Embarcadero FireDAC -10.2 Tokyo – Release 1

Embarcadero have recently released an updated to RAD Studio (C++ Builder/Delphi) called 10.2_Tokyo_-_Release_1

 What do you get in this update?

 * Delphi Linux server performance enhancements for both RAD Server and DataSnap.

* Delphi and C++ compiler and linker updates that resolve issues loading packages, especially when debugging, on Windows 10 Creators Update.

* Support for latest versions of iOS and Xcode (iOS 10.3 and XCode 8.3.2) when targeting the iOS App Store.

* FireDAC support for MSSQL 2012, 2014, 2016, and ODBC Driver 13.

* Significant C++ linker improvements pertaining to linking larger projects.

* Fixes and enhancements to the Runtime Library and VCL.

* Additional Android enhancements around control rendering and performance, and fixes for TEdit issues with Android N.

* FireDAC Support for InterBase 2017 Exclusive Isolation Level and Transaction Wait Time.

* Changes in DataSize for fields of type ftInteger and ftLongWord to avoid using the platform-dependent LongInt and LongWord type (the change affects only 64-bit Linux and 64-bit iOs platforms), and related changes for SetFieldData and GetFieldData

* Fixes for over 140 issues reported by customers in Quality Portal.

 You can get more information and the actual download links for the update at:

 Docwiki for 10.2 Release 1

So what are you waiting for? go get it !

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Embarcadero Road Map for 2017/2018

Embarcadero have just updated their published road map

As usual C++ development follows hot on the heels of the latest Delphi enhancements and, as usual, you feel “as soon as we have that, it will be really good product” !

There are lots of exciting things to come, take a look:

https://community.embarcadero.com/article/news/16519-rad-studio-roadmap-may-2018

Working With Embarcadero C++ Tokyo

The latest version of Embarcadero C++ is Tokyo 10.2. I have installed this and all went smoothly. There are some cosmetic improvements to the menu structure over previous versions.

 The main push with this version has been the Delphi support for Linux server code development.

This move is a welcome one for many designing / building server client software systems.

 But targeting of Linux from within a C++ code base is not yet available (it soon will be !).

 What us C++ programmers do have is support for the high level CLANG compiler optimisation -O3 and also improvements to the CLANG compiler linker operation.

You can download a free C++ Builder trial here.

https://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder/starter/promotional-download

Embarcadero C++ Tokyo – now released!

Embarcadero C++ Tokyo

It has arrived! You can see a full list of features here

 https://www.embarcadero.com/docs/rad-studio-feature-matrix.pdf

 or a summary of what’s new, here.

 http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/Tokyo/en/What’s_New

You can download a free Delphi trial here.

https://www.embarcadero.com/products/delphi/starter/promotional-download

 You can download a free C++ Builder trial here.

https://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder/starter/promotional-download

I am going to download and install my copy this weekend……