Today, we put up the first preview video (also available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJi9WsnHKiw) for the upcoming release of RAD Studio XE, Delphi XE, C++Builder XE, Delphi Prism XE and RadPHP XE. This is just the start of a worldwide journey that we will be taking with you. You will see additional videos, blog posts, articles, press announcements, peeks and more.
We will be hitting the road, around the world, over the next several months to meet with you and show you what you can build with our products. We’ll also, as always, be listening so that we can continue to deliver the technologies you need to build tomorrow’s applications for your company and your customers.
Preview #1 showcases some of the developer and team productivity enhancements added to RAD Studio XE. It also takes a look at new capabilities and enhancements in the IDE, tool chain, modeling and debugging. RAD Studio XE will include:
- Subversion version control integration in the Delphi, C++Builder and Delphi Prism IDEs. Source code will be available for companies and developers who want to add support for other version control systems.
- Rapid PHP development added to RAD Studio with RadPHP. RadPHP is now in its third generation with a new IDE, debugger, profiler, additional VCL for PHP components for building cross platform and multi-tier web applications. You’ll see additional new RadPHP capabilities in upcoming preview videos.
- New capabilies in the VCL, RTL and updated Boost and Standard C++ library. A new regular (Regex) library has been added. Generics support has been updated to work with full list and collection support.
- Code editor enhancements for searching, formatting and navigating. You can also save code formatting profiles to create your own custom formatting sets.
- Support for the latest versions of SQL databases and new enhancements for DataSnap (stay tuned for preview video #3)
- One of my personal all time IDE requests has now been satisfied! From the Project Manager, for a single project or a project group, you can now right-mouse click to run selected applications with either Run or Run without Debug.
- Modeling enhancements in Delphi including object ancestry and generation of sequence diagrams
- For those who love to extend the IDE, in addition to the version control interfaces, there is a new Open Tools API to create and control internal tabbing.
This is just one small step as part of our journey to the destination - the release of RAD Studio XE. I know you all want complete information this milisecond. We will continue delivering details, answering questions, and listening on the Embarcadero web site, on YouTube, via Facebook, on Twitter, on LinkedIn, on the Embarcadero blog server, on our discussion forums and in person.
Join us at DelphiLive in San Jose, August 23-26 for a face to face encounter with RAD Studio XE. The whole team will be on hand to give you maximum information and show you how you can build amazing stuff.
Join us on the road around the world. I will be in Europe from September 6 through September 21 (Paris, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Iasi, Kiev, Moscow, Warsaw, London, Berlin and Rome). I will then be in Washington DC on the way back from Europe on September 22. My last stop on my three week tour will be in Houston on September 23. See RAD Studio Live! Join us at RAD Studio XE launch events worldwide. Register now for a free event in your area:
For those who can’t make it to one of our tour stops, we will also have live webinars in early September. Get an in-depth look at "What’s New in RAD Studio XE".
- Wednesday, Sep 1 - 7PM PDT / Thu, Sep 2 02:00 UTC and 12:00 AEST (Australian)
- Thursday, September 2, 2010 6AM PDT / 9AM EDT / 13:00 UTC / 3PM CET
- Thursday, September 2, 2010 11AM PDT / 2PM EDT / 18:00 UTC / 8PM CET
Stay tuned to the RAD Studio XE preview web site over the next several weeks and join us in this XE journey. Post comments to this blog post. Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), connect with me on Skype (davidi99).
I hope we see you at one of our RAD Studio XE worldwide tour stops. Stay tuned, the fun is just beginning!