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POWERBUILDER
PowerBuilder 9.0

3/24 - Sybase has released PowerBuilder 9.0, the industry-leading rapid application development tool. PowerBuilder 9.0 enables developers to build rich client applications to meet their mission-critical business requirements, and features new capabilities for J2EE and Microsoft .NET environments. This release also lays the foundation for "4GL plus", an initiative under which subsequent versions of PowerBuilder will bring an even higher level of developer productivity through tight integration of design, modeling, development, deployment, and management.

THIRD PARTY
uNokSoftGroup

3/27 - Added "Dynamic Script in Runtime" sample.
www.mycgiserver.com/~unoksoftgroup

PBL Peeper
3/26 - Initial 9.0 release of PBL Peeper.
www.techno-kitten.com/ PBL_Peeper/What_s_New/what_s_new.html

PowerBuilder Developers Resource
3/23 - Added "Transparent API" sample.
www.pbdr.com/software/comp/examples.htm

PBSearch
3/21 - TopWiz Software announced an all new version of PBSearch. It features a System Tree similar to PB version 8, for easier searching of multiple applications. It also supports PB version 9.
www.topwizprogramming.com

Real's How-To
3/01 - Added "Get the PBL Name" sample.
www.rgagnon.com/howto.html

SmartPaste 2.3
2/27 - The new version adds support for PB9.
www.romu.com/smartpaste

Lifeboat Distribution Services
3/24 - Lifeboat Distribution Services, a leading independent marketer of software tools for technology professionals, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Sybase to distribute both Sybase PowerDesigner, the intuitive modeling and design tool that supports multiple leading modeling techniques within one graphically rich environment, and Sybase EAServer, the SPEC benchmark record-breaking Enterprise Application Server.
www.lifeboatdistribution.com

CORPORATE
Japan

3/10 - Sybase announced the appointment of Masaki Sawabe as president and general manager of Sybase's subsidiary in Japan, Sybase K.K. Sawabe succeeds David Warren, who served as acting president for over a year and who will become vice president of business operations in Sawabe's new organization.

China
3/12 - Sybase announced that it was selected as the "Most Successful Database Software Company in China for 2002" by the China Center for Information Industry Development Consulting Co. Ltd. (CCID Consulting) at the 2003 China IT Market Annual Conference. In addition, CCID Consulting's "Annual Software Market Report 2002-2003" confirmed that Sybase is the second largest database company in China.

Europe, Middle East, and Africa
3/19 - Sybase announced the appointment of Steve Shine as senior vice president and general manager for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). In this role, Shine will be responsible for overseeing sales, human resources, financial, and operational activities in the region, and will report directly to Michael Bealmear, president of Worldwide Field Operations for Sybase.

IANYWHERE
Intel

3/12 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, and Intel Corporation announced a strategic relationship to fuel the development of always available mobile enterprise applications that extend enterprise information to mobile workers regardless of network availability. As part of this relationship, iAnywhere Solutions is completing extensive product testing to optimize SQL Anywhere Studio for deployment on Intel Centrino mobile technology-powered notebook computers.
www.intel.com/products/mobiletechnology/ index.htm?iid=sr+centrino&

ProspectSoft
3/12 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, and ProspectSoft demonstrated one of the first wireless enterprise applications optimized for the new Intel Centrino mobile technology. The ProspectSoft CRM solution is powered by SQL Anywhere Studio from iAnywhere Solutions and extends critical enterprise capabilities.
www.prospectsoft.com

.NET Provider Demo
3/19 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, demonstrated an innovative application that leverages the .NET data provider for SQL Anywhere Studio and the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework at the Microsoft Mobility Developer Conference. The mobile insurance claims processing application enables remote workers to view and enter information, import and annotate photos, and synchronize data to a back-end enterprise database using a Pocket PC device.

ADAPTIVE SERVER ENTERPRISE
Sun Cluster 3.0

03/19 - Sybase announced Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 12.5.0.3 now supports the Sun Cluster 3.0 software active-passive agent, expanding the offering to include active-passive support in addition to active-active support. Customers now have the option to select the most optimal solution to meet their individual high-availability needs.
www.sun.com/software/cluster

INDUSTRIAL WAREHOUSE STUDIO
TrackMax

3/24 - Sybase announced that Industry Warehouse Studio (IWS) will act as the analytical infrastructure for TRACKMAX, Distributor Resource Management's premier earned-income tracking software for the food service industry. IWS is an enterprise analytic infrastructure that "jump-starts" the design, development, and implementation of focused enterprise analytic applications.
www.trackmax.com

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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