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Chris Pollach

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When you start to develop mission-critical business applications using your favorite development tool, you should seriously consider iAnywhere's SQL Anywhere database management system to support the data management requirements. For this article I will focus on SQL Anywhere version 10 and PowerBuilder 11.0. Some of the features reviewed may not be supported in previous versions of these software releases. Where possible, I will try and identify features that are only supported in the current release and if there are any alternatives in previous versions. In Part 1 I discussed the installation of SQL Anywhere, developing a schema, and the Database Painter. In Part 2 I will continue the discussion on the Database Painter as well as tracking database changes. Database Painter Tables and Columns Tables and their associated columns can be easily modified, deleted, and a... (more)

PowerBuilder 12 Webinar

** Hot News **     On May 26, 2010, Sybase along with the International Sybase User Group (ISUG) hosted a webinar on PowerBulder 12. The guest presenter was Mr. Dave Fish from Sybase Engineering. For those people who could not attened the original webcast or those who did and would like to review the information again - the good news is that the webinar was recorded and is now avaialble for playback!   To review the slides and hear Dave's great presenation click here on "PowerBuilder 12 ROCKS .NET".   For those who missed the original webinar, the above recording will take y... (more)

Appeon Mobile Beta2 - 48 Hours

** Hot News ** Appeon Mobile     Appeon Corporation has just released its Appeon Mobile product's beta2 version the other week. Again, like the alpha and beta1 release beforehand - I have been privileged to once again participate in this momentous and historic setting PowerBuilder event! The beta2 release really steps up the game for iOS based mobile computing through PowerBuilder. Here are some of the great new features that I have tested in the first 48 hours of installing this release ... iPhone Real PB application on my aactual iPhone!   The beta1 release of Appeon Mobile onl... (more)

Free ASE & IQ Software

** Hot Tip **Free Developers Edition of either SAP Sybase ASE or IQ! ASE    The developer's edition has most license options enabled, but only restricted with a light limit of 25 user connections and may not be used for production purposes. When you're running ASE on Linux you won't be able to run it on older versions of Linux such as RedHat 7.x - you really need to run RH Enterprise Linux (or similar).    The free Developer's Edition for ASE 16.0 can be downloaded here (available on all supported ASE platforms). IQ   A free Express Edition of IQ 16.0 for Linux/Intel and Windows (all... (more)

PowerBuilder History - How Did It Evolve?

I have been asked many times by various clients, students, and the IT curious about PowerBuilder: When did Sybase develop the product and how did it evolve? I keep telling this story and answering e-mails on the subject. I am now to the point where I have decided that I should have PBDJ formally publish this story for posterity. This story is solely from my own personal perspective and I'm sure that I may have a somewhat distorted view of time and space (which keeps getting worse at my age). But anyway, here is a perspective of how life (as a DataWindow) began. Episode I - The P... (more)