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Borland enhances integrated software development options for channel through next generation Borland JBuilder X and Delphi 8

  • 23 February, 2004 15:10

<p>Sydney, Australia, 23 February 2004 - Borland Australia is reinforcing its commitment to platform independence and increasing the choice of solutions for channel partners through the releases of its next generation JBuilder X and Delphi 8 development solutions for Java and .NET. Borland distributor Express Data is already supporting the new product initiatives in both Australia and New Zealand, while distributor, Softgen, is also supporting the initiatives in Australia.</p>
<p>“These releases give customers the latest in high productivity development solutions - whilst reducing concerns around future, potentially costly issues such as proprietary vendor lock in, or platform migration worries - that’s a powerful value proposition for the channel,” said Peter McAlpine, Managing Director, Borland Software ANZ. “The new features and capabilities offered by JBuilder X and Delphi 8 are designed to significantly enhance cross-platform integration and application migration support for customers, helping to build better software, faster - and more cost effectively”, he continued.</p>
<p>"Borland has become a strategic addition to our software solutions. Its platform independent, lifecycle management approach to application development adds significant value to the integrated solutions our resellers provide to customers," said Donna Adam, Software Marketing Manager, Express Data. "Borland sees the way the development market is curving, understands what end users need, and innovates to meet these industry shifts. It's critical that we are able to offer our resellers the latest development solutions so that they may respond to their customers requirements for most up-to-date, robust, flexible systems that are cost efficient".</p>
<p>Delphi 8
Delphi 8 offers full support for all Microsoft .NET framework classes. The new edition of Delphi is designed to enable Delphi developers to create .NET applications as well as enabling developers to simplify migration of existing Win32 Delphi applications to the .NET framework. This shift is becoming increasingly important as development on .NET becomes more widespread.</p>
<p>Industry analyst Gartner has stated that by mid-2004, most mainstream application development organisations should begin serious efforts to migrate Win32 and Component Object Model applications that are expected to still be in use beyond 2007, to the Microsoft .NET framework.</p>
<p>As the natural successor to Win32, the .NET environment is viewed as the future of the Windows platform. As .NET becomes adopted on a broader, more widespread basis, Delphi 8 provides the Delphi .NET user community with a pivotal application creation and migration enabler.</p>
<p>JBuilderX
JBuilderX is the latest proofpoint of Borland’s commitment to increasing integration capabilities for developer communities- written entirely in Java, it includes true cross-platform support for development on Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac OS.</p>
<p>“We met with thousands of JBuilder users and surveyed hundreds of enhancement requests to make sure that the new product would meet the needs of today’s Java developers,” said George Paolini vice president and general manager of Java solutions at Borland. “As a result, we’ve increased customisability, extended our OpenTools API, offering customers additional functionality from our third-party community.”</p>
<p>JBuilder X is designed to help ensure a rapid application development approach to Java programming without trade-offs such as scalability encountered by some of the new RAD-style Java development environments aimed at less skilled users.</p>
<p>About Borland
Borland (Australia) Pty Limited is a subsidiary of Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq NM: BORL), a world leader in platform independent software development and deployment solutions that are designed to accelerate the entire application development lifecycle. By connecting managers, testers, designers, developers, and implementers in real time, Borland enables enterprises worldwide to define and sustain their competitive advantage. For more information, visit: http://www.borland.com or the Borland Developer Network at http://bdn.borland.com.</p>
<p>All Borland brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Borland Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>For further information, please contact:
Andra Mednis
Borland Software
(02) 9263 8031
amednis@borland.com</p>
<p>Edwina Priest
Porter Novelli Public Relations
(02) 9463 7600
epriest@porternovelli.com.au</p>
<p>Safe Harbor Statement
This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to the safe harbors created by such laws. All statements that are not historical are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited to, estimated size of potential customer markets, demand for Delphi 8 and JBuilder X products, the projected acceptance by existing or potential customers of Delphi 8 and JBuilder X and the potential features of, or benefits to be derived from Delphi 8 and JBuilder X migration to the Microsoft .Net Framework, and technological trends in the software industry. 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: rapid technological change that can adversely affect the demand for Delphi 8 and JBuilder X, shifts in customer demand for Delphi 8 and JBuilder X, market acceptance of Delphi 8 and JBuilder X, delays in scheduled product availability dates of Delphi 8 and JBuilder X. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in Borland 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.</p>

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