Borland seems to be making some announcements today:,1895,2000205,00.asp

On Aug. 8, the company's Developer Tools Group, which is up for sale, is 
scheduled to announce single-language versions of the components of 
Borland Developer Studio, the company's IDE (integrated development 
environment) for Microsoft Windows and .Net applications.

David Intersimone, vice president of developer relations and chief 
evangelist at Borland, said the Turbo product set includes Turbo Delphi 
for Win32, Turbo Delphi for .Net, Turbo C++ and Turbo C#. Each version 
will be available in two editions: Turbo Explorer, a free downloadable 
version; and Turbo Professional, a version priced at less than $500, he 

"And with the Explorer Edition we're going to blanket the earth for 
beginners, students, hobbyists, nontraditional programmers who still 
need to do some programming [and] people who need to learn additional 
languages to ramp up their skill set," Intersimone said.

Turbo Delphi, Turbo Delphi for .Net, Turbo C++ and Turbo C# will be 
generally available in the third quarter of this year, said Michael 
Swindell, senior director of product management for the Borland 
Developer Tools Group. Borland is offering student academic pricing for 
the Turbo Professional editions of these products that will be under $100.

Indeed, with each edition developers can rapidly build GUI applications, 
database applications, and Web and Web services applications, Swindell 
said. Turbo Delphi and Turbo C++ use native code compilers and can build 
high-performance applications for the Windows platform. And Turbo Delphi 
.Net and Turbo C# target the .Net framework and the ASP.Net framework, 
building both GUI applications and Web applications, he said.

However, the Explorer edition differs from the Professional edition in 
that, although it includes all the same features, users cannot integrate 
in third-party components or tools, he said. Yet, Explorer edition users 
can use third-party components externally, Intersimone said. 
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