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Greetings, and a Happy 2012 to you! You may have noticed that I’ve been rather absent from the blogosphere lately.   I’ve been focusing on my transition to the Sybase/SAP Mobility team.  That doesn’t mean I’ve abandoned my passion for PowerBuilder – that&#...
Here’s a trivia question for you… How long ago did Sybase release the PowerDesigner Plug-in for PowerBuilder? Your answer would probably be, “What the heck is the PowerDesigner Plug-in for PowerBuilder???”  It is, arguably, the least-discussed feature of both PB...
Join Dave Fish on PowerBuilderTV as he covers the enhancements included in the recently-released PowerBuilder 12.1 maintenance patch. Click this link to register. I WANT MY PBTV! Enjoy! -Paul-
PowerBuilder 12 has been released, and if you’ve been paying attention, you know that it now comes in two flavors!  There’s PB12 “Classic” for traditional Win32, WinForm, WebForm, .NET Assembly, and J2E component targets, and PB12 .NET for WPF (Windows Presentat...
Actually, it’s here!  Generally available for licensed users at the Sybase Product Download Center! The long-anticipated update to PowerBuilder is the 16th major release in 19 years, and that doesn’t count the dozens of maintenance releases and HUNDREDS of EBF patches.  Bu...
This really isn’t a Sybase-related post.  This is about my first real exposure to the power of Social Media and Social Networking. I mean, I’ve seen the Youtube clip of the flashmob that The Black-Eyed Peas organized for Oprah’s kickoff show.  That was all organized t...
I hear this question ALL the time…  And frankly, I think the question itself is a little misinformed!  (Of course, I don’t say that to the person’s face…) The first step is to find out what they’re really asking… “Do you mean, you want your PB ...
Back in January, I showed how easy it was to consume SOAP-based web services with PowerBuilder 11.5.  PowerBuilder supports the .NET web services engine, which allows PB apps to invoke very complex web services with very little of the detailed coding required for a similar C# or VB.Net...
Here’s a quickie for all you PowerBuilder developers that are currently evaluating the beta of PB.Net (aka PB12). Even though it’s not required to know XAML (because the WYSIWYG layout designer in PB.Net automatically generates it for you), it’s probably a good idea t...
If you’ve been following this series, you’ve seen how easy it is (perhaps I should say, “will be”, since PB12 is still in beta…) to use the new features of PowerBuilder.NET. I hope I’ve been able to demystify any uncertainty you’re feeling abou...
In my previous post, we took a closer look at the XAML and WPF design capabilities of PowerBuilder.Net (AKA PB12), and actually began to construct a sample calculator application.  I’m using this MSDN sample as a design guide, which was 489 lines of C#, not counting the XAML.  Th...
PowerBuilder.NET (aka PB12) is due out in the first half of 2010, and is currently out in public beta testing.  One of the fundamental goals of PowerBuilder, since its introduction in 1991, is to abstract out the technical tedium of Windows application development, and to free develope...
By now, everyone on the planet knows what an iPhone is, and either has one or wants one…  The only real weakness of the iPhone centers around its capabilities as an Enterprise business device.  Here’s a great review of the iPhone 3Gs as an “Enterprise” device by...
Sybase recently announced the first public beta of PowerBuilder 12.  This is the release that will complete Sybase’s vision of having PowerBuilder fully support .Net development.  There will be two separate IDEs in the box: The classic PowerBuilder IDE will still exist, and will...