Developer Product Briefs

CodeGear RAD Studio 2007

New RAD environment for Windows released. Plus Code Rush and Refractor! Pro 2.5, and Dotfuscator Professional 4.1.

CodeGear RAD Studio 2007
CodeGear has released CodeGear RAD Studio 2007, a new version of their rapid application development (RAD) environment for Microsoft Windows. The new offering is designed to help developers build rich database-driven Windows and Web applications. CodeGear RAD Studio delivers Delphi for Win32, C++Builder, and new Delphi .NET 2.0 development in a single integrated environment. It supports rapid application development of both native Microsoft Windows and .NET applications on and for Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, and Vista. New features and capabilities include: enhanced Delphi support for the Microsoft Vista Aero user interface--including themed applications, Visual Component Library (VCL), and VCL.NET support for 3D user interface effects and animations; Delphi language support for Microsoft .NET 2.0 (compatible with .NET 3.0) and ASP.NET 2.0 development; Delphi for .NET support for parameterized types, which enables Delphi for .NET developers to create and consume classes in a type-safe way using any type of data structure as parameters; Blackfish SQL--a fully .NET-managed code, SQL-compliant database engine and server from CodeGear that provides easy XCopy deployment, transaction support, .NET language Triggers, and Stored Procedures; Enterprise Core Objects (ECO) IV, a .NET Model-Driven Development (MDD) framework for .NET 2.0; and an updated dbExpress 4 database architecture with support for ADO.NET 2.0.

CodeGear RAD Studio 2007
CodeGear
Price:
starts at $1199
Web: www.codegear.com
Phone: 888-233-2224


CodeRush and Refactor! Pro 2.5
Developer Express has released new 2.5 versions of Code Rush and Refactor! Pro, IDE productivity tools for Visual Studio that boost code-writing efficiency and speed. Refactor! Pro 2.5 now provides over 100-refactorings including the first refactorings for Visual

Studio 2008 Beta 2. These refactorings specifically target the latest Visual C# 3.0 and Visual Basic 9 features, such as lambda expressions, implicit types, auto-implemented properties, and XML literals. These next-generation refactorings enable developers to experiment and pick up the latest syntax much more quickly within the new language features of Visual Studio 2008. Refactor!

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Pro 2.5 features the following refactorings aimed specifically at C# 3.0 and VB 9: Compress to Lambda Expression; Convert to Auto-implemented Property; Create Backing Store; Extract XML Literal to Resource; Make Explicit; Make Explicit (and Name Anonymous Type); Make Implicit; and Name Anonymous Type. Refactor! Pro 2.5 also includes new Visual Studio .NET refactorings including: Extract String to Resource; Inline Constant; Introduce Alias; Introduce Alias (replace all); Remove Redundant Assignment; Rename Type to Match File; Widen Scope (promote constant); and Widen Scope (promote to field).

CodeRush and Refactor! Pro 2.5
Developer Express
Price:
Contact vendor for pricing
Web: www.devexpress.com
Phone: 702-262-0609


Dotfuscator Professional 4.1
PreEmptive Solutions, has announced a new version 4.1 of Dotfuscator Professional that now supports obfuscation of Microsoft Silverlight applications. Dotfuscator Professional provides Silverlight developers protection against reverse engineering.

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Because Silverlight 1.1 alpha applications run within an optimized .NET runtime, obfuscation should be used to protect Intellectual Property inside Silverlight applications and to prevent tampered Silverlight applications from being used to simulate, or interfere with web-based applications. Dotfuscator Professional 4.1 also provides the ability to compact, link, and watermark Silverlight applications. Obfuscated Silverlight applications are 100% standard IL and rely solely on the .NET functionality supported in this special edition of .NET.

Dotfuscator Professional 4.1
PreEmptive Solutions
Price:
$1,890 for a Single User License, $4,950 for a 1 to 5 User Build Machine License
Web: www.preemptive.com
Phone: 216-732-5895

Editor's Note: Please send product information to New Products Editor, c/o Visual Studio Magazine, 2600 El Camino Real, Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94403; fax 650-570-6307; e-mail vsmedit@1105media.com.

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