Turbo C++ Pro Upg vs. C++ Builder 2006 Upgrade

Turbo C++ Pro Upg vs. C++ Builder 2006 Upgrade

Post by vorti » Thu, 28 Sep 2006 07:07:20


With the multitude of postings regarding versioning, it would seem that
something should make sense. One post says everything is the same, another
says almost the same, etc. etc.

Can anyone explain the exact difference between Turbo C++ Professional and
C++ Builder 2006 Professional?

I can buy C++ Builder 2006 Professional Upgrade for $460.00 U.S. Dollars
from the Borland United States Online Shop.

I can also buy Turbo C++ Professional Upgrade Explorer for $459.00 Canadian
Dollars from the Borland Canada Online Shop.

So, which should I buy? Evidently they are different products, I think.
Maybe they are the same, and they accidently changed the Product name
instead of the currency values. Who knows! If they are the same product, it
looks like the Canadian shop is offering a better deal (until you add
taxes).
 
 
 

Turbo C++ Pro Upg vs. C++ Builder 2006 Upgrade

Post by Sebastian » Thu, 28 Sep 2006 07:35:24

Turbo C++ is a 'one personality' (sigle language: C++) version of BDS 2006.

BDS2006: 4 languages (C++, Delphi, Delphi.NET, C#)

Also: Turbo C++ comes in two flavors:
-Explorer (free)
-Profesional (something around U$S 400-450 depending your local reseller).

BDS2006 comes in three flavours:
- Profesional
- Enterprise
- Arquitech (Not available for C++)

For current users of Borland C++ builder there is an upgrade path to BDS
2006 (ask your local representative for quotation).

Since Turbo C++ is a new line, there is no upgrade from previous Borland
C++/Builder C++/CBX.

Recomendation: If you are a registred user of BCB and want to explore/need
to use C#,Delphi, or Delphi.NET => BDS2006 is the way to go.
If you just want to get the best C++ RAD available today =>buy a new Turbo
C++.

Saludos
Sebastian

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>> With the multitude of postings regarding versioning, it would seem that >> something should make sense. One post says everything is the same, another >> says almost the same, etc. etc. >> >> Can anyone explain the exact difference between Turbo C++ Professional and >> C++ Builder 2006 Professional? >>
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Turbo C++ Pro Upg vs. C++ Builder 2006 Upgrade

Post by Team » Thu, 28 Sep 2006 07:38:09


BDS 2006 is the full developer suite, containing all of the language
personalities (Delphi, C++, C#) in a single product. The Turbo products are
slimmed down versions of that same suite, where each Turbo product is
specialize to a specific personality individually. If you don't need to do
development in multiple languages, and don't need the higher end Enterprise
features, then BDS is overkill for you. The Turbo products are geared more
towards the hobbyist programmers and students who just want to focus on code
without all of the extra features.


That depends on what you want to do exactly.


Gambit
 
 
 

Turbo C++ Pro Upg vs. C++ Builder 2006 Upgrade

Post by vorti » Thu, 28 Sep 2006 08:09:57


Ok, thanks guys.

To make sure I have this correct, C++ Builder 2006 = BDS 2006, just with a
different name, right?

So with C++ Builder 2006 Professional, I get all 4 personalities (Delphi,
Delphi.NET, C++, C#).

I think I'll go for the C++ Builder 2006 then (I already have BCB5 and
BCB6), as it isn't that much more money (I found it is $555 CDN for upgrade;
only $95 more than Turbo C++).
 
 
 

Turbo C++ Pro Upg vs. C++ Builder 2006 Upgrade

Post by Team » Fri, 29 Sep 2006 01:38:38


Yes. BDS = Borland Developer Suite. That is the official product name for
the 2006 series of applications. C++Builder is just an extra branding to
let people know it is a new version of the older product, but it is
technically the BDS product list now.


C++Builder 2006 is actually BDS 2006, which has all four personalities, yes.
C++Builder 2006, Delphi 2006, C#Builder 2006, they are all the same BDS
product. They ship the same BDS product in their respective boxes.


Gambit
 
 
 

Turbo C++ Pro Upg vs. C++ Builder 2006 Upgrade

Post by SF » Sat, 30 Sep 2006 00:11:08

> Yes. BDS = Borland Developer Suite.

Or Borland Developer Studio?

SF.