Home > .NET > Borland, Microsoft Tie .Net Knot Borland, Microsoft Tie .Net Knot Eugenia Loli 2003-01-28 .NET 13 Comments Borland Software has licensed a key piece of Microsoft’s .Net software and will build a new line of programming tools for .Net later this year, the companies announced Monday. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 13 Comments 2003-01-28 3:36 am Wow I didn’t hear much of them since when they released TP (or was it TC) for free on their site… Though they changed their name since then. Good to see they are still in business <troll>Maybe we can expect better tools for .NET than M$ ones ?</troll> <nostalgia>/me learnt C with BC++ on windoze 3.1 :-)</nostalgia> (one of the only good things M$ did was to get me learn C =) 2003-01-28 4:30 am You must admit that VisualC++ and VB are great IDEs. Hopefully, they will improve on that. 2003-01-28 5:35 am The Visual Studio interfaces for Visual C++ and Visual Basic are pretty good, but I wish they would add a few more features that I have found in other IDEs. I haven’t tried .NET yet, so they may in fact already be present. I’m currrently using JCreator, and it has context sensitive parentheses and bracket sensitive highlighting, as well as simply have the line number printed next every line in the editor. I do wish that JCreator had a command that did a compile and run though. Oh well. BTW, I think that Intellisense (or whatever it’s called) is a fantastic feature. 2003-01-28 5:43 am Anyone have any info on this new tool from Borland? Will Delphi/C++ Builder/Kylix remain as they are now, or are they going to bust out with a radlically different IDE as MS did with VS.NET? 2003-01-28 6:31 am I, for one, welcome our new Microsoft overlords. 2003-01-28 6:39 am Minutes past and not one post with the word “Java” and “sucks” or “rules”. Amazing. 2003-01-28 7:31 am Well rajan…let me be the first one….Java sucks :-)). Anyway….on topic…i don’t think Borland’s Galileo can do better than VS.NET. They will release IDE + compilers for Delphi and C++ Builder. I don’t think Builder will stand a chance against VC++.NET (especially after VS.NET 2K3 will be released). As for Delphi.NET…..Microsoft already has a lame language for .NET. It’s called VB.NET 2003-01-28 8:41 am Competition is always good. Borland is a good tools company. Hope both Microsoft and Borland push each other to create better IDEs. 2003-01-28 9:38 am Minutes past and not one post with the word “Java” and “sucks” or “rules” apart from rajan r. Amazing. 2003-01-28 10:09 am The article only talks about .NET using M|crosoft products. I don’t read in the article that you can use MONO (.NET) in Linux? 2003-01-28 10:12 am Direct Link for this comment click here now :] By Yes Posted on 2003-01-28 10:09:49 The article only talks about .NET using M|crosoft products. I don’t read in the article that you can use MONO (.NET) in Linux? I don’t wanted post this comment in this section of forum Eugenia, remove it:) 2003-01-28 11:15 am You must admit that VisualC++ and VB are great IDEs. Hopefully, they will improve on that. No, they suffer from the Windows(tm)-effect: lots of bugs (both in the IDE and in the code generation), things works *sometimes*, the servicepacks only fix 1% of the bugs etc… 2003-01-28 5:59 pm like what??? I use VC++ 6 every single day and while it might have some annoying features like sometimes freeze and thrash for a few sec every now and then I find it to be one of the better IDEs I’ve used. And yes, I’ve used a fair bit of Borland, learnt programming on Borland c++ 3.1 (the DOS IDE is my fav!)then worked with Borland 4.0 and 4.5. Done stuff in Delphi as well, ok IDE but nothing especially better than VC++.