IDERA Announces Intent to Acquire Embarcadero, Expands Position in Database Management and Developer Tools Markets

Officially Idera is about to acquire Embarcadero this week after final agreements are made.   Idera press release provides you with some additional information concerning the purchase.  At this moment no one really knows what this means for the Rad Studio product as well the other database packages that Embarcadero sells nor what will happen with the company name.

At this point the Embarcadero staff members are pretty happy and developers will have to wait until something is provided by Idera.  Usually in purchases older products that have no relevance are stopped and particular development sites are dropped to condense the groups. and finally Idera managers take over after the internal review of what is happening.

Some things that can changed in the next year or so:

  1. EDN (Embarcadero Developers Network) which provides the product updates needs a serious remake.
  2. Product pricing will that remain stable, decrease or increase ?
  3. With over 3 million world wide developers what will happen with the VCL version for Window development ?  Will Firemonkey become the dominate software tool ?
  4.  The database powerstudio software tools will that be merged with the Idera SQL product lines ?
  5. HTML 5 Builder will that be discontinued, it seems nothing has been done with the product since XE5
  6. What will happen with the Embarcadero name, will that disappear or be a jointed name for a period of time.
  7. When will the company chart of board members be released ?

These are just some of the questions that are being asked and there are numerous others so stay tuned.


Everything Search Engine free Windows Utility is worth a look!

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Recently I downloaded a Windows utility for file searching that is extremely fast locating any type of file on my machines.  The software tool is called “Everything” and can be downloaded from Voidtools.  The software was created by David Carpenter and you can install either a 32 or 64 bit version.

Installing Everything is very simple, you download either the 32 or 64 bit Windows version, it takes a few seconds to index and locate all hard drives or USB clips that are known by the operating system.  You will have a shortcut on the desktop and when it comes to locating any type of file you can use the filter to reduce what you are looking for or just put the title in the search box and watch how fast it is found.  The utility is highly useful on a notebook where sometimes the hard drive speed is slower.

It out performs Windows Explorer by years and I have listed some of the features.  This software is highly recommended for all users, if you wish you can donate some money to voidtools for the outstanding work done.

  • Small installation file
  • Clean and simple user interface
  • Quick file indexing
  • Quick searching
  • Minimal resource usage
  • Share files with others easily
  • Real-time updating