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The Novalys company has just launched a new version of Visual Expert, a tool that automates impact analysis, generates source code documentation and checks code quality.  The new Visual Expert version 5.7 analyzes both PowerBuilder and related Stored Procedure code (Sybase ASE, Oracle and Microsoft SQLServer DBMS's are supported). This version also now supports the soon to be released PowerBuilder 11! The new VisualExpert version comes with several new features such as exporting a result into an Excel file, an extremely fast string search (covering both PB and DB code), and much more… You can read about all the new features on the Visual Expert web site. For this occasion, Novalys is offering a three-month license. Link to this page to get it. ... (more)

PBDJ Blogger Chris Pollach Reaches 150,000 Reader Mark

Chris Pollach's Blog I just wanted to acknowledge the tremendous increase in the amount of Blog activity that I have received over the past year. I think (and hope) that this is because many Sybase professionals out there have come to visit my site for latest information on the Sybase scene. Since I started my Blog in August of 2005 I have seen a steady increase in unique visits to my site. This whole Blog experience of course is Reed Shilt's fault. Reed is the development manager for PocketBuilder and started the whole thing off by opening his own Blog within PBDJ, then sending ... (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)

PowerBuilder 12 Webinar

** Hot News **     On May 26, 2010, Sybase along with the International Sybase User Group (ISUG) hosted a webinar on PowerBulder 12. The guest presenter was Mr. Dave Fish from Sybase Engineering. For those people who could not attened the original webcast or those who did and would like to review the information again - the good news is that the webinar was recorded and is now avaialble for playback!   To review the slides and hear Dave's great presenation click here on "PowerBuilder 12 ROCKS .NET".   For those who missed the original webinar, the above recording will take y... (more)

Ouch

** Oracle awarded $1.3B in damages against SAP **  The amount is slightly less than Oracle's damages expert recommended but far more than SAP had said it should pay. To read the full story, click here.  I guess Sybase needs to sell a lot more PowerBuilder!    :-) Chris ... (more)