tagline: "Made in Borland"
Well-known software company. It is mainly famous for its application and database development tools, as well as ALM platforms (Application Lifecycle Management - application lifecycle management). Unsuccessful attempts were also made to create application programs, such as office suites. Most users know the company thanks to packages such as Turbo Pascal, Delphi, C++Builder, Jbuilder.
The company was founded in 1983 by Philip Kahn, a man who earned money playing the saxophone, but became interested in programming and developed his own compiler for a programming language Pascal. Somewhat later, a compiler for the Basic language also appears. At first, Kan worked alone, being the only employee of his own company (by 2009, the number of employees had already exceeded 1000). The 80s are the years of the growing popularity of personal computers. Growing popularity and Borland. Programming is coming to the masses and its products are in great demand.
The beginning of the 90s of the 20th century is a period of fierce battle Borland (then called Borland International Inc.) and Microsoft. In 1994 TurboPascal mutated into a graphical development environment Delphi - in the future, this project becomes one of the most popular and well-known products of the company. But in the battle with the Bill Gates company, Borland lost, nearly going bankrupt and forever ceasing to dominate as a software developer.
Gradually Borland enters the corporate market. To emphasize its new focus, the company changes its name in 1998 to Inprise Corporation. The decision turned out to be unsuccessful: corporate users were wary of the new products presented, while the rest of the market decided that Borland will finally leave all other sectors. As a result, the financial well-being of the company begins to deteriorate. Purchase negotiations begin Inprise Canadian company corel. The deal never took place, due to a sharp deterioration in the state corel. In 2003 Inprice returns to itself the “good old”, but slightly changed name - now it is called Borland Software Corporation. Starts work on Kylix — development environments for the operating system linux (roughly speaking: Kylix - This Delphi under linux). In the same year, the creation of a full-scale ALM platform begins.
But it was not possible to return the former power. Despite the fact that some of the company's solutions turned out to be truly unique, for several years the company was not in the best position. May 2009 Borland Software Corporation was acquired by the company Micro Focus for 75 million US dollars.
headquarters Borland Software Corporation located in Austin, Texas, USA (Austin, Texas, USA).