C++ Builder and the future

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C++ Builder and the future

Postby georgioa » Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:46 am

I am gobsmacked that Borland advised me to purchase C++BuilderX. I have invested substantially in C++ Builder and spent many thousands of pounds (GBP) on third party components. If they drop C++ Builder or dont offer a way forward with this technology, then they are shooting themselves in the foot.

Since Microsoft invested in them, they have lost their way. Looking at Delphi and how it has evolved, it is clear that Delphi 2005 is similar in its approach to Visual Studio.Net. I am now working with Visual Studio.Net 2003 Enterprise Architect version with a tenth of the productivity that I obtain with C++ Builder 6.

Come on Borland. Wake up and smell the bloody roses.

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Postby stukelly » Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:43 am

From what I can gather C++ Builder will be available in the future.

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C++Builder & Delphi

Postby humblewizard » Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:44 am

The future of C++Builder is being thrown in with the Delphi IDE. That may be bad news. The word from various Delphi reviewers is that the IDE is so unstable that it is nearly unusable. Even after three revisions. That's scary :(

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:43 am

Well, thank god I paid student price for my C++ Builder 6 Prof. Do they REALLY think im going to give up C/C++ for clumsy ol Pascal....ke?


Postby Damon » Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:01 pm

You won't have to give up C/C++. The next version of C++Builder will be part of Borland Delphi Studio, which includes C/C++, Pascal (Delphi), and C#. You should also be able to load only those languages that you use (e.g., only C/C++).

In my view, this is a positive move for C++Builder, which has always been behind Delphi (in terms of the VCL version and IDE features). By using a unified IDE, us BCB users get the latest version of the VCL as well as the latest IDE.

Unless they charge an arm and a leg for the product, I just don't see how this hurts C++Builder in any way. Remember, just a year ago, we weren't sure there would even be another version of BCB. I salute the developers at Borland (and our community as well) for advocating the continuation of the product.

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