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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, and support Appeon Mobile worldwide. In response to growing demand from the PowerBuilder community for mobility, Appeon Mobile will enable developers to rapidly build mobile applications exclusively with the PowerBuilder and using existing programming skills. This empowers developers to leve... (more)

ISUG Wants You!

** Hot News ** WANTED   I just wanted to mention that ISUG (International Sybase User Group) is always looking for people who would like to write an article for their "Technical Journal" magazine. If you have used SAP products (NetWeaver, PB, Hanna, EAServer, ASE, ect) in a unique way, interfaced your application to some interesting 3rd party system, built an advanced GUI interface, developed an application solution to a unique business need, etc and want to share your experience - then you might like to give writing a try!   For more information on the ISUG Technical Journal and w... (more)

PBTV - January 2013

** Hot News ** Upcoming webinars on PowerBuilder TV Thursday Jan 17, 2013 at 9:00 AM PST (Los Angeles) - 18h00 CET (Paris) Appify Your UI: Designing a Mobile User Experience With PowerBuilder Ready to go mobile? With the arrival of Appeon Mobile, you can now leverage your PowerBuilder skills to build complete apps for a full range of mobile devices, from smartphones to iPads to full-fledged Tablet PCs. Mobile application development has never been easier or faster. Creating an engaging user experience, however, requires more than simply re-deploying your existing code for new tar... (more)

Old Fashioned Development

The other day I was thinking about the early days of PowerBuilder when dBase, Clipper, Clarion, SQLWindows, etc., development tools ran supreme. In November of 1989 I came across a small Massachusetts company working on a revolutionary product. They had just decided to call it PowerBuilder and they had made their first two sales: one to the Australian Air force and, surprisingly, the other to Microsoft! I was doing research for a Canadian government agency named Treasury Board that wanted recommendations on graphic user interface development tools that interfaced with relational... (more)

The Lost Art of Performance

I have been spending a lot of time at a particular client of mine lately addressing stability and performance issues on a particular Web-based PowerBuilder application. After identifying many issues with the application system, I'm pleased to report an exponential gain in both the stability and, in particular, identified performance. This started me thinking about the various projects that I have been working on over the past five years - with a subsequent amount of the same issues as the ones I have just been addressing. Many of my friends and fellow developers using similar ap... (more)