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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 8:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) / 17H00 PM CET (Paris). Automating the PowerBuilder Build Process with PowerGen 2016     An essential tool to automate the building of PowerBuilder applications, it lets you use command line functions to automate the entire build, create libraries from object source. With PowerGen, you can control your builds with predictability and reliability. Presenter: Phil Wallingford     Regards ... Chris ... (more)

PowerBuilder Conference 2017 - Call for Presenters!

** Hot News **      The next annual PowerBuilder Conference will take place in the second quarter of 2017 in order to coincide with the launch of the Appeon PowerBuilder 2017 product. The conference next year will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. If you are interested participating in this event as a speaker / presenter, please contact the Appeon Corporation marketing department.  As a designated speaker, you will receive a free conference pass as a token of Appeon's appreciation.       Please contact the Appeon marketing team at marketing@appeon.com with the subject he... (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)

Building Your First PPB Application Using the STD Foundation Classes

Maybe you have just downloaded the evaluation version of Pocket PowerBuilder (PPB) and are playing around with the sample applications. This may also be your first time trying to construct an application for your organization and perhaps you have never used the Sybase PowerBuilder product line before. On the other hand, maybe you have a seasoned background in using PowerBuilder and this is your first time venturing into the Pocket PC world. Either way, the new Pocket PowerBuilder tool and PPC platform can present a challenging learning curve. You can jump-start your first applicat... (more)

Chris Pollach's PowerBuilder Blog: "SQLXTRACT New Release!"

SQLXTRACT - New Release! I am pleased to announce that Software Tool & Die Inc. has just released a new version of the SQLXtract utility (10.2.1) that reverse engineers Sybase's proprietary SQL format (PBSELECT) into ANSI, PL/SQL or TransAct SQL from the "DataWindow" object. The new version of the SQLXtract utility was mainly revised to allow it to reverse engineer the source code from a Unicode based library vs.. an ANSI format previously. The output of SQLXTract is a textual .SQL file that can be input directly into products like Quest Central (aka SQLExpert) for further analysis... (more)