Guys, the picture above is the RAD Studio’s splash screen. Yes, so cool. And yes, Embarcadero gave me the permission to talk about the new RAD Studio 2010. There will be a series of posts on it so, hang on. Also be aware that everything here is from an internal pre-release beta. So, everything can change till RTM. But let’s start…
First of all, the main thing which one sees to the new RAD Studio 2010 is the company’s commitment to quality.
Tons of bugs fixed, many of them which weren’t recorded in QC, a bunch of ‘small’ improvements (ok, some of them not so small) making the user experience much more pleasant compared with the previous versions. I’m really impressed, even if (the ones who participate to the Field Test know) I don’t hesitate to promote a constructive criticism where I think that’s the case.
The first impression which one starts to use the new Delphi is IDE’s responsibility. I’m testing it in a VMWare 6 virtual machine with 1 (one) GB RAM allocated and in my box I have an Intel Quad @ 2.66GHz (not overclocked). And let me tell you something, guys: Is the fastest Delphi IDE since… I don’t know when. Definitely faster than D2007 and D2009. And I had all the Delphi versions since D1 (ok, blame me, I didn’t really used D8 and D2005).
But our main concern, as well as team’s, is to please YOU. The community. And besides of new features (which I’ll outline in the next posts) we are focused on what are your main pain points with regard to quality / bug fixing. And believe me, the team is hard at work in fixing bugs. But they need some feedback from you.
Can you tell which are your Top 10 List of Bugs which you want to see fixed in Delphi 2010? (Be aware that they are very close to the Release. Don’t expect that all the bugs will be addressed, – mind you this is not Embarcadero’s blog – see it as a means to take the community’s pulse)
PS: Did you noticed? In the right lower corner of the splash screen is written. “EMBARCADERO” – Power to your platforms. Hmmmm…. 🙂