Delphi Perspectives: Kick-Start or the Last Kicks?

I’ve received another e-mail offer from Embarcadero to upgrade my Delphi 10.1 Berlin Starter Edition to Professional for €749 (claiming to save over €2000). The offer is valid this weekend only and includes:

  1. Delphi 10.1 Berlin Professional upgrade
  2. Mobile Add-On Pack
  3. “Bonus Packet” with VCL and FireMonkey Styles, Konopka VCL Controls and Marco Cantù’s Object Pascal Handbook

After Embarcadero shut down their R&D centers (with no public statement) and let go of people like Allen Bauer and David Intersimone I start wondering: Is this the beginning of the final sell-out? On a more positive note, the new General Manager mentioned in an interview (PDF) that they wanted to attract new developers and get back into education. Hints of this happening are already here.

Let’s see what happens…

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