Issam Elbaytam - ThoughtChain.Serialize()

Friday, May 06, 2005

Brendan Tompkins posted a candid interview with a Crystal Reports guru.

Interesting insight into Business Objects strategy “Keep up with Cognos”  and their VS integrated product “It wasn't designed to be scalable”

I guess Crystal is not focused on developers and it shows in their recent releases.  We created ActiveReports specifically because CR ignored developers and it seems they only wanted to use them as a stepping stone into the Enterprise market.  They've always wanted to play with BO, Cognos, Microstrategy.  I guess they got their wish :)  It amazes me that they are still considered a developer tool vendor.