Want more...Satisfaction

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Some of our customers, in their newgroup and blog posts, tell us they want more satisfaction.  I absolutely agree.  While there aren't always specific satisfaction requests, we are constantly listening, surveying, visiting, and working every day to keep developers happy and satisfied.  From time to time, we just can't give some developers the satisfactions they need.  But, I can tell you we try 100% every day, even on weekends.  We have consistently delivered increased capability for all developers over the 27 years that we have been producing compilers, tools, components, and content.  We will continue to deliver everything humanly and technically possible to make your complex software projects simpler to develop.

I know that we will never be able to completely satisfy everyone.  The Rolling Stones remind us that some developers will keep saying "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction".  For those that still want more, we will continue to work until you are completely satisfied.

This year, in RAD Studio XE2, we will deliver many new capabilities for Delphi and C++ including (note: this is a preliminary list that is subject to change between now and when we release):

  • Delphi 64-bit compiler

  • Delphi OS X compiler

  • C++ OS X compiler

  • FireMonkey Platform for creating 32-bit Windows applications for Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP; Server

  • FireMonkey Platform for creating 64-bit Windows applications for Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP; Server 2003 and 2008.

  • FireMonkey Platform for creating OS X 10.6 and 10.7 applications

  • FireMonkey Platform for creating applications for iOS 4.2 and higher

  • VCL (Visual Component Library) for rapidly building 64-bit applications for Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

  • IDE support for building and managing projects for 64-bit Windows

  • IDE support for building and managing projects for OS X

  • Delphi RTL for 64-bit Windows

  • Delphi RTL for OS X

  • C++ RTL for OS X

  • Native zip file RTL support for Delphi and C++

  • RTTI for indexed properties and RTL support

  • C++ RTTI compatibility with Delphi

  • C++ Boost for OS X

  • Dinkumware C++ RTL for OS X

  • Deployment Manager: Deploy Delphi applications to OS X, 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Windows

  • Deployment Manager: Deploy C++ applications to OS X and 32-bit Windows

  • Deployment Manager: Deploy Delphi and C++ applications to Amazon EC2 and Windows Azure

  • Delphi Pointer Analysis for Audits

  • C++ audits

  • C++ Static Code Metrics

  • Debug Delphi 64-bit Windows applications

  • Debug Delphi and C++ OS X applications

  • All dbExpress drivers available for 64-bit Windows

  • dbExpress drivers for OS X – InterBase, Firebird, Oracle, MySQL, SQL Anywhere and Informix

  • dbExpress ODBC Driver

  • LiveBindings connect any type of data to any UI or graphical element in VCL and FireMonkey

  • HTTPS support in stand-alone DataSnap Applications

  • DataSnap server ability to terminate socket connection

  • DataSnap CommunicationTimeout for HTTP protocol

  • DataSnap JavaScript Minification with dispatching

  • DataSnap Heavyweight callbacks support broadcasting to specific callbacks

  • DataSnap Callback channel events for servers and clients

  • DataSnap REST server support for multiple Callback Tunnels

  • DataSnap Session Events for TCP/IP Protocol

  • DataSnap KeepAlive support for TCP transport component

  • DataSnap Monitor and control connections

  • DataSnap wizard source code enabling developers to build their own DataSnap server wizards

  • ClientDataSet support for OS X and 64-bit Windows

  • DataSnap Desktop Client Connectors for 64-bit Windows, OS X, and Windows Phone 7

  • DataSnap Mobile Client Connectors for IOs, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone 7

  • InterBase XE Developer Edition inlcuded for up to 20 users and 80 logical connections

  • MetaData support for TAzureQueueManagement

  • Amazon Simple Storage Service API

  • Amazon Queue Service API

  • Amazon SimpleDB API

  • FastReport VCL 4 RAD Edition reporting tool

  • Documentation Insight - a Delphi XML documentation tool

  • INDY component libraries for Win64 and OS X

  • ActiveX for Delphi Win 64

  • VCL support for Win64

  • VCL Styles: Create VCL applications with enhanced GUI

  • RemObjects Oxygene Compiler 5.0

  • FastReport.net reporting tool

  • RadPHP Build mobile-optimized Web applications

  • RadPHP Visual mobile design surface to see how the interface will look on the device

  • Turn PHP apps into native mobile apps for iOS and Android

  • RadPHP jQuery mobile components

There are also numerous RAD Studio XE2 technical enhancements and quality improvements since RAD Studio XE.  If you are coming from older versions of our products, there are even more new features and improvements.  If you have never used our developer tools, you have thousands of reasons to take a look.

Still want more?  Attend one of our RAD Studio XE2 World Tour cities, Embarcadero Developer Camp in TokyoDelphi Live 2011, Delphi Tage 2011, or one of our many partner and community events, and webinars!  If you can't make it to any of these events, send me an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and I will be happy to schedule additional online sessions for you, your team, and your friends.

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David Intersimone (known to many as David I.) is a passionate and innovative software industry veteran-often referred to as a developer icon-who extols and educates the world on Embarcadero developer tools. He shares his visions as an active member of the industry speaking circuit and is tapped as an expert source by the media. He is a long-standing champion of architects, developers and database professionals and works to ensure that their needs are folded into Embarcadero's strategic product plans. David holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, California.


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    Delphi XE2 Features - Delphi-PRAXiS Sunday, 14 August 2011

    [...] Heute, 02:20 David I hat eine Liste mit den neuen Features rausgegeben sehr beeindruckend... http://blogs.embarcadero.com/davidi/2011/08/14/41124 Delphi 64-bit compiler Delphi OS X compiler C++ OS X compiler FireMonkey Platform for creating [...]

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    Alister Christie Sunday, 14 August 2011

    I was really impressed with the list of features in this version of Delphi, XE was a bit disappointing, XE2 is jaw dropping. I was really impressed at the Auckland event, and I can't wait to get my hands on XE2.

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    iwan Sunday, 14 August 2011

    Very nice to hear the feature matrix preview is out. A lot of new stuff to learn here, let say live binding, Firemonkey, datasnap connection manager (i like this at most). Great work ...

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    Louis Kessler Sunday, 14 August 2011


    What will happen to our current Delphi programs that use the Ribbon? Will they be supported in XE2?

    If so, how will they translate to the Mac? I'm sure Mac users will NOT be happy using a Ribbon interface.

    And how about iOS? There's no way the Ribbon would work there.

    Would I be forced to write three different interfaces for the 3 platforms? I might want to do that anyway, since Windows, Mac and handheld users expect their own standard UI. But would I have to?

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    David Intersimone Sunday, 14 August 2011

    Louis - Ribbon Controls are available only for Windows. When you are using FireMonkey to build HD and 3D UI applications you have one set of components that work on all platforms. If you want to call operating specific functions that are not available on other platforms, then you can ifdef those portions of code.

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    Guest Sunday, 14 August 2011

    any difference of these two ?

    VCL (Visual Component Library) for rapidly building 64-bit applications for Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
    VCL support for Win64

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    David M Sunday, 14 August 2011

    That's quite a list!

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    Lachlan Gemmell Sunday, 14 August 2011

    Sorry to nitpick but you've made a grammatical error on a particularly important sentence of your post. It currently reads,

    "This year, in RAD Studio XE2, we will deliver new capabilities some of the following".

    It would be great to know what that sentence was supposed to be.

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    Wilfred Oluoch Sunday, 14 August 2011

    This is very very exiting.

    As a Delphi developer is see plenty of opportunities opening up.

    More videos, please! I cant get enough.

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    Jennifer Kuiper Sunday, 14 August 2011

    That is *so* awesome. Can't wait until deployment day. You guys are torturing us. :(

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    David I Sunday, 14 August 2011

    Jennifer et al - When RAD Studio XE2 is ready to ship - you'll get your hands on it. In the meantime, the world tour continues and we're showing it everywhere. if you can't make it to one of the stops, send me an email and I'll try to schedule some online stops either when I am on the road or afterwards.

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    Arnaud Z Monday, 15 August 2011

    Please, give us a Db driver for Filemaker pro 11 databases. Thanks !

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    Monte Carver Monday, 15 August 2011

    David I failed to also mention ...VCL (Visual Component Library) for rapidly building 64-bit applications for Web Based applications, using Intraweb (IW).

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    Ron Grove Monday, 15 August 2011

    Microsoft Office for the Mac uses a modified Ribbon so if a Ribbon implementation provided a view like that I doubt many people would think twice. Mac applications have become much more diverse in recent years.

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    Snorkel Tuesday, 16 August 2011

    Still no postgresql driver...

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    David I Tuesday, 16 August 2011

    Snorkel - DevArt has PostGreSQL and also a SQLite dbExpress drivers available. You can get them from http://www.devart.com/dbx/

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    Michael Thuma Tuesday, 16 August 2011

    This is what I call a list! Thanks god we have DVDs. Well done!

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    Bruce McGee Tuesday, 16 August 2011

    @Snorkel: Cases like these are why I'm happy to see sbExpress support ODBC.

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    Tomohiro Takahashi Tuesday, 16 August 2011

    VCL (Visual Component Library) for rapidly building 64-bit applications for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
    should be
    VCL (Visual Component Library) for rapidly building 64-bit applications for Windows 7 and Windows Vista and XP; Server 2003 and 2008.

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    Cobus Kruger Tuesday, 16 August 2011

    OK, so I'm a little sad that there is no ribbon support, although it is probably possible to make one.

    What I don't see mentioned that I am interested in, are:
    1. Is there a FireMonkey grid control, and how flexible is it?
    2. So FireMonkey will support styles, but is there a style editor in the box? Or is it a matter of assembling a list of images and referencing it from an XML file?

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