Embarcadero recently released a new version of Delphi: Delphi XE

“Embarcadero Delphi XE is the fastest way to deliver ultra-rich, ultra-fast Windows applications. Dramatically reduce coding time and create applications 5x faster with component-based development and a fully visual two-way RAD IDE. Speed development across multiple Windows and database platforms – for GUI desktop applications, interactive touch-screen, kiosk, and database-driven multi-tier, cloud, and Web applications.”

The latest version of Delphi was Delphi 2010. Delphi XE, or what could have been, Delphi 2011, brings many new features and improvements:

    * Built-in Source Code Management
    * Built-in Cloud Development (Windows Azure, Amazon EC2)
    * Innovative expanded Tool Chest for optimized development
    * DataSnap Multi-tier Development
    * much more…

You can find more info on Delphi XE on the Embarcadero Delphi XE web page, including videos, what's new, FAQs, data sheet and alike…

Trial version can download from Embarcadero web site, Installing this product will download some files from Web, This will take a long time when you Internet connection is slow.

Un-registered Delphi XE can use 14 days, 1 hour each time . Is it worth to upgrading your older version? I don't think so.

What's 'XE' meaning? Here is some answer from Delphi fans:

“x” of Cross Plataform
“e” of Embacadero

x = heterogeneous
e = embarcadero


Could be:X = 10 (as in 2010)E = Embarcadero

    it’s version 15:

    “X” = 10 in romans
    “E” = 5th character on alphabet

    It’s actually XI

    XI as in Roman ‘11′ for 2011

    Just the advertisers made the obligatory spelling error.


X = numerical 10
E = Extended = supports handheld pda, mobile, web application, cloud computing into one great application Tool = Delphi XE

eXtrEme Creativity!

There is already an XE in the world, namely Oracle XE!

What an excellent creativity to invent again an acronym what already exists for years!

Xenophobic – an irrational, deep-rooted fear of or antipathy towards outsiders
Egomania – an obsessive preoccupation with one’s self

Which is your choice? smile