Monday, August 22, 2005

Borland Moves to Eclipse

Source: eWeek


Despite the loss last month of CEO Dale Fuller, Borland Software Corp. officials said the vendor is pushing ahead with its strategy for delivering its Software Delivery Optimization plan and is banking on a move to Eclipse to help bolster upcoming releases of JBuilder.

Rick Jackson, a vice president at Borland and a former vice president at BEA Systems Inc., said that he joined Borland more than a year ago to help implement its SDO vision and that he is set on reaching his goal.

Borland has traditionally focused on three product lines—IDEs (integrated development environments), run-times and ALM (application lifecycle management) components—but Boz Elloy, senior vice president of software products at Borland, said, "We're really focusing on the ALM portion. Stand-alone IDEs [are] not a growing business for us."

Instead, Borland has moved to Eclipse as the basis of its tool set. "The world has voted with its feet and has moved to Eclipse," Jackson said, noting that Borland's JBuilder is still the No. 1 commercial IDE. "Our focus on R&D is around innovation around the life cycle, not just the IDE."

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