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Embarcadero and CodeGear CEOs Live Chat – The Replay
Na última quinta-feira, 22 de Maio, houve um bate papo com o CEO da Embarcadero com a participação de David I, Andreano Lanusse, Bruno Lichot e claro a comunidade Delphi. No link http://dn.codegear.com/article/38200 voces podem ver todos os detalhes do chat realizado no dia do evento. Selecionei, aleatóriamente, algumas perguntas e respostas (em inglês) para que possam dar uma lida.
A última pertunta e resposta fiz questão de traduzir e transmitir à todos. Trata-se da famosa pergunta: O Delphi vai morrer?
Embarcadero and CodeGear CEOs Live Chat – The Replay
By: Anders Ohlsson
Abstract: Wayne Williams and Jim Douglas discuss Embarcadero’s acquisition of CodeGear
David Intersimone “David I”, CodeGear’s Vice President of Developer Relations and Chief Evangelist, hosted a community conversation on 5/22/2008 with CodeGear community members, CodeGear CEO Jim Douglas and Embarcadero Technologies CEO Wayne Williams.
The two CEOs discussed details of the recent announcement, what it means to CodeGear and Embarcadero customers and partners, what the two companies can accomplish together in creating the largest independent software company focused on the design, development, management, and optimization of applications and their databases. Below, you will find the replay of the event, as well as the Q&A transcript. Video playback
Watch the replay – 1 hour 23 minutesQ&A transcript
Q:obones asked: “what does “Software archeology” means on the slide presenting CodeGear?”
A:See http://www.codegear.com/solutions/software-archeology for more information;
Q:davidi asked: “From Dan Armano: Will you continue the development of Delphi for PHP?”
A:Yes, we just shipped v2 of Delphi for PHP. Development is continuing for
Q:davidi asked: “From Brazil: What can CodeGear community members expect from Embarcadero, in terms of investment in the IDE products?”
A:Wayne: Before Embarcadero went private, we had a change in direction to focus on large deals. We spent a lot of R&D time in that area, and that focus didn’t work at all. We realized it just in time. We love the tools, and turned the ship to focus on building the tools. We have twice the R&D capacity that we had before. I would expect that same focus for CodeGear tools, to be focused on development.
Q:davidi asked: “From Brazil: are there any plans to include ER/Studio in Delphi?”
A:Jim: this is definitely an opportunity we will explore. ER/Studio and Delphi
are just the tip of the iceberg.
Q:davidi asked: “From Brad: I haven’t heard any news about what Jim Douglas’ status will be post-merger. Hopefully he will still be in the picture for awhile.”
A:Jim: my current focus is ensuring continuity and making sure the new company
can hit the ground running, but I’d love to be involved in this business in the future.
Q:davidi asked: “From Serge: I know that the IBM AS/400 market is not a target for Embarcadero today. I would like to know if Embarcadero will consider this market and will continue the efforts of CodeGear in the System i modernization market with Delphi/400?”
A:wayne: embt has support right now for the IBM mainframe market in some of our products. We’ve certainly looked at the AS/400 market. We’re very interested in it, and the fact that CodeGear is there already is great news.
Q:adrianosantospro asked: “I’d like to know what will happen to CodeGear’s partners and also about the certifications for Delphi and other tools .”
A:Partner programs will continue. Learning products and certifications will
Q:davidi asked: “From several: Is there any relationship to the value of the acquisition ($23m+$7m receivables) and what Embarcadero and CodeGear will be able to accomplish together?”
A:Wayne: I don’t really tie those two together. The way we look at it is, we brought a great asset. A great company with great people and great products that are well ligned with embt. The value in the asset is clear and obvious. As far as the individual transaction goes, I think this is a great time to be a buyer whether you’re talking about assets like this or real-estate. As far as what we can do together, our biggest challenge is picking our key directions because we have so many opportunities for where we could go. Jim: There is an extremely high valuation on this business.
EMBT got a great deal on this business and are in a great position moving forward to focus on delivering great technology. This deal also reflects very well on Wayne and EMBT.
Q:davidi asked: “From Jose Araujo: Many Brazilian Delphi Developers are thinking that Delphi is OVER. What can you tell the Delphi community to make them feel that Delphi has a future?”
A:Wayne: I can tell you that Delphi is absolutely not
over. I personally love the product and have used it for many years. It’s
clearly the best RAD tool for building native Windows apps and it’s a fantastic
business. It’s an anchor product with a very large and loyal customer base.
We’re going to continue to innovate, move the products forward, and attract more and more users. Jim: I love this question. If you look at applications around
the world, the need for native applications is not going away. There’s this
great part of the market that will always need native applications.
Q : Muitos desenvolvedores brasileiros de delphi estão pensando q o delphi vai acabar. O que vc pode dizer a comunidade para q eles saibam que o delphi tem futuro?
Wayne: Posso dizer que o o Delphi não acabou, absolutamente. Eu pessoalmente adoro o produto e o uso há muios anos. É claramente a melhor ferramenta RAD para desenvolver aplicações nativas windows e é um negocio fantástico. é um produto ancora com uma base muito grande de clientes fieis. vamos continuar a inovar e atrair mais usuarios.
Jim: adoro essa pergunta. Se vc olhar para aplicações ao redor do mundo, a necessidade de aplicações nativas não vai acabar. Há uma grande parte do mercado que sempre precisará de aplicações nativas.
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