Embarcadero Technologies has released Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010 which includes new versions of former Borland and CodeGear products such as Delphi, and C++Builder as well as Delphi Prism.
Embarcadero Technologies has released Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010
which includes new versions of former Borland and CodeGear products
such as Delphi, and C++Builder as well as Delphi Prism.
Embarcadero's enhancements to Delphi, C++Builder and Delphi Prism
provide developers with new tooling capability for building native
Windows and .NET applications. In addition, RAD Studio 2010 provides
developers with new capabilities for delivering interactive touch and
gesture-based interfaces for new or existing applications. The company
also provided more than 120 new and enhanced features to increase
developer productivity for native Windows and .NET application
"Affordable hardware availability and user demand for natural input
on netbooks, touchpads, and kiosks is outpacing touch-enhanced
application availability," said Michael Swindell, vice president of
products at Embarcadero Technologies, in a statement. "Delphi and
C++Builder 2010 make the transition to new technologies, like touch,
seamless for developers. RAD Studio 2010 is a wise investment because
it gives developers the functionality needed to continually stay ahead
of the curve while using fewer resources and minimizing re-work."
Embarcadero has improved on the Delphi and C++Builder tools that the
company attained in its acquisition of Borland's CodeGear unit in May
"Companies need every advantage they can get in order survive and
ultimately thrive in today's economy," said Al Hilwa, program director,
Application Development Software at market research firm IDC.
"Investing in tools to accelerate application development is a smart
move, particularly for applications that can work with and enhance a
variety of systems and offer more intuitive touch-based interfaces to
make end users more productive. This major upgrade to the RAD Studio
family demonstrates that Embarcadero's commitment to the CodeGear line
of application development tools it acquired from Borland remains
Key RAD Studio 2010 enhancements include the new touch and gesture
capabilities that enable developers to build modern, interactive
touch-based GUI, tablet, touchpad and kiosk applications with a
flexible touch-enabled component framework that is easy to use and
works on Windows 7 as well as Windows 2000, XP and Vista platforms, the
In addition, Embarcadero has extended database connectivity with
new, first-time support for the popular open-source Firebird database
plus updated drivers for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL, the
company said. The enhanced DataSnap multi-tier framework allows for
broader access to industry standard communication protocols, including
Transfer (REST) that enable interoperability with other services.
The upgraded tool set also features developer productivity improvements such as new IDE Insight tool
that helps find files, components, features and settings using simple
keystrokes and search terms. The tools also include a code formatter;
C++ Class Explorer; and numerous debugger enhancements, Embarcadero
For its part, Embarcadero also has provided developers with new
language and compiler enhancements such as new background compilation
for Delphi and C++Builder, Attributes and RTTI (Run-Time Type
Information) for the Delphi language, new draft C++0x language support
and updated Boost, STL and TR1 libraries in C++Builder; and Aspect
Oriented Programming (AOP) in Delphi Prism, the company said.
Robert Love, a longtime Delphi user and beta tester of RAD Studio
2010, said, "The enhanced RTTI and attributes have allowed me to build
dynamic reusable libraries to solve real world problems," Love, a
software developer and Contributions Automated Tax System (CATS) team
supervisor for the Utah State Government, added, "I am sure it has
saved us hundreds of hours of time."