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Sybase's new SQL Anywhere version 12 database and synchronization offerings are optimized for mission-critical database applications running outside traditional data center environments requiring little or no onsite IT support. The newest version of SQL Anywhere provides many new enhancements including support for storage and synchronisation of spatial data, iPhone devices, and large-scale synchronisation environments; and new self-management features. The core component of the Sybase Mobility Platform, SA 12 is the framework of mobility servers, mobile applications and mobile services. SQL Anywhere 12 (including pricing) will be available in Q3 of 2010. Here is a summary of some of the key new features and functionality included in SQL Anywhere 12: Spatial support to enable tracking, location aware querying, data management and synchronization of spatial data; sup... (more)

STD Web Service Framework - Service Pack#3

** Hot News ** PB Classic Web Service Framework Update!      Software Tool & Die Inc are please to announce the release of their updated (Service Pack #3) Web Service STD Foundation Classes for IIs (STD FC IIs) version 2015.3.1.51. The updated Web Service IIs framework is solely targeted to helping PowerBuilder Classic developers, develop .Net based Web Services deployed to IIs. The IIs based framework takes advantage of RAD techniques - employes an MVC (Model, View, Controller) architecture for superior performance, flexibility and extendability.      All the STD frameworks are fr... (more)

STD Foundation Classes - OrderEntry Application Updated!

** Hot News **STD Foundation ClassesExample OrderEntry Application (2015-R2) Released   The example OrderEntry application that is built from the Software Tool & Die PowerBuilder & Appeon based frameworks has been updated to use the latest version of the Integrated framework (v2015.4.1.45) and the latest version of the Web Service framework (v2015.3.1.52). With the two frameworks enabled, the OrderEntry application demonstrates how PowerBuilder and Appeon developers can fully extend the functionality of their business applications to support native, cloud, web and mobile developm... (more)

STDIFC

** Hot News ** Integrated Foundation Classes (2016R2) Released! "THE" PowerBuilder Classic & Appeon Framework!(v2016.2.0.65 - July 5, 2016)     Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) is very pleased to announce that they have just released an updated version 2016R2 (2016.2.0.65) of their Integrated Foundation Class library for PowerBuilder "Classic", Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile!    The latest version contains the following updates and has been tested with Appeon Server  2016.372.00 (GA) using the official MR (maintenance  releases) of PowerBuilder "Classic" versions 12.1, 12.5.1 and 12.6... (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)