Embarcadero Acquires CodeGear (nee Borland Languages)

CodeGear, the company semi-spun off from Borland's languages division, has been acquired by Embarcadero, the company best known for enterprise-y DB tools such as ER/studio.

The half-measure of announcing the division's sale and then holding on to it was always ugly and even though Embarcadero is probably not the most exciting company in the SD tools marketplace, better a loving step-parent than continuing the cycle of abuse at Borland.

Of course, being an "exciting" company that attempts to redefine the coding playing field may not be smart for a tool company; I always cling to such when I talk about Borland's languages division, which celebrated its 25th anniversary the other day, but it is neither the only nor perhaps the smartest strategy.