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Re: Borland

Borland crashed many years ago - mostly because of big mistakes on its own (i.e. the Ashton-Tate acquisition - remember that name too?), and also because of Microsoft working hard to crush one of its most dangerous competitors - it lured away many key people, including Anders Hejlsberg - who at MS created C# and TypeScript.

It was sold to Micro Focus in 2009, after it tried to reshape itself as a application lifecycle management company, while making the mistake of investing too little in its core development tools products for too long, which lost most of their advantages (while JBuilder was killed by the free Eclipse).

The development tools group was spun of, was bought by Embarcadero, and later Embarcadero was bought by Idera - little known companies in the database tools business.

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