This is sort of big news to those of us who use Delphi or C++ Builder..
CodeGear, a leader in developer tools, today announced CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 , a new version of the award-winning rapid application development (RAD) environment for Microsoft® Windows. The new offering is designed to help developers more quickly and cost effectively build rich database-driven Windows and Web applications. Previously code-named "Highlander," CodeGear RAD Studio delivers Delphi® for Win32®, C++Builder® and new Delphi .NET 2.0 development in a single integrated environment. It is the only integrated development environment (IDE) solution that supports rapid application development of both native Microsoft Windows and .NET applications on and for Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, and Vista. This allows developers to build Web, client/server and desktop Windows applications on all three platforms, and to deploy to any of the three. "CodeGear RAD Studio gives developers the flexibility to use the operating system that best suits their needs, while developing for multiple Windows operating systems, including Windows Vista, and the Web," said Nick Hodges, Delphi Product Manager at CodeGear.
New features and capabilities include:
Enhanced Delphi support for the Microsoft Vista Aero user interface - including themed applications, Visual Component Library (VCL) and VCL.NET support for 3D user interface effects and animations, transparent glassing, File and Task Dialog components. VCL is CodeGear's visual, component-based framework for Windows.
Delphi language support for Microsoft .NET 2.0 (compatible with .NET 3.0) and ASP.NET 2.0 development. ASP.NET is a set of technologies in the .NET framework for building Web applications and XML Web services.