Saving disk space with the new RAD Studio Installer

RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin has a brand new installer that provides better user experience, higher flexibility and lower installation time, among other great benefits.

Nowadays it’s quite common (and recommended) to have an SSD disk, but those disks have a lower capacity than the traditional ones, and RAD Studio still requires a lot of disk space to fit the great set of amazing features that are included with the product.

So, if you want to save some space from your primary disk and you have a secondary drive, there are a couple of things you can do when installing RAD Studio (or Delphi or C++ Builder).

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Database connectivity frameworks in Delphi

Since its very first version, Delphi has provided great database components, for the applications to access SQL servers like MS SQL Server and Oracle. So we can say that it is one of the main values of the product, well established from its birth.

This extraordinary capability to connect to the most popular database engines (including NoSQL engines), combined with the terrific performance of the operations executed using these components, makes Delphi the perfect choice for developing data-rich applications.

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Expand your development toolkit with GetIt

Delphi and C++ Builder developers have a very powerful tool to expand their development toolkit by discovering new libraries, components and addons; or simply finding the latest versions of those ones that they have used for years. I’m talking about the GetIt Package Manager.

Available since RAD Studio XE8, and improved in RAD Studio 10 Seattle, the GetIt Package Manager allows to easily browse and install components, libraries and addons from the IDE.

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