Thursday, November 23, 2006

Borland and CodeGear

As most of you will already know, Borland has now moved its developer tools group into a separate company called CodeGear. CodeGear, which will still be wholly owned by Borland, will continue to develop, sell and support developer tools like Delphi, C++Builder, JBuilder and Interbase. There are also indications that they are moving into the webspace with support for languages such as PHP, Pyhon, Ruby and Ajax technology.

While some people have been waiting anxiously for a complete separation from Borland in a operation to sell the IDE group to a separate entity, I think that the current situation is better for the stability and long-term viability of CodeGear in general and the future of Delphi in particular.

The CodeGear management will be in a position to grow the IDE business and pour the revenue stream back into the development of new versions and products. I think this is good news, but as always we should keep our heads calm and keep our options open ;).

Good thing we called our user group Oslo Delphi Club and not NoBUG (Norwegian Borland User Group) or something similar ;)).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ya, because nothing says catching up on work we're behind on like adding more work to the pile huh?

I don't mind the idea of CodeGear getting more languages, I just wish the ones they had weren't so far behind where they should be first.

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