Embarcadero has announced Starter Editions for both Delphi XE and C++ Builder XE, rapid development environments for native Windows applications.
These are not toy versions. The main technical difference between the Starter editions and the Professional versions are the absence of UML modelling, Class Explorer and Resource Manager tools. You also miss out on code
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I have started a new blog over at gadgets.itwriting.com which is for reporting on mobile, audio, gaming and other such enthusiasms. The main reason is to have somewhere to cover these subjects without diluting the focus of itwriting.com itself.
Currently on Gadget Writing:
AVI preparing a successor to the ADM 9.1 – the floorstanding ADM
…continue reading Gadget Writing – iPhone docks, 5.1 headphones, mobile, gaming and more
It has gradually dawned on me that, contrary to first appearances, the Apple iPhone and iPad do come with a capable application runtime for those who would rather not tangle with Objective C; and one on which you can run applications without the hassle of negotiating the App Store. This runtime is the WebKit-based browser
…continue reading Mobl: a new language for mobile applications, with Eclipse integration
Microsoft released quarterly results yesterday:
Quarter ending December 31 2010 vs quarter ending December 31 2009, $millions
Segment Revenue Change Profit Change Client (Windows + Live) 5054 -2139 3251 -2166 Server and Tools 4390 412 1776 312 Online 691 112 -543 -80 Business (Office) 5126 612 3965 1018 Entertainment and devices 3698 1317 679 314
…continue reading Server and Tools shine in Microsoft results – so why is Bob Muglia leaving?
I attended an online briefing given by Azure marketing man Prashant Ketkar. He said that Microsoft is planning to migrate its own internal systems to Azure, “causing re-architecture of apps,” and spoke of the high efficiency of the platform. There are thousands of servers being managed by very few people he said – if you
…continue reading How is Windows Azure doing? Few mission critical apps says Microsoft