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Visual Expert

Novalys announced the release of Visual Expert for PowerBuilder. Visual Expert helps developers work on any PowerBuilder application, even ones they're not familiar with. After it has analyzed the application, Visual Expert provides graphic views, inheritance diagrams, impact analyses, and technical documentation. www.novalys.net/info/visualexpert.htm


E. Crane announced a new product, PBService, a toolkit for creating NT "services" with PowerBuilder. PBService provides a service framework PBL and a DLL that lets you easily construct service applications and service control applications. Sample applications and retrofit instructions are included. Pricing is $495 and it's available now. www.ecrane.com/pbservice.htm

PowerGen V4.2

E. Crane announced the next version of PowerGen, the premier tool for automating the build process for PowerBuilder applications. V4.2 includes many new features and full support for PowerBuilder v8. Among the new features in v4.2 is a synchronization function (Pro Edition) that lets you refresh PBLs in your application with modified or new source objects. This is an essential complement to the new PB8 source control architecture. PowerGen v4.2 brings your build and configuration management tasks to a new level of automation. www.ecrane.com/powergen1.htm


Sybase Europe announced an OEM partnership with IdentAlink, a leading supplier of facial and fingerprint recognition technology. The collaboration will embed Sybase EAServer into IdentAlink's BioPassport Enterprise biometric technology. www.identalink.de


Hoover's announced an agreement with Sybase to include Hoover's Portal Windows in the Sybase Enterprise Portal product. Hoover's Portal Windows are navigational windows into Hoover's Online, the premier online information resource for businesspeople. The companies will work together to integrate the following Hoover's Portal Windows into the Sybase EP:

  • Capsule Search includes coverage on more than 12 million companies worldwide.
  • Headline News displays the top five news headlines from a preconfigured Hoover's query.
  • Industry Updates covers the latest news within dozens of industry sectors.
  • Simple Search allows ad hoc searching of daily news headlines. www.hoovers.com

OnePage announced it has formed a strategic alliance with Sybase to develop faster, easier, and more cost-efficient means of deploying content in Enterprise Portal (EP). OnePage software, based on a patent-pending technology, identifies, automatically extracts, and reliably retrieves user-specific information from browser-accessible sources. www.onepage.com

Mobile Mail

iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, introduced iAnywhere Mobile Mail, an out-of-the-box solution for enabling "always available" access to enterprise e-mail, calendar and contact, and task information from Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange using handheld devices. http://mysybase.com/detail?id=1013793

Tenzing Communications

iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, worked with Tenzing Communications to deploy "always available" in-flight access to e-mail, corporate applications, and Web content on some of the world's leading airlines, including Air Canada. The Tenzing Communications system, which allows passengers to use their laptops and existing e-mail addresses to stay connected while in flight, is a proxy server-based system leveraging SQL Anywhere Studio, iAnywhere Solutions' market leading, mobile-data management and synchronization package. Tenzing selected SQL Anywhere Studio (after testing more than 20 other products) because of its small footprint, multiplatform support, including Linux and Java, and its extensive service and support offering. www.tenzing.com


Wireless Development Seminars
October 25: Salt Lake City
October 30: Denver
November 1: Portland, Oregon
November 8: Austin, Texas

Gartner ITxpo
Sybase will be exhibiting.
October 8-12:
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

The Data Warehousing Institute World Conference
Sybase's Business Intelligence Division is a sponsor.
November 4-9: Orlando, Florida
November 26-30: London

TechWave 2002
Sybase's Annual International User Training and Solutions Conference
August 5-9, 2002: San Diego

More Stories By Bruce Armstrong

Bruce Armstrong is a development lead with Integrated Data Services (www.get-integrated.com). A charter member of TeamSybase, he has been using PowerBuilder since version 1.0.B. He was a contributing author to SYS-CON's PowerBuilder 4.0 Secrets of the Masters and the editor of SAMs' PowerBuilder 9: Advanced Client/Server Development.

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