Embarcadero Technologies is the new owner of CodeGear. No fireworks, no fanfare, at least nothing I've been invited to, just business as usual. There are, on the other hand, a lot of customers and employees expecting to see new and exciting things happen to their IDE of choice. Actually, it would probably be more accurate to say "psyched, pumped, stoked, jazzed, revved, enthused, hyped [insert your favourite here]" ... somehow "new and exciting things", just doesn't cut it with what I've seen so far.
So what's everyone cranked [bugger, forgot to include "cranked"] about ... the future of an outstanding programming environment! To be factual, many programming environments. You see, Embarcadero didn't just wander in to town and buy up one of the home teams - they bought them all. And, much like when your favourite professional sports team changes owners, it's a time for great expectations for the upcoming season. Of course, Embarcadero has it pretty easy with my IDE of choice, Delphi - it's already the premier Win32 development environment on the market.
The sweet part of all this ... it's all about the fans. The existing fans, new fans and the fans that need just a bit of a nudge, back in the right direction. After all, everyone will want the stadium packed with screaming fans [happy ones] on game day.
Congratulations Embarcadero, congratulations CodeGear. Most importantly, congratulations to the steadfast and loyal fans of all the CodeGear products that are headed to new and exciting places.
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