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Today on my trip from Hamburg home to Frankfurt (Germany) by Car i get the message about the deal. First i used the time (4.5 hours) to think about this situation. After analysing i decided YES a good deal. First for Embarcadero it is cheap buy. This comapny get great tools Dephi, Jbuilder, a bundle of excellent Databases (InterBase and Blackfish) and all the other stuff. On the other side we as Developers come back to a Developer orientated Company for Developers. Everybody knows the last year situation about the Developer Tools. After all the changes from Borland to go more to the ALM stuff we feel a long time a little bit in the last corner of this company strategy (this is my personal opinion).

Now we have the good new Chance. Embarcadero can use this situation to bring back more the great Developer Tools back to the top. All the last year discussion about other Developing Systems the most Developers forget something: The most important point for all Developers are to use and transform “old” sources in new versions. If you look like MS from VB to VB.net for example there is one cool tool to reuse the source and it is called FDISK. Delphi for example have a big history and you can bring over “old” Projects evrytime to the newest version. Same for example in JBuilder and also for the Database Products like Interbase, make a Backup  and restore on the newest version on any plattform where ever (incl. Mac).

Me as Developer and CodeGear Partner also bring more Tools in my life from Embarcadero also like ERDesginer, RapidSQL, Performance Monitor and a lot of more (see here in this LINK ) merge great Developer Tools in one Company.  

This new Situation bring us good new chances:

  1. Now we are a pure Developer Company again
  2. Combination with the Developers Tools from Ebarcadero
  3. Embarcadero is not a pure share holder company and everytime not looking to bring money to the shareholders and perhaps more think about investment
  4. New Customers
  5. New Developers
  6. New Friends
  7. a real Developer Conference in US again ( 🙂 )
  8. and hopefully for the “CodeGear” Employee a more relaxed time to work for us Developers

Sum of all:


I hope the Team from Embarcadero know about us. We are a big Community. We have wait a long time for this situation. So use us and work with us. The life can be so easy and simple. Developing can be so easy and simple. Let’s rock!


Daniel Magin


May 7, 2008 - Posted by | Embarcadero (CodeGear) stuff


  1. Very good post Daniel, really helped to think.
    …somewhat wierd title 😛


    Comment by Salvador Gomez Retamoza | May 7, 2008 | Reply

  2. Daniel, I have the same thoughts.

    Comment by Alexey Kovyazin | May 7, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hi Dani!

    I really highly appreciate #1-#6 & #8!
    But #7 – a “real” DevCon would be ultimate… see you all again?! 😉


    Comment by Levend | May 7, 2008 | Reply

  4. “Embarcadero is not a pure share holder company and everytime not looking to bring money to the shareholders and perhaps more think about investment”

    Unless Embarcadero is a “Mom & Pop” outfit (and/or unless company formations in the US are *very* different than in the UK), there ARE shareholders, the only difference is that the shares are not publicly traded.

    In the UK at least, a company’s executive officers have a legal obligation to maximise return for shareholders, irrespective of whether shares in that company are publicly traded or not.

    If that’s the case then the fact that shares are not publicly traded has a bearing on overheads and compliance costs, but does not reduce the obligation to shareholders.

    This is interesting news. Whether it is “good” news or not, only time can tell.

    Comment by Jolyon Smith | May 7, 2008 | Reply

  5. Hi
    you have a nice work here friend
    Thank you to manage the site on topics

    Comment by Hani Salem | May 9, 2008 | Reply

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