bonus Pack also end December 31st and provide up to 549 in extra value beyond the prices mentioned below.

This info below isn't anything new. Just showing the prices in a table format to make everything easy to understand so you don't miss out on any good deals.

Price until December 31, 2012
Price as of January 1, 2013
Reason for price change

Delphi XE3 Professional New User
899 999 January 1 price change (as mentioned in upgrade emails Oct-Dec)

Delphi XE3 Professional upgrade from v2009 or earlier
499 999 Upgrade from any earlier version promo ends and price change

Delphi XE3 Professional upgrade from v2010 or later
499 549 January 1 price change (as mentioned in upgrade emails Oct-Dec)
Delphi XE3 Enterprise upgrade from v2009 or earlier 1299 1999 Upgrade from any earlier version promo ends
Delphi XE3 Ultimate New User 1999 2999 Ultimate at Enterprise price promo ends
Delphi XE3 Ultimate upgrade from v2009 or earlier 1299 2999 Ultimate at Enterprise price promo ends and upgrade from any earlier version promo ends
Delphi XE3 Ultimate upgrade from v2010 or later 1299 1999 Ultimate at Enterprise price promo ends
Delphi XE3 Architect upgrade from v2009 or earlier 2299 3499 Upgrade from any earlier version promo ends

See all the current prices at the Embarcadero online store

The same prices apply to C++Builder. RAD Studio upgrade prices for version 2009 and earlier users as well as RAD Studio Ultimate prices will go back to their normal levels when the Q4 promos expire. 

Remember, you only have until December 31st to purchase at the discounted prices and with all the holidays coming up, you might want to upgrade sooner rather than later.

December 20, 2012

Creating apps with HTML5 Builder and Delphi DataSnap

As you may know, there is an offer running through December 31, 2012 where you can get HTML5 Builder free when purchasing Delphi XE3. If you're wondering how you might use those two tools together, this recent presentation from the CodeRage Delphi Developer Conference gives a good explanation of how to use HTML5 Builder to create a client that accesses a Delphi DataSnap server.

December 19, 2012

The on-demand replay of our recent session with Bjarne Stroustrup at the CodeRage C++ Developer Conference is now available.

A Conversation with the C++ language designer, Bjarne Stroustrup

Bjarne Stroustrup, the designer and original implementer of C++, recently spoke with David I, Embarcadero’s VP of Developer Relations, at the recent CodeRage online developer conference.

They discussed a wide range of topics that centered on the recently-approved ISO C++11 standard: new language features; how C++11 builds on C++’s strengths; how it makes C++ easier to learn, use and teach.

Bjarne also shares his thoughts on application portability, and C++’s ubiquitous presence in the markets.

Watch it now

December 18, 2012

Reminder: Delphi special offers ending December 31, 2012

As we quickly approach the end of the year, here’s a reminder about these special offers that end on December 31, 2012.

  • Get HTML5 Builder FREE with purchase of Delphi XE3 or C++Builder XE3
  • Get the RAD Bonus Pack (TMS Grid for FireMonkey, Mida VCL to FireMonkey Converter and FireMonkey Jet Style Pack) free with purchase of RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder XE3
  • Get Ultimate edition at the Enterprise edition price – get essential tools for database app developers and save up to $1,000
  • Upgrade from any earlier version and save up to 45% off the new user price

Learn more about these offers at:

Top Reasons to upgrade now…

  • Create 64-bit Windows applications with Delphi and C++Builder
  • Create an application once with FireMonkey and compile to both Windows and Mac
  • Give your apps the latest Windows 8 and Mac OS X look and feel
  • Add web and mobile development with a free copy of HTML5 Builder when you buy Delphi or C++Builder. HTML5 Builder is also included in RAD Studio.
  • Avoid the January 1 price increase on Delphi and C++Builder Professional editions and upgrade pricing limited to only users of version 2010 and later starting January 1

December 10, 2012

C++Builder 64-bit is here! And Update 1 for Delphi XE3 and RAD Studio XE3

Update 1 for RAD Studio XE3, Delphi XE3 and C++Builder are now available free of charge for registered  users of version XE3 of those products. Here are the download links:

The main new feature in this update is the new C++Builder 64-bit Windows compiler. There are also fixes for Delphi and C++Builder users. The 64-bit compiler is available in the Professional edition and higher.

Note that the install process for this update is a full uninstall/reinstall and will take some time to complete so you might need to set aside a little more time to do the update than you would for a normal hotfix or simple update.

If you don't have XE3 yet, all new deliveries of Delphi XE3, C++Builder XE3 and RAD Studio XE3 starting today will include Update 1 as part of the install. The trial downloads have also been updated to the new version. An ISO with update 1 is also available to registered users.

December 4, 2012

What's New in FireMonkey FM2 Webinar with David I today

Join David I for "What's New in FireMonkey FM2". Choice of two times today or two times Thursday. Register to attend for this free webinar at:

This lunch and learn will cover several of the new features in FireMonkey FM2 including (but not limited to):

* Anchors and Layouts
* Actions
* Touch and Gestures
* Bitmap Styles and Non-Client Area Styles
* Multi-media Playback and Capture
* Device and sensor management
* Location and Motion sensors
* Material Source for 3D components
* Building FireMonkey apps for the Apple Mac Store

Register now!