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ComponentOne has released ComponentOne DevKit for Visual Studio .NET and ComponentOne DevKit for Borland Delphi 8. These combos not only include the .NET and Delphi 8 development environments, they also include the entire line of components for .NET, ASP.NET, Mobile Devices, and even COM, which are included in ComponentOne Studio Enterprise. ComponentOne DevKit for Visual Studio .NET combines ComponentOne Studio Enterprise with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Professional. For a low price, customers will not only receive one of the most popular .NET development environments, but also ComponentOne's full range of complementary .NET, ASP.NET, Mobile, and COM components, ComponentOne Studio Enterprise. ComponentOne DevKit for Delphi 8 includes Borland Delphi 8 for the Microsoft .NET Framework, plus the full version of ComponentOne Studio Enterprise. Customers will not only... (more)

SYS-CON Media Opens Its Eighth Annual "Readers' Choice Awards" Polls

SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com), the world's leading i-technology media company, announced that its 2005 Readers' Choice Awards polls opened today, February 1, 2005, and will remain open for six months, until July 31, 2005. More than 50,000 readers are expected to cast their votes to select the best  software products and services of the year for Java, Linux, Web Services, XML, Microsoft .NET, ColdFusion and Macromedia MX. Best Java Products of 2005: http://sys-con.com/java/readerschoice2004 Best Linux Products of 2005: http://www.sys-con.com/Linux/readerschoice2004 Best Web Services Products of 2005: http://www.sys-con.com/webservices/readerschoice2004 Best .NET Products of 2005: http://www.sys-con.com/dotnet/readerschoice2004 Best Macromedia MX and ColdFusion Products of 2005: http://www.sys-con.co... (more)

SYS-CON Media Readers Cast More Than 4,000 Votes In First Week Of Voting

This year it looks certain that a new participation record will be set, as more than 4,000 votes have already been recorded in just the first seven days of voting, and more than 50,000 SYS-CON Media readers are estimated to cast their votes in this year's Readers' Choice Awards. The winners of this years awards will be announced in November at Web Services Edge 2005 West - International Web Services Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The list of companies heading the various polls reads like a "Who's Who" of the most active and enterprising players in the i-technology space - including all the industry's top software and hardware vendors, services providers, and technical publishers. Highlights after just one week's voting include: 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards: There are 26 categories in this year's JDJ awards. In the coveted "Best Java Application Server" categor... (more)

Delphi 2009 Implicit String Conversion Penalties

When migrating existing source code from previous versions of Delphi to Delphi 2009, you may encounter warnings about implicit conversions from AnsiString to Unicode Strings or vice versa (the other way may also have a potential data loss) and while it's easy to ignore these warnings, ignorance comes with a price! The particular real-world example I want to talk about in this post comes from a third-party library (who shall remain nameless) compatible with different versions of Delphi, including Delphi 2009. When I migrated my project from Delphi 2007 to Delphi 2009, the resulting application worked fine except when calling the third-party routine to perform a certain task. Response times went up from 2 seconds to almost 20 minutes (I'm not joking), which is a long time to wait for an answer to be formulated. By the way, originally we thought the process was just hang... (more)

Borland creates a RAD tool for the rest of us

Borland's release of Kylix, the Delphi-esque rapid application development tool for Linux, was one of the most anticipated new products to hit the Linux world. The promise and allure of Kylix was that it would provide an easy transition for the millions of Borland Delphi programmers writing Windows applications to Linux. The only negative about Kylix was the pricing, which dropped recently. Until the beginning of August, Kylix came in two versions. Kylix Server Developer, which includes the ability to write Web applications, costs a whopping $1,999. Kylix Desktop Developer, which now costs $199, is basically the same product without the Web development tools. Kylix Developer originally retailed for $999. But now there is a third version, Kylix Open Edition. You can purchase it for $99, and get it on a CD with printed documentation. Or, you can download it for ... (more)

Borland Delphi 8 Simplifies Transition to the .NET Framework

(November 3, 2003) - Borland has just launched Borland Delphi 8 for the Microsoft .NET Framework. This new edition enables Delphi developers to create .NET Framework-based applications and to migrate existing Win32 Delphi applications to the .NET Framework. According to the Gartner Group, by mid-2004 most mainstream organizations anticipate undertaking serious efforts to migrate Win32 and Component Object Model (COM) applications that are expected to be in use beyond 2007, to the Microsoft .NET Framework. Offering full support for all .NET Framework classes, Delphi 8 is designed to enable rapid development of rich and reliable applications with: Microsoft ASP.NET Web Forms and XML Web services Windows Forms and Visual Control Library (VCL) Controls and hundreds of included classes and controls Microsoft ADO.NET and Borland Data Provider (BDP) Borland Enterprise Core ... (more)

ComponentOne DevKit For Borland Delphi 2005

In order to ensure the creation of quality next-generation .NET applications, ComponentOne has introduced a development kit for use with Borland's development environment. Known as ComponentOne DevKit for Borland Delphi 2005, the product combines Borland's new Delphi 2005 development environment, along with ComponentOne's entire line of award-'winning components for .NET, ASP.NET, Mobile Devices, and even COM. Gustavo Eydelsteyn, managing director of ComponentOne, outlined what the company is aiming for with its latest development kit. He said, "Our goal is to provide the Delphi community with tools to enhance their productivity. Not only will they be able to easily build next-generation .NET applications, but they can slash development time and add features and functionality to their applications with little or no code." Borland Delphi 2005 for Microsoft .NET Frame... (more)

Kinook Is Putting The Fun Back Into Visual Studio

Kinook Software's release of Visual Build Professional 5.6 is designed to automate Visual Build Pro by execution of repeatable processes. Kinook's solution will save Visual Studio .NET and Web developers valuable time by reducing the time spent on redundant operations. Kinook says its software will help put the fun back into application development. One benefit of Visual Build Professional, is the reduction of "boring jobs." The company says, "Visual Build Pro performs the menial, repetitive tasks so you can focus on the fun, challenging stuff." What is more, information that the company calls "tribal knowledge," which is knowledge that is kept in peoples' heads, will be replaced by a documented build framework. Creating permanent build records can become part of a project's source code, and can be maintained in source control, providing a persistent, documented rec... (more)

SYS-CON Media Readers' Choice Awards Polls Will Close on December 31, 2005

  SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com), the world's leading i-technology media company, announced that its 2005 Readers' Choice Awards polls will close on December 31, 2005. So far more than 16,000 readers cast their votes to select the best  software products and services of the year for Java, Linux, Web Services, XML, Microsoft .NET, ColdFusion and Macromedia MX. Best Java Products of 2005: http://java.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm Best Linux Products of 2005: http://linux.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm Best Web Services Products of 2005: http://webservices.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm Best .NET Products of 2005: http://dotnet.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm Best Macromedia MX and ColdFusion Products of 2005: http://mxdj.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards program is considered to be the most prestigious awar... (more)

Micro Focus Buys Borland

Another of the old guard has collapsed. Borland has finally given up the ghost. After a 26-year run that saw it adopt multiple personalities in going from influential to non-entity, the tools house that once challenged Microsoft and Lotus is being acquired by Micro Focus for $75 million cash, a buck a share. The British company wants it for its application lifecycle management software, Borland's latest avatar. Micro Focus figures that with the roughly $8 million Borland had in the bank at the end of December, the acquisition will only cost it about $67 million. The price it's paying is nominally a 25% premium against Borland's closing price Tuesday but a 67% premium over its average closing price the prior 30 days. The UK company is also buying Compuware's application testing and automated software quality assets for $80 million. Micro Focus has been growing by acquisi... (more)

Infobright Launches Open Source Data Warehouse Offerings: Infobright Community Edition and the www.infobright.org Community

TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/15/08 -- Infobright, a technology leader in analytic data warehousing, today announced availability of its new open source data warehouse software, Infobright Community Edition (ICE). This enterprise-class, self-managing solution is a proven alternative to today's high-cost, high-maintenance data warehouse products. Infobright is also launching www.infobright.org, the new community home and development portal for open source enthusiasts with corporate data warehouse needs. As part of Infobright's commitment to fast, responsive development, and innovation, www.infobright.org will include links to product downloads and developer/user communities for a variety of open source database, business intelligence, and data warehouse projects. The need for business analytics has grown dramatically across all industries, and has outpaced the techni... (more)