Archive for December, 2013

Great XE5 Upgrade Offers

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

If you’re still using a version of Delphi that isn’t XE5, Embarcadero have some great offers running until the end of 2013 for upgrades to the XE5 versions of their development tools. Check them out here.

If you’re not familiar with what XE5 can offer you, then let me sum it up by simply saying you can write the bulk of an application once and then using two variants of the project you can target Windows and MacOSX (one variant) and iOS and Android (another variant).

Having tried out the Android tools myself, I can say it’s pretty dam good. If you are considering upgrading but have questions you’d like to ask someone other than a salesman, please feel free to signup an account here on my blog and post your question in the Delphi forum. If I can’t answer it immediately, I’ll break out XE5 and investigate or I’ll pop the question to the other MVPs.

CodeRage 8 Sessions On-line

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

For anyone who missed the excellent CodeRage 8 event from Embarcadero, the sessions are now online at

The focus was Delphi XE5 and the sessions cover a whole range of topics with many focusing on the Android and iOS support of the new compiler. Head over and check them out.