Delphi Berlin For Free

Did you know you can use Delphi for free with the free Delphi Berlin Starter edition? If you want you can get started right know:
https://www.embarcadero.com/products/delphi/starter/promotional-download

If you are a hobbyist, a student or just starting your own development, the Starter Edition is just fine. You can develop serious Windows desktop software with this version, as it includes a lot of the features you need, such as support for HTTP(S) requests including JSON and BSON that would allow you to consume WebServices. It even includes FMX, so you could start building visually stunning stuff with DirectX accelerated GUI graphics. Looking at the complete feature set will give you an idea of what’s possible out of the box, and although not mentioned here the ClientDataset in-memory table is actually part of Delphi Starter:
https://www.embarcadero.com/docs/rad-studio-berlin-feature-matrix.pdf

Daniel Wolf did some research on what you can do with the Starter Edition; his conclusion was that you could write software for an airport with Delphi Starter. Read his nicely detailed article here.

And don’t forget, this edition allows you to use and install third-party components as well. And there are a lot of Delphi Components out there.

Nick and DavidI have new jobs

As DavidI leaves Embarcadero to start working at Evens Data, Nick Hodges joins the Embarcadero team.

@DavidI, congratulations on your new job as Vice President of Developer Communities at Evans Data. I will miss having you on the Delphi and C++ Builder team. You can see a video of DavidI talking about developer relations on this page.

@Nick Hodges, congratulations on your new job as Product Management Lead at Embarcadero. Welcome back!