CodeGear Developer Network (CDN) News - June 2007 - Roadmap Chats, Developer Days, C++Builder 2007, Updates (JBuilder, Delphi, and PHP)

By: David Intersimone

Abstract: This is the June edition of the CodeGear Developer Network (CDN) newsletter. This newsletter is sent by email to all members who have the "Wants News" flag turned on in their membership profile.

    CodeGear Delphi and C++Builder Roadmap Community Chat & Demos - June 19,20,21,and 22

We invite you to attend a series of community presentations during the week of June 18th that will focus on the recently unveiled Delphi and C++Builder product roadmaps.  These presentations will also demonstrate some of the new capabilities in Delphi 2007 for Win32 and C++Builder 2007.  We will also take your questions about the current versions of CodeGear products and the product roadmaps.

Join us for any (or all) of the Roadmap community chats and demonstrations:

Tuesday, June 19th: 7am, 11am, and 5pm
Wednesday: June 20th: 10am and 6pm
Thursday: June 21st: 7am, 12noon, and 6pm
Friday: June 22nd: 8am and 12noon

Listening Instructions:

The same presentation will be given during each of the sessions.  You are invited to attend one or more of the sessions.  There may be different demos and questions as we move through the week.  We are holding multiple sessions at different times during the week to give our global developer customers enough choices for time and date to be able to attend, learn and interact with CodeGear employees.

The Roadmap Community chats and demonstrations will be presented using InterWise and we encourage you to setup your computer before the event. (Alternately, your computer will be automatically setup when you enter the event with your PC. This may take several minutes.)

In advance or on the day of the event, please use the following links to register, setup, and participate any (or all) of the chats:

  Tuesday, June 19th: 7am (PDT)

  Tuesday, June 19th: 11am (PDT)

  Tuesday, June 19th: 5pm (PDT)

  Wednesday: June 20th: 10am (PDT)

  Wednesday: June 20th: 6pm (PDT)

  Thursday: June 21st: 7am (PDT)

  Thursday: June 21st: 12noon (PDT)

  Thursday: June 21st: 6pm (PDT)

  Friday: June 22nd: 8am (PDT)

  Friday: June 22nd: 12noon (PDT)

Attendees must sign-up to participate prior to the event start time.

Presentation recordings will be made available on the CodeGear Developer Network after Developer Days have concluded. Recordings of live Q&A sessions may not be provided.

All times are listed as Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Each session will last one hour (60 minutes)

To determine your local equivalent, you might try using time and

PDT is 7 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

    CodeGear Developer Days - June 26 & 27

Join us online for 2 free exciting Developer Days, June 26 (Tuesday) and 27 (Wednesday), where you will get technical insight straight from CodeGear team members into the new release of C++Builder® 2007, Delphi® 2007, Delphi® for PHP and InterBase®. 

You’ll get information-packed technical sessions each day. Each session will include a presentation by a CodeGear technical specialist, plus LIVE question and answer time with the speaker(s) at the end of the presentation. This is your opportunity to ask the tough questions and meet CodeGear team members “face-to-face.”

Listening Instructions: Developer Days will be presented using InterWise and we encourage you to setup your computer before the event. (Alternately, your computer will be automatically setup when you enter the event with your PC. This may take several minutes.)

On the day of the event, please use the below links to participate in each event:

Tuesday, June 26th – C++Builder Day -

Wednesday, June 27th – Delphi, Delphi for PHP & InterBase -

Attendees must sign-up to participate prior to the event start time.

Agenda, speakers, sessions and descriptions are available at

    JBuilder 2007 release 2

JBuilder 2007 release 2 is now available - with new features and pricing including expanded platform support for Microsoft Windows XP and Vista as well as Mac OSX and RedHat Linux. Also added are support for Borland Enterprise Server in the LiveSource Visual EJB workbench, and Borland ALM and CVS are now supported in TeamInsight.

JBuilder 2007 combines the advantages of an Eclipse open source platform with rich developer productivity features, application performance analysis and tuning, and team development along with new pricing to make it easy and cost effective for individual, small business and enterprise developers to develop fast and reliable applications for Java, open source, and the web.

In a recent InfoWorld comparative review of Java IDEs, CodeGear's JBuilder 2007 product received the highest marks, surpassing similar offerings from IBM and Sun:  "It's safe to say that CodeGear decided to throw everything it had at this release - and succeeded brilliantly. (It) provides tremendous bang for the buck," - InfoWorld editor and analyst, Andrew Binstock.

JBuilder 2007 is available in three editions: 1) JBuilder 2007 Enterprise Edition - for enterprise developers and collaborative teams, 2) JBuilder 2007 Edition - for individual developers and small development teams, and 3) Turbo JBuilder 2007 - free, turnkey Eclipse-based Java IDE.

The new editions of JBuilder are compatible with previous editions, so you can leverage current applications development investments while capitalizing on the new JBuilder capabilities and growing Eclipse ecosystem of plug-ins.

JBuilder 2007 Enterprise Edition:

The JBuilder 2007 Enterprise Edition adds Team Server capabilities as part of TeamInsight - including new support for Windows XP and Windows 2003 servers with this new release. Team Server is a complete collaborative development server that includes integrated tracking, source code management, project planning, and continuous integration - allowing team members to easily monitor and manage project activity and progress. Current JBuilder developers can upgrade to the new JBuilder Enterprise Edition for $750, Enterprise Edition is available to new users for $1,499.

JBuilder 2007 Edition:

The new JBuilder 2007 release 2 offers all the developer-focused features of the previous Developer and Professional editions, including Optimizeit for memory and CPU profiling and performance tuning; LiveSource for Java with full two-way code and visual code diagramming - and adds a two-way visual EJB Designer and two-way visual Web Services designer, which helps to increase the productivity of Java developers and teams. Special upgrade pricing of $250 enables developers to cost-effectively take advantage of the increased capabilities of this new edition. New user price is $499.

Turbo JBuilder:

Turbo JBuilder 2007 offers a free, turnkey, developer-focused and Eclipse-based Java IDE which can easily be upgraded with JBuilder's RAD productivity, code performance, and team development features.

Additional Information:

Read the entire InfoWorld review:

Press Release:

What's New:

Data Sheet:

Feature Matrix:


Reviewer's Guide:

JBuilder 2007 Downloads:

Additional information and resources for JBuilder 2007:

    C++Builder 2007 is now available

C++Builder® 2007 the leading RAD C++ IDE, revolutionizes C++ development with full API support for Windows Vista™ including themed applications and seamless VCL support for Aero™ and Vista Desktop™. With VCL for the Web you can quickly and visually build interactive and responsive dynamic data-driven corporate web applications that support AJAX techniques. We've also increased our ANSI C++ conformance including new Dinkumware library support.

You Can Buy from your Local Partner or Online Store - To purchase CodeGear products locate a partner near you, shop at our online stores, or contact a sales office listed at

What's New in C++Builder 2007 - Describes major new features.of C++Builder 2007

Product Information is available at

C++Builder 2007 press release

    Delphi 2007 for Win32 Update 1 Information

Delphi 2007 for Win32 README - Release Notes for Delphi 2007 for Win32 and C++Builder 2007

What's New in Delphi 2007 for Win32 Update 1 - Update 1 contains fixes for Delphi 2007 for Win32

Applying Update 1 to Delphi 2007 for Win32 via auto update - Describes the steps in using auto update to apply Update 1

Installation Notes for Delphi® 2007 for Win32® Update 1 - Notes for installing Update 1.

D2007 Update 1 - List of QC reports - List of QC reports fixed in Delphi 2007 Update 1 (102)

    Delphi and C++Builder Roadmap  (stay tuned to CDN for additional product roadmaps)

The Delphi platform has many unique characteristics in language, compiler, framework, and visual tools which deliver specific advantages for developers building high performance GUI and database oriented Windows applications. The Windows platform, PC hardware, and the Web are continually evolving and Delphi will also evolve to help developers take advantage of these changes - keeping its core focus on high performance UI and database oriented application development.

Customer input, market dynamics, and emerging trends and technologies all provide input into CodeGear’s future product development plans. CodeGear roadmaps are reviewed regularly and updated periodically to reflect these inputs.

Future Delphi features and technologies will focus on:

  High performance Windows applications with rich GUI requirements
  Client/Server application development
  Database application development
  Business Web application development
  Exploitation of PC hardware advances

Future Delphi releases will be tailored for:

  ISVs and MicroISVs
  VARs, Consultants, and System Integrators
  Small to medium sized businesses

As always, this roadmap indicates plans and intentions, but no firm commitment to deliver any of the products or features described below.

You can find the roadmap document at

    Recent CDN articles

Implementing the Command pattern in ECO applications - The article explains how to implement the Command pattern in CodeGear ECO applications, making use of ECO Undo/Redo facilities

What's New in Delphi 2007 for Win32 - Describes major features of the release.

What's New in C++Builder 2007 - Describes major new features.of C++Builder 2007

Delphi 2007 to C++Builder 2007 - Walkthrough of the user experience of installing C++Builder 2007 on a system with Delphi 2007 already installed

CodeGear Partner discs are online - The partner CD submissions for CodeGear's latest IDE products are available for download, including BDS 2006 and JBuilder 2006
How to migrate a JBuilder 9 (or prior) EJB project into JBuilder 2007 - Workaround for migrating a JBuilder 9, 8, 7... J2EE project into JBuilder 2007

Should I install my CodeGear product on top of an existing installation - Information about what not to do when installing a CodeGear product when there is an existing installation (JBuilder, Delphi, C++Builder, Interbase, JDataStore, Delphi for PHP, etc.).

Release Notes for Delphi® 2007 for Win32® and C++Builder® 2007 - This file contains important supplementary information that might not appear in the main product documentation. CodeGear recommends that you read this file in its entirety.

Installation Notes for Delphi® 2007 for Win32® (Update 1) and C++Builder® 2007 - Installation Notes for Delphi® 2007 for Win32® (Update 1) and C++Builder® 2007
RAD Studio Installer FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about installing RAD Studio

Debugging a typical PHP Application in Delphi for PHP - Watch this video about Delphi for PHP to see how you can debug your existing PHP applications using Delphi for PHP.

InterBase Security Updates - Security updates for InterBase 7.1 and 6.5 are available for download

Struts, Hibernate and Spring: A guide to creating a dynamic web application - A tutorial which uses the Struts, Hibernate and Spring frameworks to create a complete website registration page.

    Recent CodeGear blog posts

StarTeam Components for JBuilder 2007 Visual Editor - Charles Overbeck

UAC and Signed Applications - Fredrik Haglund

C++Builder 2007, Compiler changes - Chris Pattinson

A look at "array of const" for fun and profit - Allen Bauer

RailsConf Totally Rocked - Joe McGLynn

Rails Magic and Code Completion - Joe McGlynn

Rails Scaffolding - Joe McGlynn

JBuilder, Mylar and XPlanner - Ravi Kumar

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