Borland

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Borland Software Corporation is a software company that facilitates software deployment projects.wikipedia
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Philippe Kahn

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It was founded in 1983 by Niels Jensen, Ole Henriksen, Mogens Glad and Philippe Kahn. They met Philippe Kahn, who had just moved to Silicon Valley, and who had been a key developer of the Micral.
Philippe Kahn (born March 16, 1952) is a mathematician, technology innovator, entrepreneur and founder of four technology companies: Fullpower Technologies, LightSurf Technologies, Starfish Software and Borland.

Borland Sidekick

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1984 saw the launch of Borland Sidekick, a time organization, notebook, and calculator utility that was an early and popular terminate and stay resident program (TSR) for DOS operating systems.
Borland Sidekick was a personal information manager (PIM) launched by American software company Borland in 1984 under Philippe Kahn's leadership.

Turbo Pascal

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Its first product was Turbo Pascal in 1983, developed by Anders Hejlsberg (who later developed .NET and C# for Microsoft) and before Borland acquired the product sold in Scandinavia under the name of Compas Pascal.
It was originally developed by Anders Hejlsberg at Borland, and was notable for its extremely fast compiling times.

Scotts Valley, California

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Borland was first headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, then in Cupertino, California, and now in Austin, Texas.
The site is currently a playing field at the former headquarters of Borland.

Quattro Pro

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Adam Bosworth initiated and headed up the Quattro project until moving to Microsoft later in 1990 to take over the project which eventually became Access.
Quattro Pro is a spreadsheet program developed by Borland and now sold by Corel, most often as part of Corel's WordPerfect Office suite.

Microsoft Access

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Adam Bosworth initiated and headed up the Quattro project until moving to Microsoft later in 1990 to take over the project which eventually became Access.
Prior to the introduction of Access, Borland (with Paradox and dBase) and Fox (with FoxPro) dominated the desktop database market.

Terminate and stay resident program

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1984 saw the launch of Borland Sidekick, a time organization, notebook, and calculator utility that was an early and popular terminate and stay resident program (TSR) for DOS operating systems.
A TSR program can be loaded at any time; sometimes one is loaded immediately after the operating system's boot by being explicitly loaded in the AUTOEXEC.BAT batch program, or alternatively at the user's request (for example, Borland's Sidekick and Turbo Debugger, Quicken's QuickPay, or FunStuff Software's Personal Calendar).

Borland Turbo C

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In 1987 Borland purchased Wizard Systems and incorporated portions of the Wizard C technology into Turbo C.
Turbo C is a discontinued Integrated Development Environment and compiler for the C programming language from Borland.

Borland Reflex

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In 1985 Borland acquired Analytica and its Reflex database product.
Reflex was originally developed by Analytica which was later bought by Borland.

Anders Hejlsberg

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Its first product was Turbo Pascal in 1983, developed by Anders Hejlsberg (who later developed .NET and C# for Microsoft) and before Borland acquired the product sold in Scandinavia under the name of Compas Pascal. The Delphi 1 rapid application development (RAD) environment was launched in 1995, under the leadership of Anders Hejlsberg.
Later the product was licensed to Borland, and integrated into an IDE to become the Turbo Pascal system.

Ashton-Tate

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In September 1991 Borland purchased Ashton-Tate, bringing the dBase and InterBase databases to the house, in an all-stock transaction.
Once one of the "Big Three" software companies, which included Microsoft and Lotus, the company stumbled in the late 1980s and was sold to Borland in September 1991.

Microsoft

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Brad Silverberg was VP of engineering until he left in early 1990 to head up the Personal Systems division at Microsoft.
Other companies like Borland, WordPerfect, Novell, IBM and Lotus, being much slower to adapt to the new situation, would give Microsoft a market dominance.

CP/M

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Three Danish citizens, Niels Jensen, Ole Henriksen, and Mogens Glad, founded Borland Ltd. in August 1981 to develop products like Word Index for the CP/M operating system using an off-the-shelf company.
A host of compilers and interpreters for popular programming languages of the time (such as BASIC, Borland's Turbo Pascal, FORTRAN and even PL/I ) were available, among them several of the earliest Microsoft products.

Tim Berry (entrepreneur)

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While the Danes remained majority shareholders, board members included Kahn, Tim Berry, John Nash, and David Heller.
That same year, he met Phillippe Kahn and helped draft a business plan that led to the launch of Borland International.

Novell

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WordPerfect was then bought by Novell.
Under the leadership of founder Ray Noorda, during the early- to mid-1990s Novell attempted to compete directly with Microsoft by acquiring Digital Research, Unix System Laboratories, WordPerfect, and the Quattro Pro division of Borland.

Adam Bosworth

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The engineering team of Analytica, managed by Brad Silverberg and including Reflex co-founder Adam Bosworth, became the core of Borland's engineering team in the USA.
Prior to Microsoft, Bosworth worked for Borland where he developed the Quattro spreadsheet application following Borland's acquisition of Analytica in 1985 - founded by Bosworth and Eric Michelman, and managed by Brad Silverberg.

ObjectVision

Borland had an internal project to clone dBASE which was intended to run on Windows and was part of the strategy of the acquisition, but by late 1992 this was abandoned due to technical flaws and the company had to constitute a replacement team (the ObjectVision team, redeployed) headed by Bill Turpin to redo the job.
ObjectVision was a forms-based programming language and environment for Windows 3.x developed by Borland.

DBase

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In September 1991 Borland purchased Ashton-Tate, bringing the dBase and InterBase databases to the house, in an all-stock transaction.
Five years later, after the top 3 implementations of the dBase language were bought by Microsoft, Borland and Computer Associates, a version called "dBase PLUS 8" was released; it "can be used to build ... Web ... and server-based applications."

Del Yocam

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On November 25, 1996, Del Yocam was hired as Borland CEO and chairman.
Yocam is a former chairman and CEO of Borland, former president, COO and director of Tektronix and a former Apple Computer executive.

WordPerfect

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During 1993 Borland explored ties with WordPerfect as a possible way to form a suite of programs to rival Microsoft's nascent integration strategy.
WordPerfect became part of an office suite when the company entered into a co-licensing agreement with Borland Software Corporation in 1993.

Paradox (database)

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In September 1987 Borland purchased Ansa-Software, including their Paradox (version 2.0) database management tool. In 1997, Borland sold Paradox to Corel, but retained all development rights for the core BDE.
It was originally released for MS-DOS by Ansa Software, and then updated by Borland after it bought the company.

Delphi (software)

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The Delphi 1 rapid application development (RAD) environment was launched in 1995, under the leadership of Anders Hejlsberg. The idea was to integrate Borland's tools, Delphi, C++ Builder, and JBuilder with enterprise environment software, including Visigenic's implementations of CORBA, Visibroker for C++ and Java, and the new product, Application Server.
Delphi was originally developed by Borland as a rapid application development tool for Windows as the successor of Turbo Pascal.

Borland Database Engine

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In 1997, Borland sold Paradox to Corel, but retained all development rights for the core BDE.
Borland Database Engine (BDE) is the Windows-based core database engine and connectivity software behind Borland Delphi, C++Builder, IntraBuilder, Paradox for Windows, and Visual dBASE for Windows.

C++Builder

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The idea was to integrate Borland's tools, Delphi, C++ Builder, and JBuilder with enterprise environment software, including Visigenic's implementations of CORBA, Visibroker for C++ and Java, and the new product, Application Server.
C++Builder is a rapid application development (RAD) environment, originally developed by Borland and owned by Embarcadero Technologies (a subsidiary of Idera), for writing programs in the C++ programming language targeting Windows NT (IA-32 and x64), macOS, iOS and Android.

Micral

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They met Philippe Kahn, who had just moved to Silicon Valley, and who had been a key developer of the Micral.
Kahn later headed Borland which released Turbo Pascal and Sidekick in 1983.