Changing Your Delphi License Serial Number

[Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes] Having installed and activated Delphi XE4 using the license available to me from my employer I decided that, despite the very nasty taste left in my mouth, I would pay the $49 required for the XE4 “hot-fix” release, albeit only in order to remain with the valid update window now imposed by Embarcadero, on the off-chance that one of the next two releases might actually be worthwhile. This uncovered something of an ironic problem.

Delphi: Community Edition (A Proposal)

[Estimated Reading Time: 10 minutes] The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things.  Of shoes, and ships, and sealing-wax.  Of cabbages, and kings.  And why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings. And why the cheapest version of Delphi costs a new user as much as a pretty reasonable second-hand car.  Why even an upgrade costs as much as a half decent new PC (excluding monitor).  And what might be done about that.