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Embarcadero Releases Free C++ Compiler for Windows

Updated tool helps students and professional programmers who maintain code and need the advantages of multiple compilers

Austin, Texas – July 14, 2016 - Embarcadero Technologies (recently acquired by IDERA), a leading provider of software solutions for application development, today announced its latest C++ compiler for Windows is free and available for download.

“Beginners and students alike can use this tool free of charge to learn modern C++, and professional teams can use it to build libraries and make their own code compatible with Embarcadero's extensions.”

Embarcadero’s free C++ compiler supports programmers with a modern, Clang-based tool for Windows—with key language extensions beyond those currently available on the market. The compiler also enables developers to develop software directly with the tool, add support to libraries or test code and find bugs that are only visible when using multiple compilers.

The C++ compiler is the foundation and core technology of Embarcadero's award-winning 10.1 Berlin release of C++Builder—a cross-platform C-integrated development environment that enables multi-platform deployment from a single codebase to Windows, OSX, iOS and Android. C++Builder features advanced cross-platform UI design tools, enterprise quality database libraries and C++ support for multiple language extensions. The free version, the successor to the classic Borland 5.5 compiler, allows programmers to use the production Win32 toolchain.

“I'm pleased Embarcadero is publishing a new command-line based compiler for C++, based on the 10.1 Berlin compiler,” said Volker Hillmann, founding director of adecc Systemhaus GmbH, a Berlin-based software company and Microsoft solution provider. “Beginners and students alike can use this tool free of charge to learn modern C++, and professional teams can use it to build libraries and make their own code compatible with Embarcadero's extensions.”

Anyone can use the new C++ compiler to build Windows console or graphical applications. The tool is especially helpful for students and beginners learning C++ who need a simple, standards-compatible compiler, or for developers to ensure their code and libraries integrate seamlessly with all compilers on the market.

“The Borland compiler has been supported in CMake since the very early days. It’s cool to see it come back as another free compiler for the Windows platform,” said Bill Hoffman, vice president and CTO at Kitware Inc. and the original author and lead architect of CMake. “Diversity in compilers can improve quality of code as each compiler finds different issues with the code. Basing it on the Clang compiler makes a lot of sense and it’s exciting to see how many new tools are taking advantage of the BSD licensed C++ compiler. We will be looking forward to Embarcadero contributing back to CMake support for new compilers as they release them.”

Availability

The Embarcadero C++ compiler is currently available for download at: https://www.embarcadero.com/free-tools/ccompiler

The free C++ compiler comes from C++Builder, the cross-platform tool targeting Windows, iOS, Android and OSX. It includes the FireMonkey UI framework with native controls and a multi-device designer to design once but specialize for any platform or device; database support through FireDAC; and enterprise and REST services with RAD Server. Try it for free at https://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder.

About Embarcadero

Embarcadero builds tools for the world’s most talented software developers, enabling them to deliver secure, scalable enterprise applications faster than any other platforms on the market. In fact, 90 companies in the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on award-winning products from Embarcadero for their critical applications. To learn more, visit www.embarcadero.com.