Micro Focus has bought Borland for $67m and is also buying the application testing business of Compuware. Compuware described the sale as an $80m transaction. Micro Focus will pay $1 for each Borland share valuing the firm at $75m including cash reserves, a premium of 25 per cent on Borland's closing price yesterday. The deal …
Thankfully their developer tools should survive after they sold them to Embarcadero. I'll never understand why they thought the company would prosper without them.
So, Farewell Then...
So, farewell then Borland
You made Turbo Pascal
Which was like Pascal
UK software house buys US software house for real money
And let's not forget what *kind* of software house.
One that makes COBOL compilers for mainframes.
The smiley is dedicated to all the old geezers (and geezettes) everywhere who are laughing their collective asses off at this.
Borland, Farewell my sweet.
ah, years ago I worked with the MicroFocus folks and thought they were very smart and had their heads screwed on - even then there was still a huge demand for COBOL on various platforms.
a decade later watching them mop up the remains of trendy but sadly confused players makes me wonder if I should brush off my old COBOL skills as a hobby!
Mines the one with IEDP in the pocket
america's fire sale is your gain. Or maybe management found a way to salvage some of their pay stubs by moving . good luck to all in this economy as we slowly raise our taxes here in usa,