Friday, August 22, 2003


This is my first official "blog" entry. Since this seems to be all the rage these days, I couldn't let another fad pass me by. So here it goes.

First of all, my name is, Allen Bauer. I am the lead Architect for the Delphi/C#Builder IDE. I am responsible for making sure that all the excellent technologies the other team members produce play nicely with one another inside the IDE. I also design and maintain the Open Tools API, which is used by many third-parties to integrate their value-added solutions into the Borland IDE. Recently I've been working hard at redesigning the IDE to support multiple project personalities. This moves the IDE into more of a framework into which a product is placed, rather than being a monolithic jumble of code that is taylored to each and every product.

The first version of this new architecture shipped with Borland's newest member of the RAD products, C#Builder. This is an IDE that supports building native .NET applications using the Microsoft C# language. It supports both WinForms and WebForms by integrating those specific designers.

In the future, as things progress, I'll post some of my entries that may provide some insight into some of the inner workings of the Delphi/C#Builder team...

Allen Bauer.