Bookmarks and Navigator are available for RAD Studio 11!

Bookmarks and Navigator, originally known as the Parnassus plugins, are some of our most-requested IDE addons. We’re very glad to let you know they are now available in GetIt for RAD Studio 11. To install, go to the Tools menu in the IDE, GetIt Package Manager, and select the IDE Plugins section in the category selector on the left: Bookmarks is a developer-favourite addon that replaces the…
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Celebrating 25 Years of C++Builder!

25 years ago, something amazing happened in the world of C++… C++Builder is 25! On 26th February 1997, Borland released the first version of C++Builder. Coming on the heels of Turbo C and Turbo C++ (with which it shared a lot of technology) and the popularity of Delphi…

Building Good with C++Builder Contest Results

Hello! Recently we ran a competition among anyone using C++Builder to enter the apps they’ve built which ‘do good’ – to solve a problem or help the world. We got some great entries addressing all sorts of problems, from environmental to working during the pandemic, and we’re very pleased now to share the contest results for these apps — Doing Good with C++Builder. 1st Place…
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Low Code App Wizard for Delphi

Low code app development is increasingly popular today, and for good reason: it speaks to the demand for software paired with the difficulty of creating it. In many ways, Delphi led the low code revolution: RAD, where you build software by connecting components in a visual…

Code Insight Improvements in Delphi 10.4.2

RAD Studio 10.4.2 was planned as a feature-focused followup to the quality-focused release of 10.4.1. However, besides delivering some major features we also fixed more issues in 10.4.2 than in the previous release! This applies as much to Code Insight, or DelphiLSP, as to…

Helping the Linker: Split DWARF and Linker Memory Usage in C++Builder 10.4.2

The linker is a core part of the C++Builder toolchain – after all, it’s the part that collects the compiler’s output and creates your final binary, so it’s hard to understate its importance! – and because it brings the entire application together at once, it can use a lot of memory. C++Builder 10.4.2 is not the first release where we’ve introduced linker improvements: making…
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Robust Exception Handling in C++Builder 10.4.2

Quality Release C++Builder 10.4.2 brings some great features we believe will really help you — the biggest being ‘split DWARF’, a way to reduce memory usage in the linker by removing debug information. If you have projects that push the linker’s limits, check it…

Open Source C++ Libraries in C++Builder 10.4.2

C++ has a wide ecosystem. One of our key goals with C++Builder is to ensure you can take advantage of the libraries other C++ developers write. With each release we’ve been working on the RTL and STL to ensure it is of a high quality and has great compatibility &#8211…
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Real-world large C++ build times and TwineCompile

TwineCompile is an addon for C++Builder that is currently in GetIt for free to update subscription customers, for all editions, including Pro. Let’s see how well it works with real-world projects. TwineCompile speeds up C++Builder compile time significantly. To test this, we got two large open source C++ libraries which build with C++Builder: Xerces and SDL 2. Xerces is an XML library, and…
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