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** Hot News **SAP withdraws PowerBuilder 15!   In a surprise move this week, SAP cancelled the much anticipated PowerBuilder 15 release and released instead PowerBuilder version 12.6. The product announcement was made by PB product manager Sue Dunnell on the SAP website (click here).   The new features of PB 12.6 are mainly focused on PowerBuilder Classic. Highlights include: support for OData; 64 bit compilation (note that the IDE is still 32 bit); and Dockable Windows. Due to the limited new feature list, speculation in the PB Community is that SAP decided not to release PB 15 as this would be an embarrassment after nearly 4 years since PB 12.5 was released.   SAP currently has no solid road-map for PB 15 and the last update for this was in 2011. So it is unclear where SAP will take PB in the future - especially given PB.Net`s lackluster adoption in the market place... (more)

Free ASE & IQ Software

** Hot Tip **Free Developers Edition of either SAP Sybase ASE or IQ! ASE    The developer's edition has most license options enabled, but only restricted with a light limit of 25 user connections and may not be used for production purposes. When you're running ASE on Linux you won't be able to run it on older versions of Linux such as RedHat 7.x - you really need to run RH Enterprise Linux (or similar).    The free Developer's Edition for ASE 16.0 can be downloaded here (available on all supported ASE platforms). IQ   A free Express Edition of IQ 16.0 for Linux/Intel and Windows (all... (more)

Appeon Web - Multi-Browser PowerBuilder Applications

** Hot News ** Appeon WebMultiple Web Browser Support for PowerBuilder! All Appeon Web Uusers, Appeon are happy to announce  that they will be launching an new Appeon Web beta version this summer with the “Multi-Browser Compatibility” as the main feature! However, they need your help to make this new feature a success! The new multi-browser feature will empower PowerBuilder developers to easily build applications for all of the major web browsers for Windows OS including IE, Chrome, Safari and Firefox. Be one of the selected beta testers to get the opportunity to interact with Appe... (more)

Reporting Studio for PowerBuilder

** Hot News **Reporting Studio      Novalys will soon be launching the first version of Reporting Studio.Unlike InfoMaker or Crystal Reports, this tool does not require any SQL skills to create a report.Business users can add new reports themselves, and even deploy them to web and mobile users!You can tightly integrate it with your PowerBuilder code, or use it as a standalone application.    Novalys needs your help to make the User experience as smooth as possible.If you are Interested in joining this innovative adventure, please Sign-up here for the BETA! Regards ... Chris ... (more)

A PowerBuilder Developer’s View of the SQL Anywhere DBMS

When you start to develop mission-critical business applications using your favorite development tool, you should seriously consider iAnywhere's SQL Anywhere database management system to support the data management requirements. The iAnywhere company is a subsidiary of Sybase. In the middle 1990s, Sybase acquired along with Powersoft's PowerBuilder product a company from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, known as Watcom. The company had many products, but was also internationally recognized with the best small footprint and performance DBMS engine then called Watcom SQL. Sybase renamed... (more)