RAD Studio XE7
The complete solution to build connected apps for Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, gadgets, and wearables
Embarcadero® RAD Studio XE7 is the complete software development solution for rapidly building native applications for Windows, OS X, iOS and Android from a single codebase. Modernize existing Windows applications and create highly connected apps for gadgets and wearables. Deliver high performance, compiled native applications that easily connect with enterprise data, cloud services, devices, sensors, and gadgets.
- Create fast native apps for Windows, OS X and mobile from one codebase
- Update existing Windows VCL applications to 64-bit
- Supercharge existing Windows VCL applications with the Parallel Programing Library
- Integrate your Windows VCL app controls with objects and datasets using LiveBindings
- Connect your Windows VCL app to enterprise databases with FireDAC
- Modernize Windows VCL applications with new VCL components and styles
- Extend Windows apps with mobile and wearable companion apps
- Access cloud based BaaS and REST services
- Easily deploy stateless, restful, scalable, and secure turnkey middleware to mobilize Enterprise and Windows VCL apps
- Get a fast start and fast results
Introducing FireUI: Revolutionary User Interface Development Across Multiple Devices and Form Factors
RAD Studio multiplies developer productivity with FireUI, enabling your team to deliver your apps natively for PCs, tablets, smartphones, and even wearables like Google Glass, from a single codebase, in record time. Get connected apps to market faster by developing for multiple platforms and device form factors simultaneously, with one shared master form and device specific views as needed. Maintain one shared codebase without sacrificing native platform fidelity. Extend Windows VCL apps to the world of connected apps and devices.
Extend existing Windows Applications with internet and Bluetooth connected apps for mobile, gadget, and wearables
Extend your existing Windows VCL applications to mobile, gadgets and wearables by easily creating Internet or Bluetooth connections with AppTethering components. Discover and interact with the wide range of Bluetooth enabled gadgets and sensors with standard Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE. Access on device sensors, such as accelerometer, GPS, and proximity sensors with new VCL components.
Develop once and click to compile to Android and iOS
Develop apps for smartphones, tablets and wearables with the only development platform that enables you to create natively compiled apps for Android and iOS from a single source codebase. From the user interface code through the rest of the complete client software stack, your apps can access platform APIs, device sensors and services, and deliver the best app performance with native GPU and CPU support. Extend your existing Windows VCL apps to interface with Android and iOS devices.
New! Parallelize your 32-bit and 64-bit Windows applications and your iOS, Android, and OS X apps easily
New in RAD Studio XE7! The new Parallel Programming library exponentially increases performance of existing C++ and Object Pascal code by parallelizing threads that can take full advantage of multi-core CPUs. Also, build 64-bit Windows applications with C++ and Object Pascal to take advantage of the latest hardware, access more memory, and push the envelope of performance with the easy to integrate Parallel Programming Library. All Windows technologies are 64-bit enabled, including VCL, FireMonkey, RTL, compilers and debugger, to streamline the migration of existing applications to 64-bit Windows.
Modernize Your VCL Applications for Windows 7
With Windows XP at end-of-life, Windows 7 and 8.1 represent the lion's share of supported Windows desktop installations. It's the perfect time to modernize VCL applications and take advantage of new features and styles in Windows 7 and 8.1. RAD Studio XE7 delivers the features you need to modernize your existing Windows VCL apps including taskbar and jumplist components, Windows 7 and 8.1 Modern UI styles, and Surface Pro tablet support including VCL sensors components.
QPS – Quality, Performance, and Stability
RAD Studio XE7 continues to deliver high quality, performance, and stability. With over 2000 bugs fixed, including over 250 reported issues resolved in the VCL and RTL, XE7 is a high quality, stable release. Runtime performance and startup times have also been improved.
Database app development is fun again with FireDAC
RAD Studio includes FireDAC, a high performance Universal Data Access library for developing applications for multiple devices, connected to enterprise and embedded databases. FireDAC enables native high-speed direct access from applications created with Delphi and C++Builder to InterBase, SQLite, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, DB2, SQL Anywhere, Advantage DB, Firebird, Access, Informix, DataSnap, Enterprise Mobility Services and more. With FireDAC extending your Windows VCL app to interact with these databases has never been easier!
Mobilize your workforce faster and smarter with new Enterprise Mobility Services
New in RAD Studio XE7! Enterprise Mobility Services (EMS) is a new turnkey solution for today's interconnected, distributed apps, offering an easy to deploy middleware server that hosts loadable custom API and data access modules. EMS is based on open and standard technologies, including REST HTTP calls and JSON data formats, and provides major SQL database drivers along with a built-in encrypted SQL datastore. With its user management and authentication plus user and API analytics, Enterprise Mobility Services is ideal for enabling secure access from mobile and desktop apps to Enterprise Databases. EMS is a middleware solution that is stateless, restful, scalable, and secure. Open the world of connected devices to your existing Windows VCL app with EMS!
Connect with popular BaaS providers and cloud services using REST
Bring your VCL Windows app to the cloud with Rad Studio XE7! Integrate cloud based services from Backend as a Service (BaaS) providers, Kinvey, Parse, and App42 with components for popular BaaS services like notifications, user management, and storage. You get easy access to these common services in the cloud without having to build them yourself or maintain them. Add user authentication to your apps. Use push notifications to engage your users. Access data and object storage in the cloud. The REST Client library, available on all platforms, simplifies the invocation of REST web services by any third party provider, such as, Facebook, eBay, Amazon, Google, etc.
Bind any UI control to other objects or datasets
LiveBindings makes enhancing your Windows VCL apps with new data sources a snap! With LiveBindings, every component is data aware. LiveBindings provide an easy way to bind user interface controls to object properties or dataset fields. A visual design surface makes connecting data and UI elements as simple as drawing a line between component properties. You'll find that LiveBindings make developing database connected, UI rich applications easier, more intuitive and more enjoyable than ever before.
One codebase, one team
With RAD Studio, your development team can both prototype and develop native apps in standard C++ or the Delphi Object Pascal language for multiple devices simultaneously. That means no need for multiple projects, schedules, and budgets with separate development teams, tools, languages and libraries to target each device platform. Connect your existing Windows VCL apps to new devices, wearables, and apps.
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Visual development and a choice of programming languages enable you to deliver impressive results with less coding effort. Design, prototype and develop your applications with extendable and reusable visual components for faster and highly maintainable development.
Your RAD Studio XE6 license is recharge ready
With the "pay as you go" upgrade recharge program continually get every major upgrade in a year for less than the cost of a single upgrade! You can start by purchasing an XE7 new or upgrade license today. If you own an XE6 license, you can already recharge it to XE7. When the next major release comes, you will be automatically notified that your recharge is ready.
With RAD Studio XE7's Multi-Device Application Platform using DataSnap SDK, you can build custom connected applications that support real time communication and access to enterprise data and cloud services. All these technologies are included in RAD Studio XE7 Enterprise edition and higher and some are included in the Professional edition.
|VCL and FireMonkey frameworks|
Create apps for Windows, OS X and mobile
Build custom middleware servers
|REST and BaaS|
Access cloud based RESTful services
Connect with local and enterprise data sources
Award winning solution
RAD Studio is an award-winning software development solution, used by millions of developers worldwide and supported by an active community of software developers, technology partners, and component vendors.