DevCo Company Name, Suggestions, and Questions

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Apologies for the quiet period as of late, we've been working round the clock to create the new IDE company. Fortunately Allen continues to blog regardless of how busy we get, a skill I have yet to develop :o)

I'm very happy to report that things are on track and going well both from the spin-out perspective and on the product planning and development perspective. Last week we announced the 3yr JBuilder roadmap that we developed as the new “DevCo” organization which takes JBuilder and JBuilder customers forward into the Eclipse era. We also unveiled and demoed “Peloton”, due out at the end of the year, the first release of JBuilder with an Eclipse core. We've started taking the plans and demos out to customers, press, and analysts, and the response has been very positive.

We have some exciting name candidates for the new company, but I would like to invite everyone in the Delphi, C++Builder, JBuilder, and Interbase communities to send their ideas (need to be great ones, as we have some pretty good ones on the list already!). Send your name ideas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll include the best in our candidate list. It's a strange thing as we've been using the “DevCo“ place holder now for several months and speak it a few hundred times a day, so when we do choose a final name it's going to take a bit of getting used to.

We've also created an email alias for anyone to send suggestions to the IDE group related to the spinoff. Send your suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

And finally, we've also created an address where you can send in your questions directed to the IDE team regarding the spinoff. Remember, this is directed to the IDE and Interbase teams, not Borland mgmt - so please be gentle on the “hey! why are you selling Delphi“ questions :o)  “We“ aren't selling Delphi... We're the people worldwide who've developed and been passionate about the IDE products for many many years, and we're the people who are forming the new IDE company and will be continuing to build and sell the IDE and database products such as Delphi, C++Builder, JBuilder, and Interbase. Send your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll try to directly answer your questions (those that we're able to) and post some of the more common ones we receive.

Go “DevCo!” (until we have the real name!)


  • Guest
    Simo Kroik Thursday, 25 May 2006

    - Jelphi (Java+Delphi)

    - Jelphi Development

    - Jelphi Builder

  • Guest
    Worathep G. Thursday, 25 May 2006

    IDE&Tools Company

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    Liz Kimber Thursday, 25 May 2006

    Borland Development group would work, as its still kinda borland but implies its a whole new section

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    Michael Averbukh Thursday, 25 May 2006


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    Dm Thursday, 25 May 2006

    DevCo. Developers company.

    Why change a good name?

  • Guest
    Chee Wee Chua Thursday, 25 May 2006

    Incoming ideas and suggestion! ;o) I've submitted a few already...

  • Guest
    Mehrdad Farrokhmanesh Thursday, 25 May 2006

    Company name :: NotGain

    is a good name ?

    I am Iranian

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    Bob M. Thursday, 25 May 2006


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    Brian S. Friday, 26 May 2006












    Paradex !







    select one of this names and submit it , you will have 20000$ prize from Micheal! (you will receive his prize like the replies i received from him to my emails!)

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    Carlos Garcia Trujillo Friday, 26 May 2006

    Have you considered:

    Omphalos Co.

    Omphalos DevCo.

    Omphalos Inc.

    So the product could be ODS (Omphalos Development Studio)...

    Omphalos is the belly (center, origin) of the world and is placed in the city of Delphos:">

    It represents the conjuntion, the meeting point, so in this case could be the meeting point of C++, C#, Delphi, Java, Interbase, etc...


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    chris vandierendonck Friday, 26 May 2006

    Genesis: the creator of all good things to be. Gives life to every project.

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    Dmitry Pestov Friday, 26 May 2006


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    Dmitry Pestov Friday, 26 May 2006

    Liberty D'

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    John Jacobson Friday, 26 May 2006

    I like the suggestion, Genesis.

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    Luigi D. Sandon Friday, 26 May 2006

    Just to stick with Greek mithology: Bellerophon. He has a lot in common with Delphi...

    1) His own hosts tried to kill him after envious made false charges.

    2) Athena gave him Pegasus (aka VCL) to fly high and fast :-)

    3) He killed the C#imera

    4) He became too proud and tried to fly to Mount Ranier - oops Olypmpus -, but Gates - oops Zeus - sent a fly to sting Pegasus causing Bellerophon to fall all the way back to Earth where he lived out his life as a cripple...

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    Tom Wilk Friday, 26 May 2006

    If you stick with the Greek theme and want a word that starts with a B, Bellerophon indeed a logical choice =>">

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    Tom Wilk Friday, 26 May 2006
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    Delphite Friday, 26 May 2006

    I Agree with:

    DevCo. Developers company.

    Why change a good name?

  • Guest
    Luigi D. Sandon Saturday, 27 May 2006

    Boreas or Bootes may sound well too...

  • Guest
    Luigi D. Sandon Saturday, 27 May 2006

    Or some Irish Mythology too (Borland has some link to northern mythology too...)

    Boann or Boand: the White Cow, for a "nice cash cow" could be ok... and Boand sounds not far from Borland :)

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