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PB12.NET Training Day

You will able to follow-along with instructor led demonstrations using provided code examples

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-factoring your enterprise level based PowerBuilder Classic applications.

You will able to follow-along with instructor led demonstrations using provided code examples if you bring your own notebook with verified functioning installations of PowerBuilder 12.1 Classic and .NET and SQL AnyWhere 11.

Topics include:

  • .NET Revealed:

* What is it?
* What are the important features and how do they affect your PowerBuilder application?
* Why might .NET be (or not be) important to you?

  • Migrating from Classic to .NET WPF

See how to:
* To plan for your own application migration by getting an overview of the .NET migration process
* To plan for re-factoring your code to lessen the impact of not supported features
* Performance differences between the platforms might impact your existing code
* GUI differences between the platforms might impact your code

  • Future proofing your code, planning for today, tomorrow and beyond.

The .NET and Classic platforms are intrinsically different. A large application that took seconds to modify and test in the IDE will takes many minutes to modify and test in the .NET IDE. In order to continue at a high productivity level you must partition your code into a series of related .NET assemblies. In this segment you will gain learn the basics of application logic partitioning and how to use the IDE to carve your application into smaller manageable pieces

  • Visual Studio IDE tips & tricks

The new .NET IDE is similar to but different than the Classic IDE in fundamental ways. The goal of this presentation. Increase your initial and ongoing productivity by learning how to leverage many of the new features that the Visual Studio IDE offers. Included is a demonstration of configuring and working with source code control.

  • WCF and web services: Creating .NET web service client applications with examples and demonstrations

Windows Communication Foundation is a new feature of .NET 3.5. WCF will be an imperative when SilverLight support is implemented. It is required when you migrate Classic Applications that are Web Service Clients to .NET or need to code new web service client applications in PB 12.NET. Learn the basics of WCF. Observe the process of building a Web Service Client app.

To have this course brought to your area, please contact your local Sybase User Group to arrange a class in your locale.

Regards ... Chris

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    Chris Pollach is a Senior Consultant with over 30 years experience in Systems and Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support, mainly in the areas of GUI Design, MS-Windows Programming, Java / .NET Programming, Wireless, Application / Web Server Design & Programming, Object Oriented Development Tools and Methodologies, Data Base, Data Communications and Network application development. He has participated in numerous technical, planning and management roles, as well as consulted and educated in these fields for a diverse clientele. He is also the owner of “Software Tool & Die Inc.” a company dedicated to provide custom software and education solutions on Object Oriented business systems.

    As an educator, Chris is certified to teach PowerBuilder (first in Canada), MS-SQLServer, Sybase’s Enterprise Application Studio and EAServer integrated application/web development environment. He is former Certified SilverStream developer (CSSD) and current Certified PowerBuilder Developer – Associate / Professional (CPD-P) as well as a Certified Sybase Tools Instructor (CSI).

    Chris has written numerous articles in various popular personal computer magazines, newsletters and is the author of the PowerGuide and PowerExpert products as well as the STD Foundation Classes. Currently, Chris has developed a Foundation Class library for Sybase's PocketBuilder, SAP's PowerBulder and EAServer products and now Appeon Web & mobile products that integrates JSP or ASP web development, Section 508 / CLF web standards and mobile applications. A new Web Service framework has also been released for IIs to support PowerBuilder based web service NVUO's!

    Chris recently became a 2nd Degree Black in the TaeKwonDo martial art and has developed a Martial Art multimedia study guide using the Component-One “Doc2Help” and Sybase PowerBuilder products. Since the fall of 2004 he became a TaeKwonDo instructor for the City of Ottawa’s Goulbourn program. He has also been certified with the World TaeKwonDo Federation (February 2005 - 1st Dan and October 2008 - 2nd Dan).

    Chris was awarded the Sybase “Innovation and Achievement” award for 2005 as voted for by the International Sybase User Group (ISUG). This award was presented for innovations to the PocketBuilder mobile development product, contributions to the PowerBuilder News groups and support of the Ottawa Sybase User Group.

    To round his management and leadership skills, Chris is the former president of the Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn and still volunteers his time with the service clubs in his area. He is also the coordinator of the Ottawa Sybase User group and a certified NAUI scuba instructor. For the last three years, Chris has been voted onto the ISUG Board of Directors and holds the position of "Director - North American User Groups".