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5 meters (15 feet) long I had the privilege of speaking at a conference in Australia this week and spending time with many utilities and construction companies.  The challenges in Australia can be highlighted by this image of a snake, provided by Jeff Morgan from Electrix t...
In the course of my daily research on subjects related to enterprise mobility I find charts that depict the current and future status of the market.  It occurred to me that these charts may also be useful to others, so I am going to collect these charts, include links to the origi...
Welcome to M2M News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also searc...
This week PBDJ will publish part one of a series of articles I am writing called “PowerBuilder .NET RESTful Web Services: A quick-start how-to guide”. I’m also producing an accompanying video demo series. To get the buzz going here's a release candidate for the complete video that w...
I am adding a section to the end of each newsletter that includes “Upcoming Events of Note.” This section will highlight upcoming webinars, workshops, conferences and learning opportunities that are related to enterprise mobility. This week I would like to highlight: • ClickConnect E...
In the upcoming Mango version of Microsoft’s Smartphone operating system it is reported that they will add 500 new features.  As mentioned in Part 1 of this article one of the key feature updates is designed to blur the difference between search and applications. Andrew Lees, pre...
I read this week about Microsoft’s newly announced Smartphone operating system code named Mango.  They reported that it would have over 500 new features.  This is impressive since Windows Phone 7 has just been out for seven months.  Since I focus on “enterprise” mobility...
QweryBuilder 6.5.3 is available for download at: http://download.werysoft.com. This release contains the following bug fixes and enhancements: Added Rule, Role and Default objects to the Object Browser for SQL Server and Sybase connections. Added Synonym objects to the Object Browser f...
IT organizations need to evaluate and adopt enterprise mobility management tools to take advantage of the consumerization of IT, while maintaining the security and reliability that businesses demand.  By Maribel Lopez InformationWeek Mobile has become mainstream with worldwide sub...
Guest post by Kevin Benedict  The enterprise mobility market is growing rapidly in 2011. Consultants with the right skills and experiences will be in high demand for designing, developing, deploying and supporting enterprise mobility solutions. How significant is enterprise m...
The PowerBuilder version 12.5 public beta has started this week! You can join the program and download the software from this link . PB 12.5 includes the following new feature highlights (and more) .... The ability to deploy custom visual user objects as .NET assemblies for use in oth...
What is the Ultimate Ruggedized Mobile Device?by Eric [email protected]  Analyst Kevin Benedict had a funny quip during a webinar on the future of enterprise mobility hosted by IT Toolbox on Thursday (and sponsored by my parent company, SAP). Talking about some of the ways that messages wer...
Software Tool & Die Inc is pleased to announce that they have released a new version of their STD Foundation Classes for the production version of PowerBuilder 11.5 classic. This release is based on the STD framework using PowerBuilder 11.5.1 build 4011. PowerBuilder developers can...
I've been on the road in North America a lot lately delivering one day .NET overview and migration seminars in cooperation with ISUG. Last week I had a special treat. I traveled to Tel Aviv Israel to deliver an extended two day version of my seminar. My local sponsor was NessPro, Ne...
Last quarter I received an assignment from Sybase marketing to interview Don Clayton of Intertech Consulting of Houston TX to discuss his recent PowerBuilder Classic to PowerBuilder .NET success project. Fresh from my IDC PowerBuilder .NET migration seminar experience with the well-kn...
Did you sing this little ditty when you were a wee laddie? (In case you don't know the song, you can find the words and tune here (http://www.songsforteaching.com/folk/theresaholeinthebucket.htm). These words came to my mind after discovering a small hole in the migration process. Le...
Yours truely has been busy for the last few months learning the ins and outs of migrating Classic applications to .NET I'm currently in the process of creating *free* rich media .NET migration tutorials that will soon be publicly hosted on Sybase.com. With permission from Sybase, I p...
At the beginning of December, I delivered two full day .NET Training workshops in conjunction with local ISUG PB User Groups. The first was in Salt Lake City, Utah. The turnout was amazing; 29 developers registered and showed up. The second was in Minneapolis, Minnesota; 19 develo...
I had the singular pleasure of receiving an invitation to deliver a one day PowerBuilder Classic Partitioning and Refactoring workshop to the Swiss PowerBuilder User Group (SPBUG). This active group, under the capable leadership of Preben Hansen is based in Zurich. A dozen seasoned and...
I taught a full day .NET seminar to an ISUG group in Minneapolis today. 19 developers attended. During the migration unit I demo'd and showed how mapped custom events, not on the control supported list, are migrated BUT, during compile, do not generate a warning. Even worse at runtime ...
For those Sybase gurus interested in shaping the future of the Toad for Sybase product, I would encourage you to download the beta and provide feedback to the software vendor - Quest. The Toad product has been a life line product for DB/2, Oracle and SQLServer DBA's for many years. Now...
** Update on PowerBuilder 12 Benefit **
I was working on a POC app that integrates a .NET assembly with a PowerBuilder 12.1 WPF app when I ran across this issue. Most anyone doing any assembly integration will discover the same thing. In order to save you some time and bother I’m writing my findings and suggesting a couple o...
Join John Strano for a look at the new features and functionality of PowerBuilder 12. Network with y
Dave Fish will be presenting at both of the following user group events: 11/11  Prague, Czech Republ
How to realize the full worth of PowerBuilder to .NET migration. GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) "A fundamental goal of legacy Information System migration is that the new system not become a legacy system itself" These insightful words were written seventeen years ago by Michael L. ...
One of the indicators that cause a technology to be categorized as legacy is the inability to find a ready supply of trained professionals to work with it. From the organizational viewpoint, a lack of HR supply increases software risk, decreases an organization's ability to make ch...
 Sybase Unwired Platform  I am very excited about this upcoming webinar on October 6th at 2 PM ET, because I have seen the draft presentation and it offers details that have been hard to find until now.  SAP/Sybase are starting to provide real insight into&n...
Date: September 29, 2010 Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (9:00 am – 10:00 am PT) Please join world-renowned PowerBuilder rock star John Strano on September 29th for this one-hour webinar. He will show various base WPF and third-party WPF controls being used in DataWindow Objects, and how t...
** Hot News **  Please note the following up coming International Sybase User Group meetings scheduled for the September, 2010 time frame ...
I was fortunate to have attended yesterday's SAP Sybase Executive Briefing in Boston.  Also attending were SAP Mentors, Jon Reed and Susan Keohan, "the workflow goddess."  There was a lot covered, but in this report I am going to focus on
On August 19, 2010, SAP and Sybase business leaders will unveil their joint strategy and product inn
If you can't find 'em make 'em yourself I personally witnessed something silently happening in the PowerBuilder community a couple of weeks ago that that was so uplifting and significant that I want to share it you. Here's the story: My friend and colleague, Paul VanBeverhoudt is an...
Yakov’s showed up a bit late for his session after lunch, so they proceeded with a session tha
More complaints about the hotel. They gave me a rolling desk chair with a broken roller. It’s
I just finished delivering two developer days in Tel Aviv Israel in cooperation with Ness Technologies, the local Sybase distributor. Over 70 developers attended. For over 5 hours I overviewed, described and demo'd lots of PB 12 .NET features. For the last 1.5 hours of the day I led...
Service providers are facing a constantly evolving marketplace and rapid changes in mobile technology for field workers. Organizations that take advantage of mobile computing solutions to effectively extend information to the point of service can achieve significant business benefits, ...
Sybase's new SQL Anywhere version 12 database and synchronization offerings are optimized for mission-critical database applications running outside traditional data center environments requiring little or no onsite IT support. The newest version of SQL Anywhere provides many new enhan...