Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of multi-platform database tools and developer software, today announced the worldwide availability of Embarcadero® RAD Studio XE, a suite of development tools that includes new versions of Delphi®, C++Builder®, Delphi Prism™, and now, RadPHP™ XE. The new “2011” release, known as RAD Studio XE, offers new capabilities to improve application performance, streamline the development process, and accelerate the time it takes to build ultra-fast, native Windows, .NET and Web applications.
This release marks the extension of the new XE brand and capability set to Embarcadero’s application development line, including RAD Studio and each standalone tool in the suite. XE products are distinguished by three key components: support for multiple database types and deployment environments; Embarcadero® ToolCloud technology for centralized license management and on-demand tool access; and an easy upgrade path to Embarcadero® All-Access™ XE.
Key enhancements specific to the new XE releases of Delphi and C++Builder include:
• New cloud capabilities that allow developers to interact with cloud computing environments. Users can create applications that access Microsoft® Windows Azure™ platform storage services (blob, queue and table services). Developers can also easily deploy server applications with ‘push-button deploy’ to the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) environment and access them from multiple types of thin-client applications.
• A new integrated set of tools for testing, performance profiling, build automation and QA enables developers to streamline their development processes, so they can spend less time managing and more time coding. New tools include a difference engine from Scooter Software’s Beyond Compare, performance profiling and memory/resource debugging with integrated SmartBear Software’s AQtime, integrated logging of source code for deeper insight into code execution with Raize CodeSite, and Internet application development with advanced IP communications protocols with the /n Software IP*Works component suite.
• New version control capabilities with Subversion integration makes it easier for developers to manage source code revisions for their own code or among their team, and works in the Delphi, C++Builder and Delphi Prism IDEs.
“We’ve been using Delphi for many years as our primary development framework for building hundreds of business-critical applications,” said Jay Huber, senior software architect for First Trust Portfolios, a financial securities firm. “The new XE release of Delphi and RAD Studio provides a great new feature set, including a regular expression library and tools like AQtime and Beyond Compare, that will further streamline our development processes and help increase the efficiency of our development teams.”
Visual web development for PHP has been added to the RAD Studio product family in the form of RadPHP XE. RadPHP XE offers developers a completely integrated, rapid visual development environment and component framework for PHP and Facebook application development.
“Balancing productivity and performance is a perpetual challenge for development teams, especially when they are expected to quickly transition to new technologies and deliver quality applications with limited development resources,” said Michael Swindell, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Embarcadero. “With RAD Studio XE, teams can build faster and more complex applications by using ready-made components to take care of repeatable tasks and functions, enabling them to concentrate on the development areas that add the most value.”
Delphi Prism XE is also bringing a new set of capabilities and features to RAD Studio users. The most notable is cross-platform .NET development support for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Integrated Subversion version control, an updated Visual Studio Shell 2010-based IDE and support for the latest versions of .NET and Silverlight are also new to Delphi Prism in RAD Studio XE.
Pricing and Availability
RAD Studio XE, Delphi XE, C++Builder XE, Delphi Prism XE and RadPHP XE are available now worldwide for immediate purchase from Embarcadero partners and direct from Embarcadero’s online store.
Special upgrade pricing is available for registered owners of the 2007-2010 versions of Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio. Through December 31, 2010, registered users of version 2006 of Delphi, C++Builder, Turbo Delphi Professional, Turbo C++ Professional, and Borland Developer Studio are also eligible for upgrade pricing. Upgrade pricing for RadPHP XE is available to registered users of Delphi for PHP.
As with all Embarcadero tools, the RAD Studio XE suite of products will also be available via the Embarcadero All-Access toolbox.
For complete product information, including videos, data sheets, feature and what’s new lists, and an FAQ, visit the Embarcadero application development product page. Trial downloads are available.
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