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Kick Starting C++Builder and Delphi RAD Environments

Embarcadero Technologies has this week introduced Starter editions of C++Builder and Delphi, its rapid application development (RAD) frameworks. The company hopes to garner a new level of interest from independent developers, students and small businesses owners for these entry-level versions of its tools.

Based on the Object Pascal programming language, Delphi has an established pedigree in helping users build native Windows desktop, database, multitier, and touch applications. Like Delphi Starter, C++Builder Starter is an entry-level RAD environment, but aimed at C/C++ developers.

According to Embarcadero, C++Builder and Delphi Starter editions offer users core IDE components including a 32-bit native code compiler, a debugger and a visual component library (VCL) with drag-and-drop visual development for Windows applications for Windows 7, Vista, XP, and 2000.

"The entry-level versions offer hundreds of components for creating user interfaces, touch-enablement, grids, Office-style ribbon controls and other Windows controls; more than 120 Internet protocols and Internet standards; and IDE Insight, the fastest way to find and execute commands with one-click," said David Intersimone, vice president of developer relations and chief evangelist for Embarcadero. "At an entry-level price, Delphi and C++Builder Starter provide individual developers and start-up companies with powerful functionality to build native Windows applications fast. This translates into more innovative development from new talent and potentially faster growth for start-ups."

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