Delphi XE8 Starter Edition
Delphi Starter Edition is a great way to get started building high-performance applications for Windows without database connectivity. Delphi Starter includes a streamlined IDE, code editor, ultra-fast 32-bit Windows compiler, integrated debugger, two-way visual designers to speed development, hundreds of visual components and a limited commercial use license.
Delphi Starter key features include:
- Develop 32-bit Windows applications using the Delphi VCL and FireMonkey frameworks
- IDE and visual development environment
- Hundreds of included components
- License for use until your individual revenue from Delphi applications or company revenue reaches $1,000 US or your development team expands to more than 5 developers
Getting started on realizing your product vision or getting your startup off the ground can be difficult without seed capital or sales revenue. Outfitting developers with professional level tools can be cost prohibitive before you have product to sell. So the Delphi Starter Edition is both designed and priced to allow individuals and startups to bootstrap their vision until related revenues reach $1,000 at which point a specially priced Professional Edition license can be purchased.
So, if you're an individual you may use Starter Edition to create apps for your own use and apps that you can sell until your revenues reach $1,000 per year. If you're a small company or organization without revenue (or up to $1,000 per year in revenue), you can also use the Starter Edition. Once your company's total revenue reaches US $1,000, or your team expands to more than 5 developers, you can move up to an unrestricted commercial license with a specially priced Professional edition license. See the Starter Editions FAQs for additional details.
Delphi is available in Starter, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate, and Architect editions. For details on the differences between the editions, see the Product Editions page and Feature Matrix. Move up to the Professional edition or above to get additional features including VCL source code, multi-device development for Windows, Mac with the FireMonkey framework, components and drivers for database application development, 64-bit Delphi compiler, additional coding tools, additional debugging features, unit testing, and much more. Move up to Enterprise, Ultimate or Architect edition to also get multi-device development for Android and iOS, and much more.
Bonus FREE eBook: Buy Delphi Starter and you get access to the 154 page eBook "Delphi XE Starter Essentials" by Bob Swart. Just click here to download after you install and register Delphi Starter.