I think I just got sponsored

A couple days ago, I got an email from a member of the AnyDAC dev team.  They make a set of professional data-access components for Delphi, and they’re looking for feedback and publicity.  They were willing to give me a free license, worth about $400, if I’d take the time to evaluate their components, provide some feedback and suggestions, and write up a few reviews on here.  Apparently they’re particularly interested in getting some focus on their in-memory dataset, DatS, which isn’t documented particularly well and doesn’t get used much.

So over the next few weeks, I’m going to be trying AnyDAC out and writing up what I find out.  In the interests of disclosure, I’m not under any sort of contract to do or say anything specific with it, just an informal agreement over email.  I received a free license for AnyDAC, but no money or other compensation.  I’ll take a look at their components, and especially DatS, and post on here about my experience with it.  I hope the AnyDAC people don’t think they’re getting paid advertising, because I plan to be honest and objective about the whole thing.  What I like, what I don’t like, what’s good and what needs improvement.  And if it turns out that I enjoy my experience, and something in my reviews causes some of my readers to buy some licenses, then maybe it’ll be worth it for them.  I guess we’ll see.


  1. François says:

    Mason, out of curiosity, did they provide you with the source so that you can see the quality of the code as well?

  2. Yes, the install comes with full source.

  3. Jim McKeeth says:

    Just lost your amateur status.

  4. Michael Thuma says:

    You will enjoy it.

  5. It it very nice to see that component developers do not afraid to ask bloggers to write about their product. Please be extremely critical and honest.
    p.s. anyway, I already know, that AnyDac are cool. =)