5 days left - special offers for Delphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio developers!

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There are only 5 days left to take advantage of the Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio special offers. The last day to take advantage of the offers is June 28, 2010. Following the format of the "Late Show with David Letterman Top Ten list", here are the "number 5" reasons to use Delphi, C++Builder, Delphi Prism and RAD Studio.

  • 5. Delphi - Go further with code reuse – code and components in Delphi are designed from the start for reuse. Use or customize the hundreds of included components for everything from user interfaces to database access or choose from tens of thousands of 3rd party commercial and open source components to do anything from a to z. If you can think of it, there’s likely a component available to get it done.  You can also take advantage of built-in Design Pattern support to create the starting code for all of the "Gang of Four" design patterns.  You can also harvest patterns in your own code and save those patterns in a pattern repository for later code reuse.

  • 5. C++Builder - Work with all your data – C++Builder provides lean, native, high performance access to all the popular database management systems including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, SQL Anywhere, InterBase, Firebird, IBM DB2, Informix and more. Using a robust, powerful database access framework, developers can easily access, create, read, update and delete data with ease, either from visual controls or in code. If you have XML data you can process it using the XMLMapper and the ClientDataSet.  You can even create in-memory tables and fields using the ClientDataSet and save metadata and data to a local file in XML and binary formats.

  • 5. Delphi Prism - Access to more frameworks, platforms and new language features -Previous versions of Delphi Prism already supported many frameworks and technologies. Delphi Prism 2011 adds much more useful functionality available out of the box. New .NET 4.0 is fully supported and with the new improvements in supporting better native/managed interoperability, threading improvements, enhanced garbage collection, and many others. Plus, we’ve added new features to the Delphi Prism language including extension methods, support for BigInteger constants, introductory support for Tuple types and many others. You won’t find such a wide range of out of the box functionality in any other .NET IDE on the market!  Delphi Prism supports the .NET parallel extensions framework, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Silverlight 3 and 4, the Mono framework for cross platform development, the Novell MonoTouch iPhone tools and other frameworks that work with .NET.

  • 5. RAD Studio - Reach more user desktops – Let us to do the work for you. Multiple Windows versions are supported seamlessly in the VCL framework – freeing you to support more Windows desktops without worrying about the specific Windows API details of each version.  The touch and gesture support works on Windows 7 multi-touch systems. You can use the same gesture-based code and events on TabletPCs using a stylus and use a mouse on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 computers.

What can you build with Delphi, C++Builder, Delphi Prism and RAD Studio? Frankly, Everything! Check out some of what others have built in our application showcase at http://www.embarcadero.com/rad-in-action/application-showcase.

To learn more about the special offers that are available until June 28, go to the special offer page at http://www.embarcadero.com/radoffer.

If you have any specific questions or need further help, send me an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or leave a comment to this blog post.

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David Intersimone (known to many as David I.) is a passionate and innovative software industry veteran-often referred to as a developer icon-who extols and educates the world on Embarcadero developer tools. He shares his visions as an active member of the industry speaking circuit and is tapped as an expert source by the media. He is a long-standing champion of architects, developers and database professionals and works to ensure that their needs are folded into Embarcadero's strategic product plans. David holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, California.


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