What’s new in RAD Studio 12 Athens?
News|by Leanne Bevan|13 November 2023
Embarcadero has released the latest version of their cross-platform developer software - RAD Studio 12 Athens (plus Delphi 12 and C++Builder 12 too).
Using feedback from customers and keeping up with technology trends, there are some impressive updates in this latest release.
What's new in RAD Studio 12 Athens?
Visual Assist integration for the C++Builder IDE
The Visual Assist integration provides best-in-class code completion, code navigation and rename refactoring for C++ code; an amazing productivity boost.
Target the latest platform versions
RAD Studio 12 offers official Delphi support for iOS 17, Android 13, and macOS Ventura. RAD Studio 12 also supports Ubuntu 22 LTS and Windows Server 2023.
Multiline string literals for Delphi source code
Multiline string literals enable easier embedding of SQL, HTML, JSON, XML multi-line text within an application source code.
SKIA Support for UI Design in FireMonkey
New foundation improves performance and quality in rendering graphics and UI controls across all target platforms
Improved mobile design with FireMonkey enhancements
Improvements to Android platform support, split-screen iOS and Android panes, full-set icon and splash screen wizard, support for Android API level 33.
Modernised VCL with reworked MDI and tabbed UI for VCL
The new release includes improved application modernisation with support for HighDPI and new VCL designers originating from Konopka Signature VCL Controls.
More Windows APIs ready to use in Object Pascal
Enjoy a comprehensive set of all Windows API headers converted to Object Pascal, to make it easier for Delphi developers to call any Windows platform API.
Modernised C++ Compilers and Toolchain
You can now get a preview of the new CLANG-based C++ compiler for Win64, supporting the latest C++ standards, and integrating better with external libraries and C++ code.
QBE support in FireDAC, New JSON Wizard for Delphi
'Query-by-Example' is now available in FireDAC. JSON data mapping wizard to generate classes matching JSON data structure, map data to objects like XML, and stream out to new files.
Improved application security through SQL restrictions
Deeper application security through restrictions on SQL commands blocks on multiple commands and SQL changes.
Support for smart IDs in RAD Server
There are also more powerful and flexible hosted REST APIs with new smart IDs (Sqids). Better performance, data paging improvements, and better session authentication are now included too.
Watch Embarcadero's launch webinar on-demand to learn more...
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