From the published Roadmaps, I’m glad to see that there are further development on the tools. I was worried about the development of the tools and held off upgrading to BDS 2006 after reading Borland’s intention to sell the IDE business to somebody else (well, partly because of my purchased VCL components might not work with it).
I like Borland’s development tools since Turbo Pascal on CPM and I had purchased and used C++ Builder since version 1, and currently C++ Builder 6 Pro is my major development tool (I am a C/Assembly guy, and C++ is my natural choice, ha ha).
I have recently worked on other IDEs, like Sun’s NetBeans IDE (for Java projects), Nokia’s Carbide.c++ (Eclipse developed IDE for Symbian C++ projects) and Microsoft’s Visual Studio Pro 2005 (for Windows Mobile development, very slick IMHO). I’d considered completely changing to VS2005 Pro but I miss the C++ RAD environment, and I have my clients running apps 24/7 that I still need to support.
I think the free Turbo explorer series will get more developers to appreciate Borland’s RAD environment.