As well as very recently releasing RAD Studio 10.4.1 (see previous post) Embarcadero have launched their #DesktopFirst summit.
Embarcadero are very wise to be promoting desktop design in this way. It’s a subject that is still of vital importance and has lost a bit of public (and developer’s !) focus recently.
I’m pleased to say that I will be making a short presentation as part of this event. With the title “Right Click is Right !” I will be suggesting that the orginal Windows approach to applications design (do you remember Windows 95? or earlier?) has a lot going for it.
Click here to join the summit. It will be a fascinating experience !
It would be very interesting to know if you use Delphi or C++….
I’ve set up a doodle poll……
CAN EVERYONE COMPLETE THIS POLL ? then we’ll get an indication……
Delphi or C++ Poll
(this link leads to Doodle Poll)
The latest road map for Embarcadero RAD Studio, C++ Builder and Delphi is now available at the link below.
Multi-device Delphi users will be impressed with soon-to-be-with-us options and multi-device C++ users may be less impressed with the failure of the C++ side of multi-device development failing to keep up…..
It’s an interesting read, here’s the link.
Embarcadero Road Map (May 2019)
Embarcadero have just announced the availability of RAD Studio Rio 10.3.1. This follows (fairly) hot on the heals of Rio 10.3 which was released in Nov 2019
This release has some minor new additions but is basically a bug fix release. You have to uninstall 10.3 and then install 10.3.1 using the same type of installer (either ISO or www) that you originally used for the 10.3 install.
Registered users can use the following download links
RAD Studio Rio
C++ Builder Rio
The “Community Edition” (free of charge (subject to restrictions on use) version) is available at
C++ Builder Rio Community Edition
Delphi Rio Community Edition
Behind Embarcadero’s first class products are a strong on-line community and a company keen to keep it’s customer base bang up to date with what’s going on. One way they achieve this is an annual on-line event, “Code Rage. This is a free series of presentations that cover a very wide range of programming aspects. It most definitely is NOT a series of sales or marketing talks!
It’s free to anyone and registration is simple and quick. Once registered there is no obligation to attend any o the on-line events, but when you see the line up, why wouldn’t you?
To register, head over to Embarcadero CodeRage 2018
I mentioned the release of the free version of the Embarcadero C++ or Delphi development environment back on 19th July 2018.
This version is free to most people who make litte or no money from s/w development. There are full details of the precise license restrictions at the download links at the bottom of this posting.
This has gone down very well with hobbyists and open source enthusiasts and also allows “start up” companies to get going with a professional s/w development IDE and only have to pay when they start to make some genuine income.
Since it’s release two other advantages have occured to me.
a) Customers who are worried about ongoing support their software that I have supplied, should my company suddenly collapse (or be taken over) can now get hold of a genuine copy of community edition and can prove to themselves that the source code package I am supplying can actually be compiled and linked by someone else. I’ve always known this but now they can check for themselves. [This only applies to customers who are not in the software development business of course, but this applies to all of my company’s customers (that’s why they use my company)].
b) Anyone applying for a job at my company can now be asked to get a copy of Community Edition and be asked to develop or debug code using their copy as part of our interveiw/selection process.
Community Edition is great: Here are the links, if you are new to Embarcadero products go get it now!
C++ Builder Community Edition
Delphi (object pascal) Community Edition