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I have been spending a lot of time at a particular client of mine lately addressing stability and performance issues on a particular Web-based PowerBuilder application. After identifying many issues with the application system, I'm pleased to report an exponential gain in both the stability and, in particular, identified performance. This started me thinking about the various projects that I have been working on over the past five years - with a subsequent amount of the same issues as the ones I have just been addressing. Many of my friends and fellow developers using similar application development tools (like Java, VB, Delphi, C#, etc.) have also encountered many of the same intrinsic problems. The interesting theme throughout many of these projects though is how they fell into the stability and performance trap. One of the things I have noticed over the past deca... (more)

PowerBuilder Feature Story: "Context-Sensitive Help"

The Las Vegas heat must have gotten to me as I started a new PocketBuilder application and wanted to encompass some of the "context sensitive" help features that I have previously used in a PowerBuilder application. I knew that this was not going to be easy, as the Pocket PC operating system does not support the (Multiple Document Interface) behavior. As a result, neither the Micro-Help bar nor pop-up help (also known as "bubble help") are available as they would be in a standard PowerBuilder application. PowerBuilder developers also use a nice feature named "PowerTipText" that ... (more)

Chris Pollach's PowerBuilder Blog: "Have You Hugged Your DW Today?"

Have You Hugged Your DW Today? « H » Ottawa Sybase User Group ::PowerBuilder ::PocketBuilder :: email link All; OK, if you are a PowerBuilder developer, then this would not be a surprise ! Check out the winner in this .NET category #8 and #9 (click here)! Regards ... Chris PS: Remember to say thanks to Kim Sheffield ! posted Monday, 27 February 2006 Canadien - eh! ... (more)

PowerBuilder Developer's View of SQL Anywhere DBMS – Part 2

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. For this article I will focus on SQL Anywhere version 10 and PowerBuilder 11.0. Some of the features reviewed may not be supported in previous versions of these software releases. Where possible, I will try and identify features that are only supported in the current release and if there are any alternatives in previous versions. In Part 1 I discussed t... (more)

PB 11.5.1

  ** Hot News **       Sybase today have released a new version of their premier Win32 and .NET development tool - PowerBuilder version 11.5.1. Although originally scheduled as a full maintenance release only, this point release also includes some new features as well. I thought that you might like to know about the new features ... Deployment support for the Windows 2000 platform PowerBuilder 11.5.1 includes deployment and run time support for the Windows 2000 platform that was previously discontinued with the PowerBuilder 11.5 releaseWindows 2000 is not supported as a devel... (more)