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There are certain authors whose books I look forward to reading because they don't just repackage a manual but offer practical real-work examples and advice. One such author is Scott Mitchell. He has revised his previous version of this book to encompass ASP.NET 4 . This book is well w...
At the upcoming Sybase Northwest User Group Meetings, join John Strano of Sybase as he presents an introduction to and an overview of PowerBuilder 12. "Included in this presentation will be a guided tour of the new PowerBuilder .NET IDE and a primer on Windows Presentation Foundation (...
As software developers, our mission is to deliver positive, technology-based solutions – software that provides both the means and the method for working faster, performing better, achieving more. There is little doubt that the technologies we create provide users with the control and ...
TechWave 2010 is now in the bag, quite literally as today the attendees register and pick up their TechWave rucksacks. Most of us Sybase Employees, are now camped in Washington DC and everything is ready. If there presenters are not here already they will be soon, as today is the Welco...
We have some outstanding Sponsors, check them out at http://www.sybase.com/techwave?htab=Sponsors TechWave Tip… Make notes, though presentations will be made available, you may get some golden nuggets of information verbally. You may also wish to ask the presenter face to face quest...
SAP AG has announced the completion of its acquisition of Sybase, a partner and a market leader in managing, analyzing, and mobilizing business information. Through this transaction, SAP intends to accelerate the reach of SAP solutions across mobile platforms and drive forward the real...
There has been some talk lately about the impact of the new .NET PBL and EXE format on applications that dynamically integrate InfoMaker reports (or other external PBLs). The concern is that since PowerBuilder has gone .NET and InfoMaker remains Classic, platform differences will break...
I grew up in a Brooklyn NY apartment building. As a young kid, one of my rainy day after-school pastimes was playing card games with the other kids in my building. One of the games we played was crazy eights. If you’re curious about this simple card game, check out the Wikipedia descri...
PowerBuilder has very good online help and documentation that extensively covers most aspects of programming with PowerBuilder. However, from time to time you’ll come across a problem that you can’t find an answer to in the online help or documentation. If a search on the Internet does...
Sybase is currently in the middle of the most aggressive marketing program that I’ve seen for PowerBuilder in recent history. If you’ve been following my blog (and if you haven’t you should) you’ll know that Sybase recently ran a four-page ad in Visual Studio magazine promoting the rel...
The migration march to PB 12.NET will have many shops revisiting legacy applications. In my previous articles (“Refactoring Is Not an ‘R’ Word, [PBDJ, Vol. 16, issue 12] and “Refactoring Classic PowerBuilder Applications Using TDD and pbUnit” [PBDJ, Vol. 17, issue 1) you read why refac...
The International Sybase User Group, a trade association representing more than six thousand members in more than sixty countries around the globe, has announced the immediate availability of its latest course offering in conjunction with online training specialist eLearnIT LLC. The n...
The migration march to PB 12.NET will have many shops revisiting legacy applications. In my previous article, “Refactoring Is Not an ‘R’ Word” (PBDJ, Vol. 16, issue 12), you read why refactoring code before migration helps ensure smooth migration and enterprise integration. You were in...
Sybase on Tuesday announced the results of a survey gauging consumer opinion on the forthcoming iPhone 4 and iOS 4 software, finding that many of the new features are expected to increase the use of iPhone as a business tool. Over half of respondents who currently own an iPhone said th...
Sybase has expanded its support for Apple devices with a full mobile device management and security solution for iOS 4. The release of Sybase Afaria delivers proven, market-leading functionality to empower enterprise IT to effectively manage the proliferation of personally and corporat...
The 2010 survey is currently in process and the results of the 2009 survey are in. Several months ago we looked at the comments attached to the 2008 results, and I’d like to take a look at the comments on the 2009 results to see how things have changed. One big difference is that this...
The database has changed. Or at the very least it is changing, possibly quite rapidly. One of the major influences driving this change is the In-memory DBMS (IMDB). Some argue that the IMDB has emerged specifically to meet the needs of embedded systems and as is evidenced by the very n...
This article will discuss what Enterprise Architecture is, why you need it and how you can achieve it. The term Enterprise Architecture (EA) can mean different things to different people. For the confines of this article, we will use a definition from Paul Weill, Director of MIT Center...
GoAnywhere Director, the proven Managed File Transfer solution from Linoma Software, adds another certification to its list this week with the receipt of the “Ready for Power Systems” validation from IBM. GoAnywhere Director was validated through testing by IBM to meet the criteria for...
For many releases of PB Classic, the object painters allowed the user to open views to see various parts of the edited object, such as Layout, and Control List. This feature allowed for each view to be customized to its contents, but it also meant that you really never had a complete s...
"I think this shows the agility of the new SAP," boasted SAP Chief Financial Officer Werner Brandt, in a conference call yesterday as SAP confirmed that it is to buy Sybase for $5.8 Billion. According to SAP spokesman Saswato Das, the acquisition deal includes over $500 million in Syba...
eLearnIT LLC released an update to its Essential PowerBuilder Series training course that adds support for Sybase PowerBuilder's latest version 12 Classic. The update is immediately available to all current and future users. Yakov Werde, managing partner of eLearnIT, notes, "It is our ...
PowerBuilder 12 has been released. The new version represents a huge leap forward as far as support for .Net development, particularly reflected by the introduction of a new .Net IDE based on the Visual Studio Isolated Shell. That doesn’t mean that people who aren’t doing .Net developm...
If you’ve been following the product direction for PowerBuilder for the last few releases, and particularly with respect to the upcoming PowerBuilder 12, you know that PowerBuilder is evolving into a .NET development tool. As PowerBuilder developers, you’ll also know that the key stren...
When the beta for PB.NET (PowerBuilder 12) started I was pretty excited to get my hands on it. This version comes with a whole new IDE and with it many new features. As a result, we now get to take advantage of things like better intellisense, script navigation functions, and a WPF edi...
In my last article, which set and solved the problems for an On-the-Road Information Worker (Insurance Assessor). I told what Enterprise Mobility could achieve with cool software and hardware.
Sybase, a provider of enterprise and mobile software, on Tuesday announced support for iPad and Android devices with the latest release of Afaria. With strong consumer adoption of highly functional mobile devices, enterprises are now able to embrace this widespread demand by providing ...
Sybase, Inc., a provider of enterprise and mobile software, on Monday announced advanced spatial data functionality as part of the next release of its SQL Anywhere database and synchronization solution. This release makes Sybase the first vendor to enable development of data-driven sp...
On Tuesday I reported that at CeBit in Hannover, Germany... SAP & Sybase announced the first set of applications to Millions of Mobile Workers. This will extend the reach of SAP Business Suite Applications (including SAP CRM), to iPhone, Windows Mobile and other Mobile Device Users. Th...
One of the indications of how well a product is doing is how well the ecosystem surrounding it is doing. For a software product that can be determined by a number of things, including how active user groups are and whether the number of third-party products that work with it are increa...
Colin Clark launched on Wednesday "CEP Complex Event Processing" topic on Ulitzer. Colin has been processing events in event processing for over 20 years and has both founded a couple of companies and held executive positions at others in the space. Complex event processing, or C...
This week I am recording the sessions for the Sybase Mobile University Virtual Online Courses - iPhone Virtual Event. If your company is considering iPhone as an enterprise device, please join us for our free virtual online classes from “Sybase Mobile University” on Thursday, March 4, ...
Last week I was able to get together a large group of iPhone Developers and I took the opportunity to question them on the newly announced iPad. Firstly a quick show of hands identified that approximately 30 of the group already had iPhone OS applications on the Apple AppStore, some of...
There are several authors of .NET books who not only know their material but are able to present the information in a practical manner. One such author is Scott Mitchell. This book is well written and is divided into four parts with a total of 24 chapters. While the level of the book i...
The migration march to PB 12.NET will have many shops revisiting legacy applications. The first article in this series will explain why refactoring code before migration can help ensure a smoother migration process and a post-migration enterprise integration effort. It will introduce t...
Sybase, Inc., a provider of enterprise and mobile software, on Thursday reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2009. Record Achievements: Total revenue of $331.7 million for Q409 and $1.17 billion for full year; Messaging revenue of $56.2 mi...
There’s a lot of “legacy” PowerBuilder code that you might want to access from .NET applications or perhaps PowerBuilder has some superior functionality that you would like to make use of in a .NET application. Think about how easy it would be to create a report in PowerBuilder with a ...
In a conversation last week I was asked my point of view with regard to the number of applications on the Apple App Store and what I believe to expect next. Here is a portion of my reply... I am not even going to state the current number of applications available, as this will be out o...
The need for training and skills development has never been higher than it is right now and technical staff at all levels realizes that if they want to earn more, then the best way to do so is to learn more. eLear-nIT Training’s latest web-based training courses for Sybase professional...
In a 2002 NTA Monitor survey, it was found that the typical intensive computer user had, on average, 21 passwords. This includes everything from a PIN number on a bank card to a Windows password to their personal e-mail. Password fatigue is the phenomenon of feeling overwhelmed by the ...