C++Builder

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Embarcadero C++Builder XE8 is the complete software development solution for rapidly designing, coding, and extending "connected" apps across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and IoT. Build industrial strength and business ready solutions incorporating multiple native client platforms, mobile extensions, smart devices, cloud services, Enterprise and embedded data. Create fast native apps for Windows, OS X and mobile from one codebase.

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C++Builder review by <span>Doug B.</span>
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Decent IDE with support for lots of easy cross platform development

What do you like best?

VCL is way easier to use than MFC ever was and those components were reprogrammed to be useful for Android and iOS (and now Linux), so writing a cross platform app should be super easy, especially if you already know the C++ builder platform

What do you dislike?

It's had some stability issues. Before the 10.1 update, we had projects that would fail to link unless you restarted RAD Studio or your computer. One time I had closed Outlook and then my program started linking. They have since fixed that issue, but there are still some problems that require you to close your project and reopen it to fix it. Not a big deal when you realize what they are, but you can be left scratching your head if you are unaware of the problems and you might think it was your changes that caused the errors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Compiler, debugger, code editor

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C++Builder review by <span>Donarius C.</span>
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Great Developer IDE

What do you like best?

C++ Builder has the power of C++ and the it is easy to do the user interface for your applications. You can write one set of code that runs on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.

What do you dislike?

The help is just barely adequate. It could be easier to find the explanations for each function. More examples would also help.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Several applications have been developed. e.g. database, utility programs and a software installer.

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C++Builder review by Consultant
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Great IDE but flakey

What do you like best?

Rapid development environment and great VCL library. It provides some very good API hooks and routines that make prototyping rapid and very functional. Very easy to test new looks and concepts.

What do you dislike?

Moved up to Tokyo10.2.3 (I've been w/this platform since Borland TurboC) and the previous and new product is flaky. Help-Search does not function (Confirmed as a bug by TecSuport); the forced use of Explorer breaks IDE start-up functions (Confirmed as a problem & they can't find why by TecSupport). Documentation is close to non-existent. If you already know the precise routine name you can look it up. If I knew it already I probably would not need to find it! While it advertises support for Android & IOS it is very hard to find and may involve new purchases.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have a good test bed, save work constantly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rapid App development

C++Builder review by G2 Crowd User in Financial Services
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Produce better software in less time by using C++ Builder

What do you like best?

I am super impressed and appreciative that I can use this one compiler with all platforms and that it is actually a consistent developer, and it's FAST!

I am in love with the multi-device designer, I only have to create the basic UI ONCE!!!

What do you dislike?

I still have issues using the Active X. It's super frustrating that Inprise doesn't seem to be able to level (RAD)out/keep up with newer Windows as fast as Microsoft can. It takes too much tweaking to work with C++ Building.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I took an important project from a C++converted a major project from a C++ framework. I have been able to

make major feature additions and design improvements so much easier.

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Developing fast

What do you like best?

GUI - It contains the Visual Component Library, which makes building user interfaces very simple. The drag and drop option allows programmers build nice, fast and easy.

C++ compiler.

What do you dislike?

It only has versions for Windows and OS X. There is no version for Linux.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is worth trying. You do not need to be an expert to use it.,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building applications.

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