The 25 days of C++mas - December 10 - C++Builder XE3 64-bit compiler is released!

By: David Intersimone

Abstract: David I celebrates the release of the C++Builder 64-bit compiler and describes the highlights and news coverage

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  The 25 days of C++mas - December 10 - C++Builder XE3 64-bit compiler is released!

On Monday, December 10 (also the first day of CodeRage 7 C++ Conference), we announced that the C++Builder XE3 64-bit compiler for Windows was released.  The C++Builder 64-bit press release heralded "Embarcadero Rolls Out New Multi-Device C++ Developer Platform".

Michael Swindell, Embarcadero Technologies Senior VP of Marketing and Product Management said: "The diversification of client devices in the last several years has been a seismic event with tremendous implications for software developers. The question for developers today is how to deliver applications across multiple devices including Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android without compromising performance and user experience or radically increasing development time and cost. This is the problem and opportunity driving our reinvention of the C++ platform. With C++Builder XE3, developers can build once and deploy natively across multiple platforms. As we add additional platforms to the solution, the benefit to the developer will continue to increase."

Highlighted C++Builder 64-bit compiler benefits

  • Natively target multiple devices with a single effort: With C++Builder’s multi-device architecture, development teams can now natively deliver applications on more devices, operating systems and form factors without significant time and cost increases by leveraging a common codebase.
  • Speed development with Agile C++: Developers can use Embarcadero standard C++ extensions to speed and streamline C++ development, up to 5x faster than traditional development, with agile techniques such as rapid prototyping, PME (properties/methods/events) component-based programming, and visual development.
  • Achieve a new level of C/C++ standards support and compatibility: Developers can use the Clang 3.1 compatible compiler with the latest C++ language features and libraries as well as integrate legacy source code to adhere to existing and newly released standards, including C++11.
  • Gain 64-bit speed, power and capacity: C++Builder’s 64-bit compiler architecture generates applications that can utilize more memory and data, and directly access 64-bit APIs, device drivers, and system services, enabling developers to create higher performance, more capable and more powerful applications.
  • Produce visually stunning applications: Build applications with Microsoft® Windows 8 style UI for desktop across a variety of Windows® operating systems (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8). Mac OS X and Retina Display support enables developers to create the best looking Mac apps with native user experience and automatic HiDPI display support.

C++ Builder 64-bit compiler in the news

Watch/Download the C++Builder 64-bit Compiler Preview Video

Additional details about the 64-bit C++Builder compiler are available in the preview video.  Watch the C++ 64-bit compiler preview video on YouTube athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwwMpBUoR6Y. You can also download the MP4 video file at http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/29197.  The preview video is 9 minutes long.

Additional C++Builder 64-bit compiler articles and blog posts

Try the C++Builder 64-bit compiler

The C++Builder XE3 and RAD Studio XE3 free trial downloads have been updated to include the new C++Builder 64-bit compiler.  Trial downloads are available at https://downloads.embarcadero.com/free/c_builder

CodeRage 7 C++ Conference, December 10-12, 2012

The CodeRage 7 C++ conference starts next Monday, December 10, 2012 at 6am Pacific Standard Time (14:00 UTC).  There are 3 days of C++ sessions including my special live, online conversation with Bjarne Stroustrup at 8am PST (16:00 UTC) on Monday.  Some of the C++ sessions you won’t want to miss are included in my blog post on November 21 - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/davidi/2012/11/21/41993.

Happy C++mas!

During the first 25 days of December leading up to Christmas, I will blog about the upcoming release of the C++Builder 64-bit compiler for Microsoft Windows and C++Builder XE3support for building VCL and FireMonkey 2 applications.


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