Borland comes back to life
claimed to be the fastest compiler available. Also on the cards are plans
to port C+ + Builder to Linux.
There's a tremendous demand for Linux applications and Linux programmers.
Currently, there are two problems for application developers under Linux.
Most Windows developers have difficulty in moving to a new platform like
Linux. The reason is that they would have to do a great deal of re-coding to port
their existing applications to Linux. Another problem is that the tools they're familiar
with are not available for Linux.
When Borland releases these tools in the market, it will surely speed up
deployment of applications under Linux. Programmers will have a good rapid
application development (RAD) environment to choose from and it will give them more
choices. It will also enable porting of existing Delphi and C++ Builder
applications from Windows to Linux.
With so much of existing Windows applications developed in Borland
products, there's a huge potential for code re-use and these applications
can be ported onto the Linux platform in no time.
There are also thousands of programmers around the world using Borland
development tools now - or have used them in the past. Since these
developers are already familiar with the tools, they could easily write
applications for the Linux platform. If Borland can manage to speed up
application development on the Linux platform, I'm sure, as Linux grows,
Borland, too, will get a share of the pie. Long live Borland!