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Borland, strategies, Microsoft, Kylix
2005-11-14 05:01:01 PM
as i read in news, Borland has a new boss now.
What i saw in the past:
The heart of Borland was not in the middle of
theire strategy. You see it on Borland's homepage.
You have to search to find Delphi and c++ and so on.
In the middle are Tools and UML and and ..., but the most
of developers doesn't use this tools, and not need it.
A very bad strategy, that comes i think from the
And this is one of the reasons, Borland makes loss.
They forgott, for what Borland stands in the developing.
And they forgott the big and enthusiasm delphi developer community, that
reaches with Delph5 i think the maximum.
Without Delphi, we would not discuss now about Borland, because
it would not exists now.
The next important thing is:
Delphi is too expensive !!!
The most of the delphi community developers have to develop
db-solutions, and with internet, so they need the expensive
enterprise or architect, but they cannot buy it.
The next thing is, that MS seems to be has
a great influence to Borland company,
To push .NET they have no interest for Kylix.
AND THEY KNOW EXATLY WHAT A GREAT DANGEROUS Delphi for Linux
After Borland has decided to stop Kylix and only
make .NET (and in reality they did so, we can see it)
they did a big failure. A very big one.
A Borland distrubutor near me says: If you want to
develop with .NET it would be better to use MS Visual Studio,
and this was a honest answer, because its true.
Borland did no really way, to can update your delphi sourcecode
to .NET with Delphi .net versions. Simple projects yes, but not more.
The big advantage from delphi was: cheap, a lot of 3.rd party
components. And if you used this: forgott to update to .net.
So what reasons exists to use Delphi 2005 and not Visual Studio 2005?
Price: no big difference
Functionality: with MS you have the full and early
to stay on pascal? why? c# is the language for next future on windows.
I know, it was absoluty necessary to make Delphi .NET ready too.
But to stop Delphi for LINUX, what would be the future 2.nd big business
for Borland, was a fatal error.
As i now from a lot of middle and also bigger customers,
they have no investment plans to go to the next windows
OS with .NET, they try to change to UNIX and also LINUX.
The damn thing is, that only few software developing companies
support LINUX. And this could be dramatically altered, if Delphi for
Linux is on live and very good supported and pushed.
This is the place where Boland can transport a lot fo windows developers
to Linux, with Delphi for Linux (Kylix). IBM, SUN and others should help
Borland in this way also all big Linux distributors, like Red Head,
SUSE, Manrdrake and others ...
The only way, to be a concurrent on Microsoft in .NET, Borland can
forgett i think. They have to do it, okay, but they should also
try to give Borland a 2nd. way: Delphi for Linux.
Delphi with .net, pascal, c#, AND LINUX support, that would be
a reason to stay with Delphi, and not take MS Visual Studio, where
the LINUX part i mean is the only one for this.
AND its not necessary that you can compile the same source with .net or
linux, thats nonsense.
Delphi .net, and Delphi Linux in one bundle, thats would be the goal!!!!
I wish all a good future