Posts Tagged ‘IBConsole’

EMBT Cross Promotions

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Anyone who has seen all the cross promotional bundling (or bungling if you prefer ;) ) offers that EMBT has been making with Rad Studio and Delphi might be amazed that EMBT has not done something about IBConsole.  I previously blogged about the buggy and unintuitive interface, and was not surprised to hear that most Interbase users have opted to add IBExpert or Database Workbench to their toolkit.

Considering Database Workbench now has a free lite version, it seems like a no-brainer that EMBT should dump IBConsole, and partner with Upscene, or HK-Software to bundle one or more of these free tools with at least the Interbase developer edition. 

After all, my parents taught me that if “you’re going to to something, do it to the best of your ability or not at all”.  Assuming I was competent, that translated to “Do it well or not at all”.  Distributing IBConsole with Interbase provides a negative impression of the product. But wait!  Doesn’t EMBT also sell database tools?