"Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ:BORL)
, a leading provider of e-business platform solutions, today
announced that its rapid application development (RAD) environment
for the Linux platform, Borland Kylix, has been ranked as the most
used integrated development environment (IDE) by Linux developers.
The research was conducted and published by Evans Data Corporation,
a market research firm focused on the software development
The Evans Data Linux Developer Survey, Volume II, 2001 found
that Kylix is already in use by a significant percentage of
developers. "For a long time, many developers with extensive
Windows experience have considered the tools on Linux to be
primitive," said Lou Grinzo, Evans Data Linux analyst. "Now that a
serious, full-featured development environment has been ported to
Linux, developers jumped on it with both feet. This is part of the
conversion of Linux programmers to more modern methods that will
ease the way for Windows developers moving to Linux."
"The results of the Evans Data survey confirm that Kylix is the
best-in-class offering that is gaining rapid acceptance as the
development environment of choice for Linux developers," said Simon
Thornhill, vice president and general manager of RAD solutions for
Borland. "As Linux continues to emerge as a mainstream operating
system, Kylix is uniquely positioned to enable enterprises of all
sizes to develop industry leading applications."