Анонсированы Delphi 2009 и C++Builder 2009! Как фрилансера-программиста (в одной из ипостасей) меня это не может не радовать. Жду момента, когда же увижу эту версию воочию. Ниже текст официального пресс-релиза.
Embarcadero Goes Global with Next-Generation Delphi and C++Builder Development Tools for Windows
New tools enable ISVs and business developers to build high-performance client/server and packaged software applications that support rich user experiences worldwide
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Aug. 25, 2008 — Embarcadero Technologies today unveiled the next generation of the popular CodeGearTM rapid application development (RAD) tools for Windows: DelphiTM 2009 and C++Builder® 2009, geared specifically for both Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and workgroup client/server development.
Developers can now easily expand the global reach of their applications with built-in support for UnicodeTM throughout Delphi 2009 and C++Builder 2009. Built-in support for Unicode means that applications will look and operate properly on all language versions of Windows and seamlessly support both Unicode and ANSI data. In addition, new and enhanced localization tools make it easier to translate applications to take advantage of specific local opportunities.
«For us as a database vendor, Delphi 2009 is the most important new release since Delphi 3,» said Thorsten Engler, Principal Software Architect at Nexus Database Systems. «The full Unicode support and the numerous changes to the data access layers put Delphi 2009 at the top in terms of rapid application development. For anyone serious about internationally deployed database applications, Delphi 2009 is an absolute must.»
Delphi and C++Builder 2009 are the only tools tailor-made for organizations building packaged software for resale/redistribution, high-performance graphical workstation applications, and client/server workgroup database applications. Top industries using Delphi and C++Builder today to build next-generation solutions include ISVs, MicroISVs, Banking/Finance, Manufacturing, Government, Healthcare, Science/Engineering and Telecommunications.
This new release takes the Delphi and C++ languages forward with a host of powerful new programming language features such as Delphi generics and upcoming C++0x standard language features. A new multi-tier DataSnapTM architecture enables developers to use RAD to build high-performance, highly scalable database middleware applications. The middleware applications can be connected to via a lightweight, open communications protocol with thin, full-featured clients that can reside on virtually any native or Web client platform.
In addition, Delphi 2009 and C++Builder 2009 represent the first Embarcadero solutions to bring together advanced CodeGear and DatabaseGearTM functionality in a single offering. The Delphi and C++Builder Architect editions include ER/Studio® Developer Edition to provide a complete solution for designing and building database applications. This integration results in enhanced productivity and time-to-market for developers.
Other new and enhanced features of the two products include:
- New Visual Component Library (VCL) components including Microsoft Office style ribbon controls, Portable Network Graphics (PNG) image support, dozens of new capabilities for existing controls, and the ability to seamlessly build powerful UIs for Windows XP and Vista desktop applications simultaneously.
- Major new language features including Delphi generics and anonymous methods, and the first commercial IDE support for C++0x and Technical Report 1 (TR1) in the C++ language.
- VCL for the Web for creating AJAX and Silverlight-enabled rich intranet and line of business web applications.
- Updated built-in dbExpress support for CodeGear InterBase® and BlackfishTM SQL, Oracle®, Microsoft SQL ServerTM , Informix®, IBM® DB2®, SQL Anywhere®, Sybase® and MySQL® databases.
«Our goal with 2009 is to deliver the best Delphi and C++Builder ever, to enable ISVs and client/server developers to simultaneously and seamlessly expand their business footprint globally with more client platforms and databases, and richer UIs,» said Michael Swindell, Vice President of Products for Embarcadero Technologies.
«Our goal as a combined company is to eliminate the development barriers between applications and databases. This release combines award-winning database architecture and design features from ER/Studio with Delphi and C++Builder to create the ultimate database application design and development solution — the all new Delphi and C++Builder Architect Editions,» said Swindell.
Delphi and C++Builder 2009 support development and deployment on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008.