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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 Ottawa with 425cm of snow in February and March. Even though PowerBuilder version 11.2 is a maintenance release, it’s worth noting not only its fixes but the many new features and improvements that it posseses. It is also important to keep in mind that this continues to be the targeted delive... (more)

How to Communicate with a DBMS

Yes size really does matter when you are talking about a client/server application, web server, or application server communicating with a database management system. Size is often overlooked when designing very large application systems that can potentially generate an excessive amount of concurrent users, heavy database transaction load, complex queries, large data stream content or some type of mixture of the above. Recently, I had the opportunity to put this aspect under the magnifying glass when tuning a client's ASE (Application Server Enterprise) database that was operati... (more)

Software Tool & Die Inc Updates Their STD-FC PB 12 Classic and 12.NET

Software Tool & Die Inc is pleased to announce that they have released a major update to their STD Foundation Classes for the production version of PowerBuilder 12.0 Classic and PowerBuilder 12.NET build 5530. You can now enjoy the framework for Win32, Winform, Webform and WPF based environments. The Release 12.0.0 Include: 1) Migrated code to PB 12 classic - GA, Build 5530 2) Added PBWPF conditional code. 3) Tested FC's with the OrderEntry sample application 4) Fixed Open LOG functionality under WPF 5) Fixed Zoom GPF error 6) Corrected menu support for response dialogs 7) Added new "Pr... (more)

Take PB to the Web, Mobile & More!

Your client/server applications work well, and you have invested a lot in them but you need to keep up with the times and move your applications to the Web. So you may wonder “What should we do? Do we really need to junk our existing applications? Retrain our developers? Hire new guys who know nothing about our business?” If that’s the case, take a look at Appeon for PowerBuilder Migrate your PB code to a web-based application, for a fraction of the cost of a full re-write in .Net or Java. Developments remain in PowerBuilder: no need to change or retrain the developers. The PB cod... (more)

Appeon Mobile: First-Ever Mobility Solution for the PowerBuilder Community

Hot news, just out: Novalys SAS announced on March 7, 2012 that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Appeon Corporation to distribute the first-ever mobility solution for the PowerBuilder community. Leveraging Appeon’s over a decade of experience in PowerBuilder web deployment and its core technology platform, Appeon is developing a mobile deployment solution for PowerBuilder – Appeon Mobile. Appeon Mobile will offer the simplest, fastest, and lowest-cost mobile development option for the PowerBuilder developer community. Under the agreement, Novalys will market, sell... (more)