3/24/2006

Borland Will Not Kill Delphi And JBuilder

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:31 am

Borland’s chief executive has stressed his company’s commitment to developers, by promising to pass the soon-to-be divested tools business to a “caring” investor.

Tod Nielsen told EclipseCon attendees that Borland is screening companies who will invest in and drive the IDE business forward, rather than looking for a “Lex Luthor” who will destroy products like Delphi and JBuilder.

Nielsen said “It is in Borland’s own best interests to ensure tools like JBuilder and Delphi continue to thrive. Borland really could use a healthy IDE component to complement its overarching application lifecycle management strategy”.

Nielsen made it clear Borland could not afford an IDE and an AML business, hence the costs and strategy associated with IDEs is shifting out of house. “We were [resource] constrained. We decided it would make sense to separate the businesses and… let the ALM business focus on overall lifecycle management,” Nielsen said.

Nielsen told The Register following his keynote that Borland is likely to have a financial stake in the new tools company. “We will have a tight relationship with them,” he said.

 

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