To those seeking a return to the days when it was possible to be a serious hobbyist programmer with dreams of writing a breakout commercial product, the Turbo products announced by Borland back in August are now available for download. These include Turbo C++, Turbo Delphi, Turbo Delphi for .NET, and Turbo C#, and come in two packages, an Explorer version that can be downloaded for free or purchased on CD for a nominal charge, and a Professional version that will price at less than $500.
Make no mistake; these products are fully modern IDEs, with UML modeling, drag and drop user interfaces, and full data access objects. Developers can use the integrated Borland Database Engine (based on DBASE and Paradox), or third-party databases such as MySQL. It is possible to build serious applications using these products. The difference between the Explorer and Professional editions is that the Professional editions provide the ability to write your own user controls, and to install and use third party user controls.
Go to www.turboexplorer.com
for the free downloads. And happy coding!
Posted by Peter Varhol on 09/25/2006 at 1:15 PM