One blog of note that is furthering the efforts of today’s mobile application developers can be found at the OpenSignal web site. Their recent Android Fragmentation Visualized report offers some unique perspectives on the challenges of writing Android apps.
Binding expressions are not a new concept, XAML and Flex developers by them. But outside of C++/CX, which is only used for WinRT programming, it isn’t something that normally seen in native programming languages. Designed for both VCL and FireMonkey, LiveBindings are the exception to the rule.
Embarcadero Technologies launched a major overhaul of its development tools line that includes RAD Studio XE3, Delphi XE3 and C++Builder XE3. The company also launched HTML5 Builder for Mobile and Web app developers. InfoQ spoke with John Thomas, Director of Product Management at Embarcadero.
The latest version of OpenXava, a Java framework for rapid development of enterprise applications, supports all strategies of JPA inheritance mapping and the Automated Business Logic (ABL) library. OpenXava version 4.5 was released last month.
HeadwaySoftware has recently added support for Doxygen and Understand for C and C++, Delphi and Python programmers in its tools structure101 and restructure101.
Embarcadero is preparing a new release of their RAD Studio XE2 tools which includes Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2, RADPHP XE2, and Prism XE2, at exactly one year after the initial launch of the XE line on August 30, 2010. This release has many new features, the most interesting being support for cross-platform development, Windows 64-bit, Amazon Cloud API, Native Android and iOS, and HD&3D animation.
Embarcadero has released a video preview of the main features coming in RAD Studio XE: Subversion support, a PHP IDE, new modeling diagrams. Future previews will include optimizations and automation features, and cloud support.
Delphi Prism 2010 comes with major new features like better compatibility with the Delphi language, AOP, support for dynamic typing, and touch features like Range Enum Types, Read-only classes and support for negative low bounds in arrays.
Richard Pawson of Naked Objects offers brief history of the framework and introduction to Naked Objects for .NET. Naked objects can be seen as Domain Driven Design taken to the extreme. With proper annotation, this framework can automatically generate a matching presentation layer in Java or .NET.
Using Visual Studio Shell as a starting point and Mono as a runtime, Embarcadero Technologies has introduced a new version of Delphi for .NET called Delphi Prism. This project is being target towards cross-platform developers who want to bring the .NET ecosystem with them to OS X.
In a roadmap posted on the CodeGear site, it has been announced that Delphi.NET will be upgraded to the .NET 2.0 framework. This is a major step for the platform that until recently was thought abandoned.