September 29, 2012

What's New in Delphi XE3, HTML5 Builder and RAD Studio Webinar On-Demand

I always like seeing the feedback we get on our webinars whether it's praise, questions or suggestions. One of my recent favorites is this comment about the What's New in Delphi XE3 and HTML5 Builder webinar last Monday featuring David I.

"What a huge width and depth of functionality and information presented by David I, using multiple GUI components, computers, operating systems and VMs, and demonstrating pictures within pictures within pictures;  all illustrating the functionality available using XE3, FireMonkey and HTML5 Builder.  It was also well up to date showing things like Metropolis and Windows 8 flavours.

This two hour presentation was filled with the widest level of detail David I has ever presented, as far as I remember, even though his past presentations have been chock-a-block full.  His depth of knowledge also makes one utterly envious...

Congratulations on a fabulous presentation."

- Webinar attendee from Australia

You can watch the replay online by just filling out a quick form and getting the link to view the replay in your email a few seconds later. After being on all three sessions myself answering questions from the attendees and seeing all the great info that was presented, I definitely recommend it.

September 26, 2012

Hotfixes 1, 2 and 3 available for Delphi XE3, C++Builder XE3 and RAD Studio XE3

Three new hotfixes are available for RAD Studio XE3, Delphi XE3 and C++Builder XE3.

RAD Studio XE3 Hotfix 1

RAD Studio XE3 Hotfix 2

RAD Studio XE3 Hotfix 3

September 24, 2012

CodeRage Call for Speakers Ends Friday

I just realized that the deadline for signing up to present at CodeRage 7 is this Friday September 28th when I was posting this press release.

Embarcadero Technologies Issues “Call for Speakers” for CodeRage 7 — Its Popular Online Technical Conferences Slated for November


Abstract: Thousands of Delphi and C++ Developers Expected to Register for Educational Sessions and Workshops Including Preparing for Windows 8 and Windows-to-Mac Development

SAN FRANCISCO — Sep. 24, 2012 — Embarcadero Technologies announced today a “Call for Speakers” for its popular CodeRage 7 online technical conference to be held in November. The annual conference has two technical tracks supporting more than 60 sessions, Nov. 6-8 (Delphi) and Nov. 13-15 (C++). Abstracts will be accepted through Sept. 28th. Thousands of applications developers seek out the conference each year to learn the latest techniques, tips and tricks in the world of application development. CodeRage 7 includes sessions covering tools such as Delphi®C++Builder®HTML5 BuilderEmbarcadero Prism™, and RAD Studio – plus the InterBase® XE3 database, FM2 and much more.
Embarcadero encourages developers to share their knowledge and educate other developers with new skills. Hot topics to be discussed this year include: Windows 8, Windows and Mac code generation from a single codebase, and mobile development with HTML5.


Areas to consider for speaking abstracts include:

  • Coding tips and techniques
  • Programming best practices and strategies
  • Real-world software development and data management issues
  • Developer 'master' classes to teach beginner through advanced level skills on development technologies
  • Other developer-related topics (database, tool selection, quality control)

Attendee registration for the online conference will open in mid October. To learn more, visit http://www.embarcadero.com/coderage.

About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance, and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. www.embarcadero.com.

September 22, 2012

Delphi XE3 New and Enhanced Features List

When I was updating my iPad to iOS 6, one of the things I was pleasantly surprised to see during the install process was a detailed bullet list of what's new in the new version. The general paragraphs about what's new that you usually see on a web site are good for some people, but I really prefer a list like that to understand everything that's new and new items I should look at when I start using the new version.

I feel kind the same when it comes to Delphi XE3. When I created the What's New in Delphi XE3 page, I of course couldn't list every feature so the what's new info is grouped info a few key themes like Windows 8 development, FireMonkey FM2, and Visual LiveBindings with descriptions and maybe a few bullets of feature names in each. Given the layout and style, that page can really only show part of the picture.

Here's a more comprehensive list of what's new in Delphi XE3 by edition. As you can see, it's a longgggg list.

Feature
Architect
Ultimate
Enterprise
Pro
Starter
INTEGRATED COMPILERS AND TOOLCHAINS





Enhanced in XE3! Delphi OS X compiler
X
X
X
X

Enhanced in XE3! Delphi command line toolchains for Mac OS X (dccosx)
X
X
X
X
APPLICATION PLATFORMS, INTEGRATED FRAMEWORKS, DESIGNERS AND SDKS
Enhanced in XE3! FireMonkey platform for creating 32-bit Windows applications for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP; Server 2003 and 2008.
X
X
X
X
X
Enhanced in XE3! FireMonkey platform for creating 64-bit Windows applications for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP; Server 2003 and 2008.
X
X
X
X

Enhanced in XE3! FireMonkey platform for creating OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 applications
X
X
X
X

Enhanced in XE3! VCL (Visual Component Library) for rapidly building 64-bit applications for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP; Server 2003 and 2008.
X
X
X
X

Enhanced in XE3! VCL (Visual Component Library) for rapidly building 32-bit applications for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP; Server 2003 and 2008.
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! FireMonkey support for DirectX 10
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! VCL Metropolis project templates (blank, grid, split layout)
X
X
X
X
X
FIREMONKEY (FM2)
New in XE3! Actions and ActionLists
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Anchors
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Layout Managers (Flow Layout, Grid Layout)
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Multimedia support for playing popular video formats
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Multimedia support for playing popular audio formats
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Location Services component for GPS or triangulation
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Motion Sensor component for accelerometer and gyroscope access
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Camera Sensor component
X
X
X
X
X
Enhanced in XE3! 3D File Import Support
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Metropolis UI Style for XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Mac OS X 10.8 native style
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Mac OS X 10.8 high resolution native Retina Style
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Non-Client Area Application Styling for Windows and Mac (Windows-only in Starter)
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Metropolis UI grid page side scrolling
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Edit control with stylable glyph with built-in style support for search bar, password control and more
X
X
X
X
X
Enhanced in XE3! FireMonkey performance optimizations
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Animated progress glyphs including Windows 8 ring
X
X
X
X
X
Enhanced in XE3! StyleLookUp support with preview of available designs for the selected component
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Live Tile support for Enterprise deployment - interaction with desktop application launching and dynamic content management on Windows 8
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! FireMonkey project templates for Metropolis UI (blank, grid and split layout);
X
X
X
X
X
Enhanced in XE3! Definable touch target support for each control
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Metropolis UI samples illustrating Microsoft® style guide
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Easy one-click Metropolis UI form converter for existing forms
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! 4 new Metropolis UI styles
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Support for Windows 8 gestures
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Multiple button/control states
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Application toolbar for Metropolis UI
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Shared external redistributable bitmap style designer for VCL and FireMonkey
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! FireMonkey bitmap based styles
X
X
X
X
X
Enhanced in XE3! Native UI control styles
X
X
X
X
X
Enhanced in XE3! Additional native and custom UI styles
X
X
X
X
X
Enhanced in XE3! Text and Memo control performance
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! FireMonkey Form Inheritance
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Use one shader language for all rendering libraries (OpenGL or Direct3D)
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! On-screen keyboard support for Windows touch devices
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! MetropolisUIListBox support for easily creating listboxes and custom grid layouts
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Create Mac OS X App Store Ready apps
X
X
X
X

VISUAL LIVEBINDINGS
New in XE3! Visually connect component properties and data
X
X
X
X

New in XE3! Easily replace prototype data with real ClientDataSet data with one click
X
X
X
X

New in XE3! Context sensitive LiveBindings Wizard
X
X
X
X

New in XE3! Support for QuickBinding components
X
X
X
X

New in XE3! Ability to visually add and bind to additional component properties
X
X
X
X

New in XE3! Color coded component properties easily identify bindable members
X
X
X
X

New in XE3! Zoom control for Visual LiveBindings Designer
X
X
X
X

New in XE3! Ability to save image of current LiveBindings Designer layout
X
X
X
X

New in XE3! Hide visual elements on right-click
X
X
X
X

New in XE3! Integrated Layers Management system for LiveBindings Designer with Photoshop® like layers, allowing you to visually organize and hide set of elements in the LiveBindings Designer
X
X
X
X

New in XE3! Easily launch the LiveBindings Designer with the right-click 'Bind Visually' command on the form designer
X
X
X
X

New in XE3! Tools Options support for LiveBindings Designer to show/hide certain components from the visual LiveBindings Designer view and enable/disable Wizard option in right-click menu
X
X
X
X

INTEGRATED BUILD TOOLS AND PROJECT SUPPORT
Enhanced in XE3! IDE support for building and managing projects for OS X
X
X
X
X

New in XE3! IDE support for targeting OS X builds for Mac OS X App Store
X
X
X
X

Enhanced in XE3! FireMonkey application wizards
X
X
X
X
X
Enhanced in XE3! Platform Assistant for deploying and debugging across platforms
X
X
X
X

Enhanced in XE3! Delphi 1 through XE2 project import
X
X
X
X
X
LANGUAGE AND RUNTIME LIBRARY FEATURES 
Enhanced in XE3! Delphi RTL for 64-bit Windows
X
X
X
X

Enhanced in XE3! Delphi RTL for OS X
X
X
X
X

INTEGRATED DEBUGGING
Full-featured debugger with color syntax highlighting
X
X
X
X
X
Enhanced in XE3! Debug remote and local 64-bit Windows applications
X
X
X
X

Enhanced in XE3! Debug remote OS X applications
X
X
X
X

DOCUMENTATION
Enhanced in XE3! Continually updated help system with diagrams
showing class hierarchy, and new declared members pages
X
X
X
X
X
DATABASE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AND CONNECTIVITY
DBEXPRESS
Enhanced in XE3! Included dbExpress drivers available for 64-bit Windows – InterBase local, MySQL local, and SQLite local only
X
X
X

Enhanced in XE3! Included dbExpress drivers available for 64-bit Windows – InterBase, Firebird, Oracle, MySQL, SQL Anywhere, Informix, and SQLite
X
X
X

Enhanced in XE3! Included dbExpress drivers available for OS X – InterBase local, MySQL local, and SQLite local only
X
X
X
X

Enhanced in XE3! Included dbExpress drivers available for OS X – InterBase, Firebird, Oracle, MySQL, SQL Anywhere, Informix, and SQLite
X
X
X


New in XE3! SQLite dbExpress client support for Windows and Mac OS X
X
X
X
X

New in XE3! TSQLMonitor support for SQLite
X
X
X

New in XE3! Integrated support for sample InterBase database for quick app prototyping
X
X
X
X

Enhanced in XE3! DataSnap Mobile Connector support for latest versions of iOS, Android and BlackBerry
X
X
X


Enhanced in XE3! dbExpress server connectivity to Embarcadero
InterBase® XE3, XE, 2009, and 2007
X
X
X


New in XE3! InterBase ToGo dbExpress driver
X
X
X
X

New in XE3! InterBase ToGo 64-bit ODBC driver
X
X
X
X

New in XE3! dbExpress server connectivity to SQLite 3.x
X
X
X


New in XE3! dbExpress local connectivity to SQLite
X
X
X
X

Enhanced in XE3! LiveBindings connect any type of data to any UI or graphical element in VCL and FireMonkey
X
X
X
X
X
DATASNAP MULTI-TIER
New in XE3! MyBase XML in memory dataset support
X
X
X
X
X
DATASNAP MOBILE CLIENT CONNECTORS
Enhanced in XE3! Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) 5.1 and 6.0
X
X
X


Enhanced in XE3! Android Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, and JellyBean
X
X
X


INCLUDED DATABASES
New in XE3! InterBase XE3 Developer Edition – up to 20 users and 80 logical connections
X
X
X
X

New in XE3! InterBase ToGo Test Deployment License
X
X
X
X

WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
INTRAWEB
Enhanced in XE3! IntraWeb XIV – RAD Web Application framework, Personal Edition



X

Enhanced in XE3! IntraWeb XIV – RAD Web Application framework, Standard Edition
X
X
X


VISUAL COMPONENT LIBRARY (VCL)
New in XE3! VCL Metropolis Project Templates (blank, grid, split layout)
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! 4 VCL Metropolis styles for XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! VCL style support for Ribbon controls
X
X
X
X
X
New in XE3! Easy one-click Metropolis VCL form converter
X
X
X
X
X
DATABASE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
Enhanced in XE3! Fast SQL database development, change management,
profiling, and tuning with DB PowerStudio® XE3, Developer Edition

X



DATABASE MODELING AND DESIGN
Updated in XE3! Embarcadero® ER/Studio® 9.1 Developer Edition,
a database modeling and design tool for better understanding
database structures
X




LICENSING AND TOOL MANAGEABILITY
Enhanced in XE3! Earlier version licenses included in AppWave network licenses (Delphi 2007- XE2). Delphi 7 available separately
X
X
X
X

Enhanced in XE3! Access to licenses and downloads for earlier versions with purchase of standalone product licenses (Delphi 2007 - XE2, Delphi 7)
X
X
X
X