Delphi 10.2 Tokyo has been released today!
The new feature I’m most excited about is the support for Linux server-side. We can now build server applications on Linux, allowing us to deploy webservices and all other kinds of server-side stuff to all those Linux servers out there. Officially only Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and
RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 are supported, but with some tinkering you can also run on some of the other Linux platforms. Other good news for Linux compilation, it is seriously fast!
A feature that’s important to me is Multi-Threading Support for TBitmap, TCanvas and TContext3D. This will allow you to more easily render images in a background thread. Games anyone? Actually I plan to use this feature for my Delphi presentation for teachers at the Dutch Gymnasium schools. Thinking that using a gaming element could get teenage students enthusiastic about programming.
But there is a lot of other stuff to look into. If you go low-level you might like the fact that the FireMonkey framework now no longer has a purgatory class, making it more predictable an stable.
For the full list of new things take a look at http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/Tokyo/en/What’s_New