Borland Software Corporation today announced it is the first to license the Microsoft Windows .NET Framework Software Development Kit (SDK) for distribution, which will help to accelerate the .NET application development lifecycle. This licensing agreement underscores the Borland commitment to provide fast, flexible .NET Connected solutions.
"Borland is the first company to license the Windows .NET Framework and this represents a key milestone for customers." said Eric Rudder, senior vice president for the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp. "This is one in an extensive range of initiatives to help bring the benefits and capabilities of .NET technologies to enterprises of all sizes. The Windows .NET Framework offers companies the opportunity to build competitive, innovative solutions."
With this licensing agreement, Borland plans to introduce a new development solution for Windows .NET later this year and will also provide the existing three million-plus Borland developers with more opportunities to quickly and easily build and deploy software applications on the Windows .NET Framework.
"As the first company to license the Windows .NET Framework SDK, we are expanding our offering of enterprise solutions that accelerate software development for all major platforms," said Frank Slootman, senior vice president and general manager of Borland software products. "We are committed to providing the best independent, .NET Connected development solution that will help our customers speed the application development lifecycle."
"As .NET continues to gain momentum in the marketplace, enterprises are going to demand unique .NET solutions that expand upon existing skills, investments and assets," Mark Driver of Gartner said. "An independent application lifecycle solution will provide an attractive alternative for developers who wish to capitalize on the Windows .NET Framework while maintaining a best-of-breed approach across vendors."
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