C plus plus builderC++ Builder
is a popular RAD
(Rapid application development
) environment produced by Borland
(known for a time as Inprise
) which uses a slightly modified version of the C++ language. It bears close resemblance to Delphi
, as a result many consider it to be a C++ version of Delphi. C++Builder and Delphi components are inter-reusable as most components developed in C++Builder can be used in Delphi with no modification. The reverse is also true.
C++Builder is a subset of RAD tools that include true drag-and-drop visual development, making programming easier by incorporating a WYSIWYG GUI design interface into its IDE.
Other popular visual RAD tools include
C++Builder, originally targeted only the Microsoft Windows
platform, now incorporates Borland CLX
, a cross-platform development visual component library that supports Linux (through Kylix
), and may well extend to support other platforms in the future.
The C++Builder product is distributed as various suites, appropriately named C++Builder Studio, each offering more or less functionality:
, Delphi programming language
, Visual Basic