Archive for May, 2008

Embarcadero and CodeGear CEO chat replay

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

We had a great interactive event yesterday, and the replay is posted here.


Developer Camp Japan June 12th, 2008

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Yours truly will be in Japan for Developer Camp Japan.

It’s quite an honor for me, and also my first trip to Japan.


Japanese 3rdRail released

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

The first Japanese version of 3rdRail was released today.

CodeGearā„¢ Collaborates with Open Source Japan (OSJ) and Network Applied Communication Laboratory (NaCl) to Drive Enterprise Ruby on Rails Adoption in Japan

Turn up the voltage and rock’n'roll! :)

Community Chat with the CEOs of Embarcadero and CodeGear tomorrow

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

I’ve added some information to this article. Specifically, we will be using the Community Chat Room to take questions during the event, as well as give everyone an opportunity to chat with other developers.

Stay tuned, and see you all tomorrow!


CodeGear + Embarcadero = True

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

As I’m sure you’ve seen by now, Borland is selling CodeGear to Embarcadero for $23M in cash. Borland also gets to keep $7M in accounts receivables, so the whole package is about $30M.

We had a very upbeat company meeting today, where a lot of questions were answered, and it was clear that CodeGear’s leadership is very enthusiastic about this deal. There are a lot of synergies, and not a lot of overlap, and as others have said - once the deal closes (in 30-60 days) we can start doing things that none of us could have done on our own before.

SomeĀ  people have said that $30M is a chump change. Cough - I wish I had chump change in that case. ;)

One perspective you can put things is in relation to market caps. So, simply for the exercise of my brain, I noticed that the market cap of BORL as of the close today was $110M according to Yahoo Finance. Based on that number, the CodeGear deal valued at $30M would put us at about 27% of the total market cap. Not too bad at all if you think about it.

The future is bright - I’m convinced that all of our products will continue to grow and prosper under the Embarcadero name. Stay tuned for lots of new things over the coming months and years as well.

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