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** Hot News ** SAP PowerBuilder Developer Centre  Take a look!     This is the phase 1 (or "pre-launch") version of the new SAP PowerBuilder Development Centre. For now, the PB Development Centre will give PB developers a first point of reference for anything related to PowerBuilder. SAP in the meantime are working on migrating all the content and material from Sybase's website to SCN to achieve a seamless learning and download experience. Please bear with SAP until then and excuse the additional registration or contact information forms that you will have to fill-in to access certain pieces. The final version of the PowerBuilder Developer Center will include all the SCN content features (blogs, discussions, etc.) that you know from SAP's other developer center spaces.   Please be patient for a little while longer and you will be able to  hear about great stories from... (more)

PocketBuilder 2.5.2

   ** Hot News **       Sybase have just released a new version of their premier mobile development IDE - PocketBuilder version 2.5.2.   Here are the high-lights of this latest maintenance release:   New Device Driver Adapter Technique     This feature uses a distinct DLL for each board level driver. This is now the recommended technique so that PocketBuilder can be more responsive with new device drivers being released "out of band".  The new drivers are now created using separate DLLs. You (the programmer) state the specific name of the driver DLL in the DriverFileName prope... (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 11 GA - Released

Chris Pollach's Blog Sybase announced the availability of Sybase® PowerBuilder® 11, the premier 4GL rapid application development (RAD) tool.  Building on its strength in quickly developing data-driven applications necessary to critical business functions, PowerBuilder 11 provides PowerBuilder developers with the simplest, easiest and most cost-effective way to deploy applications on the .NET platform. "PowerBuilder has always been the fastest tool to develop with, and now that we can deploy applications to the .NET platform, we have more options for our customers," said Ali Mehm... (more)

10 Reasons Why You Should Be a PowerBuilder Developer

There are many reasons why you should be a PowerBuilder developer, but here are my top 10: 1. PowerBuilder positively impacts your bottom line. Simply put, PowerBuilder is a smart business decision. Many companies have a significant amount of existing PowerBuilder code (in fact, it's estimated that most Fortune 500 companies have huge amounts of PowerBuilder code), and it just does not make sense to toss it out and rewrite it for the sake of rewriting. Why choose another IDE/vendor to transform applications when you can transform these applications right from the source? 2. Power... (more)