The developer tools group in Borland, which is in the process of being spun off, is resurrecting the Turbo line of programming tools. They will include a free edition and a professional edition that will cost less than $500. (Currently Borland’s cheapest professional tools cost over $1000.) They’re even bringing back their old mascot, Turboman. I’m glad to see them going back to their roots, and I’m rooting for them. Way back in middle school, Turbo Pascal 3.0 was my first exposure to structured programming and a real IDE and compiler, and I’ve been a fan of Borland ever since.

Advertisements