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In today’s competitive IT environment, organizations are reducing development and maintenance costs, and improving the accessibility of their legacy applications. With the growth in technology and demand for n-tier architecture-based applications, corporations now have an opportunity t...
In today’s business world change is a constant and companies need to ensure that they keep up with that change. Whether the change is an opportunistic response to new conditions – requirements, regulations, market conditions, a merger/acquisition – or a major transformation, companies ...
AJAX has dominated the web space so extensively that it needs no introduction. Connecting to a server via XMLHttpRequest and making a partial page refresh is what makes this technique so attractive. However, use of these AJAX requests, although very attractive, can pose dangers as well...
Nowadays .NET has become a mainstream programming platform. To be inline with PowerBuilder’s .NET deployment and .NET development strategy, the PowerScript language will be enhanced to be a true CLS-compliant .NET language in PowerBuilder 12. Users will be able to consume and extend an...
Back in 2002, Sybase announced their four-phase approach toward adding .NET support to PowerBuilder. Phase 1 was the implementation of web services in PB9 and Phase 2 was the release of DataWindow.NET, which was packaged with PB 10. Phases 3 and 4 were the more significant phases. In P...
Even in a recession training is a key aspect of a successful company. In fact I have been reading around on the internet and the real buzz out there is that companies need to train themselves out of a recession, rather than cut back.
Sybase Chairman, President and CEO John Chen on the potential for growth in the mobile technology industry. Following on from the earlier interview, here is the FOX Business interview, headlined 'Sybase on a Winning Streak!'
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...
Software that is not used is useless. Facing the challenge that doctors prefer to spend time with their patients rather than facing the monitor, we have fine-tuned methods in our DataWindow-based forms so that user entry is quick, painless, and a pleasure. These include the use of drop...
Today more than ever Multi-layers of security encryption is a Mobile Enterprise necessity. Lets face it, in work or our personal lives, when we leave a location we do not just shut and lock-up one lock, but we rely on maybe a secondary lock or security alarm system. We still even rely ...
Sybase Chairman & CEO John Chen talks to CNN Fortune, about the risks associated and rewards associated with changing the tech company's core focus. John also talks about where he sees the current economy. John is a great believer of the fact that a "technology company needs to prov...
Sybase PowerBuilder has remained throughout the years a bastion of application development productivity for a wide class of enterprise applications that combine heavy database orientation with a highly productive graphical user interface (GUI). Revolutionary at its inception for creati...
Today leading IT market research advisory firm IDC released its report on the Worldwide Mobile Middleware Market. In that report IDC recognized Sybase iAnywhere as a leader in mobile middleware software for the seventh consecutive year.
Love the thought or loathe the thought, Google Latitude is now available for the iPhone in US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and I'm sure that those folks worried about privacy will be in the latter group. Google latitude runs in the iPhone's Safari Browser and can be saved as a B...
This week I have been monitoring a few stories which all link together really nicely, with respect to the continued growth in Mobile Applications and developer education. It is my belief that the level of Mobile Applications will increase... as Apple state, "there's an app for just ...
Sybase reported historical Q2 records achieved in operating, income, operating margin, net income, EPS, and cash flow. Revenue and EPS exceeded first call consensus. Management raised full-year guidance for revenue, EPS, and cash flow.
This article describes the integration between the SCM AllFusion Harvest Version Control Interface (VCI) and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 for version control. It will show how to make the necessary connections using the interface, demonstrate check-outs and check-ins, how to delete fil...
I'm really proud to announce that I have been asked to present at the Wireless World 2009 event, at the Sydney Convention Centre, 9-10 September 2009. During this two day event, which will be my first trip down under, I will be addressing the attendees twice on two different but, conne...
Novalys is carrying out its annual worldwide survey on the use of PowerBuilder. Since 2001, the thousands of responses we receive have allowed us to follow the evolution of your PowerBuilder projects. Now you can help us to monitor the new trends in the PowerBuilder community by compl...
How do you establish agile enterprise architecture? How can you rapidly develop and deploy applications to satisfy or even lead the market demand? Many enterprises are constructing and reorganizing the architecture using the concept of service-oriented architecture (SOA). However, we m...
As an employee of Sybase, I'm always surprised that folks I meet in my daya to day technical job & travels, still only think of Sybase as a Database company. Oh, how wrong you are!
Whenever I speak or write (check out other recent articles) about Enterprise Mobility, I always express the necessity of Mobile Device Management, to cover all of the mobile devices that an Enterprise may have, in the very important areas of...
Today Sybase iAnywhere announced that it had added add the Android framework to its growing list of Bluetooth ported products. This is part of a new version of its Blue SDK (Software Developer Kit)...
In the previous articles in this series, we looked at FDCC changes (part 1) and GUI enhancements (part 2) in PowerBuilder 11.5. In this article, we’ll be looking at the enhancements that were added to PowerBuilder 11.5 that are specifically related to .NET targets. The one thing we won...
There’s been a lot of discussion among the .NET folks recently about the magnitude of the changes that are being introduced in the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) in .NET 4.0. See, for example, “Windows Workflow Changes Direction” by Kathleen Dollard. It’s just another anecdote that b...
Today was the first day of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit, in the Roosevelt Hote in NYC.
Murach’s SQL Server 2008 for Developers is an upgrade from an earlier version that was written for SQL Server 2005. It employs the Murach approach of dual pages that repeat and enhance the concepts being presented on each page. As the authors have done with previous releases of SQL Ser...
This is the second part of an ongoing series about the new features that were added in PowerBuilder 11.5. In the first part, we looked at the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) and the impact it had on developers. In this part, we’re going to look at a number of the improvements...
QweryBuilder is a database development tool designed and developed in PowerBuilder. Its purpose is to use innovative ideas and techniques to make database development and data retrieval easy and intuitive. It currently works against Sybase ASE, iAnywhere SQL Anywhere, Microsoft SQL Ser...
First, I should explain what I’m referring to. Sybase recently announced that the format of TechWave will be significantly different in 2009 than it has been for the last 10 years.
No one would argue that the world is mobile. Let’s discuss how mobility is impacting business on a global level. Currently we have explosive data growth leading to information everywhere. What is critical is access to useful information anywhere, anytime. End users want convenience, en...
I plan to make this the first of a series of articles that discuss the new features in PowerBuilder 11.5, which was released late last year. Of course, they won’t be the first articles we’ve run on the topic, as we ran an article on the new Code Access Security features back even befor...
Just to let you know over the last few weeks I have presented the Sybase Unwired Platform, which is a MEAP - Mobile Enterprise Application Platform, to over 100 developers in Munich, Germany & London, UK combined.
Today Sybase announced that Afaria, which is our mobile device management and security solution, now supports the Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA DM) standards for device management.
This article is the first of two that will look at some of the challenges faced by developers and non-developers who work with PDF technologies and who are curious about what causes fonts in a PDF to render incorrectly or even go missing. Specifically, these documents provide an overvi...
Sybase iAnywhere has announced that Afaria® now supports Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA DM) standards for device management. The latest release of Afaria expands upon its proven, enterprise-class device management and security capabilities by offering OMA DM-based device m...
Actually, the new IDE doesn’t arrive until next year. But I thought we could start talking about it now. In case you didn’t make TechWave, any of the PB 11.5 road shows or webcasts, you may not know what’s planned for PowerBuilder 12.0. There’s a lot that they’re talking about already ...
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 ...
This week, Frost & Sullivan awarded Sybase with its 2009 North American Mobility Award for Mobile Enterprise Platforms. Along with that Info Security Products Guide named Sybase the winner of the 2009 Global Product Excellence in Wireless/Mobile Security Solution Customer Trust Award.
Sybase has announced two industry award wins for its enterprise mobility platform. Frost & Sullivan awarded Sybase with its 2009 North American Mobility Award for Mobile Enterprise Platforms and Info Security Products Guide named Sybase the winner of the 2009 Global Product Excellence ...