Borland announced Kylix
, a native RAD (rapid application development) tool for Linux.
"To bring Linux into the mainstream, it needs professional applications," said Bill Claybrook, research director for Aberdeen Group. "Linux developers need a simplified and standardized environment for creating these applications faster, and Kylix meets this need like no other development environment has. Kylix builds on the existing skills, and maintains the same development paradigm that Windows developers already have, to considerably speed their time-to-market."
Those familiar with RAD environments should be able to make this transition fairly quickly. Kylix won the "Show Favorite Award for Best Development Tools
" at LinuxWorld.