Having lost our Delphi reseller in NZ last year, and with the Kiwi dollar riding high against the US dollar, now is a good time to make purchases from online stores operating in US currency. RemObjects has such a store and they also have a cross-grade offer for Delphi customers wishing to move over to the Oxygene product.
RemObjects cross-grade deal for Oxygene, including support for .NET, Android, iOS, Linux (via mono) is priced at just US$399.
At current exchange rates, that’s a little over NZ$450 which is excellent value for money compared to the prices that Embarcadero are
gouging charging for the XE4 “upgrade”, especially when you add in the cost of the additional “mobile add on”.
This is even more impressive when you appreciate that for significantly less than the price Embarcadero are charging for what is (despite their specious marketing claims) a hybrid iOS product (native code, non-native UI), in Oxygene you get a genuinely “true native” solution not only for iOS and OS X but also Android (and of course ,NET).
That is, native code and native UI, and “first-class”, native access to each respective platform API’s.
They don’t even mind if you want or need to do client/server development and won’t charge you more for the privilege. How incredible is that ?
UPDATE: In fact, as others have already pointed out, now is a good time to cross-grade for any/all Delphi users in a lot of respects, not just those of us in NZ.
Tomorrow I set off with my fiancée on a 5 week holiday, first visiting her home country of Ukraine, before showing off my favourite parts of the UK to her (my first return visit since emigrating to NZ almost 8 years ago!). Upon my return I hope and expect to be renewed and refreshed, and intend throwing myself into some projects with Oxygene with concomitantly revitalised vigour.
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