There was also an interesting first-time disclosure about the company paying over $400K for a golf-club membership that Fuller and former COO Scott Arnold used. That membership has been passed on to Tod Nielsen, who took over as CEO back in November.
Visual C++ The major advantage of Visual C++ is that the commercial editions include an integrated resource editor. In addition, the IDE has a familiar design for Borland C++ users, and the commercial editions include the MFC library, which is the closest cousin and originally the direct competitor to OWL. Many features in OWL and MFC are very similar, and MFC is thus an obvious target for porting legacy OWL code. MFC is still actively maintained and developed by Microsoft. A slight disadvantage for Visual C++ is that you need to convert your resource files to the Microsoft format (see Convert Borland C++ resource files to Visual C++). Microsoft provides a free edition, the Visual C++ Express Edition, but note that this edition does not include a resource editor nor the MFC library.