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Embarcadero has acquired Castalia and Usertility

There have been rumors, and some of them are true….

I’m excited to announce today that Embarcadero Technologies has acquired Castalia and Usertility. The official press release is here: http://www.embarcadero.com/press-releases/embarcadero-acquires-castalia-and-usertility-from-twodesk-software

I know this brings up some questions. I’ll try to answer the most common of them:

What does this mean for current Castalia customers?

Customers with a current maintenance subscription for Castalia will continue to receive updates & fixes for the life of their subscription. In fact, there is an update coming VERY soon that addresses the large memory consumption issues that some of you have have been seeing – I’ll let you know when it’s available.

Is Castalia still available for purchase?

Castalia is available as part of the Bonus Pack for RAD Studio and Delphi XE7 purchased through Embarcadero. It is not available for purchase from TwoDesk.

What does this mean for Usertility customers?

First (and most important), the Usertility service continues to function.

Since Usertility is now an Embarcadero product, Usertility customers are now customers of Embarcadero instead of TwoDesk. At some point in the near future, we will be moving Usertility from TwoDesks’s servers to Embarcadero’s. We’re working on a plan to do that with minimal downtime, and we’ll let customers know when that’s going to happen.

Will Usertility be available for new signups?

Yes. Stay tuned to Embarcadero for more details on that.

What’s Jacob doing now?

I’m working with Embarcadero. I intend to stay closely involved in the future direction and delivery of this integration and look forward to bringing these next versions to market with Embarcadero.

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Now available: Castalia 2014.12

Castalia 2014.12 is now available.

This is a small bugfix release that addresses two issues:

  • Fixed: Painting issue in “show locals while debugging” for a few people
  • Fixed: Access violation when debugging an application that contains no methods/functions

Castalia users with a current maintenance subscription can download Castalia 2014.12 right now as subscribe.twodesk.com.

Everyone else can try a free trial.

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Now available: Castalia 2014.11

I’m excited to announce Castalia 2014.11, the latest version of my advanced code editor for Delphi programmers.

Here’s a short list of what’s new in Castalia 2014.11:

  • Fixed: Castalia sometimes shows Delphi syntax errors in C++ files
  • Fixed: Graphics issues in Castalia options dialog
  • Improved: Huge performance improvement in editor scrolling
  • Improved: Keyboard shortcuts in Castalia options can be reset to default
  • New: Show Debug Variables in Editor

Users with a current maintenance subscription can download Castalia 2014.11 right now at subscribe.twodesk.com.

For Delphi XE7 users who are using Castalia as part of the XE7 promotion, it will be available soon in your XE7 downloads on Embarcadero.com.

Everyone else can learn more and download a free trial at twodesk.com/castalia.

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Now available: Castalia 2014.9 with Delphi XE7 support

I’m pleased to announce Castalia 2014.9, the latest version of my advanced code editor for Delphi programmers.

The biggest new thing in Castalia 2014.9 is Delphi XE7 support.

Here’s a short list of what’s new in Castalia 2014.9:

Users with a current maintenance subscription can download Castalia 2014.9 right now at subscribe.twodesk.com.

Everyone else can learn more and download a free trial at twodesk.com/castalia.

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Castalia 2014.6 is now available

I’ve just released Castalia 2014.6, the latest version of my advanced code editor for Delphi programmers.

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In the last few weeks, I’ve done a major rewrite of my integration/functional testing system, and written literally hundreds of new tests. This makes Castalia 2014.6 the most thoroughly tested version of Castalia ever!

Here’s a short list of what’s new in Castalia 2014.6:

  • New: Option to ignore the shift key state for code templates. For example, this allows templates to be triggered on both the Space and Shift+Space keys
  • Fixed: Prototype synchronization incorrectly identifies some non-overloaded methods as overloaded
  • Fixed: Prototype synchronization incorrectly removes method directives from interface declarations
  • Fixed: Structural highlighting doesn’t highlight class constructor, class destructor, or class operator methods
  • Fixed: Refactoring hotkey doesn’t work in Delphi 6

Users with a current maintenance subscription can download Castalia 2014.6 right now at subscribe.twodesk.com.

Everyone else can learn more and download a free trial at twodesk.com/castalia.

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For programmers, by a programmer

Hi. My name is Jacob, and I'm the creator of Castalia.

I starting programming in 1986, learning Lightspeed Pascal on a Mac Classic. Today, I'm a professional programmer, teacher, and entrepreneur.

I have a Master's Degree in Computer Science, and I still love Pascal and Delphi.

I believe that writing code is the heart and soul of software development, and I love helping programmers write code more effectively.