Calling all VCL Developers – RAD Studio XE8 – The biggest XE release to date!


Whether you are building new software, or updating existing applications, RAD Studio XE8 is a must! Quickly update and extend your existing VCL based Windows applications to create modern, connected app solutions for Windows and beyond! This blog post contains some of the new and enhanced features with links to product information, documentation, technical information and videos.
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Must-Have Features For VCL Developers in XE8

NEW! More than 20 New IDE Features for Coding Productivity: Code faster and more efficiently with new refactorings, multi-paste support, clipboard history, parenthesis matching, Smart Keys, Code Navigation Toolbar, project statistics and more!
ENHANCED! The VCL and FMX RTL Gets Better and You Benefit Big Time: The RTL has better performance, parallel support, native HTTP/S and Bluetooth, optimized Generics collections and much more
NEW! GetIt Package Manager: Access and install from the cloud, popular VCL and FMX source code libraries, components and tools like AsyncPro and Power PDF right from within the IDE. Get the updated TurboPack for free!
ENHANCED! App Tethering: Now it’s easier than ever to extend your VCL and FMX desktop application UI, data and control to mobile and wearables via WiFi, ethernet or Bluetooth
NEW! AppAnalytics: Finally understand exactly how your customers use your VCL or FMX app. Simply add the TAppAnalytics component and get instant access to application usage statistics through your cloud dashboard
RECENTLY ADDED! Easily Add Parallel Processing to Your New and Existing VCL Apps: Delivering 2x to 8x performance gains on Multi-Core systems
NEW! Native Platform HTTP/S VCL/FMX Support for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android: Makes must-have secure connections a snap
ENHANCED! MBaaS Cloud Services: Easily power your VCL and FMX desktop and mobile application backend infrastructure in the cloud with user management, push notifications, data storage and more
NEW! IoT, Beacons and More: Easily add IoT gadgets and sensors, like proximity beacons, into your existing Windows VCL and FMX apps
NEW! Unit Testing: It’s has never been easier or more complete with the new integrated DUnitX testing framework
ENHANCED! FireDAC: The best DAC gets better with Updates Management, dbExpress migration, SQLite encryption, InterBase XE7 Change Views and more
ENHANCED! EMS (Enterprise Mobility Services): Easily integrate your applications to your enterprise and to the world with Push Notifications, REST API publishing, external credentials, database connection pooling, client API component, new administrative app and more
ENHANCED! Docs, Samples and Technical Content: Learn what you can do and how to do it with more tech docs and videos than ever before
NEW! Update Subscription: Take advantage of Update Subscription to stay up-to-date with latest versions, updates for older product versions and much more

What’s New in XE8 – the Larger List
A Complete List of What’s new in RAD Studio XE8 can be found at Marco Cantu also blogged about “What’s New in Delphi XE8 for VCL Developers”
Here’s what developers are saying about RAD Studio XE8
Developers all around the world are excited about what they can do with Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE8. Instead of hearing from us, listen to a few of the many testimonials that developers like you are saying about the new XE8 release.

“The RAD Studio XE8 IDE is really enhanced with new code productivity features. Combined with the new additions to Delphi, RAD Studio XE8 is a HUGE upgrade!” – Scott van der Linden
“RAD Studio XE8 is an essential upgrade for any developer.” – Claudio Piffer, CSoft
“Delphi users will benefit from the new GetIt Package Manager and the new code productivity features added to RAD Studio XE8.” – Warren Postma – Senior Software Developer – RAMSOFT Inc
“RAD Studio XE8 looks great in Windows 8, particularly the new color schema and the whole new look and feel of the IDE itself!” – Marco Cirinei – Lead Developer – HappySoft Srl
“XE8 is one of the best RAD Studio releases so far.” – Brian Frost Technical Director Applied Relay Testing Ltd.
“There are seriously useful enhancements to RAD Studio XE8.” – David Millington – Owner – Parnassus OÜ

Videos that will help you harnass the power of XE8
Here are just a few of the many free technology videos that are available that will help you learn and take advantage of the many new and enhanced features in Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE8.

EMS Push Notifications
InterBase XE7 with Change Views
Proximity Awareness with Beacons
All Developer Skill Sprints – YouTube playlist
All FireDAC Skill Sprints – YouTube playlist

Want to learn even more about the new RAD Studio XE8?
Register for our Q2-2015 developer skill sprints at
Imagine what you can do with XE8!
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