HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Embarcadero (a division of Idera, Inc.), a provider of cross-platform application developer productivity tools, today announced the results of a global survey of its RAD Studio customer base, including highly positive feedback for its Delphi and C++ Builder tools. Of more than 1,200 organizations, 89 percent achieved improvement in reducing development cycles using the RAD Studio IDE.
Conducted by TechValidate, an independent research organization, the survey captured feedback from small to large organizations in industrial manufacturing, computer software/services, government, electronics, healthcare, education, financial services, and aerospace and defense, among other categories.
According to TechValidate, the top challenges customers solved with RAD Studio while developing applications include creating fast runtime application performance (50%), keeping up with latest platforms and devices (50%), meeting project deadlines (37%), deploying to multiple platforms (36%) and responsive design for multiple device types (27%).
Key features sought by customers who selected RAD Studio for their application IDE include visual design (82%), comprehensive component libraries (69%), a native OS compiler (58%) and multi-platform support (55%).
Forty-four percent of RAD Studio customers have used Delphi and/or C++ Builder to write, compile, package and deploy 20 applications or more, demonstrating the usability, scalability and agility of the tools. Leading use cases include enterprise (60%), industrial (36%), engineering (32%), productivity (29%) and scientific (18%) applications.
Benefits include reduced cost of development, faster time to market, access to pre-configured, pre-tested components, implementation of modern Windows 10 UIs and the ability to reach broader audiences through by supporting additional platforms.
“Our largest development to date has over a million lines of code, yet the Delphi compiler still makes quick work of it,” said Paul Watson, application developer at Advanced Electronics Ltd, a leader in Intelligent Fire Systems in over 60 countries worldwide.
“Delphi/RAD Studio, together with IntraWeb, allowed me to develop a system for contributions by global scientists in a few months that nobody else has produced, despite years of work by some groups/committees,” said Bruce Eglington, faculty/researcher, University of Saskatchewan.
“Being able to write code once and deploy to iOS and Android or Windows and macOS, rather than ‘rewriting’ the same application for different platforms, easily cuts development time in half. Just having one codebase is incredible,” said Michael Bierly, owner of Bierly Custom Applications, Inc.
“I can translate from Java to C++, do the development and debugging, and translate back about twice as fast as any other engineer just doing straight Java. It feels like an extension of my brain,” said David Taylor, chief technology officer at Yoogli, which provides a free research tool for high school and college students as well as research professionals.
“RAD Studio provides a superb development environment for C++ and Delphi, and its cross-platform capabilities allow me to deploy applications to a wide variety of hardware,” said T. Wesley Erickson, Application Developer, T.W. Erickson Enterprises.
“I can produce better, faster applications in Delphi than I could in any other language,” said Trevor Bradley, an application developer at Buckingham Nurseries and Garden Centre.
To learn more, visit: https://www.embarcadero.com/products/rad-studio.
Embarcadero provides tools that solve application developer productivity problems. The company's products allow users to design, build, and run applications from a single code base across all platforms. A community of more than three million C++ and Delphi users worldwide rely on Embarcadero's award-winning products to deliver critical enterprise applications. Embarcadero is a division of Idera, Inc. To learn more, visit www.embarcadero.com.
TechValidate is a trusted third-party research organization that directly interfaces with business and technology end users to collect and validate information about their deployments. More information is available at www.techvalidate.com.