Last week my team at Embarcadero has launched a new product, RAD Server, which combines several Enterprise-grade technologies in a single, much cheaper offering. RAD Server, in fact, combines the REST API hosting offered by EMS, with IoT integration (ThingPoint) and the proximity awareness offered by BeaconFence.
The idea behind RAD Server is to make the development of REST APIs and other related services extremely simple, much like Delphi and RAD Studio do for the client side. Having a ready-to-use, turn-key solution which can scale at a very low price, can be a nice and effective way for developers to implement a modern, REST-based, multi-tier solution for both mobile and desktop applications.
Here are some relevant links about the launch and some further reading about the technologies included in RAD Server:
– The official press release can be found on the community site: http://community.embarcadero.com/article/news/16233-embarcadero-unveils-rad-server-for-c-builder-and-delphi-service-based-application-back-ends
– The new product page is at https://www.embarcadero.com/products/rad-server
– The launch webinar, next Thursday (May 19th), “Introducing RAD Server – Walk Through an example Real World Scenario in Creating a Modern Retail Customer Experience Solution” (where I’ll have a small part) — register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/8032550740830239489
The technology behind RAD Server is very powerful, and we’ll have more information about it soon, in terms of blog posts and webinars, but you can already read the core features of the REST API hosting solution in this EMS white paper by Cary Jensen: http://forms.embarcadero.com/EMSMiddlewareWP. While the current version has several extensions, the core concepts apply.