View Full Version : They're Back!!!

August 8th, 2006, 12:35 PM
"Borland Software's Developer Tools Group just announced the return of the Turbo line of products. With free and cheap versions, it's aimed at students, hobbyist developers, occupational developers and individual programming professionals. More information is available at the the Turbo Explorer website, including a video of the Adventures of TurboMan."


Oh yeah baby!

Of course I don't work in C#, and won't touch .NET with a ten foot pole, but I think it's cool Borland is trying to do something cool for the up-and-coming programmers of tomorrow!

August 8th, 2006, 12:39 PM
Hmmm, so what has Borland been doing in the meantime?

August 8th, 2006, 03:15 PM
The regular products Borland Delphi, C++, C# have still been on the market, not just the Turbo brand. Perhaps they have delivered backends to closed systems or other manufacturers as well?

August 9th, 2006, 10:38 AM
If this makes programming in C++ as easy as it looks I would expect it to be on my school's "recommended reading" list soon. They're revamping the entire C family programming classes and anything related. The classes are going to be using Alice, too.

Sounds neat, I might get it.


August 9th, 2006, 10:50 AM
If Borland manages to make C++ easy, they have some super-natural powers. ;-)

August 9th, 2006, 11:33 AM
It's good to see Borland at least trying to get back to their roots.

The Turbo compilers were cheap, fast compilers. Maybe not the best money could buy, but very good. And they were popular, so there was a lot of support for them. I was a heavy user of Turbo Pascal 3.0 before moving onto C on Unix systems. More recently I've been using Turbo C++ 3.0 on my old DOS machines for my TCP/IP project.

Now if only they'd drop the price of TASM (Turbo Assembler) ...

August 9th, 2006, 06:26 PM
If Borland manages to make C++ easy, they have some super-natural powers. ;-)

Agreed! I'd rather work in Python any day, even with the "forced indentation" style :-)