Want more...RAD Studio XE2

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Thirty-one posts in the thirty-one days in July.  Each day a new word for the "Want more..." series.  All of the words, all of the posts, all of the links and all of the hints all leading up to tonight.  You asked what it was all about.  You posted comments and sent me emails asking about products, technologies, languages, and Embarcadero plans.  I had to say "all good things come to those who wait".  Well, the time is now to open up the curtain.

Tonight, we launched our RAD Studio XE2 World Tour page with information about the upcoming product releases, product features, and dates for our worldwide tour stops.  The biggest and best Delphi, C++Builder, RadPHP and RAD Studio release (since forever) is coming soon.

With RAD Studio XE2, you will be able to create 64-bit Windows Delphi applications to take advantage of the latest hardware, access more memory, build 64-bit server applications, and push the performance envelope. And with FireMonkey™, the new GPU-powered next-generation application platform, you’ll be able to create visually stunning HD and 3D business applications, using Delphi and C++, that are more immersive and interactive than anything on the market and deploy them to Windows and Mac..

Embarcadero RAD Studio XE2 includes Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2, RadPHP XE2, Prism XE2, an expanded developer toolbox, and more.  We've already shown you a sneak preview video of our upcoming 64-bit native code compiler, Delphi for 64-bit Windows.

With the Delphi 64-bit compiler:

  • You recompile your projects to create 64-bit versions of executables, DLLs, packages, and other compilation targets.

  • Use your same source code and project files - just select an additional platform to build for in the project window

  • Use the same Windows API calls in your code

  • Use the same Runtime Library classes and functions

  • Use the same VCL components and non-visual components

You will find the details, dates, presenter, and locations for the world tour at http://www.embarcadero.com/world-tour.  Tonight, and throughout the month of August, you'll continue to hear more about what you'll see on all of the stops on the global tour.  It all starts, live, in Auckland New Zealand this Thursday, August 4th at 9am local time.

On the RAD Studio XE2 World Tour you will learn how to:

  • Create GPU-powered FireMonkey applications that will keep your customers engaged

  • Build 64-bit Delphi applications to take advantage of the latest hardware

  • Create a single application and target both Windows and OS X

  • Extend your multi-tier DataSnap applications with new mobile and cloud connectivity in RAD Cloud

  • Connect any visual element to any type of data using LiveBindings™

  • Modernize the look and feel of your Windows applications with VCL styles

  • Create mobile-optimized web applications and standalone apps for iOS and Android devices using RadPHP

With Delphi and C++Builder in RAD Studio, you can write an app once and compile it for Windows and Mac. C++Builder apps can be compiled for Windows and Mac. Need apps for the web? RadPHP has you covered with a full visual web and PHP development solution. And it’s all done with the power and speed of component-based visual development that saves you time while still giving you full access to source code and hardware when you need it.

When you use RAD Studio, your applications get high-speed connectivity to popular databases. Create multi-tier applications with Windows servers and support for clients on multiple operating systems. You can also connect with a broad variety of data and services and to Amazon and Microsoft clouds.

Use RadPHP XE2 to create mobile optimized web applications that work on all types of mobile devices with elements that behave similar to native mobile apps. Take advantage of touch optimized layouts, user interface elements, and professional looking theming using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript on the client and PHP on the server in an easy-to-use and visual way that only RadPHP can offer.

Stay tuned to this blog, other Embarcadero blogs, and our Embarcadero web site for additional product details throughout this month.  To those of you who live in New Zealand, you will be the absolute first developers on the planet earth to see it live.  Malcolm Groves and Damien Bootsma will be your guides to the next generation of business application development.  I wish I could be there, but you will be in good hands with Malcolm and Damien.

Register today for free live event near you!

You can also meet the RAD Studio XE2 team at Delphi Live 2011 in San Jose, California, USA from September 12-14, 2011.

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  • Guest
    Schalk Versteeg Monday, 1 August 2011

    :(, No South African Events...
    Please David, Embarcadero come to South Africa, you guys haven't been here in Ages (If ever).

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    Tom Van Acker Monday, 1 August 2011

    Wonderfull!! I'm really looking forward to this. It seems that it is not yet possible to register for cities like London or Brussels ... ?

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    Jennifer Kuiper Monday, 1 August 2011

    That is awesome news, David

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    Dmitry Borisov Monday, 1 August 2011

    Agree with previous comments! Awesome! Moskow, September, 12 - I must be there!

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    Charles Faiga Monday, 1 August 2011

    Thats good news - How about some events in South Africa ?

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    Ewald Horn Monday, 1 August 2011


    I'm quite excited about FireMonkey GPU engine, that looks like something that might give Delphi users an edge in data visualisation. Also, compiling for both Windows and OS/X is impressive, I didn't know about that.

    The best part - 64bit computing. I've been using FreePascal to get 64bit code, it's great that Delphi is getting this very important compiler target - we really need it.

    Also, it would be great if we had a South African event - there are a lot of Delphi and C++Builder users in Africa, we don't want to get left behind!

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    Veit Zimmermann Monday, 1 August 2011

    Free Live event? In Germany all events cost 30 Euro!
    Is it the same story as with the software? In the US its always cheaper.
    Never the less: Looking forward to the new XE2!

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    David I Tuesday, 2 August 2011

    There will be more registration links added to the World Tour page as these days progress. We're still locking in some of the locations and then the URLs will turn on. Stay tuned to the World Tour page for additional cities and events.

    Our partners will also be doing events in different cities. We'll be adding those cities too. Will check on specific countries that are mentioned above. I hope we can get up to more than 100 cities around the world as we move through August.

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    David I Tuesday, 2 August 2011

    Cities I will be visiting in September include: Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka, Cologne, Moscow, Warsaw, and Amsterdam. I wish I could go everywhere, but until we have Star Trek transporter beams, I'll have to keep using jets.

    The R&D team and many Delphi experts will also be at the Delphi Live 2011 conference in San Jose, September 12-14. http://delphilive.com/

    We'll also have some online events in August and September to get "in front" of you who can't come to one of the city stops.

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    Jennifer Kuiper Tuesday, 2 August 2011

    David, why has the "Delphi" part been excluded from Prism XE2?
    Also, any new feutures in C++Builder? C++11?

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    Kobus Smit Tuesday, 2 August 2011

    Thats great and exciting news! Looking forward to XE2.

    And David , another vote for a South African event :)

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    David Intersimone Tuesday, 2 August 2011

    > Jennifer commented:

    > David, why has the "Delphi" part been excluded from Prism XE2?

    We have Delphi, RadPHP, and Prism - before we had Delphi, Delphi for PHP, Delphi Prism - the renaming/focusing is so that each language has its own name, identity, language, components, etc. Makes it easier to talk about each one.

    > Also, any new features in C++Builder? C++11?

    No C++0X - other than what we have done in the past. We are working on next generation C++ that will be totally compliant for the future. The big items for C++ are Macintosh OS X compiler, FireMonkey, and some library work. C++ Audits and Metrics are also added in this release for static analysis.

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    newsmilecn Tuesday, 2 August 2011

    i'm a delphifans

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    Ken Knopfli Tuesday, 2 August 2011

    "Create a single application and target both Windows and OS X"

    I cannot wait to find out how this is going to work!

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    Jennifer Kuiper Tuesday, 2 August 2011

    David, what about availability? (I am known to be very impatient) :(

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    Future Delphi fan Tuesday, 2 August 2011

    I am curios to see standalone apps for iOS and Android devices using RadPHP

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    David Intersimone Tuesday, 2 August 2011

    > Ken Knopfli writes:
    > "Create a single application and target both Windows and OS X"
    > I cannot wait to find out how this is going to work!

    We use the Delphi/C++ Windows IDE. There is a new Platform project node. If you are building a console application or a FireMonkey application you can choose Windows or OSX. You design your UI, add non-visual components, add dbExpress components and then compile/build. You can debug on Windows for the windows version and we have a platform assistant (via IP address and port) that copies the OSX app to a Mac for deploy/debug. All you have to do is build, set a breakpoint, and hit run with debugging and you are testing.

    I have a MacBook Pro and use VMWare Fusion 3.1.3 to run the IDE on the Mac and then debug/deploy from the Windows guest OS to the Mac host OS to test and run. Another option would be to have a Windows computer and a Mac mini to debug.

    Of course you'll need components compiled with the new Delphi OSX compiler for any that you use. We have been working with our technology partners so that they can get their components ready for Win32, Win64 and OSX.

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    David Intersimone Tuesday, 2 August 2011

    > Jennifer Kuiper writes:
    > David, what about availability? (I am known to be very impatient)

    We are still in preview mode for now. We'll tell everyone when you can get your hands it when we get to release time. For now, come to the events and see it all in action :)

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    Jennifer Kuiper Tuesday, 2 August 2011

    David I writes:
    >If you are building a console application or a FireMonkey application you can >choose Windows or OSX.

    Just to be sure, the VCL is still there, right?

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