IT news: Borland Delphi 2006 and C++Builder* 2006 speed Microsoft Windows and NET application delivery.- Borland Software have announced new versions of its Borland Delphi For the language Borland Delphi is programmed in, see .
Borland Delphi (now a product of Borland's subsidiary, CodeGear) is a software development package created by Borland. and Borland C++Builderg rapid application development (RAD) environments, previously codenamed "DeXter." With powerful new productivity and performance-boosting capabilities, Borland Delphi 2006 and C++Builder 2006 - in addition to a new C#Builder 2006 - are designed to enable software teams to eliminate tedious development tasks so they can quickly and effectively deliver enterprise-class Windows applications. Delphi 2006, C++Builder 2006, and C#Builder 2006 are now offered together as part of Borland Developer Studio -Borland's mufti language developer environment for Microsoft Windows See Windows.
(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then. and .NET applications. It is the only integrated development environment See IDE.
integrated development environment - interactive development environment (IDE) that includes support for Delphi (both Windows and NET), C, C++ and C# applications within a single environment. Customers purchasing any of these individual products get full support for all four languages at no additional cost, with the flexibility to customize language-specific capabilities. More information on significant Delphi 2006 feature enhancements follows:
* New EDE E·de
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* Enhanced visual component library (programming) Visual Component Library - VCL A application framework library for Microsoft Windows and Borland Software Corp.'s Delphi and C++Builder rapid application development software. VCL was originally designed for Delphi but is now also used for C++Builder. (VCL VCL - Visual Component Library )--The upgraded VCL of Delphi 2006 provides easy graphical user interface graphical user interface (GUI)
Computer display format that allows the user to select commands, call up files, start programs, and do other routine tasks by using a mouse to point to pictorial symbols (icons) or lists of menu choices on the screen as opposed to having to (GUT) development with a large selection of GUI (Graphical User Interface) A graphics-based user interface that incorporates movable windows, icons and a mouse. The ability to resize application windows and change style and size of fonts are the significant advantages of a GUI vs. a character-based interface. components. New "Live Designer' guidelines enable users to drag lines, margins, padding, with text-based alignment, and a new Flow Panel and Grid Panel offering HTW- and Table-style form layouts.
* Extended IDE / ALM Integration--Delphi 2006 customers can take control of the development lifecycle process by leveraging integration with leading Borland ALM products including StarTeam software change and configuration management, Together modeling, and CaliberRM requirements management solutions.
C++Builder 2006: Support for Mission-Critical C++ and ALM features for mission-critical C/C C/C Center to Center
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C/C Communication and Collaboration ++ development This major new upgrade gives C++ developers many of the same features that Delphi. Java and non-Windows C++ teams have enjoyed in recent years. C++Builder 2006 provides new C/C++ build configuration and project management capabilities that provide the flexibility and power to easily organize multiple build settings, as well as new "what-you-see-is-what-you-gef' (WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Pronounced "wiz-ee-wig." It refers to displaying text and graphics on screen the same as they will print on paper or display on a Web page. ) Web design and application development capabilities.
In addition, C++Builder 2006 includes leading-edge IDE productivity- features that give customers virtually the same H)E productivity gains offered in Delphi 2006, such as a new code templates system, history manager, C++ structure pane and improved database providers to simplify application data access. Other key benefits of C++Builder 2006 include the following:
Updated visual component library (VCL)--Enables C++ customers to leverage the same vast collection of re-usable third-party VCL components enjoyed by Delphi developers.
Enhanced EDE / ALM integration--Delivers complete IDE integration with Borland's leading ALM tools including support for version control, requirements management, bug tracking and team collaboration.
Complete Windows solution--Provides complete RAD support for C#, Delphi Win32 and Delphi NET, in addition to C++, as part of Borland Developer Studio.