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Delphi Developer Days 2014 Tour Featuring Bob Swart and Cary Jensen

Register now for two days of intense Delphi sessions. Hear about Android and iOS mobile development, exploring platforms for cross-platform development, FireDAC and database connectivity and advanced techniques, object-oriented programming and component design, data-awareness in FireMonkey applications, REST and SOAP, and much more. Register early and get a discounted price.
Dates and Cities

May 5-6 2014 - [...]

Windows XP end of life April 8, 2014 - easily move your Delphi and C++ apps forward

It’s 2014. On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP (Microsoft recently announced that they will continue to provide virus warnings until summer 2015). By moving, now, to RAD Studio XE5, Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5 you can move your apps forward to Windows 7 and 8 and take advantage of many of [...]

Bob Swart’s Delphi XE5 courseware for sale….

I hear from Delphi developers that they need more information, books, courses and help. Bob Swart, one of our great global Delphi experts, has his Delphi XE5 courseware for sale. These are the same course materials that Bob uses in his Delphi training courses.
Bob’s courseware home page -
Delphi XE5 courseware (PDF format):

Delphi XE5 Development Essentials
Delphi [...]

CodeRage 7 Delphi conference sessions are ready to watch and download

All of the CodeRage 7 Delphi Conference replay videos (with live Q&A appended at the end) have been edited, rendered as MP4 files and uploaded to CodeCentral and also uploaded to Embarcadero YouTube Channel CodeRage 7 Playlist).  CodeRage 7 sessions included coverage of Delphi XE3, HTML5 Builder, Embarcadero Prism, and RAD Studio XE3 product features [...]

24 Hours of Delphi - Tuesday, December 20 - current session schedule

The following is the current agenda/schedule for the 24 Hours of Delphi that takes place next Tuesday, December 20 from 12:00am PST (08:00 GMT) and ends December 21 at 12:00am PST.  During the 24 hours we will have special guests, live presentations and demonstrations, live Q&A, and additional sessions from CodeRage 6 and our recent [...]

Want more…Wizards

I just got out of the movie theater where I watched "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows part 2".  I won’t spoil the movie for any of you who have not seen the movie yet.  What I can say, is the world needs a lot more wizards and a lot less muggles.  There is a [...]

How to start a programming career with Delphi XE and C++Builder XE Starter Editions

Over the years, one of the recurring conversations has been around how to get started in computer programming, what language to learn first and how to prepare for a career.  There have been numerous articles, blog posts, conference talks, videos, white papers and studies done.  Colleges,  placement centers and employment agencies also offer advice to students, entrepreneurs/start-ups, retirees, [...]

Developer Christmas Countdown - December 4 - T minus 21 days

December 4: Developer Newsworthy Items
It’s the weekend here in California. While it is a day off, we developers never acutally stop. Here are a few news items and tecnnical articles that I have been reading this past week:

Steve Wozniak preview tour of a new exhibit at the Computer History Museum
Samsung’s Galaxy Tablet hits 1 million [...]

Developer Christmas Countdown - December 3 - T minus 22 days

December 3: Magazines, Books, Blogs and WebSites for Delphi, C++Builder, Delphi Prism and RadPHP
There is a worldwide ecosystem supporting our Embarcadero developer tools and technologies. Here are just a few of the resources available to you:

Pascal Gamer Magazine - now available for purchase on
Bob Swart’s Delphi XE Development Essentials
Marco Cantu’s books on Amazon
C++Builder Developer’s Journal
Jose [...]

Delphi XE & C++Builder XE update 1 and other news…

Update 1 for Delphi XE and C++Builder XE is now available.  There are three ways to get the update:

Upgrading via the Automatic Upgrade Mechanism
Manually Checking for Updates
Update 1 is also available for download from the registered users download pages

Get all the details by reading Andreano Lanusse’s blog article at
Additional update 1 information:

Readme: Update 1 [...]

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