Great news out of Embarcadero today - the free RAD Studio Community Edition has been updated to the latest version of Delphi 10.4.2! There have been many requests for an updated Community Edition and it is finally here. Check out their product webpage on the full-featured free Delphi IDE for creating native cross-platform apps.
Here are their listed highlights of the Community Edition:
Delphi Community Edition provides you with integrated and professional-level developer tools from Day 1
Develop visually stunning Windows, macOS, Android and iOS applications with a single codebase and responsive UI
Award winning Visual Designer for the Delphi VCL and FireMonkey frameworks
Built-in Debugging Tools and integrated toolchain that allow you to debug on any device
Rapidly build database apps with data binding and local/embedded capabilities
Hundreds of included components to enhance your app and reduce development cycles
Direct access REST services and local/embedded databases such as InterBase, SQLite, MySQL, and more.
Licensed for use until your individual revenue from Delphi applications or company revenue reaches $5,000 US or your development team expands to more than 5 developers
Check out their FAQ Page for a current list of the top questions on the free edition. Also check out their Product Editions page to compare features of the various editions currently available (Community, Professional, Enterprise, Architect) and you will find that the Community Edition is basically a full blown Professional install with limited RTL source code and a more restrictive license. You can also view the full feature matrix PDF to compare the Community and Professional Editions against the Enterprise and Architect editions.
You can easily download the free version today!
And a big Thank You goes out to Embarcadero for bringing the CE version up to date!
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