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This is an implementation of the Forth 83 programming language for 8088/8086 computers running DOS. Forth contains many unique features and paradigms not found in modern languages.
Actor, released by Genesis Development Systems, is a programming language and environment similar to Smalltalk.
Alpha Four and Alpha Five, from Alpha Software, are a relational database management system and rapid application development platform. It is now known as "Alpha Anywhere".
The Arity Prolog Compiler is an implementation of the Prolog language. It competed against Borland Turbo Prolog.
This is a development library, from Sterling Castle, Inc., for BASIC that includes a screen builder for developing entry forms, a data manager database, a window manager that provides windowing functions, and a help message system.
Borland C++ targeted the professional application development market, while Turbo C++ targeted the home and hobbyist market. Borland C++ included additional tools, compiler code-optimization, and documentation to address the needs of commercial developers. In 1997 Borland C++ was replaced with Borland C++ Builder. Manuals are available on Bitsavers
First released in 1997, Borland C++ Builder is a Rapid Application Design environment that uses the C++ language, but includes the same GUI IDE as Borland Delphi. It includes the Delphi compiler and can make use of Delphi code in C++ projects. Borland C++ Builder replaces Borland C++ product. This...
Borland Delphi is a Windows based Object Pascal development environment. It was based on the earlier Borland Pascal product and adds a GUI IDE geared towards Rapid Application Development. Some of its functionality was merged in to Borland C++ Builder but both continued to be sold alongside each other. Current...
Borland Pascal is basically a "professional" version of the Turbo Pascal product that was introduced after Turbo Pascal 6. Borland Pascal was succeded by Borland Delphi
Turbo Assembler is an x86 16-bit assembler from Borland. It competed against, and was often cited as faster than Microsoft Macro Assembler. Wanted: Turbo assembler 4.1 for OS/2
Turbo BASIC is a version of Basic sold by Borland. It features an IDE similar to later Turbo Pascal/C products. After Borland stopped selling it, it was purchased back by the original author and continued under the name PowerBASIC. Borland also released a set of Turbo Basic Toolboxes
Turbo C is an Integrated Development Environment and compiler for the C programming language from Borland. First introduced in 1987, it was noted for its integrated development environment, small size, fast compile speed, comprehensive manuals and low price. After 2.0 it this product was replaced with Borland Turbo C++.
After Turbo C, Turbo C++ was Borland's home and entry level offering for a C/C++ compiler for MS-DOS and Windows. For a time, it was sold along side their professional Borland C++ product line.
Borland Turbo Pascal is a Pascal programming language compiler with an Integrated Development Environment targeted at the hobbyist and entry-level market. There were versions for CP/M and DOS. For a time, it was sold along side their professional "Borland Pascal" product line. Borland also produced a set of "toolbox" libraries...
Clipper, from Nantucket Corp and later Computer Associates, started out as a native code compiler for dBase III databases, and later evolved in to a full fledge database language and application development environment.
CodeBase, from Sequiter Software Inc., is a fast database engine for C and C++ programmers. CodeBase comes with it's own report engine, which allows distribution, in which the user can create their own reports. CodeBase is portable across all major platforms.
CodeView was a standalone debugger created by David Norris at Microsoft in 1985 as part of its development toolset. It originally shipped with Microsoft C 4.0 and later. It also shipped with Visual Basic for MS-DOS, Microsoft Basic PDS, and a number of other Microsoft language products. It was one...
Crystal Reports, from Crystal Services/Seagate Technology Inc., is a powerful visual report creation tool for Microsoft Windows. Rather than a specific product, it is designed to work with almost any existing database product. Crystal Reports enables third party software developers to run reports from directly from within their applications. Crystal Reports was sometimes bundled with...
Digital Research C is a compiler developed for use with Digital Research's CP/M systems. It was also ported to DOS.