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Our company, AssetPoint, develops, sells, and supports a software product, TabWare, an EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) software package that is developed with PowerBuilder. The mandate from our new ownership in the spring was to release a web-architected version of our application by...
Sybase has announced significant partnership momentum throughout 2009 supporting its Unwired Enterprise Vision. The company is poised to enter 2010 further extending the availability of the industry’s most robust, proven mobile enterprise platform, mobile IP and mobile commerce offerin...
Sybase today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms (MEAP) report, authored by William Clark and Michael King (December 2009). “We believe that more than 95% of organizations will be ch...
Novalys, creator of tools for developers since 1998, is an active part of the PowerBuilder community. We create applications to make development faster and easier. Our clients span the globe. This year, we are proud to announce the addition of two new products to our line-up. Novalys p...
One of the main issues that PowerBuilder and PowerBuilder developers have been facing for the last few years is the lack of mind share for the product. All that seems to have changed with Sybase’s announcement of the beta of PowerBuilder 12.0. Articles on the release appeared in a larg...
John Strano came to Los Angeles on part of the PowerBuilder 12.0 ISUG road show. If you have an opportunity to attend one in your area, run by either John or Dave Fish, they’re well worth attending. John demonstrated some impressive new features of the new version of PowerBuilder, incl...
PowerToTheBuilder.com is a PowerBuilder developer’s source for free, open source, high-quality user interface controls. Using any number of the controls available can provide your application with an instant facelift. Integration is easy and becomes less complicated based on the knowle...
Everyone wants to lower their capital expenditures and increase operational efficiency - it's a sign of the times. The economy of the past 12 - 18 months has forced all organizations to do more with less and become more efficient. While everyone can identify with the request to do more...
Yankee Group today unveiled its annual predictions, projecting that 2010 will be a year of rebuilding for the communications sector. While the economic crisis has permanently changed how consumers, enterprises and network builders approach connectivity, the report, “From Crisis Comes O...
This article focuses on a newly released version control system, PowerVCS, by E. Crane Computing. I am a fan of this product because this company makes great, easy-to-use products right out of the box. Many may have gathered from previous articles that I am not a fan of products that h...
Doing more with less is a familiar refrain for IT professionals, and today’s challenging business environment has only increased the pressure on managers to achieve efficiencies, maximize performance and improve responsiveness of the data center. More and more frequently, IT is turning...
In today’s technology-dependent enterprise environment, the efficiency of most business processes depends directly on the effective performance of the IT infrastructure. Almost every single activity - from servicing a customer to shipping purchased products - is dependent upon one or m...
Today, Sybase posted a video tutorial on TDD and Refactoring with pbUnit as part of their free developer migration support series. I welcome you to check it out. Nowadays, every platform has an xUnit based open source unit testing tool. Just today, I discovered that there is one for Ad...
We are standing on the threshold of a new transition in information technology and communications; a radical departure from current practice that promises to bring us new levels of efficiency at a vastly reduced cost. Cloud computing is full of potential, bursting with opportunity and ...
Many years ago I was one of the first developers in EMEA to get to grips with a new RAD Client/Server tool called PowerBuilder, just after V1.0. By the way PowerBuilder is now on V11.5 and still going strong. PowerBuilder itself, as well as the client/server windows development paradig...
BPEL is a mystery to me. EbXML? Sorry, not a clue. These things, of course, are about defining and executing business rules and processes in enterprise application servers. On my travels through the world of PowerBuilder applications I’ve frequently come across the need for business ru...
It’s Thursday morning, you’re the CEO of a large, publicly traded company, and you just called your executives into the conference room for the exciting news. The board of directors has approved the acquisition of a key competitor, and you’re looking for a call-to-action to get everyon...
This week just saw the SYS-CON iPhone Developer Summit come to the West Coast on November 3rd. Along with the unseasonal warm weather... it was a HOT event! The sessions were well attended by a good number of professional developers etc who were eager to learn, discuss and take the iPh...
There is now a thing called EuroCloud, for the moment a French-based SaaS and cloud community whose 70-odd members include IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce.com, France Telecom and SAP and whose 30 supporters include Amazon. The object of the name is to share best practices and expand...
This is the last in a series of five initial articles, in which I'm going to put my thoughts and findings on the subject of Enteprise Mobility. For this final article I have decided to sum up the thoughts and findings of the previous articles to form an initial set of 'Steps for Succes...
This is the fourth in a series of five initial articles, in which I'm going to put my thoughts and findings on the subject of Enteprise Mobility. For this penultimate article I've decided to raise the Risks to be aware of before and during implementation of an Enterprise Mobility Strat...
This week I had my attention drawn by a few interesting articles that seem to suggest that the increase into Enterprise Mobility has not occured yet. I am stating... 'Come into the Light of the Mobile Age or be DOOMED!', that is my call to the Mobile Luddites.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Sybase, the largest enterprise software and services company, was named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit. The Summit is co-located with the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which will take place on November 2 ...
Today Sybase and Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN) Group (a leader in Unified Communications Solutions for the enterprise) announced a partnership that will provide customers with a fully integrated mobile and fixed line voice and data solution that supports and includes the mana...
Those who answer to users probably agree that the style of the PowerBuilder applications have remained unchanged for far too long. While major improvements are anticipated with the release of the PowerBuilder 12 beta, developers who would like a quick face-lift for their applications a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Irfan Khan, CTO of Sybase, will be presenting at SYS-CON’s 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA, this coming November 2 – 4, 2009. His session is entitled “Developing Successful Cloud Strategies by Evaluating Data In...
Unlike the workflows that previously surrounded printed content, today’s workflows contain more changing variables, especially when it comes to documentation. Documents are created, repurposed, archived, retrieved, and even merged into others. In short – they encompass change. As a res...
Did you miss the SYS-CON iPhone developer Summit EAST in New York City which happened June 22-23 2009? Shame on you if you were not there, but do not worry as the guys at SYS-CON.TV recorded an interview with Senthil Krishnapillai of Sybase iAnywhere.
On yet another application review with a prospective client the issue of potentially troublesome data entity relationships came up. A number of our clients are existing QuickBase users who have made an initial attempt to design their applications and find that some assistance is neede...
My last week has been hectic, to say the least... but hey that is just 'par for the course' of an Evangelist, especially an Enterprise Mobility one. Mobility in itself is an exciting place! I left a cloudy London on Friday September 4th in the evening and arrived in a sunny Sydney o...
Yesterday a friend of mine was asking me what I've been doing lately in my spare time. When I mentioned that I'd been doing a lot of messing around with Windows Azure, he was naturally curious. After explaining what Azure is, he asked me what the difference was between Windows Azure, a...
The latest development technologies rely on intermediate languages and can be decompiled. PowerBuilder is no exception. In this article, we will address the risks posed by decompilers. We will also discuss what can be done to protect against the possible negative results of decompilati...
"Sybase is a proven leader in device management software and together we are well placed to minimize the pain points for customers through our new highly accessible, comprehensive managed mobility service," said Nancy Gofus, senior vice president of global business products at Verizon,...
You may not be aware of this, but Microsoft now provides a rather powerful charting control free of charge as an add-in for .NET 3.5. It’s available for download at http://xrl.us/ben3pm. Because it supports 35 different chart types (see Figure 1), it can add significant new charting ca...
This week marks the beginning of Sybase's first ever TechWave Regional Symposium. This two-day event, which will run Aug. 26-27, has over 700 registered attendees. Conference attendees represent 24 countries and 10 percent are traveling internationally to get to Washington, D.C. A high...
Presently, I am the administrator of SCM AllFusion Harvest. SCM AllFusion Harvest is a process-based Software Configuration Management (SCM) tool for managing application source code. I manage 121 applications housed in SCM AllFusion Harvest and support 185 users using the product. The...
PowerBuilder fans have been sharing code with one another since...well at least since the beginning days of CompuServe in the early 1990s. When PowerBuilder users gathered in just a single section in a general interest programming forum, we had an associated file library section, and w...
"Microsoft is pleased to be working with Sybase to enable custom tools such as PowerBuilder," said Matt Carter, Microsoft's Group Product Manager for Visual Studio, as Sybase yesterday announced the beta availability for PowerBuilder 12, a new generation of Sybase’s proven development ...
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 ...
The PowerBuilder 12.0 beta has officially started (http://response.sybase.com/forms/WW09JULPB12beta1). It’s pretty hard to overstate the magnitude of the changes that are taking place within PowerBuilder for this version. As a result, it’s more important than ever for as many people as...