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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 tec...
The International Sybase User Group in conjunction with eLearnIt Systems is now offering a new one day PowerBuilder 12.NET training course. In this a full day of training where you will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you to plan, perform a .NET migration and tips on re-factor...
PowerBuilder 11.5 was released in the third quarter of 2008 and by early 2009 had made its way into many IT development shops. The draw is a significant set of enhancements that move the development experience closer to the nirvana anticipated in the PowerBuilder 12.0 release. PB 12.0 ...
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 amoun...
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 this article I'll focus on SQL Anywhere version 10 and PowerBuilder 11.0. Some of the features reviewed may not be supported in previous versions of these software releases. In Part 1 I discussed the installation of SQL Anywhere, developing a schema, and the Database Painter. In Pa...
When you start to develop mission-critical business applications using your favorite development tool, you should seriously consider iAnywhere's SQL Anywhere database management system to support the data management requirements. The iAnywhere company is a subsidiary of Sybase. In the ...
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 PBD...
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 co...
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 PBD...
Sybase has released the production version of its flagship .NET development tool - PowerBuilder version 11.2. This latest release of its premier IDE for RAD includes not only standard fixes but also a good list of new features. Here is the 'Coles Notes' version of these new features.
I just wanted to acknowledge the tremendous increase in the amount of Blog activity that I have received over the past year. I think (and hope) that this is because many Sybase professionals out there have come to visit my site for latest information on the Sybase scene. Since I starte...
'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 Mehmet, technical director at Maracis Solutions Limited, a Sybase customer. 'Recently, we became a finalist fo...
Why upgrade to PowerBuilder 11? Here are some interesting and compelling reasons in my opinion... First, before we even get into the PowerBuilder details, PB 11 will be shipping with the new SQL Anywhere version 10 DBMS. This newest release is 'jam-packed' with over 200 new features a...
The Ottawa Sybase User Group was proud to be the first in North America to host the formal PowerBuilder 11 Launch Tour event! Joining us from Sybase USA for this special event were John Strano, Dave Fish, Jim O'Neil and Sue Dunnell (Launch Team). You can read all about them and the mee...
The United States part of the North American PowerBuilder 11 Launch Tour is starting in June. Here are the current city locations and a link (on the city name) to their respective registration information. The locations are as follows:
With the release of PowerBuilder 11 scheduled for 2007, Sybase will be entering the Microsoft .Net 2.0 world with their premier development tool. Some of our attendees at the October 11th OSUG meeting witnessed Mr. John Strano's overview presentation on PB 11 Beta. Again on January 24t...
The Novalys company has just launched a new version of Visual Expert, a tool that automates impact analysis, generates source code documentation and checks code quality. The new Visual Expert version 5.7 analyzes both PowerBuilder and related Stored Procedure code (Sybase ASE, Oracle a...
Great news today .. Sybase's subsidiary in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - iAnywhere Solutions has announced the release of the new SQL Anywhere database version 10 into production! Sybase has decided to rename the ASA (Adaptive Server Anywhere) database back to its original name SQL Anywh...
This online web application is huge and belongs to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)! It has been running for the past 5 years and as of late, has had major upgrades and features added. This latest release has been built using Sybase's application ...
Last year I wrote an article for PBDJ, PowerBuilder Developer's Journal, on the 'History of PowerBuilder'. You can still read this article online at: http://pbdj.sys-con.com/read/124571.htm. Thanks to the Belgian PowerBuilder User Group it has been translated into French (and I also he...
Please take note that Sybase will be releasing a new version of it's 'premier' development tool for MS-Windows .. PowerBuilder version 10.5! The release date is March the 15th, 2006. This new release will include these major new features (amoung others)
OK, if you are a PowerBuilder developer, then this would not be a surprise ! Check out the winner in this .NET category #8 and #9 (click here)! Regards ... Chris PS: Remember to say thanks to Kim Sheffield !
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 ut...
As I started a new PocketBuilder application and wanted to encompass some of the 'context sensitive' help features that I have previously used in a PowerBuilder application. I knew that this was not going to be easy, as the Pocket PC operating system does not support the (Multiple Docu...
I am pleased to announce that Software Tool & Die Inc. has just released today a new version of it's Foundation Classes (10.2.1) for PowerBuilder 10.2.1 (Build 9004). This is a port of the PocketBuilder 2.0.3 FC's to the PowerBuilder platform. This release also includes a few minor imp...
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 stab...
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 PowerBui...
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.
Summertime here in Canada's 'Great White North' is hot and humid but I definitely didn't miss the Florida weather or the hurricane season at TechWave. Instead, I was building my first application Help feature for a Pocket PowerBuilder application.
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 prod...
Here in Canada's 'Great White North' there is nothing better to do with your time in the winter than curl up in front of a warm fire and defrost your hands on the fan of your laptop. It was about this time last year that I received my first alpha copy of Pocket PowerBuilder 1.0 and a '...