** Hot News ** SAP PowerBuilder Developer Centre
Take a look!
This is the phase 1 (or "pre-launch") version of the new SAP PowerBuilder
Development Centre. For now, the PB Development Centre will give PB
developers a first point of reference for anything related to PowerBuilder.
SAP in the meantime are working on migrating all the content and material
from Sybase's website to SCN to achieve a seamless learning and download
experience. Please bear with SAP until then and excuse the additional
registration or contact information forms that you will have to fill-in to
access certain pieces. The final version of the PowerBuilder Developer Center
will include all the SCN content features (blogs, discussions, etc.) that you
know from SAP's other developer center spaces.
Please be patient for a little while longer and you will be able to hear
about great stories from... (more)
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Sybase have just released a new version of their premier mobile
development IDE - PocketBuilder version 2.5.2.
Here are the high-lights of this latest maintenance release:
New Device Driver Adapter Technique
This feature uses a distinct DLL for each board level driver. This is
now the recommended technique so that PocketBuilder can be more responsive
with new device drivers being released "out of band". The new drivers are
now created using separate DLLs. You (the programmer) state the specific name
of the driver DLL in the DriverFileName prope... (more)
I have been asked many times by various clients, students, and the IT curious
about PowerBuilder: When did Sybase develop the product and how did it
evolve? I keep telling this story and answering e-mails on the subject. I am
now to the point where I have decided that I should have PBDJ formally
publish this story for posterity. This story is solely from my own personal
perspective and I'm sure that I may have a somewhat distorted view of time
and space (which keeps getting worse at my age). But anyway, here is a
perspective of how life (as a DataWindow) began.
Episode I - The P... (more)
Chris Pollach's Blog
Sybase announced the availability of Sybase® PowerBuilder® 11, the premier
4GL rapid application development (RAD) tool. Building on its strength in
quickly developing data-driven applications necessary to critical business
functions, PowerBuilder 11 provides PowerBuilder developers with the
simplest, easiest and most cost-effective way to deploy applications on the
"PowerBuilder has always been the fastest tool to develop with, and now that
we can deploy applications to the .NET platform, we have more options for our
customers," said Ali Mehm... (more)
There are many reasons why you should be a PowerBuilder developer, but here
are my top 10:
1. PowerBuilder positively impacts your bottom line.
Simply put, PowerBuilder is a smart business decision. Many companies have a
significant amount of existing PowerBuilder code (in fact, it's estimated
that most Fortune 500 companies have huge amounts of PowerBuilder code), and
it just does not make sense to toss it out and rewrite it for the sake of
rewriting. Why choose another IDE/vendor to transform applications when you
can transform these applications right from the source?
2. Power... (more)