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Octane, Sidewinder, Delphi for .NET

Borland gives some information about its upcoming .NET products. No new screenshots, so check the old ones out.

Octane is the code name for the next release of Borland Delphi.

Octane will support both Microsoft Win32 and .NET Framework development with the Delphi language and Visual Component Library (VCL) framework.

Delphi for .NET is a set of integrated development tools planned as features in Octane for building new Delphi applications on .NET and to assist in migrating existing Win32 Delphi applications to .NET. Borland has already released preview versions of this technology in Borland Delphi 7 Studio, including a .NET compiler for the Delphi language, and previews of VCL for .NET. The aim with these technologies is to allow a Delphi developer to move to .NET, taking their Delphi skills and much of their current Delphi source code with them.

Delphi for .NET will be released as part of Octane. Octane is planned for release at the end of 2003.

Sidewinder is the code name for another important Borland .NET initiative. Project Sidewinder is a RAD Development Environment for pure C# Language .NET development.

Sidewinder is planned for release in the Summer of 2003.

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