Why You Should Choose RAD Studio XE2 for Cross-Platform Development
If you are looking for a powerful and versatile IDE for building native applications for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and the Web, you should consider RAD Studio XE2. RAD Studio XE2 is the ultimate solution for cross-platform development, offering you everything you need to create fast, responsive, and beautiful apps with one codebase.
In this article, we will highlight some of the key features and benefits of RAD Studio XE2 that make it stand out from other IDEs. We will also show you how to get started with RAD Studio XE2 and where to find more resources and support.
What is RAD Studio XE2?
RAD Studio XE2 is a comprehensive IDE that includes Delphi, C++Builder, and RadPHP. It allows you to develop native applications for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and the Web using the FireMonkey application platform. FireMonkey is a revolutionary framework that enables you to design stunning user interfaces with 2D and 3D graphics, animations, effects, and styles. You can also leverage the power of 64-bit Delphi development, cloud computing integration, DataSnap multi-tier technology, UML modeling, and more.
RAD Studio XE2 is available in four editions: Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate, and Architect. Each edition offers different features and capabilities to suit your needs and budget. You can compare the editions and find the one that best fits your project requirements in the RAD Studio XE2 Product Editions page.
What are the benefits of RAD Studio XE2?
RAD Studio XE2 offers many benefits for developers who want to create cross-platform applications with high performance, quality, and productivity. Here are some of the main advantages of using RAD Studio XE2:
You can build native applications for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and the Web with one codebase. This means you can reuse your existing code and skills across multiple platforms and devices without compromising on speed or functionality.
You can design beautiful and responsive user interfaces with FireMonkey. FireMonkey gives you full control over the look and feel of your apps with rich visual components, styles, animations, effects, and 3D graphics. You can also prototype your apps faster with visual lines and enhanced margin and padding support.
You can develop 64-bit Delphi applications for Windows. 64-bit Delphi development allows you to take advantage of the increased memory space and performance of 64-bit systems. You can also access 64-bit Windows APIs and libraries directly from your Delphi code.
You can integrate your apps with cloud computing services. RAD Studio XE2 supports cloud computing integration with Amazon EC2 and Windows Azure. You can easily deploy your apps to the cloud or access cloud data and services from your apps.
You can create scalable and secure multi-tier applications with DataSnap. DataSnap is a powerful technology that enables you to build client/server applications that communicate over TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS or REST protocols. You can also create .NET and PHP DataSnap clients that connect to your DataSnap servers.
You can improve your code quality and productivity with UML modeling. RAD Studio XE2 provides full two-way UML modeling capabilities with multiple diagram types, synchronization between code and models, documentation generation, and design patterns. You can also use UML code visualization to get a better understanding of your source code structure.
How to get started with RAD Studio XE2?
If you are interested in trying out RAD Studio XE2 for yourself, you can download a free trial version from the RAD Studio Downloads page. The trial version gives you access to all the features of RAD Studio XE2 for 30 days.
To help you get started with RAD Studio XE2, you can also check out the following resources: