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Borland Delphi 7 Studio Architect


Borland Delphi 7 Studio Arhitect
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Pros  •  Delivers fully integrated technologies for increased productivity and equips developers for the path to Microsoft .NET with the included Delphi 7 Studio migration kit.
•  Support the enhanced look of Windows XP Themes.
•  Enables designing and modeling applications with UML technology.
Cons  •  Maybe a little to pricey
The Bottom Line - Borland Delphi 7 Studio provides the migration path to Microsoft® .NET that developers have been waiting for. With Delphi, the choices are always yours: you're in control of a complete e-business development studio— with the freedom to easily take your solutions cross-platform to Linux

 
Product Description
•  Borland Delphi 7 Studio Architect is a complete design-to-deploy, Model Driven Architecture™ solution that integrates the modeling, development, and deployment of business and e-commerce solutions based on Windows.®
•  Included Bold for Delphi establishes a true Model Driven Architecture (MDA) design system linking your UML models in ModelMaker to the application design environment of Delphi. By utilizing MDA, you address the complete life cycle of designing, deploying, integrating, and managing applications with open standards.
•  Included AToZed Software IntraWeb does the work for you when rapidly and visually building dynamic server-side HTML Web applications. Let IntraWeb transparently manage Web application details such as cookies, sessions, and user management.
 
 
Guide Review
At last, Delphi 7 Studio includes Kylix (version 3), to enable developers to take their applications cross-platform to Linux.
New features range from support for the UML in the Arhitect version, to rapid and visuall building dynamic server-side HTML Web applications inside the Enterprise version. Delphi 7 is armed with several major changes in the following areas: IDE, Web technology, COM, Database technology, Component library, Runtime library, Compiler... Delphi 7 also ships with Rave Reports (report generating engine) and ModelMaker (modeling/case tool).
Delphi 7 supports Windows XP Themes environments: now you can enable the VCL of Delphi 7 Studio applications to support the enhanced look of Windows XP Themes. Further more, top three editions enable you to create and consume Web Services applications.

Here are some new features:
. Compiler warnings and hints for Microsoft .NET compatibility
. Import any .NET assembly as a COM object
. Use .NET language CIL compiler to create managed applications
. Deploy your application to the Internet, utilizing drag and drop visual Web application development with IntraWeb from AtoZed software.
. Powerful Rave Reports Borland Edition visual report designer with PDF, HTML, RTF, and text rendering formats.

   
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