Monday, October 2, 2006

Participate in the JBuilder 2007 (aka Peloton) Partner CD

Please see details on how to let me know you're interested in participating here

Special thanks to the great folks at who helped me get the word out!

As of this writing, the top news item in the Eclipse in the News box links to my BDN article.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

TSmiley to be included in next release of Delphi!

You heard it here first!

TSmiley will finally, after 11+ years, get the place it deserves - the default component whether you program in Delphi for Win32, Delphi for .NET, C++Builder or C#Builder. It might even be ported to Java.

OK, maybe not, but I'm sure this will be brought up at the Core Team meetings in the future now that Nick Hodges has taken on the role as Delphi Product Manager.

Welcome on board, Nick!

Monday, May 22, 2006

"DevCo" Road Show comes to Raleigh and Dallas this week

Come get a "DevCo" update, including, but not limited to product roadmaps for Delphi, C++Builder, C#Builder, JBuilder, and InterBase.

Register Now!

More details here and here.

Friday, April 7, 2006 C++ Builder Programming Contest: Use the C++Builder 2006 trial to WIN BIG!

The C++ Builder Programming Contest


C++ Builder Donationware Programming Contest at

Champaign-Urbana, Illinois - April 7, 2006: and Borland announced a donationware programming contest featuring Borland's C++ Builder Rapid Application Development tool for Microsoft Windows.

The contest runs for approximately three months, from April 10 to July 14.

Over $15,000 in programming-related prizes will be awarded, including Enterprise and Professional editions of C++ Builder.

Programs will be judged in a variety of categories including small utilities, academic tools, web applications, and more. Judging will be by members of Borland and, with public participation.

Winning programs will be prominently spotlighted on the website and be made available to the public as donationware. All donations will go directly to the original authors.

Contest website:

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

We won't go Lex Luthor on y'all

Gavin Clarke (Reg developer) attended Tod Nielsen's keynote this morning at EclipseCon 2006, and wrote the following article - Borland CEO promises to find a caring investor

My favorite quote from the article:

Nielsen told the annual EclipseCon show in Santa Clara: "Its my commitment to find an investor who will invest in the business and drive it forward. I'm not looking for someone who is a Lex Luthor or the Evil Empire who will destroy the business. That's going to reflect badly on Borland."

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Tool talk with DevCo

David Intersimone, VP of Developer Relations and Chief Evangelist, and Rob Cheng, Director of Products, was recently interviewed by ADT's senior editor, Kathleen Richards. I'd like to highlight a few quotes from this interview. Full article can be found here.

David Intersimone on on DevCo - "It is [a] profitable business in an area that is central to the world of software development."

Rob Cheng - "Not only is it a profitable business, but it is a business with real growth prospects."

Rob Cheng - "There is definitely still room for innovation and growth in the IDE space."

David Intersimone - "Last week we put up a trial edition of Borland Developer Studio and a Flash demo to get all those people that may be sitting on the fence or maybe are looking for more productivity to download it and try it."

And finally, I'd like to quote one entire question and answer:

ADT: "What does this divestiture mean for people using these tools?"

Intersimone: "It means that, one, they know that we are still here working; nothing has been stopped. Two, their investment in Delphi, in JBuilder, in their projects, million of lines of source code, in the whole ecosystem that surrounds JBuilder with Java beans components, with plug-ins, and open tools, the Eclipse community and all their plug-ins that work with JBuilder on Eclipse--we also have thousands of components for Delphi on Win 32 and for .NET--all of that investment is secure. The book authors, the trainers, the consultants, all of those things, all of those people and all of those companies--their investment is secure because we are moving forward, and this new company will be created, and we will keep focusing on our customers' success." (emphasis is mine)

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

It's a fabulous day!

The sun is shining outside, not a cloud in the sky, and I don't think I've been this excited since I boarded the plane to relocate from Sweden to the US in March of 1996 to work for Borland International.

Just as I was then, I'm extremely excited, and I'm confident that February 8, 2006 will go down in history as an awesome day for existing and coming customers of all the IDE products, InterBase, etc.

I joined Borland because of awesome products, community, innovation, etc. I love helping people become successful with our tools.

Do I know for sure what's around the corner? No.

But I do know this for sure... We have a tremendous opportunity in front of us, a passionate team that is as excited and committed as I am, great technology, great products, and I believe that we can be wildly successful as a new entity.

In a way, I've waited for this day for almost 10 years.

Cheers! :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

eWeek: Borland Eyes Market Comeback

Tod Nielsen, CEO Borland Software Corporation, says "I'm here to make Borland win. I want Borland to win. I think I am the right guy to make Borland win. And we're going to do everything we can to make that happen."

Darryl K. Taft of eWeek interviews Tod Nielsen