Embarcadero has announced Delphi XE2, and its expected to be their best Delphi release since.. Delphi 1! To celebrate this they are hosting the largest world tour ever held, with over 70 locations! Gratz to the folks in New Zealand for being the first to use Delphi XE2! Unfortunately, the closest tour city to me is over 12 hours drive to Calgary. Phooey. Check out the world tour here: http://www.embarcadero.com/world-tour
But thats not all! Embarcadero is giving away a copy of RAD Studio XE2 (which includes Delphi XE2, Delphi Prism XE2, and more) to 1 lucky developer! Sign up for it here: http://forms.embarcadero.com/forms/RADStudioXE2WinBeforeYouBuyPromo
What I find very exciting is their announcement of 64 bit, FireMonkey, and building Mac application support included in Delphi XE2. Being a developer that loves to create beautiful applications for clients FireMonkey sounds very promising, with the GPU being used to drive the UI. Deploy applications to Mac? Yes please!
Armed with their flexible IDE, fast compiler, and now 64 bit and FireMonkey support, Delphi is set to be the premier native application IDE for Windows.. and Mac!