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By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2003-04-25 Print this article Print

Borland Software Corp., Scotts Hill, Calif., announced the integration of its requirements definition and management system, CaliberRM, with the new Microsoft IDE. CaliberRM is targeted at team collaboration and is a key part of Borlands application lifecycle management strategy. Borland earlier this week announced its overall application lifecycle management strategy for the .Net Framework, including a new development solution for C# developers targeted at bridging the gap between the .Net Framework, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA).
The Borland strategy features Borland products to cover the definition, design, development, testing, deployment and management stages of software development. Borland CaliberRM addresses the definition phase; Borland Together ControlCenter addresses the design phase; Borland C#Builder for the Microsoft .Net Framework addresses the development phase; Optimizeit profiler for the Microsoft .Net Framework addresses the test phase; Windows Server 2003 serves as the deployment platform and Borland StarTeam is the management solution in the strategy.
"C#Builder gives Borland a complete integrated platform play so that developers can use one toolset when developing across platforms," said Sam Patterson, chief executive of ComponentSource Inc., Atlanta. "If you consider that most large organizations will use multiple platforms, Borland is clearly offering solutions for real-world development. The unique benefit here is interoperability. Moreover, developers need choice. C#Builder will put pressure on Microsoft to keep innovating on Visual Studio." The new version of Visual Studio also features new support for devices, via the .Net Compact Framework, which enables developers to create applications for a range of mobile and wireless devices, the company said.

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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