Celebrating Borland Software Corp’s [BORL] 20th anniversary company CEO Dale Fuller promised developers “more of the same” for the next double decade.
It has committed itself to continued platform independence, tools that bring customers’ legacy applications into the future of web services, and flexible software development based on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM).
It has also unveiled its Enterprise Studio 7.0 for Java and Delphi 8.0 for the Microsoft .NET Framework.
It reckons Delphi 8.0 is a milestone because it finally puts the language on Microsoft’s multi-language Common Language Runtime (CLR) for .NET. Developers can now, theoretically, program for Windows applications like SQL Server in Delphi.
Despite launching Delphi 8.0 and updating Borland’s VCL component library to .NET, the company is also promising an update to 32-bit Delphi 7.0.
Borland is Microsoft’s [MSFT] number-two competitor on Windows tools and leads IBM [IBM] in market share for Java IDEs.
This article was based on material originally published by ComputerWire.