Google's quest for high-end programming talent continues unabated. The latest catch is Danny Thorpe, the chief scientist in Borland Software's developer tools group and a leading light in Delphi developer community.
Newsgroups and blogs focused on Delphi - a popular, if niche, developer tool - were abuzz about Thorpe's departure this week. Thorpe's own Borland-hosted blog makes no mention of going to Google.
However, John Kaster, a Borland Delphi evangelist, confirmed the move while minimizing its significance. "The product remains, the roadmap is open, the team is still working," Kaster wrote.