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This article seems like it should be the fourth in a series of articles. The first two were on non-visual components in August 2006 and July of 2007. The last one was in August of 2007. In that one, we looked at using the Interop Forms Toolkit to provide a COM wrapper for Visual .NET c...
Enabling interoperability is one of the greatest benefits of using web services. In the business world, applications work on different platforms with different operating systems running applications whose programming languages vary wildly. For applications to interact with each other t...
The largest bus operator in Hong Kong, the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (KMB), is responsible for carrying around 2.7 million passengers a day and coordinates the movement of 4,040 buses. By utilizing Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), PowerBuilder, and PocketBuilder, KMB built two ...
Back in March of 2004, Eric Lippert of Microsoft explained in his “Fabulous Adventures In Coding” blog how Microsoft divides the developer community into three groups, each which is designated by a personality. Apparently, this is a practice recommended by Geoffrey Moore in “Crossing t...
Oracle has provided support for failing over database connections and, through Transparent Application Failover (TAF), doing so in a way that allows connected applications to continue functioning relatively uninterrupted during and after the failover. The connected application has to w...
Version 5.x of EAServer allowed easy synchronization of components or packages among different servers, or a cluster of servers. Just right-click on the package or component, choose “Synchronize,” add any necessary addressing information for target servers, and click “OK.” The user int...
People always like the shiny and new, regardless of whether it’s gadgets, clothes, cars, or technology. It’s exciting to get something new; we feel good about ourselves, like we’re a part of an elite group, ahead of the curve, “in the know.” Yet “buyer’s remorse” is also a well-known p...
A picture is worth a thousand words. We all have heard this saying a countless number of times. But what if you don’t understand what is drawn in the picture? I was approached once with a request to review requirements specifications for some module. The document contained a scheme tha...
In a former life, I was a web developer. Back in the late '90s, I vividly remember being told by more than one of my computer science professors that in 10 years, everything would run in a web browser. Even the operating system (it was claimed at the time) would be browser based. On st...
Vantrix has announced that Sybase 365 has extended its contract with Vantrix and will integrate the newest version of Vantrix Message Optimizer and Mediadvance software platform. The agreement broadens a longstanding partnership between the two companies and provides Sybase 365 with ac...
PowerBuilder provides an object browser - the utility accessed via the "Cubes with a pair of eyeglasses" icon on the PowerBar menu. If you haven't tried the PB browser, you should. Among other things, it eliminates the problem of identifying which PBL contains the object of i...
Following on from my earlier blog "Securing and Delivering Business Data on the iPhone", today Sybase shipped a new version of iAnywhere Mobile Office for Windows Mobile, Symbian and iPhone users in the enterprise. The new release offers enhanced administrative, network security, deplo...
In this Exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON's Jeremy Geelan, Senthil Krishnapillai - Sybase iAnywhere's Director of Product Management - talks about the mobile email market and Sybase iAnywhere's most recent announcements regarding Mobile Office and the iPhone 3.0.
In the last 6 months at least, I have been blogging on many topics but with one central theme, I believe mobility is key to enterprise companies, not only now but for their future. This is especially true in the current economic climate, where cost effectiveness, rapid decisions, strea...
Sybase Chairman and CEO John Chen who appeared on CNBC Closing Bell on Wednesday said Sybase is providing mobile solutions to SAP. "Sybase and SAP are both leaders in their respective spaces. We will bring what consumers are enjoying for years to the enterprise users. Immediate busines...
Back in August of 2007, I wrote an article entitled "Dynamically Generating Next-Generation Charts from PowerBuilder DataWindows" that demonstrated one method of dynamically generating Flash charts from within a PowerBuilder application. I was primarily writing that from the perspectiv...
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...
Sybase announced continued momentum for the latest version of its PowerDesigner Enterprise Architecture modeling tool with the addition of new customers from many industries across the globe. Educational Testing Services (ETS), La Poste mail service of Belgium and Osthus consulting in ...
Presently, I am the administrator of AllFusion Harvest for the State of New Hampshire. I manage 100 applications housed in AllFusion Harvest and support 180 developers using the product. The development tools we currently use are PowerBuilder v8 and v11, Visual Studio 2003 and 2005, Ja...
My favorite sport is artistic roller skating, where I act as the tabulator. It’s a wonderful sport, a bit like ice skating, except that most events are skated on quad skates (four wheels in a rectangular layout). We do freestyle (with jumps and spins), figure skating (on the circles), ...
TecnoTRENDS has been using PowerBuilder as its main development platform for years. The ultimate reason for choosing PowerBuilder was the versatility of the Sybase DataWindow control available under this platform. In short, the DataWindow control provides a significant productivity boo...
I've been reading "The Future of Management" by Gary Hamel lately. I have a staff of nine developers and, while I believe I'm a pretty good manager, I also believe there is always room for improvement. So I try to keep my eyes and ears open for ways to improve, and reading this book am...
With the release of ASP.NET 2.0, Microsoft introduced Web developers to the "provider" model that addresses common application infrastructure needs using a system of pluggable modules adhering to common interfaces. ASP.NET shipped with modules to cover Membership (authentication), Role...
Sybase’s Q4 2008 earnings results, just announced, showed a revenue increase of 3% to $305.1 million from $295.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2007 and a total revenue for 2008 increase of 10% year over year to $1.13 billion. This makes it its best quarter and year in company histor...
In the last few years many customers I consult for have asked how to modernize their PowerBuilder applications and their development skill set. They want to go to the Web, they want to embrace .NET, and, in general, they don't want to fall behind. I can sense their anxiety, but there a...
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 ...
The pressure to deliver higher application service levels and guarantees of system uptime is increasing. Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) Cluster Edition is built for these extreme demands. New Virtualized Resource Management technology and a shared-disk cluster architecture pro...
PBDJ has been published since 1994 to provide independent news for the PowerBuilder community. We are writing to hear how we could better support you and the rest of the PowerBuilder community. We’d very much appreciate it if you could answer the following questions before January 31st...
Sybase WorkSpace simplifies and unifies database development for the ASE and SQL Anywhere platforms with capabilities that support the complete development life cycle for database applications—from development, debugging, testing, to deployment. View both Peter Thawley, ASE Evangelist ...
Many people use the New Year as an opportunity to reassess what they're doing and where they are going. The PBDJ editorial team would like to take that opportunity this New Years with regard to the magazine. In particular, we'd like to hear from you, our customers, regarding PBDJ, its ...
In a recent report, IDC recognized Sybase iAnywhere as a top mobile middleware market leader for the sixth consecutive year. The mobile middleware market grew to $775.7 million in 2007, up from $666.9 million in 2006, resulting in growth of 16.3%. IDC currently forecasts this market to...
SYS-CON Media proudly announces that the Website showcasing one of its most distinguished titles, PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (PBDJ), founded in 1994 and now now in its sixteenth consecutive year of publication, has been stunningly re-designed and re-launched at PBDJ 2009 - where ...
More is better, right? Wrong. In "The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less," Barry Schwartz explains how too many options actually cause more psychological distress. And nowhere is the overabundance of choice more prevalent than the Internet, where any given website can present us with ...
Peter Thawley, Senior Director & Architect at Sybase, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1. Thawley, a member of Sybase’s CTO Group where he brings over 22 years of experience in software archit...
.NET has become a mainstream programming platform. To be in line with PowerBuilder's .NET strategy (.NET deployment and .NET development), PB11 introduced many .NET-related features: its .NET compiler enables users to develop .NET Windows Forms (including SmartClient) applications and ...
The current economic crisis is affecting how organizations look at their IT. Existing systems are being stretched to increase their value, while investment in new systems is under greater scrutiny than ever before. For the channel, customers are demanding more from their spending. Whil...
One of the typical problems developers face when using the HTML DataWindow (HTML DW) is that there's no SetRowFocusIndicator() method to allow users to see which row is the current one. This can confuse the user and lead to errors. For example, without a current row indicator users may...
Last year, after migrating a client's application from PFC 5.0.02 to 6.5, then applying some enhancements to take advantage of new features, the program began giving the following PFC error message: "For certain functionality the PFC DataStore requires a reference to its parent wi...
Sybase Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Irfan Khan has been with the company for over 15 years. He oversees technology evangelism efforts and is chartered with ensuring the voice of Sybase's customers and the needs of the market are reflected within the company's innovation ...
Even the best physical filing systems have drawbacks: the cost of storage space, the need to pay rent for records that have to be kept off-site, the time it takes to locate and refile documents, and, of course, the time wasted finding lost or misfiled documents. You might even have a d...