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