Embarcadero has released RAD Studio XE4, its suite of development tools for Window, Web and for the first time, Apple iOS. iOS support first appeared in an earlier release, but in preview, and the current effort works using a new LLVM-based ARM compiler so is somewhat unlike the preview. Individual products such as Delphi XE4
…continue reading RAD Studio XE4 with Delphi for iOS is here. Who will use it?
Embarcadero is removing Prism from the next version of RAD Studio, XE4, expected later this month.
Prism is actually a third-party product, based on RemObjects Oxygene. Prism and Oxygene let you code in Delphi and compile to .NET or Mono.
Marc Hoffman from RemObjects explains the change here:
Starting with the upcoming release of
…continue reading No more Delphi for .NET: Prism removed from RAD Studio XE4
Cross-platform development is a big deal, and will continue to be so until a day comes when everyone uses the same platform. Android? HTML? WebKit? iOS? Windows? Maybe one day, but for now the world is multi-platform, and unless you can afford to ignore all platforms but one, or to develop independent projects for each
…continue reading Xamarin vs Titanium vs FireMonkey: should cross-platform tools abstract the GUI?
I have been writing about Embarcadero’s RAD Studio XE3, which includes Delphi and C++ Builder, and as part of the research I set this up for cross-platform development on a Mac.
My setup uses a Parallels Virtual Machine to run Windows 7, on which RAD Studio XE3 is installed. This is convenient for Mac
…continue reading Hands on Cross-Platform Windows and Mac development with C++ Builder XE3
Embarcadero has released C++ Builder XE3, the first version built on the open source clang front end for the LLVM compiler. This has enabled the product to support many new features, including extensive C++ 11 support and a 64-bit compiler.
While it is a shame that the old Borland C/C++ Compiler is no more,
…continue reading Embarcadero launches C++ Builder XE3: first built on Clang
Embarcardero’s John Ray Thomas and Jason Vokes spoke to me about the company’s forthcoming RAD Studio XE3 development tool and in particular the new Metropolis framework which creates apps that have the appearance of a Windows 8 “Modern UI” (formerly known as Metro) but which are really desktop applications. Metropolis works with both the Delphi/C++
…continue reading Windows 8 sideloading and Embarcadero’s Metropolis fake-WinRT framework
Embarcadero’s chief scientist Allen Bauer has posted about the problems facing tool vendors who want want to support Microsoft’s Windows Runtime (WinRT) platform with their own compilers, which he calls “Windows 8′s ‘dirty little secret.’”
The issue is that in order to enforce security and isolation in WinRT apps, Microsoft prohibits certain API calls. Even
…continue reading Third-party compilers locked out of Windows Runtime development
Embarcadero has announced a world tour to promote its forthcoming XE3 development suite.
But what is in it? No details yet, but a few clues:
Windows 8 “look and functionality” for VCL and FireMonkey apps A new edition of the FireMonkey cross-platform framework, called FM2 A new tool called HTML5 Builder.
There are a
…continue reading Embarcadero preparing Delphi, C++ Builder XE3 release
DevExpress has released an update to its VCL component suite, version 12.1, which includes a Metro-inspired tile control. That is, it looks like a Windows 8 Metro-style application, but in reality it runs as a desktop application. The VCL components support Embarcardero’s Delphi and C++ Builder, but not the FireMonkey library that runs cross-platform.
…continue reading DevExpress offering Metro-inspired Tile control for Delphi VCL, plans to drop support for Delphi 7