Delphi Clinic C++Builder Gate Training & Consultancy Delphi Notes Weblog Dr.Bob's Webshop
Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes Astro
 Dr.Bob's HTML5 Builder News
Note:  This section of Dr.Bob's Delphi Clinic is devoted to news and information about HTML5 Builder, for HTML5, PHP and JavaScript.

2012/09/29 - RAD Studio Mobile - Roadmap
Embarcadero has publised the RAD Studio Mobile roadmap, covering what's in development (integrated C++ and Delphi native ARM toolchains, native iOS and Android platform support, FireMonkey Mobile Framework and Mobile Form Designers, among others), when we can expect things (Mobile Beta Program, iOS final and Android final), and how we can expect to purchase it (part of RAD Studio Enterprise subscription and/or low prince add-on).
Note that all XE3 customers can participate in the RAD Studio Mobile beta (you can apply by clicking on the "my eligible field tests" link on the Embarcadero Developer Network.

2012/09/03 - HTML5 Builder
Today, Embarcadero released RAD Studio XE3 (including Delphi, C++Builder, Prism and HTML5 Builder). HTML5 Builder XE3 can be seen as the rebranded RadPHP XE2. With HTML5 Builder you can develop your app once using a single HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and PHP codebase and target multiple mobile operating systems, devices and Web browsers.
See the data sheet and feature matrix for more details.

2011/09/02 - RAD Studio XE2 with RadPHP XE2
The XE2 editions of RadPHP and RAD Studio (which Delphi, C++Builder, Prism and the aforementioned RadPHP) have just been released.

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!

2010/08/31 - RAD Studio XE with RadPHP XE
The XE editions of RadPHP and RAD Studio (which Delphi, C++Builder, Delphi Prism and the aforementioned RadPHP) have just been released.

2009/06/01 - Delphi for PHP 1.0/2007 De-Supported
Delphi for PHP 1.0/2007 is now officially de-supported, and is no longer eligible for Technical Support.

2009/02/18 - Delphi for PHP Survey
If you are a Delphi for PHP developer, and/or are interested in Delphif or PHP, please take the time to fill out the Delphi for PHP Survey.

2008/11/27 - Delphi for PHP 2.0 Update 1
Update 1 for Delphi for PHP 2.0 has been released and is available for download from the registered user downloads page. This update is being provided to licensed users of CodeGear Delphi for PHP.
You can verify that you have the latest version installed by running Delphi for PHP and checking Help|About. Delphi for PHP 2.0 Update 1 is Version

2008/10/10 - Delphi for PHP Public Beta
Join the Delphi for PHP 2.0 Update 1 Public Beta and get started with it right now.

2008/10/01 - Delphi for PHP Newsgroups
The Borland Newsgroups at are no longer working and should be replaced by the CodeGear newsgroups at
For more information, see

2008/09/20 - Getting started with Delphi for PHP
This article on Getting started with Delphi for PHP will guide you through a brief tour of CodeGear’s Delphi for PHP, a visual IDE for developing applications in PHP.

2008/05/02 - Delphi for PHP 2.0 shipping
The first ESD upgrades of Delphi for PHP 2.0 were released today! If you are on subscription, it may take a few more days, but it won't be long now...

2008/04/14 - Delphi for PHP 2.0 announced
CodeGear has just announced Delphi for PHP 2.0, the PHP Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for rapidly building interactive web applications using visual drag-and-drop design capabilities and a powerful PHP component framework. Delphi for PHP 2.0 New User price is 190 Euro for the ESD version, and an Upgrade from Delphi for PHP 1.0 is available for 105 Euro. For a limited time, a special Delphi for PHP 2.0 New User Intro is offered for 153 Euro (all prices valid for ESD licenses in The BeNeLux, prices without 19% VAT).
For more information on Delphi for PHP 2.0 see the feature matrix, the datasheet, and the Top Reasons to Buy Delphi for PHP. See also the What's New info for more details about the new features in Delphi for PHP 2.0.
For people in The Netherlands and/or Belgium: don't forget the free seminar on June 6th where I will also demonstrate Delphi for PHP 2.0 (among other Delphi topics like Unicode, Win32 SOAP and ASP.NET & AJAX).

2008/03/10 - Delphi/400 and Delphi/400 for PHP Announced
Today, CodeGear announced Delphi/400 and Delphi/400 for PHP for IBM iSeries and AS/400 systems to rapidly create easy-to-use rich Windows and Web 2.0-based clients for legacy AS/400 and System i applications. In addition, development teams can build new applications and extend existing systems with modern Windows and Web development languages such as Delphi and PHP instead of RPG and COBOL. The Delphi/400 and Delphi/400 for PHP products are now available directly from CodeGear, and in the BeNeLux also from me.

2008/03/05 - Delphi for PHP Roadmap
CodeGear has published the Delphi for PHP Roadmap, covering plans for Delphi for PHP “Aurora”, Delphi/400 for PHP, and Delphi for PHP “Crocodile".

2007/11/26-27: UK Developers Group Masterclass
On November 26 and 27th, you can attend my Delphi Database Development Essentials and Delphi Web Development Essentials masterclasses at the UK Developers Group in Upavon, Wiltshire (UK). These dates also mark the launch of the associated PDF courseware manuals (which are included for free for all masterclass attendees).

2007/08/31 - Delphi for PHP Trial
The Delphi for PHP Trial download has also been updated to include Update 2.

2007/08/28 - Delphi for PHP Update 2
Delphi for PHP Update 2 is now available for download from the registered users site. Delphi for PHP Update 2 includes an updated version on the VCL for PHP, updated InterBase client library, improved documentation, and many bug fixes.
Install instructions:

  1. If you have modified any files in the VCL for PHP directory, back up your modified copies of the files.
  2. Uninstall your current copy of Delphi for PHP (otherwise will get a package error on startup after installing the new Update 2 version).
  3. Install the new version into the same directory where the original version was installed.
Check the About Box to verify that you have the latest version installed; Delphi for PHP Update 2 is version

2007/07/18 - Delphi for PHP Examples
An overview of some Delphi for PHP examples is published on the CodeGear Developer Network. The list includes the E-Commerce Application with Delphi for PHP and InterBase example.

2007/07/18-19: CodeGear Europe Developer Days
On July 18 and 19, 2007, CodeGear Europe will be holding a free 2-day web seminar event offering several technical sessions on Delphi, C++Builder, Delphi for PHP and even a Ruby IDE sneak peak.

2007/05/12 - Delphi for PHP Update 1
Registered users of Delphi for PHP can now download Update 1 from the registered user download page.
According to Michael Swindell, the main issues addressed in Update 1 are UTF-8 string handling and PHP 5.2.1 Input Filter problems. Update 2 is underway and will continue to increase quality and performance!

2007/05/03 - PHP 5.2.2 Release Announcement
The PHP development team announced the immediate availability of PHP 5.2.2. This release continues to improve the security and the stability of the 5.X branch and all users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to it as soon as possible.

2007/04/03 - Delphi for PHP User's Guide PDF
A PDF version of the Delphi for PHP User's Guide is now available for download. The 67-page IDE User's Guide includes an overview of Delphi for PHP, information on using the IDE, debugging, creating a database application, and a VCL for PHP Component Writer's Guide.

2007/04/02 - VCL for PHP project web site
The VCL for PHP project web site is now up. VCL for PHP is the Visual Component Library component framework of Delphi for PHP.
We can also read and participate in the VCL for PHP Wiki project.

2007/04/01 - Installing Delphi for PHP
A brief introduction to installing and using Delphi for PHP is available on the CodeGear Developer Network.

2007/03/27 - Delphi for PHP now available
CodeGear announced that Delphi for PHP – an integrated visual Rapid Application Development (RAD) environment for the popular PHP Web development language – is now shipping worldwide. Delphi for PHP brings the RAD productivity benefits that Delphi users have enjoyed for years to PHP Web developers. PHP, designed to allow Web developers to write dynamically generated pages quickly, is the most prominent dynamic Web language today and has become one of the top 10 programming languages overall.
The new product from CodeGear can allow developers to be more productive as they write rich, database-driven Web applications in PHP.
In addition to a RAD environment for PHP, key features of Delphi for PHP include: VCL for PHP, an open-source PHP 5 visual component library with more than 50 reusable components and seamless AJAX integration; out-of-the-box integration with InterBase, MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and other popular databases; an integrated PHP debugger; drag-and-drop database application development using the Data Explorer for InterBase and MySQL; and a code editor with Code Insight, Code Explorer, and Code Templates. Deployment options include Windows, Linux, Solaris and other platforms.

2007/03/01 - Zack Urlocker on Delphi for PHP
Zack Urlocker, former Delphi Product Manager, now working for mySQL, comments on Delphi for PHP in his weblog

2007/02/14 - What is Delphi Astro?
Little was known about Delphi Astro. The first word came from a "leak" by a Swedish company who announced a seminar where both Delphi Spacely and Delphi Astro would be shown (or at least previews of them would be given). This was also announced in a newsgroup message, and referrences by Marco Cantu in his blog.

Before that leak, however, Michael Swindell was already talking about PHP in the newsgroups, and why it would be a good thing to support it.

Also available: Highlander News (Delphi for Win32 and .NET 2.0) and Kylix News (Delphi for Linux).

This webpage © 2008-2017 by Bob Swart (aka Dr.Bob - All Rights Reserved.