FireMonkey, RAD Studio XE2, Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2, RadPHP XE2 and Prism XE2 information

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Developers have been asking for additional information about our new XE2 developer products and FireMonkey.  Here are some great links to FireMonkey, RAD Studio XE2, Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2, RadPHP XE2, and Embarcadero Prism XE2 information.  Each article contains an overview and links to each Data Sheet, Feature Matrix, What's New, FAQ, Trial Download, and How to Buy.

FireMonkey - the next generation business application platform. Build visually spectacular business applications that are faster, more visually stunning, and more connected – all with native performance on Windows, Mac and iOS. FireMonkey is free but to create FireMonkey applications you need to download Delphi XE2, C++Builder or RAD Studio XE2.

Delphi XE2 - the fastest way to deliver ultra-rich and visually stunning native applications for Windows, Mac and iOS – including 64-bit Windows applications.

C++Builder XE2 - the only true visual C++ development environment - designed for ultra-fast, component-based creation of highly-maintainable, visually stunning GUI applications for Windows and Mac OS X.

RAD Studio XE2 - the ultimate application development suite and the fastest way to build data-rich, visually engaging applications for Windows, Mac, mobile, .NET, PHP and the Web.

RadPHP XE2 - the fastest way to build Web, Facebook®, and mobile applications with the only visual PHP framework and IDE that supports Web and mobile deployment.

Embarcadero Prism XE2 - the flexible development solution and robust, Delphi-like programming language for rapidly developing .NET, Mono, ASP.NET, and data-driven applications for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

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  • Guest
    Steven Christy Friday, 2 September 2011

    Hello David,

    Great work on FireMonkey, I fully support the direction you've chosen for your developer tools. As a long time C++ Builder fan, I would like to know if you have plans for C++ Builder iOS apps? If the answer is yes, I am waiting on you guys to deliver, if not then I'll need to consider whether my iOS apps should be written in Objective C or Delphi.

    Either way, I think that C++ Builder developers should consider investing in XE2 (even though its missing 64-bit C++ Builder VCL apps) simply because it will allow them to start building new applications for the FM platform immediately. I have every confidence in your organization that a 64-bit C++ Builder will be there for us in the future, but even if it were here today, it would be more of a novelty than something that I actually need for the applications I am building right now. In the future, yes, I'll need it as the 32-bit Windows architecture will eventually be obsolete, but I can use FireMonkey right now.

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    David I Friday, 2 September 2011

    Steven - we are working on next generation Delphi and C++Builder compilers to be able to get to more platforms including 64-bit Windows for C++ and to multiple mobile/ARM platforms.

    The next generation compilers are on our roadmap which will be updated soon. Thanks for the nice comments - there is plenty for C++Builder developers in this release - VCL Styles, OS X native code, and FireMonkey on Windows 32 and OS X 32.

  • Guest
    mht Sunday, 4 September 2011

    Hello David
    what about c++ builder 64 bit?
    is it discontinued?

  • Guest
    David I Sunday, 4 September 2011

    mht writes "what about c++ builder 64 bit? is it discontinued?"

    We are working on a next generation new C++Builder compiler. This will allow us to get to 64-bit and ARM chips. The compiler is still being built so it could not make XE2. It is on our roadmap and we'll have it for you.

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    Dan Tuesday, 6 September 2011

    XE2 is a fantastic release, I love the direction that Rad Studio is going. I'm very excited to play around with FireMonkey and will be anxiously awaiting C++Builder support for iOS. Congrats, keep it up!

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    Nashev Thursday, 15 September 2011

    I'm disappointed with decision do not using native controls in cross-platform apps. FireMonkey is ownerdraw controls, which is absolutely alien in all platforms, like it in Java. But in Java they are also ugly, while in FireMonkey they are look a little pretty.

  • Guest
    Simon Boshoff Thursday, 19 January 2012

    As a fan of delphi and builder, I'd like to congratulate all the programmers @ Embarcadero for producing the best windows programming environment in the world. C++ Builder 64 here we come!

    High 5's all round!

  • Guest
    Lukas Thursday, 2 August 2012

    Looking forward to seeing iOS and Android supported !!! Will buy PRO version the day it comes out !!

    Thanks for keeping the best C++ framework out there ALIVE !

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