Today is a very excited day here at Embarcadero, we officially announced the low cost versions of Delphi and C++Builder based on the current XE release. These new entry-level versions give independent developers, students and micro businesses low-cost access for the best IDE for native development.
The Starter Editions will allow developers to start building database applications using InterBase Express, hundreds of included components for creating user interfaces, touch/gesture-enablement, grids, Office-style ribbon controls, and other Windows controls, also you can install third party components and plugins.
You are only allowed to use the Starter Editions if you earn less than $1,000 US for the applications you create with Delphi or C++Builder, or organizations or companies with five or fewer developers and less than $1,000 US in total annual revenue, if starting making more then $1,000 or haring more developers this is a good sinal, your company is growing and you can upgrade for one of our higher editions Professional, Enterprise and Architect.
All information about the Starter Edition are available in our web site, check this out:
Delphi XE Starter Edition
C++Builder XE Starter Edition
If you are looking into start native windows development, Delphi XE and C++Builder XE are two great opportunities.