Julian Bucknall at componnent vendor DevExpress writes a thoughtful post arguing that Embarcadero will focus on Delphi’s new cross-platform FireMonkey framework in future, and that the VCL (Visual Component Library) which has been at the heart of Delphi since its first release will receive little future investment.
Bucknall notes that ex-Borland employee Danny Thorpe
…continue reading Delphi team focusing on FireMonkey, VCL winding down?
Last week Embarcardero released RAD Studio XE2. RAD Studio is the suite of tools based on Delphi, a language – originally called Object Pascal – and visual development tool which still has a loyal following. XE2 is the most interesting new release for years, introducing a 64-bit compiler for Windows and cross-platform support for Apple’s
…continue reading Hands on with Delphi XE2 for Apple iOS
Embarcardero is drip-feeding information about its forthcoming RAD Studio XE2 in an annoying manner; nevertheless the product does look interesting and promises cross-platform native code apps for Windows 64-bit, Windows 32-bit, Mac OS X and Apple iOS. I have grabbed some screens from a video recently posted by Embarcadero’s Andreano Lanusse; the video is also
…continue reading Delphi for Windows, Mac and iOS: screenshots and video of cross-platform development
Embarcadero’s David Intersimone has posted more details of what is coming in the new version of Delphi and RAD Studio XE2, to tie in with an international publicity tour.
One intriguing comment is a reference to FireMonkey:
with FireMonkey, the GPU-powered next-generation application platform, you’ll be able to create visually stunning HD and 3D
…continue reading What’s coming in Delphi RAD Studio XE2: more details of 64-bit and Mac announced, introducing FireMonkey
A Google search for RAD Studio XE2, presumably the successor to RAD Studio XE which includes Delphi, Delphi Prism (for .NET), C++ Builder and RAD PHP, throws up the following page:
The actual links need a login for a closed beta unfortunately.
Hmm, what caught my eye is the entry for cross-platform applications.
…continue reading Embarcadero RAD Studio XE2 will have cross-platform compilation
I noticed the following remark from Embarcadero’s David Intersimone regarding Delphi, its application builder based on Pascal.
We are putting Delphi (and C++Builder) everywhere this year and over the next 5 years. Today you can use Delphi for Desktop, Client/Server, Multi-Tier, Cloud, Web, Web Services (REST and SOAP). This year you will also be able
…continue reading Embarcadero promises Delphi everywhere: Mac, iOS this year, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone to follow
Embarcadero has announced the AppWave Store, a forthcoming app store for Windows which uses application virtualization to avoid the hassles and risks of the usual Windows install process.
The idea is that purchasing apps for Windows will be as simple as installing an app on a mobile using the Apple app store or Android
…continue reading Another Windows app store – but this time it is virtual. Embarcadero’s AppWave promises instant installs
DevExpress, which creates add-on components and tools for Windows and Delphi, has posted its 2011 roadmap. This shows more convergence between components for Silverlight and WPF:
In essence, by the end of the year, the functionality of DXGrid, DXEditors, DXDocking, and DXRibbon will be the same across both platforms.
As for Windows Forms, or winforms,
…continue reading DevExpress developers ask for more Windows Forms, say Silverlight and WPF not ready
I’ve updated my SQLite3 Delphi wrapper for Unicode in Delphi 2009 and higher. Previous versions of the wrapper ducked the issue by using Ansi strings throughout.
I actually used Embarcadero Delphi XE for the development, but I would expect it to work in Delphi 2009 and higher, since it was in that version that
…continue reading Using SQLite 3 with Unicode in Delphi
A while back I worked on a Delphi wrapper for SQLite 3, which I published on this site as an open source project. Others amended it to support Free Pascal and Lazarus, so you can use it on Linux and on the Mac. I’ve not touched it for a couple of years; but recently received
…continue reading Updated SQLite wrapper for Embarcadero Delphi (and Free Pascal)