By: David Intersimone
Abstract: Borland Unveils C++ Application Development Strategy for 2002. Aims to Simplify and Speed C++ Application Development Across Multiple Platforms and Devices.
LINUXWORLD, New York, N.Y. - January 28, 2002 - Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq NM: BORL) today unveiled its strategy to extend rapid application development (RAD) to the C++ language in 2002. Analyst firm IDC estimates there are more than 2.6 million C++ developers, making C++ the world's most widely used development language. Borland launches its 2002 C++ strategy by announcing plans to deliver a RAD solution with C++ development for the Linux® operating system in the first half of 2002. This announcement extends the company's ongoing commitment to the C++ community by offering best-in-class, flexible development environments.
Also this year, Borland expects to deliver Borland® C++Builder™ 6 for rapid development of e-business applications for the Windows® platform with Web Services support in a true C++ visual development environment. The upcoming version of this award-winning solution enables cross-platform-ready Windows/Linux applications in a true C++ visual development environment. Borland also currently plans to release a new C++ development environment for the Symbian™ OS-based platform for application and feature driven mobile devices. With this series of offerings, all to be delivered in 2002, Borland continues its commitment of providing the freedom of choice that enables enterprises of all sizes to develop next-generation applications.
"C++ is the leading language preferred by developers worldwide for application creation, and Linux is an operating system that has also become popular with developers in recent years. Any company that can provide Web services complete with tools that bring C++ to the Linux platform, will be poised to meet an enormous demand and dramatically advance C++ development," said Rikki Kirzner, Research Director, Application Development and Deployment, IDC. "A strategy and tools solution providing both Linux and Web Services capabilities will fulfill the growing requirements of developers and enterprises alike."
Long recognized as a supporter of open standards and provider of platform independent technologies, Borland is again leading the way for businesses to build applications on their platform of choice. As the first company to provide a rapid application development (RAD) environment for building and deploying Web Services on the Linux platform with Borland® Kylix™ 2 and for the Windows platform with Delphi™ 6, Borland now plans to provide a RAD solution for C++ to enable cross-platform-ready Linux/Windows development in C++. Additionally, Borland expects to be the first to include Web Services capabilities in a C++-based RAD solution, further expanding the development options for enterprises of all sizes.
"Borland's C++ strategy for Linux fits into our continued commitment to enabling developers to innovate on the platform and language of their choice," said Simon Thornhill, vice president and general manager of rapid application development solutions for Borland. "Borland has witnessed incredible demand from the developer community asking for additional C++ development solutions, we've listened, and now look forward to delivering throughout 2002."
To learn more about Borland's C++, Linux, and Web Services strategies, visit Borland in Booth #1371 at LinuxWorld at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, January 30-February 1, 2002.
Founded in 1983, Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Borland at http://www.borland.com, the community site at http://community.borland.com, the OptimizeIt site at http://www.optimizeit.com, or call Borland at (800) 632-2864.
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This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements that are not historical are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited to, the effect of the acquisition of VMGEAR on Borland's future results, customer base and R&D capabilities, Borland's ability to successfully integrate VMGEAR, Borland's future financial performance, capital expenditures, revenues, acquisitions, earnings, costs, product development plans, global expansion plans, estimated size of potential customer markets, demand for Borland's products, the projected acceptance by existing or potential customers of new technologies and the potential features of, or benefits to be derived from, the products developed, marketed or sold by Borland, market and technological trends in the software industry and various economic and business trends. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, the following: general economic factors and capital market conditions, general industry trends, the potential effects on Borland of competition in computer software product and services markets, growth rates in the software and professional services markets that Borland participates in, rapid technological change that can adversely affect the demand for Borland's products, shifts in customer demand, market acceptance of new or enhanced products or services developed, marketed or sold by Borland, delays in scheduled product availability dates, actions or announcements by competitors, software errors, reduction in sales to or loss of any significant customers, the ability to successfully integrate acquisitions, Borland's ability to protect its intellectual property rights, the dependence of certain of Borland's business units on licenses from third parties, Borland's ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, Borland's failure to reduce costs and unanticipated further deterioration of economic and financial conditions in the United States and around the world resulting from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in Borland's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained from www.sec.gov. Borland is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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