Code cutters from around the world are set to descend on Sydney for the fifth annual Borcon Conference, to be staged by software vendor Borland from 27-30 July.

According to its promotional material, BorCon 2002 promises to “explore the digital world of tomorrow and focus on advancing the art of software development”. The conference will include detailed sessions that Borland says “will help the software community increase productivity and deliver higher performance applications faster, more consistency, and at a low total cost of ownership.”

Wearing his marketing hat, David Intersimone, vice president of Borland Australia’s Developer Relations unit, says that “BorCon is about implementing software applications, and everything it takes to do so successfully from analysis and design, to deployment and management, without bias for any particular vendor’s proprietary ‘stack’ of hardware and software.”

BorCon 2002 will showcase recent developments in the Web Services, Java, mobile devices and infrastructure, Linux, Microsoft, .NET and the J2EE arenas.

Along with a keynote address by Apple’s Alan Samuel, BorCon 2002 will feature tracks and breakout sessions focused on solutions, management, platforms, and products as well as a Web-enabled, hands-on computer lab to test the latest products.

For more information visit Borcon’s 2002 Web site