In today’s post, I wanted to share some details on the great plans we have in store for RAD Server. While Berlin 10.1.2 is great, my favorite development in 2016 is RAD Server.
RAD Server is our turn-key application foundation for rapidly building and deploying services based applications (self-hosted PaaS). RAD Server enables developers to quickly build new application back-ends or migrate existing Delphi or C++ client/server business logic to a modern services based architecture that is open, stateless, secure and scalable. With RAD Server, you can simply load Delphi and C++ business logic methods into RAD Server, add some users, and go.
Godzilla (our codename for the next release of RAD Studio) will introduce Linux Server support. This will include a Linux version of RAD Server with Apache integration. You’ll also be able to create Linux RAD Server API modules in Delphi and C++, and we are working to extend our ThingPoint Edge Service support to Linux. This opens a new universe of hosting options, including container deployment.
We are also planning to add Multi-Tenancy Support to RAD Server. This has been a frequently requested feature and is something we are actively working on adding to the Godzilla release.
A single RAD Server instance with a single RAD Server database connection will be able to support multiple, isolated tenants. Each tenant will be able to have a unique set of RAD Server resources including users, groups etc. and you will be able to administer tenants.
Another Godzilla feature planned for RAD Server is support for AngularJS clients. AngularJS is a popular client framework for developing sophisticated Web applications. We recently showed some of our AngularJS support in a webinar. I encourage you to check out the replay.
Other features that we’ve planned for RAD Server throughout the Godzilla release cycle include ActiveDirectory support for RAD Server and AD synchronization for accounts and Kerberos authentication for clients.
BTW, these are the last days of a pretty awesome promotion - as part of our current Architect edition promotion (expiring on 12/31/16), you get a RAD Server site license for free. For more details, click here.
We will be posting an updated Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio Roadmap in January 2017.
These plans represent our intentions as of this date, but our development plans and priorities are subject to change. Accordingly, we can’t offer any commitments or other forms of assurance that we’ll ultimately release any or all of the above-described products on the schedule or in the order described, or at all.