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** 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 64-bit only) can be downloaded here. The IQ Express Edition is limited to 5 Gb of data space and most (but not all) IQ options are included. => There is no time limit with these versions of ASE or IQ Enjoy! Regards ... Chris ... (more)

PowerBuilder History - How Did It Evolve?

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)

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)

Sybase Is Releasing PowerBuilder 10.5

Sybase Is Releasing PowerBuilder 10.5 Please take note that Sybase will be releasing a new version of it's "premier" development tool for MS-Windows .. PowerBuilder version 10.5! The release date is March the 15th, 2006. This new release will include these major new features (amoung others): OverView PowerBuilder Controls: · DatePicker control · DropDownCalendar property for EditMask controls · DateSelected event for the MonthCalendar control · Rich Text enhancements Language Enhancements: . Importing PowerBuilder extensions · 30 digit Decimal datatype support · Byte datatype support Da... (more)

A Technology Leap for PowerBuilder Developers

Sybase has just released the latest version of its premier .NET development tool in PowerBuilder version 11.2. I am proud to say that I haven’t missed a beta since November 1989 (version 0.8) and that includes PocketBuilder and InfoMaker too. I need to thank the people at Sybase for continuing to let me test drive their new code. I must either be a good tester or someone who loves being a guinea pig...maybe I can get a TV show – but that slot might be taken. I just tell people I love punishment and hey, what else is there to do in Canada in winter, especially this year here in Ot... (more)