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Note:  This section of Dr.Bob's Delphi Clinic is devoted to news about the upcoming Delphi XE.

2012/01/01 - Delphi XE Courseware Manuals in PDF format
These following Delphi XE Courseware manuals are distributed in PDF format and include free updates (for a period of a year) and e-mail support about the topics covered in the manual. If you want to order more than one different title, please use the webshop at
Click on the price link for more info(table of contents, source code download) and "Buy Now" buttons:

PDF No VAT With 19% VAT
Delphi XE Development Essentials (final; 08-2011)   Free bonus PDF 50  59,50 
Delphi XE XML, SOAP & Web Services Development (Jan 2012)  99  117.81 
Delphi XE IntraWeb XI Development (Feb 2012) 99  117.81 
Prism XE Development Essentials (June 2011) 50  59,50 

Customers outside of the European Union, or within the European Union but able to specify a company name and valid VAT number, do not have to pay VAT. Customers from the European Union without company name and VAT number should use the second link to pay with VAT included. Note that customers from The Netherlands must always pay 19% VAT, and should not use PayPal please but a regular bank transfer please (contact me by e-mail for details).

2011/08/27 - Book Review: Delphi XE IntraWeb XI
In this video Alister Christie reviews the Delphi XE Intraweb XI book by Bob Swart. It appears he likes the book, and it has been worthwhile for him, although it is expensive. See the video for the full story.
The funny thing is that I didn't know that Alister has made the review until my son saw the movie on YouTube.

2011/01/20 - RAD Studio Quality Survey
Embarcadero cares a great deal about your experiences with our products. They are continually striving to make them better based on user feedback.
Director of Quality Assurance, Chris Pattinson invites us to complete the Embarcadero 2011 RAD Studio Quality Survey. This 23 question survey is for all users of C++Builder XE, Delphi XE and RAD Studio XE, and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your contact details are optional, and will only be used if you agree for us to contact you with any follow-up questions. Thank you for your participation!

2010/11/15 - Update 1 for Delphi XE and C++Builder XE available
Update 1 for Delphi XE and C++Builder XE is now available, see the Readme and Fix List.
Note: if you have DDevExtensions installed in Delphi XE, you must uninstall it before you run the Delphi XE Update #1. After you've uninstalled DDevExtensions and applied Update #1, you can download the new DDevExtensions 2.1

2010/10/19 - Delphi XE Development Essentials published
I've just finished my Delphi XE Development Essentials courseware manual; it's available for 42 EURO as paperback from (this price does not include shipping).
Delphi XE Development Essentials contains almost 300 pages (7 chapters) on the latest version of Delphi. Covering the IDE (44 pages), Language Enhancements since Delphi 7 (35 pages), RTL and VCL Enhancements (48 pages), Unicode and globalization/localization (32 pages), Modeling Support including metrics, audits and documentation (40 pages), Unit Testing (38 pages) and the bundled third-party controls, with special focus on CodeSite Express, AQtime Standard and the Subversion integration into the IDE (32 pages). Each chapter ends with a number of exercises, and at the back of the book there is an appendix with the answers (22 pages), so the book is ideal for self-study or use as training manual.
A PDF version of this book is given as free bonus if you purchase another PDF courseware manual from me or if you purchase Delphi XE or RAD Studio XE from me.

2010/09/29 - Advantage Database Server Components in Delphi XE
In this article, I'll demonstrate how we can recompile and install the ADS TDataSet component packages for Delphi and RAD Studio XE.

2010/09/02 - Delphi XE
In this article, I'll describe my first look and experiences with Delphi XE and RAD Studio XE based on the preparations for the RAD Studio XE launch in The Netherlands (and my Dutch Delphi OplossingsCourant).

2010/08/12 - New RAD Studio Roadmap
An updated RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder Roadmap is published on the Embarcadero Developer Network.

2010/05/10 - RAD Studio Roadmap
Embarcadero has just published the new RAD Studio Roadmap. This Roadmap includes information on the upcoming Delphi Fulcrum, supporting both Windows and Mac OS X application development, Delphi Wheelhouse (adding Linux support), the 64-bits Compiler Preview (early 2011), Delphi Commodore (the full 64-bits version) and project Chromium.

For Delphi X, there are now two project specified: Project Fulcrum (Windows and Mac OS X) and Project Wheelhouse (adding Linux support, plus more DataSnap support for Mac OS X).

Note that the original Project X now seems to be split in two, and we will first get a release of Delphi Fulcrum for Windows and Mac OS X application development.

2010/02/22 - Michael Rozlog interview
Jim McKeeth from has conducted a podcast with Micheal Rozlog, the Delphi product manager. Among other things, Michael talks about the next version of Delphi, which support Windows and Mac OS X targets. There will be a preview for Linux target. Right now, this upcoming version is in beta at select third party developers.

2009/05/18 - Delphi "X" Main Themes
Delphi X is the codename for an upcoming version of Delphi with the following main themes:

2009/01/07 - The Future of the Delphi Compiler
Nick Hodges has published an article on Developer Network about the future of the Delphi Compiler. In this article, Nick talks about the Compiler Front End (the part that defines what the language is), with the idea to create a new Front End to offer a choice between a new, non-legacy syntax and the older way of coding (read the article to example of legacy syntax). New code would have to be put in a new type of code module (so it looks like there would be no mixing of code, although you may be able to use both kinds of modules in your projects).
Nick also talks about the Compiler Back Ends (one for Delphi, one for C++) which currently produce 32-bit binaries for Windows. A new Back End would be able to produce 64-bit for Windows, and should be shared by both Delphi and C++, and "a bit more flexible with respect to what architecture it targets" (or so Nick writes).
Doing a new Compiler Front End and unified Back End (for both Delphi and C++Builder) will take time. The team plans to release a preview of the 64-bit compiler (just the compiler, not the IDE) in mid-2009, and the final 64-bit version of Delphi should be ready min-2010.

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