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Frank Borland: Welcome back sherrif

December 23, 2012 4 comments

I always have a soft spot for developer tools which has Borland® Logo on it. Although I’m now making money using Microsoft products, Borland products was always first to prefer for me. I know that I am not alone with these feelings.

 

Recently, Borland released a video about the return of Frank Borland, which made me feel like I was still living in the good old times.

Here is the snippet from production agency:

Working together with integrated B2B marketing agency, True, Irresistible Films have produced an introductory film to re-establish Borland Software Corporation as leaders in software development, through awareness generated around the character Frank Borland.

Borland recognises that developers and developmental organisations need to define, manage and measure software delivery processes based on unique needs, tools and preferences, working to identify the requirements, test and change solutions that help companies build better software, faster.

Frank first appeared in advertisements during the 80s, helping to shape Borland as a dynamic company that tackled the biggest of software companies, promoting software such as Sidekick and Turbo Pascal.

Usage of the film will be geared towards targeting Borland’s CRM system of 40,000+ software developers. According to Frank, Borland creates testing software that works together with pre-existing tools in a non-restrictive of forcefully changing manner, offering simple yet powerful functionality.

Frank’s vision is simple: Keep it open, Don’t make it big, make it better. Focus on the user experience. Meet every platform need. Make it affordable. Listen to the community.

Creating, developing aand delivering better software, Frank’s return coincides with some key breakthroughs that will see Borland deliver new releases faster, alongside creating test tools that help deliver smooth engaging consumer experiences.

Borland is focused on extending their web and mobile testing capabilities across a range of platforms, helping to drive testing effort down and minimise time to market. Through application performance testing, Borland aims to bring exciting ideas and new releases to market through a cost effective model, placing affordable, powerful tools in the hands of the user.

Frank, and more directly, Borland’s, intent is to listen to the developers to deliver what’s really needed. On Frank’s return, Borland hope to bring to light some game-changing plans for software in the test environment and enterprise space.

Shot on location in Geneva, Switzerland, the film was captured in real-time, then reversed in Post, meaning Frank pretty much learnt his script in reverse, making for one serious come back!”

Here, watch it and see for yourself:

http://www.meetfrankborland.com/

I love you Borland. I always will.

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Changes, changes…

September 25, 2011 4 comments

Hello everybody, and welcome to long awaited status update 😛

As you know, I was unable to post a new post for a long time. I got married with my beloved wife in 2010, July 23rd, and I am still married. Yes, it is hard to maintain control against a woman, but I assure you that it is more than hard to control your life when you are married. But my life is built on control, isn’t it? Of course. Unfortunately, her life is also built on control, because she is also a coder.

2 months ago, my wife gave birth to our blue-eyed, angel-like daughter, and I became a dad! I don’t know you, but I, at first, didn’t feel anything different. After 2 months, I now feel that this little baby will be the source of happiness for me and for my wife. It becomes indispensable with every passing second. Yes, it is very hard to keep her happy at the moment, because she cries for everything, including hunger, gas problem, before & after eating, after waking up, before waking up, before & after peeing, before & after shitting.. She is mostly awake. Currently, it is 05:42 am here, and she is still awake and making cute noises behind me, while lying on the bed. Thinking that I will go to my business after 2 hours, you may think that being a father is hard. You have not seen anything, trust me.

I do not want to scare father candidates, so I won’t scare them by writing more about it. Just a hint: Get ready for sleepless nights. 🙂

As for coding front, too much have been changed in my life. I jumped into the C# bandwagon, and left Delphi and all others behind me. Ported all of my applications to C# and .NET Framework, and coding and solving problems much faster than it was with Delphi now.

I know, .NET Frameworks is a slow, huge, bloated framework for doing stuff, but it speeds up coding process. Trust me, Visual Studio 2010 is a blessing to programmers. I can finish and deploy a project nearly half of the time which I used to do with Delphi.

Will share more later, as my cutie started to cry for some unknown reason 🙂

Cheers!

Rick Astley, you rule!

October 4, 2008 5 comments

According to BBC, Rick Astley is shortlisted for MTV “best act ever” award. I really hope this voting works well.

I realized that, I love this guy more than other “stars”. He is certainly at my top #5 stars of all time, by heart.

Go Rick! I love you!

Note: There are some guys at http://www.bestactever.com/ who makes voting easy. Just for info and educational purposes, I do not recommend cheating 🙂