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What's new in RAD Studio XE2

RAD Studio XE2 offers exciting new functionality giving you the ability to build highly visual, business applications for Windows, Mac and iOS. New Delphi 64-bit Windows support, FireMonkey, VCL styles, live data bindings, expanded database connectivity, and expanded cloud computing capabilities are combined with new PHP mobile features that make this the most exciting RAD Studio upgrade ever.

Deliver rich applications to Windows, Mac and mobile

RAD Studio XE2 with the new FireMonkey application platform enables you to compile natively to both Windows and Mac OSX. In addition, use Delphi in RAD Studio XE2 to create FireMonkey mobile apps for iOS. Your applications take full advantage of the power and speed of the CPU and GPU.


Create visually stunning and interactive applications

Quickly build FireMonkey applications that are visually spectacular, highly interactive and data rich for PCs, Macs and mobile devices. Deliver rich business applications that engage your users with an immersive, interesting, and interactive application experience


Bring new style to your VCL applications

RAD Studio XE2 introduces VCL Styles for Delphi and C++Builder, enabling you to apply a custom look and feel to your VCL applications. Styles are applied to your existing components and UI elements so it's easy to get a new look without swapping out components. Choose from the included, professionally designed styles or use the VCL Style Designer to customize or create your own.


Build 64-bit Windows applications

Now you can create 64-bit Windows applications with Delphi to take advantage of the latest hardware, access more memory, and push the envelope of performance. All Windows technologies are 64-bit enabled included FireMonkey, VCL, RTL, the Delphi compiler and debugger streamlining the migration of existing VCL applications to 64-bit.


Put your data and logic in the cloud

RAD Studio XE2 includes expanded cloud computing integration with new data and deployment options. The included Delphi and C++Builder cloud APIs support data storage and access to blobs, message queues and tables on Windows Azure as well as Amazon Simple Queue Services, Simple DB, and Simple Storage Service. Use the new Deployment Manager to deploy your applications to both Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Windows Azure.


Connect everywhere

RAD Studio XE2's dbExpress delivers new connectivity options with support for InterBase XE, FireBird 2.5, SQL Anywhere 12 and ODBC giving you more database choices than ever. New DataSnap mobile connectors allow you to build Mobile clients for iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone (using Xcode, Eclipse, and Visual Studio mobile development tools) that connect seamlessly with your Delphi DataSnap servers.


Data-aware UIs and beyond – visualize live data

New LiveBindings in Delphi and C++Builder let you connect any data source to any VCL or FireMonkey user interface or HD or 3D graphic object. LiveBindings give you the power and creative freedom to present data to users in more intuitive and interactive ways. LiveBindings also include expressions giving you incredible power and flexibility to build "dynamically" calculated and updated bindings.


Work smarter and faster with an expanded developer toolbox

RAD Studio XE2 includes both new and updated integrated tools to help you get your job done faster. RAD Studio XE2 now includes FastReport for quickly designing and generating reports; and Documentation Insight, an integrated live source code documentation tool. XE2 also includes 64-bit versions of TeeChart, IBX, InstallAware, IP*Works, AQtime, FinalBuilder, IntraWeb and Indy.


Build web apps that look great and work great on mobile devices

Mobile users prefer mobile optimized websites, so extend your Web sites and Web applications to millions of mobile users with touch and mobile UI-optimized web applications designed specifically for phones and tablets. Take advantage of touch optimized layouts, native look-and-feel user interface elements and professional mobile theming using HTML5 and jQuery Mobile technology in an easy-to-use visual approach that only RadPHP can offer.


Package apps for native distribution on the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace

Not only can you deploy web apps to Web servers but you can also easily develop self-contained mobile phone and tablet applications for deployment on iOS and Android devices with RadPHP. Distribute your apps on the most popular mobile marketplaces, the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace and gain exposure to millions of new customers. Leverage component based access to device features like cameras, accelerometers and GPS to create powerful mobile applications with features your customers crave. Take full advantage of the fast growing mobile app market with RadPHP.


Incorporate new functionality into your applications

RadPHP includes more than 35 new Zend Framework components that enable you to include new features in your applications in an easy, component-based way. Use the mail components to send and receive mail in your applications. Generate barcodes and captchas. Work with RSS feeds, JSON and REST servers. And work with Google-based data including Google Docs, YouTube, spreadsheets, photos, Google Apps and more!


Do more for .NET with Embarcadero Prism XE2

Prism doesn't only have a new name, it also has exciting new features to enhance your .NET, ASP.NET and Mono development experience. Prism XE2 includes the new RemObjects Oxygene Compiler 5, inline errors in editor with details, ranges & notes; fix-It support for selected new errors, language soft interfaces and duck typing, anonymous interface implementation, enhanced Oxidizer integration and the FastReport.net reporting tool.

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"Delphi XE2 is with no doubt the most important Delphi release in its entire history. This is simply awesome!"

– Boian Mitov