Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Rad Studio XE - DelphiLive
At DelphiLive last week it was fairly obvious that Embarcadero was close to shipping RAD Studio. When there I took a few photos, and Jim wanted to play with the Camera so he took more :-) I have recordings of the keynote session that I will be posting in the next day or two on the VDUG site.
Well RAD Studio XE was released yesterday, and I am really impressed as SA/Maint Customer I received the keys and the download the same day. I was able to get the full product installed today. In past releases I have had to wait a few weeks to get the product, so this is very welcome change.
I had an Windows XP Machine and I bit shocked by the menu bloat, and I did not even install InterBase or Installaware. But it does highlight some of the new editions the the RAD Studio Line. For Delphi and C++ Developers they get to look forward to Automated QA, and CodeSite. For Delphi, C++ Builder, and Delphi Prism developers they get Subversion Integration, FinalBuilder. Rave Reports is still the product, since we depend on it I am happy as it appears that Nevrona is all but a dead company. Delphi Prism now integrates into both Visual Studio 2010 but also MonoDevelop. There is even an install for Delphi Prism to install with MonoDevelop on a MAC. To round out the Menu RadPHP (Formerly Delphi for PHP) is now included in the RAD Studio XE product line.
There are a few other new items bundled with RAD Studio XE that don't create menu items (Thank you for not doing that!)
And I would not be surprised if I missed something else that is bundled. Of course my next questions and potential blog posts are what is under the covers.