Subject Re: [Firebird-general] C# and .NET
Author Lester Caine

Thanks for that it certainly filled in a lot of holes ;)

> I'll predict a decline in sales
> of Delphi, C++Builder and Kylix in future (it would be only worse, and
> never get better), and no much
> success with C#Builder in next year or two. But Borland will not fade
> away, as they will make money
> from big companies and from Java.

That is what I am thinking.

> Summary: If you're happy with D5-7 or K3 for Delphi, you don't need to
> worry about next five years, as you'll have a lot of contracts for
> WIN32/Linux. But you should look around for new tools (C#, gcc, whatever)
> for WIN32/.NET/Linux development that you'll use in five years from now,
> and don't hope much that they will come from Borland.

I am still running Builder5 for main production, but have
just started to switch to Builder6 - It gives me an
opportunity to clear out the 'chaff' :)

I have stopped using Kylix, and have been playing with
KDevelop so I think you are 'supporting' that move, and I
have also been running a lot of PHP stuff which provides a
very nice interface to the data without any compatibility

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services