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POWERBUILDER
PB2XLS 1.2

7/07 – Desta announced the release of PB2XLS 1.2. PB2XLS is a component for PowerBuilder applications that allows the developer to create Excel files, write information into cells and worksheets, and format cells and worksheets.
www.desta.com.ua/pb2xls/

PB Code Analyzer 3.8
9/15 – Ascension Labs announced the release of PB Code Analyzer 3.8. The PB Code Analyzer suite consists of many useful tools integrated together in a simple to use yet powerful interface.
www.ascensionlabs.com/pbcodeanalyzer.htm

Spanish Language Tutorial
9/16 – El Portal de PowerBuilder began a series of tutorials on using PowerBuilder 9. They were originally released in Word format, but are now available in HTML.
www.powerbuilder.org/

Pocket PowerBuilder Planner
9/2003 – dwextreme.com made a version of their planner available for Pocket PowerBuilder applications.
www.dw-extreme.com/pocketpc.htm

PBBrowse 3.0.4
8/25 – PowerBuilder Developer’s Resource (PBDR) announced the release of PBBrowse 3.0.4. PBBrowse is a replacement utility for the Object Browser shipped with the PowerBuilder Development Environment.
www.pbdr.com

SmartPaste 2.5
9/13 – Romu Software announced the release of SmartPaste 2.5. SmartPaste is a tool that inserts pieces of text into the active PowerBuilder edit window. With one mouse-click you get headers, get and set functions, and much more automatically pasted into PB.
www.romu.com/smartpaste.html

SQL ANYWHERE
Toshiba

9/29 – iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced an alliance with Toshiba ITSolutions Corporation to further the development of applications that provide anytime, anywhere access to corporate information. As part of this agreement, Toshiba IT-Solutions will leverage SQL Anywhere Studio as the embedded database powering its MobileContainer business solutions. Toshiba IT-Solutions also plans to market the iAnywhere products SQL Anywhere Studio and Manage Anywhere Studio in Japan, providing its corporate customers with the tools to develop and manage database-powered mobile applications.

SQL Anywhere 9 Developer Tour
9/15 – iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, unveiled the SQL Anywhere 9 Developer Tour, a national series of free half-day technical seminars. Attendees will learn how to leverage the new features of SQL Anywhere Studio 9 to simplify and speed the development of database-powered applications for mobile, embedded, and small- to medium-sized business environments.
www.ianywhere.com/promos/sql_9/sql_9_developer_tour.html

AVANTGO
Nissan

9/10 – Sybase announced that Nissan is harnessing the power of the AvantGo mobile Internet service to extend its "Shift_" campaign to mobile and wireless devices. Nissan has launched a pioneering affinity marketing campaign for the Nissan 2004 Maxima called the "Mobile Concierge" that packages advertising for the new car with compelling entertainment content for consumers. The Maxima Mobile Concierge includes restaurant, nightlife, hotel, business service, museum, and other localized information licensed from 10Best, an award-winning premium destination content company. Consumers can now access information for the top 25 U.S. cities and vacation destinations via their personal digital assistants (PDAs).

SYBASE CORPORATE
Customer Satisfaction Award

9/16 – Sybase announced it won the "Best Customer Satisfaction Award" from the China Center of Information Industry Development Consulting Co. Ltd. for the third year in a row.

eBusinessReady
9/29 – eBusinessReady, an industry-neutral software testing program under joint partnership of the Uniform Code Council and Drummond Group, announced that Sybase was among 27 software products that have successfully passed interoperability testing for AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) specifications. AS2 is a specification standard that allows applications to communicate electronic data interchange (EDI) data in real time over the Internet using Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) and HyperText Transport Protocol (HTTP). The AS2 standard provides an added level of security by using HTTP encryption mechanisms, enabling users to connect, deliver, and reply to data securely and reliably.

Shanghai University
9/30 – Sybase and Shanghai University (SHU) announced the official opening of the Sybase SHU e-Information Co., Ltd., also known as the Sybase- Shanghai Information Technology Institute. This is a joint initiative to enrich the research and training opportunities available to technology students in China, and to help meet the tremendous demand for highly trained technical workers. The two sponsors expect to create one of the leading IT institutes in China.

Integration Orchestrator
9/08 – Sybase announced that Integration Orchestrator, a business process management and enterprise application integration solution, recently earned accolades from Network Computing, which named it as its "Editor’s Choice" after a rigorous enterprise application integration (EAI) suites review. Each product was assessed for ease of use, functionality, deployment, management, and price. Sybase also announced that Sybase Integration Orchestrator 4.0 is now available on HP-UX and IBM-AIX in addition to Windows and Solaris.

EVENTS
STUN Conference

Sybase Tools User Network (STUN) will be holding their annual one day conference on December 3, 2003, at the Commonwealth Conference Centre, London.
http://stun.org.uk/htm/events.htm.

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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