At the Microsoft PDC 2008, Embarcadero Technologies (www.embarcadero.com) previewed Delphi Prism, which the company describes as "a next-generation .NET development solution."

Delphi Prism’s integrated managed code database engine targets Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, allowing developers to use the Delphi Prism programming language to build Windows .NET applications using the latest Microsoft .NET 3.5 technologies, such as WinForms, WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET and LINQ. Delphi Prism also targets Mac OS X and Linux with open source CLR technologies such as Mono and Cocoa#.

According to Michael Swindell, vice president of products for Embarcadero Technologies, “Like a crystal splits light into multiple colors, Delphi Prism splits program code into multiple technologies knocking down platform, framework and database barriers. By fusing Web, RIA and desktop .NET application development with a powerful .NET database engine and heterogeneous ADO.NET connectivity, Delphi Prism will deliver an end-to-end managed code solution that targets Windows first and foremost, and Mac and Linux for added flexibility.”

For more on the Delphi Prism release, go to our developer website WinDevPro and check out the Embarcadero blog.