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The Borland Brain Drain

Looks like the talent drain from Borland to Microsoft is starting again :,4149,1478517,00.asp

Borland does seem to be a good recruiting ground for Microsoft.  Borland trains them and Microsoft swoops in and refines them.

Monday, February 2, 2004

"refines"?? or defiles?  :)

Monday, February 2, 2004

"refines"?? or defiles?

More like "enriches"

Tom H
Monday, February 2, 2004

  If you read all the article, you'll notice that they mention comments about the subject from this forum.  Cool.

Ricardo Antunes da Costa
Monday, February 2, 2004

Yeah! Thats pretty cool. (Its the last paragraph on page 2 for those who cant be arsed to read the whole thing.)

Eric DeBois
Monday, February 2, 2004

I particularly like the quote "She added that Borland is undergoing an image change: "Borland has historically been a leading-edge company. That is a fine image to have, but if Borland really wants to be taken seriously in the minds of CIOs, who are now being held accountable from the line of business, they need to shift their focus and how they approach the market."

So, if they're not to be leading edge now, what are they?  Me-too product shippers? 

Quite why they want to appeal to CIOs is beyond me as they produce developer products and not IT products.

Simon Lucy
Monday, February 2, 2004

I'll bet they never hired away a marketer from Borland.

Monday, February 2, 2004

Scotts Valley is a good place to grow programmers. Much better than Redmond. Scotts Valley gets more rain yet has more sunshine and you can surf 10 minutes down the road in Santa Cruz.

But Redmond ultimately pays better.

fool for python
Monday, February 2, 2004

Congratulations are in order for our very own "Captain Jake" whose especially fine "like the distant braying of donkeys" comment got syndicated. It was indeed a most excellent comment.

Dennis Atkins
Monday, February 2, 2004

"I wrote impressive job histories with well-known but defunct dot-coms "

Well put.

The real Entrepreneur
Tuesday, February 3, 2004

"I'll bet they never hired away a marketer from Borland. "

LOL!  Marketer's grow better in the Redmond area.

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Updated link:,4149,1485307,00.asp

Nate Silva
Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Yeah I heard that Anders Hedberg left Borland and went to Microsoft.

I heard Ulf Nilsson is also not working at Borland.

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

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