Archive for April, 2004

This is why you should use CaliberRM and StarTeam

Friday, April 30th, 2004

Are you managing requirements by updating yellow Stick-It notes?

Are you managing changes by renaming files to foo.old, foo.older, foo.oldest, etc?

Of course you’re not. You’re using CaliberRM and StarTeam (and all the other Borland products) so that you have the competitive advantage and always deliver the right stuff before it’s due and under budget.

These people didn’t…


I’ve received quite a few requests for more information about this cartoon. To clarify, it’s not mine. It’s actually linked to a different site. I’ve seen it before, a couple of years ago or so. I have no idea who made it. If you do, please send me the info and I’ll add a proper attribution.

Borland to Present at JP Morgan 32nd Annual Technology Conference

Friday, April 30th, 2004

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 30, 2004–Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq:BORL - News) today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer, Dale L. Fuller, and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Kenneth R. Hahn, are scheduled to deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at the JP Morgan 32nd Annual Technology Conference at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California. The presentation is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, on Monday, May 3, 2004.

Press Release

JBuilder Customer Application Server Usage Survey

Thursday, April 29th, 2004

Check out the JBuilder Customer Application Server Usage Survey for your chance to win great prizes!

This could definitely be worth your while. We’re giving away 5 copies of JBuilder X - that’s $17,500 based on new user pricing!

Borland Developer News .NET Edition May 2004

Thursday, April 29th, 2004

Read the May 2004 installment of the Borland .NET Development Newsletter. The newsletter contains information, news, and links.

Read all about it!

Borland to Present at Smith Barney Software Conference

Wednesday, April 28th, 2004

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. –(Business Wire)– April 27, 2004 — Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq:BORL) today announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Kenneth R. Hahn, is scheduled to deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at the Smith Barney Software Conference at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. The presentation is scheduled for 11.20 a.m. Eastern Time, on Thursday, April 29, 2004.

Press Release

Michael Swindell clarifies Delphi 8 license update

Wednesday, April 28th, 2004

"The general idea of [the] license update is that component vendors can now sub-license the Delphi "redistributables" to any component customer - even those who might not have a Delphi license already (such as a Visual Studio developer). Prior to this update the license assumed that a component customer would be a Delphi developer and would already have a redistributables license - so a sub-license provision wasn’t necessary."

Thanks Michael!

New Delphi 8 license

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

An updated Delphi 8 License has been posted on the BDN.

The new license provides additional permission for developers of VCL for .NET components.

If there’s anything that’s hard to read it’s legalese. The only thing harder is trying to figure out what changed between two different legal documents.

So, here it is in plain English… You can safely distribute Borland.Delphi.DLL

Yay! Finally.


Practice Safe Computing

Monday, April 26th, 2004

"Microsoft estimates spyware is responsible for half of all PC crashes. Dell says 12 percent of its tech-support calls involve spyware, a problem that has increased substantially in recent months. Scans of one million Internet-connected PCs, conducted last quarter by Internet service-provider EarthLink and desktop-privacy and -security vendor Webroot Software, found an average of 28 spyware applications running on each PC and more than 300,000 programs at large that can steal data and give hackers access to computers."


Tiny, Evil Things

Borland delivers stronger Java

Sunday, April 25th, 2004

"Enterprise development today requires a lot more than coding. Aiming to tackle the entire software development cycle, Borland Enterprise Studio 7 for Java ($6,500 direct) takes the already strong JBuilder X Enterprise compiler tool and adds solid UML diagramming abilities, Web service support, refactoring, and a standout profiler."

PC Magazine reviews Borland Enterprise Studio 7 for Java

Fly down the freeway - avoid speeding tickets

Saturday, April 24th, 2004

Inspired by an email from StarSoft Computer Systems

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