As of 1st November 2011 Embarcadero is proud to announce the release of Embarcadero RAD Studio XE Second Edition for as low as $100,— per year developer license. We will also include some new community based free services for registered customers, the services are: ednMigrate, ednBlogger, ednHelp.OK, OK you got me, it's NOT true, unfortunately... but it would be nice if Embarcadero would do something similar not the "Starter edition" stuff... which I personally disagree with it, first because it comes without source code or debugger(ewww...) and second because the price is still pretty high for students for example.
What is included in the Embarcadero RAD Studio XE Second Edition:
- Delphi XE SE
- C++ Builder XE SE
- Rad PHP XE SE
- Delphi Prism XE SE
- cross platform: Windows, Mac and Linux
- full source code for VCL, RTL
- over 200 demo applications to help you get started
- latest updates included in the license
What is ednMigrate:
ednMigrate is a new community based service available for Embarcadero registered customers that will help you migrate your code from a earlier version of Delphi for example to the latest, you don't have to worry anymore about code compatibility.
You can access ednMigrate at http://ednmigrate.embarcadero.com/ and log in using your Embarcadero customer account.
What is ednBlogger:
We know that you want to share your knowledge with other developers, therefore Embarcadero will host your blog free of charge(applicable for customers only) for any Embarcadero product.
You can access ednBlogger at http://ednblogger.embarcadero.com/ and log in using your Embarcadero customer account.
What is ednHelp:
ednHelp is a new community based service available for Embarcadero registered customers that will host questions and answers related to application development, you can ask and answer as many questions as you like, the service is free of charge for all customers.
You can access ednHelp at http://ednhelp.embarcadero.com/ and log in using your Embarcadero customer account.
We have done everything we could in order to provide you with best prices for independent developers, students, new companies and existing customers:
Here are our latest prices:
If you would like to do a test drive of any of our products before purchasing you can do so by navigating to http://testdrive.embarcadero.com/ select a product to download and don't forget that you can always write us a feedback at http://testdrive.embarcadero.com/feedback/ if you care to help us improve our services.
Target Price Independent Developers $200,—/year Students $100,—/year New companies $100,—/developer first year and $150,—/year starting from 2nd year Existing customers $150,—/year Schools $50,—/year
Because Embarcadero truly cares about it's customers, as of 1st February 2012 we will hold conferences all around the world so that developers can have a taste of latest technologies or share their knowledge, this is also a good opportunity for new businesses to find partners or students and independent developers to find jobs.
Personal appeal to Embarcadero, let's support schools and students shall we guys?! in some schools in Romania the pascal language is STILL present, however I'm NOT sure if that will be true in 1 or 2 years from now, given the fact that Microsoft is doing a terrific job spreading it's software all around the world, I would NOT be surprised if they will have Visual Studio in most schools.
And another thing, I get more than 60% of my blog hits from searches like "Delphi distiller", "Delphi XE distiller" and similar keywords, what does THAT mean to Embarcadero?! shit load of customers and money TOTALLY WASTED, is Embarcadero that rich?! probably...
One more thing, before people will start criticise me, please DO NOT THINK that $140,— per start edition or whatever the price is or will be is NOT a lot of money, you don't take into account countries that have thousands of Delphi developers which earn ~$500,—/month or less, so yes $140,— might not be a lot for US or European citizens but for other parts of the world it is.