Embarcadero Announces Support for Windows 8 Metro Development with Release of Embarcadero Prism XE2.5

By: Tim DelChiaro

Abstract: Cross Platform Flexibility Enables Rapid Development of Desktop and Mobile Applications for Windows 8 and Windows 8 Metro

Embarcadero Announces Support for Windows 8 Metro Development

with Release of Embarcadero Prism XE2.5

Cross Platform Flexibility Enables Rapid Development of Desktop

and Mobile Applications for Windows 8 and Windows 8 Metro

SAN FRANCISCO May 16, 2012— Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today announced the availability of Embarcadero Prism XE2.5, the cross-platform .NET Pascal development tool for rapidly developing .NET, Mono, and ASP.NET applications for Windows®, Linux® and Mac OS X.

The latest release of Prism, which is also included as part of RAD Studio XE2, extends the reach of software developers with support for both Windows 8 and Windows 8 Metro application development and also supports the latest beta of Microsoft Visual Studio 11.

“Prism XE2.5 delivers the ability for developers get a head start building Metro applications for desktop and mobile today, while Windows 8 is in the beta preview stage,” said Michael Swindell, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for Embarcadero. “It's Embarcadero's goal to provide developers with the best development solutions to leverage common skills and code deploying to Windows, iOS, Mac, and the Web. We're excited about Prism XE2.5's ability to help developers get ahead of the curve with Windows 8 and Metro development.”

With the upcoming release of Windows 8 comes the new Windows Runtime (WinRT) API stack for creating visually stunning touch-enabled Metro applications. Prism XE2.5 provides experimental support for developing Metro apps and for working against the WinRT APIs, based on the current Consumer Preview of Windows 8.

“Embarcadero Prism and the Oxygene language continue to lead the way with innovative language features and support for the latest .NET Framework and Windows,” said Jim McKeeth, Developer Evangelist at RemObjects Software and host of the Podcast at Delphi.org. “Version 2.5 is a huge leap forward with support for Windows 8 Metro style applications and the Windows Runtime. I know developers are excited to develop apps for the newest version of Windows.”

Other key features include:

  • Flow Control Analysis: The Oxygene complier in Prism XE2.5 has been extended with an enhanced flow control analysis infrastructure that analyzes your code beyond the basic compile.
  • Await: The Oxygene language in Prism XE2.5 introduces the "await" keyword, which allows users to unwrap asynchronous calls and write linear code that can use or build on the results of asynchronous operations.
  • Mapped Types: Oxygene 5.1 in Prism XE2.5 adds support for an exciting new language concept called "mapped types,” which are virtual classes or interfaces that map to existing types in the framework or your own code, exposing them with a different API.

To learn more about Embarcadero Prism XE2.5 and to download a free trial, visit http://www.embarcadero.com/products/prism.

Pricing and Availability

Embarcadero Prism XE2.5 is immediately available for purchase from Embarcadero via its online store at http://store.embarcadero.com and from its partners. For a limited time, purchasers of Embarcadero RAD Studio XE2 will receive Prism XE2.5 at no additional cost. More information on RAD Studio and this special offer are available at http://www.embarcadero.com/products/rad-studio.

Windows 8 Metro and Embarcadero Prism Webinar

Join Embarcadero on Tuesday, May 29th for a deep dive into Windows 8 Metro development and to learn about the latest features available in Embarcadero Prism XE2.5. To register for this free, one hour event, please visit: http://forms.embarcadero.com/forms/AMUSCA1205Windows8PrismWebinar5-29.

About Embarcadero Technologies

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., a software management and delivery company, is a leading provider of database and application development software tools, as well as the only Enterprise App Store platform built for regular PC software. By using Embarcadero‘s award-winning products, professionals can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Three million users worldwide and 90 of the Fortune 100 companies rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance, and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. Embarcadero is online at www.embarcadero.com

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