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By: Charles Calvert
Abstract: A short article by Charlie Calvert announcing his new career and thanking the good folks in the Borland community for 8 1/2 wonderful years!
After nearly eight and one half years working at Borland,
I have decided to move on. I will be creating a
new company. My new company will be dedicated to writing books, articles, consulting, and training developers
in Delphi, C++Builder and JBuilder. As a result, I'm not really
leaving the Borland community at all, only setting up camp
in a new location.
I have, of course, loved working for Borland. This is a great
company with wonderful products. The people who work here are
exceptional people, with remarkable talents.
In a few hours, I will no longer be a Borland employee. Let
me spend my last few minutes here at Borland thanking the
people who have made my life so rich, varied, and interesting
over the last eight years.
It's been my honor to work for the last six years with
David Intersimone, who is one of the most well known and well
loved people in the entire developer community. I owe David a great
deal. I will never forget the wonderful times we have had
together, and I can never thank him enough for all he has
taught me. David is without a question one of the most talented,
big hearted, and remarkable people I have ever met, and he
has earned many times over my life long admiration and
I would like to make a very short list of the other people at Borland
who I have had the privilage of working with very closely.
These people are Jason Sprenger, Xavier Pacheco,
Steve Teixeira, John Kaster, Lar Mader and Rich Jones.
Each of these people I worked with every day over a period
of years, and they never showed me anything but the very best
and most admirable human traits. I hope I am so lucky as
to work with such fine people again in my life.
I'm also indebted to Ray Kanopka, Mark Miller, Dick Malley,
Dan Horn, Taco Oosterkamp, Bob Swart, Ann Lynnworth,
Marco Cantu, Jeroen Pluimers, and many more who worked
in the Borland community and brought me great joy. It's amazing
to consider how many talented and remarkable people have been
drawn to this company.
I want to also thank everyone on the Delphi, CBuilder,
JBuilder, BDE, and InterBase R&D teams. You made the products
that made my wonderful job possible.
When mentioning all these names, it strikes me that their
owners come from not only ever imaginable part of the United
States, but indeed from all over the world. My job at Borland
has given me the chance to get to know quite well people from
countries as diverse as Australia, Russia, England, Italy,
New Zealand, Brazil, France, Chile and many other places in
the world. For giving me the opportunity to explore and learn
from the world and its people, I owe Borland a great debt.
No other institution in my life has touched me as deeply as
Borland, and I will always be grateful for the wonderful
things this company and its community have done for me.
Finally my thanks goes out to everyone in the community
who has read my books, come to my talks, exchanged messages
with me online, put up with my faults, and generally helped
to make my time at Borland a rich and worthwhile experience.
Thanks so much for all you have done for me.
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